Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal

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Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal Schedule

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 07:30 - 13:30LAK 306,811
Naluang Regional 14pax 09:00 - 13:00฿ 550
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 11:00 - 20:00LAK 309,150
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 14:00 - 23:00LAK 309,150
Naluang First Class 16:00 - 19:30LAK 474,490
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 18:30 - 03:30LAK 309,150

Transportation from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal

Facts about the transport from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal

Cheapest Transport$14
Fastest Transport3h
Earliest Departure7:30 AM
Latest Departure6:30 PM
Departures per day10
Distance150 kilometers
Transport CompaniesNaluang, Vieng Chaleune

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal Destination Reviews

CB
The van it’s supposed to carry 14 people. We were 21. The way of driving wasn’t safe at all.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Jun 26, 2023
MS
Squeezed into a 14 person bus with 20 people! Air con was very weak! The journey is very bumpy and windy roads! Would have been better off riding the train
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Mar 24, 2023
V
There was extra stools added to the aisle that had no seatbelt or backsupport. We were told we would have a stop on the way to Vang Vieng for food/bathroom which we never got. We were stopped at a stop sign where there was construction and were left out there to climb over a ditch to pee. Not a fun trip but definitely an experience.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Feb 25, 2023
JV
Bus left late and the vehicle was different than the one I booked. No AC like promised and the driver had the most awful music on. Usually wouldn’t be bothered but for a 9 hour drive it was awful. For the money you pay you would expect better service and/or explanation.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Feb 23, 2023
RM
Easy to book and overall good ride, took only 5 hour with a toilet break. But the road was very bad and bumby so not the most comfy ride. The bus also has two extra seats/chairs (without back support) in the middle of the van so they can fit two extra people in the small van. Luckily I got in first so I got an propper seat.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Feb 19, 2023
LG
The ride was okay! It was 5 hours, not 9 hours which was good! The van itself is small, and the driver squeezes 14 people in it, so if your at the back row then good luck, especially if your a bigger person. But the driver was friendly, stopped of once, and got here quick!
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Feb 8, 2023
RK
Everything worked out perfect, the tickets and transfers arrived on time. The train arrived at the destination even earlier.
Train First Class, Naluang (Naluang), Feb 5, 2023
JS
Overall, the booking with 12go Asia did work fine for us. It was convinient to book over the app instead of having to go to the Luang Prabang train station. The pick up and the train ride went very easy, and I think it is much more comfortable than a bumpy ride in a minibus. The description on the voucher however caused a little bit of confusion, as we were not sure about the pickup time and how to get the real train ticket. We finally called the operator, (over my skype account) Nualang, and from there on it was very easy. The operator brought us our ticket to the hotel, and confirmed the pick up time. The procedure is such, that the person who brings the ticket, makes a picture of the recipient, to ensure all is delivered and confirmed. The staff of the operator was helpful, friendly and spoke decent english.
Train First Class, Naluang (Naluang), Feb 3, 2023
LG
Good communication from 12go company re confirmation. The ticket was delivered to my hotel (by Nualang (hadn't needed to print the voucher out which meant a waste of people's time getting hotel to do it). Minibus pickup was exactly on time. However, it was 90 mins earlier than necessary to catch the train - Luang Prabang train station is sterile and barren. Huge building but nothing inside but hard seats- can't even get water let alone snacks. The Chinese train is OK. Shame the only ticket bookable was after dark so no scenery to see. And there's a trick in the process where you end up with an 'insurance' price added - I didn't see an option way to 'unchoose' that in the process. There was a price printed on the ticket that is way less than I paid.
Train First Class, Naluang (Naluang), Jan 21, 2023
EB
I found out I paid more than double for my transport (train) from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, booking it by 12go asia. I was used from this agency that the prices were very reasonable, but apparently not for this specific route. For the high price I could've expected a private car, but instead it was a fully booked minivan with a grumpy driver that had to stop at many places. I suggest you book the train via your hostel or hotel, that should be much cheaper and faster.
Train Second Class, Naluang (Naluang), Dec 28, 2022
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How to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal

When you want to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal, 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 Taxi+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 taxi+Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 24.15. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as USD 15.54.

How far is Luang Prabang from Vang Vieng Bus Terminal?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal. Your trip will be a total of 94 miles (150 km). The flying distance is 94 miles (150 km).

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

The travel time from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ): travelling by van expect to pay as low as USD 15.54 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+Train - a one-way taxi+Train ticket can cost as much as USD 24.15.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 13.64. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 15:00 Luang Prabang Transfer
  • Van price : USD 15.54 - USD 17.25;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 19.04 - USD 24.15. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 17:00 Luang Prabang Transfer until 17:00 Luang Prabang Transfer

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

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.
  • 2 by taxi+Train from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 17:00 Luang Prabang Transfer until 17:00 Luang Prabang Transfer

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

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 Bus Terminal

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal? 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:

  • 36% opted for a van.
  • 32% chosen taxi+Train
  • 32% chosen taxi+Van