Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng
Luang Prabang
Fri, May 31
One Way
NaN Passengers

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Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang Schedule

Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Laos Railway by Soutchai First Class Seat 07:25 - 09:23LAK 370,125
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 09:03 - 09:53LAK 464,114
Laos Railway by RG Adventure First Class Seat 10:30 - 12:58LAK 474,359
Laos Railway by RG Adventure Second Class Seat 13:00 - 15:04LAK 375,065
Laos Railway by Soutchai Second Class Seat 15:00 - 18:05LAK 313,984
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 16:42 - 18:05LAK 412,999

Transportation from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Facts about the transport from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Cheapest Transport$13
Fastest Transport50m
Earliest Departure6:30 AM
Latest Departure5:08 PM
Departures per day16
Distance42 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLaos Railway by Naluang, Laos Railway by RG Adventure, Laos Railway by Soutchai, Soutchai Travel

Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang Destination Reviews

RC
they stole our vapes
Train #C82 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), May 15, 2024
GA
The train is modern, fast & clean.
Train #D888 Second Class, Laos Railway by Naluang, Mar 1, 2024
DB
Tickets from the station are $7. 12go charge $17. I'd recommend going yourself to save the difference. The actual train itself is nice and left on time, no complaints there.
Train #C82 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Aug 31, 2023
4.4
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How to get from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

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

  • Bus
  • 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 26.07. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+train as a taxi+train ticket costs as low as USD 15.25.

How far is Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Your trip will be a total of 27 miles (42 km). The flying distance is 27 miles (42 km).

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

The travel time from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Laos Railway by Soutchai (Soutchai Travel): travelling by taxi+train expect to pay as low as USD 15.25 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 26.07.

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

  • Van price : USD 12.97;
  • Bus+Van price: USD 13.79 - USD 14.61. From Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang starting from 08:30 Luang Prabang Northern Station until 15:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station
  • taxi+Train price: USD 15.25 - USD 21.95. From Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang starting from 06:30 Vang Vieng Transfer until 16:00 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Train tickets - USD 19.11 to USD 26.07;

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

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

  • 11 by taxi+Train from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang starting from 06:30 Vang Vieng Transfer until 16:00 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 5 trains per day.

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 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. 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 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang.

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 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

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

  • 55% chosen taxi+Train
  • 42% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 3% chosen Bus+Van