LUANG PRABANG to HANOI — Flight, Bus, Train?

How to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi
How to get from Luang Prabang in Laos to Hanoi? There are direct flights or you can travel by sleeper bus.

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Hanoi is the most important transport hub in northern Vietnam.

    • Hanoi is economic and cultural center of the northern Vietnam and it is the capital of Vietnam. It is also very important transport hub, there is a railway station for the trains to southern Vietnam and various bus stations. From Hanoi you can travel by bus or train to various interesting sites of northern Vietnam. Hanoi has also various important historiccal places and also tourist attractions. It is an ideal place where you can taste local vietnamese cuisine and visit various streedfoods and markets. Some travelers are traveling from Laos to Vietnam and this is one of the most frequented travel route between these countries. There are 2 options how you can travel to Hanoi from Luang Prabang – by sleeper tourist bus or you can take a direct flight. If you want to save your time you should take a direct flight to Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport, it is about 30 km north of Hanoi city center.
    • Book your bus e-tickets + flights from Luang Prabang to Hanoi online

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From Luang Prabang in Laos to Hanoi you can travel by sleeper bus or plane.

    • Travel distance from Luang Prabang in Laos to Hanoi in Vietnam is about 1100 km by bus, by plane about 400 km. The best and fastest option how to reach Hanoi from Luang Prabang is to take a direct flight. Direct flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport takes about 1-1.5 hour. Direct flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi costs about $100 – 160/pp. Flight schedule is limited, there are flights by Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. Another way for low-cost travelers is to travel by sleeper tourist bus to Hanoi. Travel time by sleeper bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi is about 24-28 hours and bus ticket costs about $47-57/pp. It is not so comfortable way of transport, but it is the most cheapest option. There is no other way how to travel, there is no railway from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, travel by train is not possible. From Hanoi you can travel by bus+ferry to Cat Ba Island or another popular sites of northern Vietnam. You can search and book flights and bus tickets to Hanoi in Vietnam from Luang Prabang in Laos online.

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How do I get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?


1. BUS from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

    • travel by sleeper bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes about 24-28 hours!
    • sleeper and comfortable overnight buses
    • bus companies from Luang Prabang to Hanoi: Naluang, Huyen Chau, HTX Van Tai 27-7, TheSinh Tourist
    • one-way bus ticket from Luang Prabang to Hanoi costs about $47-57/pp
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Luang Prabang to Hanoi on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • bus of HTX Van Tai 27-7 – meeting point is Malany guesthouse, show your voucher to tickets officer to get new tickets without any charge and get sticker, put the sticker on your chest where clearly seen for staff pick up (arrive at least 1 hour before departure and present voucher to exchange for ticket to board bus)
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Hanoi by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus in Luang Prabang
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Bus of Naluang company from Luang Prabang to Hanoi (photo: Baolau)


2. FLIGHTS from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

    • the most comfortable and fastest way how to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi
    • it is a little bit more expensive option
    • airlines from Luang Prabang to Hanoi: Lao Airlines, Vietnam Airlines
    • 2 flights of Lao Airlines from Luang Prabang to Hanoi
    • 1-2 flights of Vietnam Airlines
    • flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes about 1-1.5 hour
    • price of flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi starts at $100 – 160/pp
    • Book and buy your direct flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi on Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Direct flight to Hanoi from Luang Prabang is the most fastest option of transfer.


3. TRAIN from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • it is not possible to travel by train from Luang Prabang to Hanoi
    • there is no train connection between Luang Prabang and Hanoi

icon-map-marker Hanoi – Tourist Map (Interesting places and what to visit):

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Tourist Google Map of Hanoi in Vietnam – Historical places and monuments, what to visit and see…

Baolau – Search, book, buy tickets + flights

– a company specializing in train, bus, ferry tickets mainly for Vietnam (+Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia…)
– you can buy also a bus tickets (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Hung Thanh, TheSinhTourist, Sapa Express…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, JetStar, VietJet Air, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh, Quan Lan, Con Dao to Saigon…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Penang to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to K.Terrenganu, Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur…)
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company
– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – Search, book, buy tickets + flights

– a specialist for train, bus, ferry tickets mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar)
– you can buy bus tickets for Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Hung Thanh, Futabus…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Chang, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Kood
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to KrabiBangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Phuket
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam, more information about trains in Thailand
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand on 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station

– information about 12go.asia and Baolau read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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West Lake (Ho Tay) in Hanoi.
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Temple of literature, one of the most visited monument in Hanoi.
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi:

How to book and buy tickets and flights from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • You can book tickets / flights from Luang Prabang to Hanoi on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also search another route, e.g. Vientiane > Hanoi, Hanoi > Sapa…

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

    • Travel by plane from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes about 1 hour 15 minutes – direct flight.
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes about 24-26 hours

What is the travel distance from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • Travel distance from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by bus is about 1100 km, by plane about 400 km.

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

    • Travel by plane from Luang Prabang to Hanoi costs about $100-160/pp – direct flight.
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi costs about $47-57/pp.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • The cheapest way of transport from Luang Prabang to Hanoi is to travel by tourist sleeper bus.

What is the best way of transport from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • The best / comfortable way of transport from Luang Prabang to Hanoi is to travel by plane.

Is it possible to travel by train from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train because there is no railway from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.

Is it dangerous to travel by bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi?

    • Not dangerous, but it takes a lot of time, so it is not comfortable to stay in bus about 24 hours. Some bus drivers in Laos can drive very fast and in the monsoon season there is a possibility of landslides on the roads in Laos.

Where you can go from Hanoi?

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Hay Hostel in Hanoi (Old Quarter), photo: Agoda. 15 best cheap hostels in Hanoi – Old Quarter.
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Charm Boutique Hotel & Spa in Hanoi (photo: Agoda). 15 best hotels in Hanoi – Hoan Kiem District.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets or flights from Luang Prabang to Hanoi + Schedule:

(You can change your travel route, e.g. Luang Prabng to Vientiane, Vientiane to Vang Vieng…)


Vientiane to Da NangHueSapaDaliGuilinChengduGuangzhouShanghaiBangkokUdon ThaniChiang RaiChiang MaiSihanoukville

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