Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Luang Prabang to Hanoi

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Luang Prabang to Hanoi Schedule

Luang Prabang to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vieng Chaleune AC Sleeper 20:00 - 06:00$ 21

Transportation from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Luang Prabang to Hanoi Destination Reviews

PH
Bus left late. No WC on bus even though advertised. Staff rude, forced me to change seat, my girlfriend was desperate for toilet (has medical condition) they refused to let her off for toilet even though bus was stopped to let new passengers on. More people on bus than seats, people sitting in aisles and being forced out of seats to accommodate others. Man asleep on floor next to my girlfriend's seat. Woman being sick into plastic bag behind me, she went to front of bus to ask to stop to be sick the bus continued until designated toilet stop was reached. Sometimes 7 hours until next toilet break. We were forced to change to another bus about 2 hours before we got to Hanoi which had limited seating, I had to move equipment off a seat so I could have a seat but gave me little room as equipment was still right next to me. We arrived 1.5 hours later than expected due to bus stopping to deliver packages and pick up excess passengers. Will advise anyone planning to travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi to avoid this bus service at all costs.
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Dec 1, 2019
TA
Shocked at how easy and faultless it was, will use again
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Oct 1, 2019
LB
Staff were aggressive and did not tell us what was going on, the service stations we stopped at were not service stations, they were shacks where the staff would meet up with their friends with no facilities. However the beds were comfortable
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Mar 13, 2019
DS
Driver kept on talking talking on his mobile 80% of the trip whilst driving. Made 4 stops to pick and drop off locals
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Dec 24, 2018
MH
Condition of bus is not good. Tyres are worn out, dangerous. Drivers n co drivers do not inform passengers of stops n how long stops are.
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Dec 3, 2018
AK
The staff of the bus company were not very helpfull, rude and did not speak any English. The bus seats were very small so I could not strech my legs. The address of the place where we were dropped in Hanoi was totally different than on the company's webside which made it more difficult to figure out how to get to our hotel. On the other hand we got an adventure which you cannot experience if you take a flight.
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Oct 10, 2018
NN
Amazing bus trip!
Bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang (Naluang), Sep 10, 2018
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How to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Hanoi is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 221.00 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight+bus which will set you back mere USD 21.00.

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 24 hours to travel between Luang Prabang and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Luang Prabang and Hanoi. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d to reach Hanoi.

How much does it cost to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Hanoi can be as cheap as USD 21.00 if you opt for a Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight+bus and as expensive as USD 221.00 if you buy a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Luang Prabang and Hanoi ?

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 130.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Luang Prabang and Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Luang Prabang to Hanoi overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Luang Prabang and Hanoi

Naluang

What is the most popular transport to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 47% decided to fly
  • 47% chosen flight+Bus
  • 6% opted for a bus