Naluang Travel Company, Luang Prabang

Naluang Travel is a Laotian travel company based in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang to Loei Bus

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 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.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.

Minivan Services to Louang Namtha


By minivan the journey from Luang Prabang to Louang Namtha is scheduled to take 9 hours.

  • Tickets cost 148,539 Laotian Kip per person.
  • Naluang Travel Company minivan services to Louang Namtha depart at 07:30.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Louang Namtha.

Bus Services Nan (Thailand)


By bus the journey from Luang Prabang to Nan in Thailand is scheduled to take 9 hours.

  • Tickets cost 226,858 Laotian Kip per person.
  • Naluang Travel Company bus services to Nan depart at 08:30.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Nan (Thailand).

Bus Services Loei (Thailand)


By bus the journey from Luang Prabang to Loei in Thailand is scheduled to take 8 hours.

  • Tickets cost LAK 248,463 Laotian Kip per person.
  • Naluang Travel Company bus services to Loei depart at 08:00.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Loei (Thailand).

Bus Services Dien Bien (Vietnam)


By bus the journey from Luang Prabang to Dien Bien in Vietnam is scheduled to take 10 hours.

  • Tickets cost LAK 280,871 Laotian Kip per person.
  • Naluang Travel Company bus services to Dien Bien depart at 06:30.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Dien Bien (Vietnam).

Bus Services Hanoi (Vietnam)


By bus the journey from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in Vietnam is scheduled to take 24 hours.

  • Tickets cost 442,913 Laotian Kip per person.
  • Naluang Travel Company bus services to Hanoi depart at 18:00.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in Vietnam.

Bus Services Yunnan (China)


By bus the journey from Luang Prabang to Jinghong (Yunnan, China) is scheduled to take 14 hours and the Luang Prabang to Kumming (Yunnan, China) is scheduled to take 24 hours.

  • Tickets cost 348,388 Laotian Kip per person from Luang Prabang to Jinghong (Yunnan, China) and 637,362 Laotian Kip per person from Luang Prabang to Luang Prabang to Kumming (Yunnan, China).
  • Naluang Travel Company bus services to Jinghong depart at 07:00 and services to Kumming depart at 07:30.
  • Check ticket availability from Luang Prabang to Yunnan (Jinghong and Kumming).

Location of the Naluang Bus Station


The Tourist and International Bus Station is on the opposite side of the road to Luang Prabang’s Southern Bus Terminal.

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