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Luang Prabang - Bangkok

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Luang Prabang - Bangkok

Flight Luang Prabang to Bangkok for period January 2013 currently 170 USD with Lao Airlines.Is there an other less expensive alternative?For instance renting a car + driver to Chiang Mai and take an Air Asia flight back to Bangkok.

We're travelling with 2 people.

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1. Re: Luang Prabang - Bangkok

You can't drive north of LP and get to Chiang Mai. You would have to go by slow boat (2 days). Laos Airlines and Bangkok airlines are very similarly priced. Best option is to fly or be prepared for 2 days of road travel (south) or by boat (north).

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2. Re: Luang Prabang - Bangkok

Hi,

There is a bus service that will take you north to Huay Xai and minivans or buses to either Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai (both have Air Asia flights to Bangkok) from Chiang Khong on the Thai side of the border. There is also a high season bus/minivan service directly from LPB to Chiang Mai, but as John says, you are looking at a very long journey, slow boat best part of 2 days to the border and bus one very long one to the border. If you need to save money I would take the bus south to Vientiane, cross the border there and get another bus back to Bangkok from Udon Thani, you could also get a train or there are flights from Udon too.

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3. Re: Luang Prabang - Bangkok

The two day boat trip is very nice and then once you get to chiang khong, take a bus to Chang Rai and then air Asia flight back to Bangkok.

Other option is to go to Vientiane and then down to udon Thani. However just make sure you add up your boat, bus and accom prices ad it may still be cheaper to fly from luang prabang back to bangkok

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