Transportation to and from Luang Prabang Airport

Car

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

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Activities

Luang Prabang Local Food Tour At Night By Scooter

€ 51.62

One of the most important things to experience when you go to a new country is the food! On this Luang Prabang Food Tour, you go to the best local restaurants to try traditional Laos food.

Luang Prabang: 2.5-Hour Oil Painting Workshop

€ 18.41

Discover a unique Lao art on this 2.5-hour oil painting workshop. Learn how a local artist discovered this practice and see his creative process.

Luang Prabang: 3-Hour Zen Meditation Journey with Sauna

€ 23.26

Join the chanting, sitting meditation, and practice of the art of meditation on this 3-hour journey into the tranquility of zen. After visiting temples and a senior monk, take a relaxing sauna and massage to rid your body of toxins.

Tours and transport

Private One Way Airport Transfer - Luang Prabang

€ 21.73

A Private One Way Airport Transfer on an 8-seater Minibus from Luang Prabang International Airport to your hotel in the Luang Prabang City Center.

3 Days Luang Prabang Trip

€ 353.18

Visit oldest temple in Luang Prabang and the Buddha cave,short boat cruise along the Mekong River, understand why Luang Prabang become to the world heritage.

Luang Prabang: 3.5-Hour Almsgiving Experience and Local Tour

€ 24.22

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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