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Vientiane to Luang Prabang

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Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Whats is the best way of getting from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, and how long does this take?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Vientiane to Luang Prabang

I'm not sure what the 'best' way is to be honest, in my very limited experience in Lao I have taken the road and I've flown. The road trip was fantastic, but I do need to add that I was travelling with a friend in a very comfy Toyota and we stopped in Vang Viang on the way up for the night and we stopped where we wanted to take pictures or eat or whatever, the scenery is stunning. The bus journey is certainly cheap and if you have the time (a long day)maybe it's an option you should consider, but some people I know who did it hated it, however, some people said it was fine. I think there's a minvan option too. Flying is fairly cheap and is quick, 40 mins in the air on a smallish turbo-prop, a few flights a day, so you can usually find one to fit your schedule if you are tight for time.

Others will have much better advice I'm sure

Hope you enjoy this fantastic place.

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If you fly, it's 30 minutes and abotu $120 round trip. If you take the bus it's 11 hours for a regular bus (about $7) and 9 hours for the VIP bus ( a fe bucks more). Time is money for me, so I always fly...

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The best way by far is as Maneki has suggested - fly. Just came back from there where I spent Pi Mai Lao.

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Yep! Fly - especially if you want to go during the rainy season - the roads are still not perfect.

Usually, your hotel concierge, or a local travel agency can find a flight for you. Beware, though. Flights fill up fast, so try to book well in advance.

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Hi All,

Can someone give me advice on flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang? I mean what airlines?

Thanks Lindy.

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Lao Airlines holds a monopoly on the Luang Prabang-Vientiane route.

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