Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

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Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Schedule

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 07:30 - 16:30$ 18
Naluang Regional 14pax 08:30 - 14:30$ 17.64
Naluang Regional 14pax 11:00 - 17:00$ 17.64
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 14:00 - 23:00$ 18
Naluang VIP AC 16:30 - 19:30$ 18.55
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 18:30 - 03:30$ 18

Transportation from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Destination Reviews

FF
I came one hour before the time and the van departed half an hour late. The driver changed the van and when I realized, the locals that arrived way after me filled the van and only when the van was full they told me to go inside. I got the worst seat at the back, shoulder to shoulder with 3 local guys and could barely move my legs. The other people got fine seats and I had to stay 4 hours in that uncomfortable seat in a horrible road. Only when a man left, I could go to his place. I don't complain for the road, because it's not their fault, but the attitude of sending me to the worst seat, since I arrived first and probably payed way more
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Dec 1, 2022
LB
The service itself was fine, but confirming and receiving the tickets was a nightmare. Someone came to drop our train tickets the day before, only to be called an hour later to say they are the wrong ones and we had to wait where we were until the others could be dropped off. A massive inconvenience and not ideal to be texted/called all the time. Pick up time was not clear and we arrived at the train station far too early. Massively over priced as well, and 12go is not accurate in that you HAVE to book train tickets 3 days in advance. Book with your hostel-cheaper and more convenient.
Train VIP AC, Naluang (Naluang), Nov 12, 2022
PL
The ride was good. The first 45 minutes we were picking up locals in the city and drove back to the bus stop. One hour after the specified departure time we finally move off. We have made one stop during the drive for half an hour at a restaurant. We arrived in Vang Vieng one hour late.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Oct 21, 2022
PS
+ The bus was very clean. We liked the view from the bus. There were two stayes where we could go to wc and buy food. - The bus was late more than one hour. Music in the bus was too loud.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Oct 15, 2022
JF
For my first question, I got support very quickly but unfortunately, for my next one I never got a reply. Ticket Drop-Off at Hotel was very nice, we didn’t know this was coming and couldn’t gather that information from the voucher but worked well.
Train VIP AC, Naluang (Naluang), Sep 20, 2022
CV
The trip itself was good. But there was a lot of confusion around the pickup time. Also we were picked up at 11am and the train left at 2 pm. Way too early.
Train VIP AC, Naluang (Naluang), Sep 9, 2022
ST
It would be good if masks were required. There were other passengers openly coughing and spitting phlegm for the duration.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Aug 12, 2022
HM
It took over 2 hours longer than stated on the ticket, which wasn't helped by the flat tyres and the half an hour meal break the driver had in a shop that refused to serve any of the passengers.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Mar 7, 2020
KK
We had to wait around 2:30h to go with the bus
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Feb 23, 2020
JB
Service was ridicously bad. Too much people for one van. Wanted to put 2 little children on one seat. No communication during stops and driver that wants earn quick money by letting extra people in the bus,
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Feb 6, 2020
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How to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

When you want to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 33.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 16.00.

How far is Luang Prabang from Vang Vieng?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Your trip will be a total of 28 miles (44 km). The flying distance is 28 miles (44 km).

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng?

The travel time from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng?

The cost of the trip from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 16.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 33.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng:

  • taxi+Van price: USD 14.00. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 15:00 Luang Prabang Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 15.00. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 14:40 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel until 14:40 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel
  • Train tickets - USD 16.00 to USD 33.00;
  • Van price : USD 18.00 - USD 19.00;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 20.00. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 16:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 16:30 Luang Prabang Transfer

How many trips per day are there between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Vans from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng depart during the day - there are approximately 8 departures a day.
  • 1 by taxi+Train from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 16:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 16:30 Luang Prabang Transfer

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 33% opted for a van.
  • 32% chosen taxi+Van
  • 32% chosen taxi+Train
  • 2% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other