Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station is one of three major bus stations in Luang Prabang, Laos. As the name suggests, this is the bus station from which the majority of bus services to Thailand and Vietnam depart from, as well tour bus services to Vang Vieng and Vientiane. 

Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station is located very close to Luang Prabang Southern Bus Terminal, on the opposite side of the main road.

Bus Services at Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station


Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station has bus services to wide range of long distance destinations, particularly destinations in the neighbouring countries of Thailand and Vietnam.

Luang Prabang to Loei bus at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Luang Prabang to Loei bus at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

The bus services which depart from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station are noticeably far better quality than the bus and minivan services which depart from the nearby Luang Prabang Southern Bus Terminal.

Luang Prabang to Hue bus at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Luang Prabang to Hue bus at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Because of the long distance some of these bus services travel, for instance 24 hours to Hanoi and 22 hours to Chiang Mai, most have on board toilets and fully reclining seats. A notable except to this is the bus from Luang Prabang to Nan which is a minibus without an onboard toilet, although this journey takes a more manageable 9 hours with comfort breaks on route.

Travel to the Bus Station


Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station is located 3,5 km by road from the Royal Palace Museum in the centre of Luang Prabang Old Town which is where most of the hotels and guesthouses are located. For most visitors to Luang Prabang their accommodation will be located too far away for it to be practical to walk to Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station.

Tuk tuk at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Tuk tuk at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Expect to pay around 15,000 Lao Kip for a local tuk tuk or taxi van to take you from Luang Prabang Old Town to Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station. 

Location of Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station


Luang Prabang Southern Bus Terminal is located on Road 13 which is the main road heading south to Vientiane.

Google Map of Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Facilities at the Bus Station


Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station better facilities than Luang Prabang Southern Bus Terminal. 

Car park of the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Car park of the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

There are clean toilets, comfortable seating and some basic shops by the ticket counters at Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station. 

Waiting area at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Waiting area at the Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station does not have a restaurant on site or any left luggage facility.

Buy Tickets at the Bus Station


You can purchase tickets directly at the ticket counter Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station rather than at travel agents or online, and buying them directly at the bus station itself can often be cheaper.

Ticket counter at Tourist Bus and International Bus Station
Ticket counter at Tourist Bus and International Bus Station

The disadvantage to buying your tickets at the station is that you generally cannot buy tickets for the long distance services on the day of travel, which means that buying your tickets directly at the bus station generally means that you need to go there in person one or two days before you plan to travel in order to secure your seat. The cost of paying for a tuk tuk to and from the bus station needs to balanced against any cost saving you may get from buying the tickets direct rather than through an agent or online.

Buy Tickets online


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Bus To Chiang Mai


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Chiang Mai available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 17:30
  • Operating Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai.

Bus To Hanoi


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Hanoi available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 18:00
  • Operating Days: Every day of the week
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.

Bus To Hue


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Hue available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 18:00
  • Operating Days: Every day of the week
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Hue.

Bus To Chiang Rai


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Chiang Rai available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 18:00
  • Operating Days: Every day of the week
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai.

Bus To Loei


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Loei available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 08:00
  • Operating Days: Every day of the week
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Loei.

Bus To Nan


There is a single direct bus service a day from Luang Prabang Tourist Bus and International Bus Station to Nan available to book online.

  • Departure Time: 08:30
  • Operating Days: Every day of the week
  • Tickets: Check for ticket availability for bus services from Luang Prabang to Nan.

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