Naluang Travel is a Laotian travel company based in Luang Prabang.
Naluang Travel bus from Luang Prabang to Loei
Naluang Travel is, by local standards, an efficient and professionally run organisation and one of the only travel operators in Laos whose tickets you can purchase online. The reason we use the words ‘local standards’ is that all travel services in Laos are prone to delays and cancellations because the roads are bad and the infrastructure in the mountainous country of Laos is poorly developed. A Laotian company whose bus services depart nearly on time and arrive within at least a few hours of the scheduled time is performing remarkably well and Naluang Travel falls into this category.
About Naluang Travel
Naluang Travel has two ticket offices, one in Luang Prabang itself and one at the Tourist and International Bus Station which is 3 km by road to the south of Phou Si hill. The ticket office in Luang Prabang, pictured below, is near the Royal Palace Museum on a unnamed road and therefore a little difficult to locate, although the town centre is not that large and should be able to find the office if you wander around for a while. The ticket office at the Tourist and International Bus Station is easier to find as its by the road entrance to the bus station.
Naluang Travel Office in Luang Prabang
Naluang Travel uses a variety of different types of vehicles operated by a range of independent operators. On shorter journeys such as to Van Vieng and Vientiane passengers travel in a minivan. For the journey to Dien Phu in Vietnam passengers travel in a minibus type vehicle bigger than a minivan but still small enough to tackle the very steep and windy road on the exciting journey to Dien Phu. For other routes passengers travel in larger buses, some of which are ‘sleeping buses’ which means that passengers travel in a flat bed.
Minivan Services to Vang Vieng
By minivan the journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng is scheduled to take 6 hours.
Tickets cost 153,940 Laotian Kip per person.
Naluang Travel Company minivan services to Vang Vieng depart at 08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 14:00, & 15:00.