Last updated: Mar 19, 2020



Overview | Taxi | Tuk-Tuk | Where to Stay


How To Travel 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 travellers 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.

The only way to get from Luang Prabang International 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.

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


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From/To Luang Prabang Airport by Taxi

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

From/To Luang Prabang Airport by Tuk-tuk

Duration: 15min
Costs: $3

Taking the tuk-tuk provides travellers 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 travellers 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.


My favourite places to stay in Luang Prabang

Oudomphong Guesthouse

Located just 600 meters from the amazing Night Market, this guesthouse is in the perfect spot. On-site you will find an ATM, guest terrace, shared lounge, and tour desk. Within walking distance are countless sights, restaurants, bars, and amenities. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and a desk. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. A delicious breakfast is included with your stay. 

  • Great location
  • Walking distance to many sights
  • Breakfast included
  • Clean and comfortable rooms

Private rooms start at $20 per night 

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Manichan Guesthouse

The Manichan Guesthouse is the perfect location, just a 5-minute walk from the Night Market, National Museum and plenty of other sights. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean and come with your choice of fan or air conditioning. A delicious breakfast is included daily with your stay and there is a restaurant on location for your convenience.  

  • Ideal location
  • Walking distance to many sights
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant on-site

Private rooms start at $25 per night

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Villa Boua Thong Hotel

Enjoy the luxury of this hotel, centrally located in Luang Prabang.  This hotel provides a bar, shared lounge, garden area, and room service. You have a choice of a la carte or continental breakfasty with your stay. There is a currency exchange on location for your convenience and a shared kitchen for the guests to utilize. Within walking distance to many sights.  

  • Great location
  • Bar and lounge on-site
  • Breakfast included
  • Walking distance to sights

Private rooms start at $36 per night 

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