Travel from Luang Namtha to Vientiane

By bus the journey from Luang Namtha to Vientiane is scheduled to take 20 hours. You can also fly from Luang Namtha to Vientiane, however, the cost of flights tends to be 2 to 4 times the cost of travelling by bus.

Bus Times from Luang Namtha to Vientiane


There is currently 1 direct bus service a day from Luang Namtha to Vientiane available to book online.

Luang NamthaVientianeCostCompany
17:0013:00$28 USDNaluang

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Luang Namtha Bus Station


Bus services from Luang Namtha to Vientiane depart from the New Bus Station in Luang Namtha.

Google Map of the New Bus Station in Luang Namtha

Vientiane Bus Station


Bus Services from Luang Namtha to Vientiane terminate at Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal

About Travel to Vientiane


Vientiane is by far Laos’s largest and most developed city. Vientiane also has several internationally well known tourist attractions within the city centre which attract large number of visitors.

Arrival by Bus in Vientiane

Long distance bus and minivan services from the north of Laos terminate at Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal, which is over 9 km by road from the centre of the city. Local tuk-tuk services are available from the car park in front of the bus station:

  • Expect to pay around 60,000 LAK for the journey into the city.
  • Also, don’t be surprised if the driver attempts to pick up other passengers along the way. This is fairly common in Laos.
Presidential Palace in Vientiane
Presidential Palace in Vientiane
Staying Overnight in Vientiane

Most foreign overnight visitors to Vientiane choose to stay in a hotel close to the Chao Anuvong Park end of the Quai Fa Ngum Road. The Quai Fa Ngum Road is the riverside road in the centre of Vientiane. This area has lots of accommodation, hotels, restaurants, bars and a lively night market.

Avenue Lane Xang

The southern end of the Avenue Lane Xang is located only 400 metres walking distance from the Chao Anuvong Park. This 1.2 km wide road, with pavement on either side, is the focal point of the city and reminiscent of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The Avenue connects two of the city’s most prominent landmarks, the Presidential Palace and the Patuxai Monument. The avenue also passes by another of Vientiane’s most important buildings, Wat Si Sa Ket.

Wat Si Sa Ket

Wat Si Sa Ket is one of the oldest temples in Vientiane, having been one of the few temples which an army from Siam didn’t destroy when they invaded the city in 1827. This is a fascinating temple with interesting buildings, impressive wall murals, and a large collection of old statues.

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