Vieng Chaleune
Instant Refundable Recommended
20:00
Luang Prabang Southern Station
10h bus ride in AC Sleeper
3.2
06:00
+1
Vientiane Northern Bus Station
Vieng Chaleune
Instant Refundable Recommended
08:00
Luang Prabang Southern Station
10h bus ride in Express
3.3
18:00
Vientiane Northern Bus Station
Refundable Recommended Fastest
08:30
Naluang Bus Station, Luang Prabang
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
16:30
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop

From Luang Prabang Southern Station to Vientiane by Buses

Vieng Chaleune
Instant Refundable Recommended
08:00
Luang Prabang Southern Station
10h bus ride in Express
3.3
18:00
Vientiane Northern Bus Station
Vieng Chaleune
Instant Refundable Recommended
20:00
Luang Prabang Southern Station
10h bus ride in AC Sleeper
3.2
06:00
+1
Vientiane Northern Bus Station

From Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane by Vans

Refundable Fastest
07:30
Naluang Bus Station, Luang Prabang
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
15:30
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
Refundable Recommended Fastest
08:30
Naluang Bus Station, Luang Prabang
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
16:30
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
Refundable Fastest
16:00
Naluang Bus Station, Luang Prabang
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
00:00
+1
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop

From Luang Prabang any hotel to Vientiane by Taxis+Vans

Refundable
08:30
Luang Prabang any hotel
9h journey in Taxi+Van. All connections guaranteed
3.3
17:30
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
Refundable
16:00
Luang Prabang any hotel
9h journey in Taxi+Van. All connections guaranteed
3.3
01:00
+1
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop

Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane Schedule

Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Naluang Regional 14pax 07:30 - 15:30LAK 210,233
Vieng Chaleune Express 08:00 - 18:00LAK 172,360
Naluang Regional 14pax 08:30 - 16:30LAK 210,233
Naluang Regional 14pax 16:00 - 00:00LAK 210,233
Vieng Chaleune AC Sleeper 20:00 - 06:00LAK 194,458

Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane destination reviews

2.6
117 customer reviews
5
13%
4
18%
3
18%
2
24%
1
27%
PR
2
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Nov 9, 2019
55 mn late at the beginning but I guess this is a country use. It take.6 hours to arrive to van vieng from luang prabang. Local cost much cheaper but price for quiet travel by that way.
DT
4
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Oct 29, 2019
The minibus had AirCon and Wifi. We made plenty of stops and had a meal included.
MM
2
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, Oct 27, 2019
Pros: we got to Vientiane in one piece Cons: we got to bus station one hour before departure; to my shock, the driver’s son (maybe 14) wanted to take/check our tickets and there was no one else around. We got no meal before during or after the ride. The driver turned on lights as he pleased throughout the ride, not just for stops. On one of the stop he nearly left with two people still not being back on the bus. He also smoked on the bus which was hard for us to do anything about given there are no windows and our seats were at the front. But I think my biggest bugbear was the music... the terrible music played over and over the journey especially loud around 3-4am which I assume was to keep the driver awake. We arrived at 7:15am and our bags were very dirty, one was wet too.
ML
5
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, Oct 22, 2019
October 20, 2019 The ride was good. Safe driving and comfortable sleep. With free water, snack and fried rice for dinner. Blanket is clean too :)
MC
3
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, Oct 6, 2019
Sleeper night bus. Very Clean. No place to leave your little bag (main luggage kept down). You feel sometimes you lack space to move. DO NOT FORGET to take enough clothes or a blanket with you. It is very cold with the air conditioning. They blanket they provide you with is not enough. They offer a meal of good fried rice and a bottle of water.
HL
4
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Sep 1, 2019
Really good service, driver turned up at 09.30 and we were told to be ready for nine for a 10.00 bus so we were prepared for that. He literally just scanned my QR code on the email into his phone to swap the tickets and we got in a tuk tuk to the bus station with others that had been picked up from their hotel. Bus was waiting for us our bags were quickly transferred and we were off to van vieng. The road is VERY VERY bumpy and winding, I would advise travel sickness tablets. But the driver did well to navigate safely and we arrived early into van vieng (was meant to be 10.00-16.00 we arrived at 14.40). Would book again with this company. Only bad thing was we only stopped once for a toilet break, but as we arrived so early it was fine in the end.
EJ
4
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Aug 23, 2019
Van left Luang Prabang and arrived Vang Vieng on time despite bad weather. Although driver was not very careful with this driving such as overtaking on blind spots and narrow rides and not slowing down on turns. The ride was overwhelming dangerous to be frank.
RL
2
Bus Express, Vieng Chaleune, Aug 13, 2019
Partiti con un'ora di ritardo, durante il tragitto abbiamo preso a bordo altre persone che sono poi scese in punti non previsti causando ulteriori ritardi. Personale scortese.
RA
3
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Aug 10, 2019
On the plus side we got there on time, the bus was cool on a roasting hot day and the driver/fellow passengers were friendly. It is a long and bumpy ride though and might be a struggle if you are prone to travel sickness. You’re also dropped off outside Vientiane and have to pay another 20,000 kip for a tuk tuk to the centre.
GE
3
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, Jul 30, 2019
The seats we got given were not the best they were at the back of the bus beside the toilet, next to the engine and rather uncomfortable. There was a baby laying in the middle of an isle, which was fine until she unfortunately had an accident and stunk the whole bus out. The route was very windy which meant you moved around in your seat a lot, but we made it to Vientiane 10 minutes before scheduled which was a bonus.
KM
2
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Jul 29, 2019
Paid extra to have a taxi take me to the bus station from the hotel but it never showed, so had to buy another one. The taxi ended up taking me to the wrong place! When I finally arrived at the right place (before departure at 13:30), there was no one around to check the tickets. Someone finally showed at 2pm, and the minivan left a little later. The journey itself was okay; the driver drove some-what safely and carefully. However, he only stopped once to go to the bathroom himself and didn’t ask us if we needed to go. The windows were so filthy that we couldn’t see the breathtaking views! Arrived over 6 hours later.
MW
5
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Jul 23, 2019
Was very easy going. Nice qualified driver and a swift 8 hour trip
MM
4
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Jul 15, 2019
Would be nice to be dropped off in the town proper but honestly the trip wasn’t bad. We arrived around 2 hours early. The road is bumpy and twisty— fair warning! Was comfortable a trip as one could hope for
LG
3
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Jul 8, 2019
It was one of the safest journeys we’ve done as the driver was driving very slowly compared to others. It took very long though and on top of that we stopped so many times, many of them to buy things from the road side for the front passengers which was a bit confusing. There was not much dialogue about which bus to get and where to get off.
NH
3
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, Jun 25, 2019
Bumpy road ahead. Driver will stop at most places to fetch passengers and they will sleep on the floor which will be next to the other passengers on lower berth. Choose upper berth if u wish to have some privacy
AG
2
Bus AC Sleeper, Vieng Chaleune, May 24, 2019
Price much cheaper at 150,000 Laotian Kip at the bus station. Sleeper bus is hot and shared bed is small.
CA
4
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, May 3, 2019
They said the trip would take 6 hours, but we arrived in 3.5 hours. That was a nice surprise! There were a lot of sharp turns so if you have a weak stomach, be prepared. There is a stop after around 2 hours of driving where you can get something to eat and where you can use the bathroom. Overall the journey was fine.
KB
2
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, May 1, 2019
The way to Vang Vieng is through the mountains, so the road is windy and also full of potholes. Our driver was speeding like crazy through the hills and towns, even in the curves up on the cliffs sometimes! When he started talking on the phone with one hand on the wheel I started praying to God and I'm not even religious. Our whole group were scared for our lives. Absolutely ridiculous! The only good thing was that we arrived early so we could get out of the car. Honestly would not mind the trip taking twice as long if the driving was safe! On the plus side the car we drove in was really nice and we had a pit stop for about 20 min.
TM
2
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, May 1, 2019
- We already get on our bus which was going to depart at 8:00. But the driver move us to another bus and we have to wait for almost 1 hour. - this is not acceptable coz we has booked our seat in advance. We woke up early to reach the bus station on time.
BF
3
van Regional 14pax, Naluang, Apr 12, 2019
Started of well with pick up on time hotel. About 15mins into journey the driver got a phone call and pulled over and aggressively asked us where our tickets were even though he had taken the paper ticket when coming to get us. I told him u took our paper he lied and said no and said where is the ticket on the phone. The ticket on the phone is same thing as the paper and can only be seen through email which requires u to have internet and we did not. I told him I gave u the paper again he still said no. My partner was sitting in the front seat next to the driver and saw a paper in the compartment which the driver had put there and he pulled it out an it was our ticket. We said look to the driver it says we have paid and this is our name. The driver looked at it and made another phone call took a picture of the ticket and continued to drive without giving us any apology. This seemed very stupid as if we had not paid how would he know where to pick us up... and the fact that he checked out ticket before we got on the bus. Only giving it 3 stars because we arrived early.

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How to get from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane

When you want to get from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi+van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LAK 230,472. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LAK 172,772.

How far is Naluang Bus Station from Vientiane?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane. Your trip will be a total of 311 miles (500 km). The flying distance is 134 miles (214 km).

How long does it take to get from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane?

The travel time from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 8 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane?

The cost of the trip from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LAK 172,772 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+van - a one-way taxi+van ticket can cost as much as LAK 230,472.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane:

  • Bus tickets - LAK 172,772 to LAK 194,921;
  • Van price : LAK 210,050 - LAK 210,050;
  • charter+van price: LAK 230,472 - LAK 230,472. From Luang Prabang to Vientiane starting from 08:30 Luang Prabang any hotel until 16:00 Luang Prabang any hotel

How many trips per day are there between Naluang Bus Station and Vientiane?

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

  • Vans from Luang Prabang to Vientiane depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
  • 2 by charter+van from Luang Prabang to Vientiane starting from 08:30 Luang Prabang any hotel until 16:00 Luang Prabang any hotel

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Luang Prabang to Vientiane is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. 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 Vientiane.

Things to remember: while travelling 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 Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Naluang Bus Station to Vientiane? 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:

  • 575 decided to go for a bus.
  • 341 opted for a van.
  • 84 chosen charter+van