Bus times & tickets – Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Its a 181 km by road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. There are two forms of public transport from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang: bus and minivan. By bus the journey from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 8 hours and by minivan it takes 6 hours.

Travel Times to Luang Prabang


There are three services a day from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang which are available to book online.

Vang ViengLuang PrabangCostCompany
09:0014:00$17.00 USDMalany Transport
09:0013:00$17.00 USDSoutchai Travel
14:3019:30$17.00 USDMalany Transport
15:0019:00$17.00 USDSoutchai Travel

  • Malany Transport services are by 12 seat minivan.
  • Soutchai Travel uses uses either a half length bus with 14 seats or a fill length 44 seat bus depending on the number of customers.

Buy Tickets to Luang Prabang


Use the Search Box below to purchase your bus tickets from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang.

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Vang Vieng Malany Transport Bus Stop


Malany Travel services to Luang Prabang depart from the road side opposite to the Malany Guesthouse in Vang Vieng.

Google Map of Malany Guesthouse

Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel Travel Bus Stop


Soutchai Travel bus services depart from the Soutchai Travel Office in Vang Vieng.

Google Map of Malany Guesthouse

Luang Prabang Bus Station


Both Malany Travel and Soutchai Travel services from Vang Vieng terminate at Luang Prabang’s Southern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Luang Prabang's Southern Bus Terminal

Travel from Luang Prabang


From Luang Prabang you have exciting three options for further overland travel: 1. Travel west to Thailand. 2. Travel east to Vietnam. 3. Travel south back towards Vientiane for connection either to Thailand via Nong Khai or toward Pakse in Southern Laos.

View of Luang Prabang from Wat Phousi
View of Luang Prabang from Wat Phousi

There are numerous places to which you can travel to direct by bus or minivan from Luang Prabang:

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