Last updated: Sep 12, 2019



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Trip overview from/to Luang Prabang Airport

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from/to Luang Prabang Airport.

To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:


How to get from/to Luang Prabang Airport

Quaint Luang Prabang is a UNESCO world heritage site isolated by mountains and nestled between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It lures visitors from all over the world for its sophisticated French-Lao architecture and well-preserved townscape.

Gone are the days when travelers have to endure nausea-inducing roads to access this northern Lao town. Reaching Luang Prabang has now become uncomplicated thanks to its airport that serves domestic and international flights.

Luang Prabang International airport is about 4 kilometers from the old city and the only way to get from the airport to the city center is by taxi. Taxis have a fixed rate of $7. Tuk-tuks are also available outside the airport at a rate of $3.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Tuk-Tuk15min$3No online tickets
Taxi15min$7No online tickets

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If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from/to Luang Prabang Airport.


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Taxi from/to Luang Prabang Airport

Door-to-door travel


More expensive

Route: Luang Prabang Int’l Airport City Center

Duration: 15min
Costs: $7

Located just 4km from the city center, Luang Prabang International Airport offers few domestic and international flights.

You can find the taxi counters near the exits of the arrival hall. Taxis can get you to your hotel or to the city center for a fixed fare of $7. The fixed fare means you don’t need to worry about negotiating a good price.

Some hotels often provide hotel shuttle service but expect to pay the same fixed fare of $7. If your hotel offers this, you’ll need to pre-arrange this with the hotel.

To get to the airport, you can hail a taxi or ask your hotel to arrange one. The same $7 fare still applies. If taxis try to charge you more, don’t give in too easily.

Tuk Tuk

Tuk-Tuk from/to Luang Prabang Airport

Cheaper option

Door-to-door travel

Less leg room

Route: Luang Prabang Int’l Airport City Center

Duration: 15min
Costs: $3

Taking the tuk-tuk provides travelers with a cheaper option. However, you cannot find tuk-tuks inside the airport premises. You have to go outside the airport gates.

This is a good option for travelers on a budget but keep in mind that Laotian tuk-tuks don’t provide much legroom. Expect to pay around $3 for a tuk-tuk. The rate is pretty standard so if you’re going from the city center to the airport, expect to pay the same.

If drivers mention a higher rate, you can negotiate accordingly.


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