The journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng takes about 4-6 hours. You can travel this distance either by van or bus.
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Option #1: Bus
Not the safest option
The bus can be overcrowded
Route: Luang Prabang Vang Vieng
Duration: 4 hours
Naga Travel has one bus a day leaving from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. The trip takes about 7 hours, and a one-way ticket costs $25.50.
Another bus company that operates vans on this trip is Naluang Minivan. The first van departs at 08:30 and then almost every hour until 16:00. The journey with Naluang Minivan takes about 5 hours.
We suggest you be extra cautious when traveling this route, especially if you go late in the afternoon. The route goes through the mountains, and because the road twists and turns, traveling in the dark poses more risks.
See the schedule below.
- Departs from Vang Vieng Naga Travel Office in the city center, near Sakura Bar
- Arrives at the Luang Prabang Southern Terminal, 2km from the city center
Naga Travel is more expensive but in return, you also get a higher level of comfort.
- Departs from the Luang Prabang Southern Terminal, 2km from the city center
- Arrives at the Vang Vieng North Bus Station, north of the city center
Naluang provides multiple trips on this route. However, they’re not known for having the best customer service.
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