Transportation to and from Luang Prabang Airport


What is the distance from Luang Prabang Airport to the centre of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng?

The city centre (Royal Palace / Sisavangvong road) is with only 6.5 kilometres quite close and it will take you around 15 minutes to get there by car. If you are travelling by car, your only option is to drive via Phetsarat Road and Highway 13. The beautiful Old Bridge that directly connects the airport and the city centre can only be traversed using a bicycle, scooter or motorbike. The distance to the city of Vang Vieng is considerably longer. The 186 kilometres will take around 5 hours by car.

From LPQ Airport to Luang Prabang City centre by Car
7 km
15 min

Public transport

There are no means of regular public transport (bus or train) to travel between the airport and the city. You do have two alternative options. The first option is using one of the shared minibuses which are offered by the airport. Your second option is to walk to the main road (Phetsarat Road) and hail a tuk-tuk there. Tuk-tuk drivers are not licensed to pick up travellers directly at the airport but along the main road it is very common. You only have to walk 100 metres to get to that main road. A ticket for the minibus will cost approximately 50,000 Lao kip per person. Tuk-tuk drivers usually charge 25,000 Lao kip per person. With either of these two options, it will take you around 20 minutes to get to the centre of Luang Prabang. If you want to book a transfer from your accommodation to the airport, you can make inquiries at the hotel’s reception, they can arrange transportation for 50,000 Lao kip or 60,000 Lao kip per person.

Top 5 attractions in and around Luang Prabang

1. Royal Palace (30k Lao kip) and Haw Pha Bang
2. Mount Phousi (20k Lao kip), mountain in the old town
3. Wat Xiengthong (20k Lao kip), temple in the old town
4. Kuang Si Waterfall, shuttle bus 50k Lao kip, entrance 20k Lao kip
5. Utopia Bar & Restaurant, relax with a view on the Nam Khan River


Luang Prabang: Guided Tour of Kuang Si Waterfall by Tuk-Tuk

€ 73.84

Explore Luang Prabang by Tuk-Tuk with a local expert guide. Enjoy a relaxing stop at Kuang Si Waterfall to swim, sightsee, and take photos before visiting a small but famous village to learn about local Laos life.

Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Falls & Hmong Village Trekking Tour

€ 49.84

Embark on a wonderful day-trip with a trek from Hmong’s Hill Tribe Village to Laos’ most beautiful waterfalls. Take a dip in the pools and marvel at the luscious scenery of Luang Prabang.

Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village & Kuang Si Falls Day Trip

€ 37.84

Visit all must-see places in Luang Prabang by van and boat. See the Pak Ou Caves, Lao Traditional Whisky Village, and Kuang Si Falls. Admire the fascinating sights that Luang Prabang has to offer with this all-inclusive tour.


Mekong River: 2-Hour Luxury Sunset Cruise with Canapés

€ 38.77

Cruise along the Mekong River for 2 hours during the sunset hours. Experience the mighty river in style on this relaxing cruise while sipping cool drinks, tea, and coffee. Nibble on gourmet canapés as the mountain and jungle around Luang Prabang drift by.

Luang Prabang: Half-Day UNESCO Heritage Sites Guided Tour

€ 36.92

See Luang Prabang's UNESCO sites on a half-day guided tour. Visit the Wat Xieng Thong Temple, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaram Monastery, and more.

Luang Prabang: Roundtrip Shared Minivan to Kuang Si Falls

€ 5.54

Enjoy a pickup from your hotel in a shared van to Kuang Si Falls. Once there, you'll have 2.5 hours to visit the bear rescue center and swim in each natural pools. Journey back by van to the city center.

Tours and transport

Luang Prabang Airport: Private Transfer to/from Hotel

€ 9.85

Avoid the stress and hassle of public transportation and ensure you arrive at your hotel of choice with ease with private airport pickup or drop-off service between Luang Prabang Airport and your accommodation in the city center.

Private Car Transfer Between Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng

€ 103.84

Enjoy an exclusive private transfer from your hotel in Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Take a private air-conditional vehicle with experienced driver on about 4.5-hour trip with a stopover for break and viewpoint to take pictures.

Luang Prabang: 3.5-Hour Almsgiving Experience and Local Tour

€ 24.69

Go beyond the tourist hoards and join the procession of almsgiving ceremony in Luang Prabang. Move on to discover the art of meditation, explore the region's temples and markets, try traditional breakfast foods, and explore the National Museum.


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