Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station is one of three major bus stations in Luang Prabang. This is the bus station to go to for services to destinations to the north of Luang Prabang. 

Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station is located to the north of Luang Prabang, on the other side of the Nam Kham River to the historic town centre and near to the airport.


About Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station


Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station is the smallest and least busy of the three major bus stations in Luang Prabang. Very few foreign visitors make use of Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station.

Waiting area at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

Waiting area at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

It is a long walk from the town centre to or from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station so we advise that you take a local tuk-tuk service. Tuk-tuks wait outside the bus station and charge 20,000 to 40,000 Lao Kip for travel within Luang Prabang depending upon your destination and negotiating skills.


Location of Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station


Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station Terminal is located 3.6 km by road from Phou Si hill.


Facilities at the Bus Station


Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station has no facilities whatsoever, not even a toilet, other than some seats for passengers waiting for their departure. Around the edge of the bus station, however, are lots of small restaurants and shops where you can buy drinks, food and snacks. If you want to use the toilet go into one of the restaurants which will normally charge you a 2,000 to 3,000 Lao Kip fee to use the toilet. 


Buy Tickets at the Bus Station


There are ticket counters inside Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station. They are open about 1 hour 30 minutes before the first departure of the day and close after the final service of the day has left the station. You need to pay in Lao Kip as other currencies are not accepted.

Ticket counter at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

Ticket counter at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

The ticket counters at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station do not sell tickets in advance of the day of travel. To ensure you get the seat on the service you want either turn up at least 90 minutes before the departure time to buy your ticket, book online or book through a travel agent. Turning up early and buying your ticket at the station is the cheapest option, but the hardest work as you need to then wait around for a long time before you board your bus or minivan. 


Buy Tickets online


Use the Search Box below to buy bus tickets to and from Luang Prabang online.

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Please note that not all the services which you can book online depart from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station, some depart from Luang Prabang Southern Bus Station or the nearby International and Tourist Bus Station.


Transport To Luang Namtha


There are two daily departures from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station to Luang Namtha.

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 09:00 & 16:00 (100,000 Lao Kip)
  • Tickets: Check ticket availability for services from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha.

Transport To Nong Khiaw


There are three daily departures from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station to Nong Khiaw.

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 09:00, 11:00 & 14:00 (40,000 Lao Kip)
  • Tickets: Check ticket availability for services from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw.

Transport To Borkeo


There are two daily departures from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station to Borkeo

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 17:30 (120,000 Lao Kip) & 19:00 (145,000 Lao Kip)

Transport To Udomxay


There are three daily departures from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station to Udomxay

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 09:00, 12:00 & 16:00 (60,000 Lao Kip)

Transport To Phongsaly


There is a single daily departure from Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station to Phongsaly.

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 16:30 (130,000 Lao Kip)

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