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Fastest way from BKK to Luang Prabang (Laos)?

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1. Posted by Laura76 (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

hi,

we got really cheap flights to bkk and would like to visit laos for a week or so. don't even mention the lack of time - i know... however, we'd like to travel southwards from luang prabang to vientiane.

has anyone flown from bkk to luang prabang (probably via vientiane with lao airlines) and how much did it cost?

thanks a million!

2. Posted by Laura76 (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Quoting Laura76

hi,

we got really cheap flights to bkk and would like to visit laos for a week or so. don't even mention the lack of time - i know... however, we'd like to travel southwards from luang prabang to vientiane.

has anyone flown from bkk to luang prabang (probably via vientiane with lao airlines) and how much did it cost?

thanks a million!

actually i'd like define that i have found direct flights with bangkok air but are there any other options? maybe cheaper ones :) or departing in the evening as the PG flight departs before noon and we arrive in bkk early afternoon.

3. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

I will need to get from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in a hurry in August. Unfortunately I think Bangkok Air is the only airline doing direct flights, but it is very expensive.

There might be a Lao airline offering flights via Vientiane, might be worth investigating...

However an expensive flight is often a sign that there is very little (if any) competition.

4. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

I flew Lao airlines from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, costing me $70 (US $), this was in January. I think this is quite cheap & saves heaps of time compared to taking the boat. Another way you could do it is to fly from Bangkok to Udon Thani and then get a train from there to the border, cross the friendship bridge & you're basically in Vientiane. Check air asia for cheap flights.

http://www.airasia.com/site/en/home.jsp

5. Posted by babybaby (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Yep by plane from Bangkok international airport
airasia or orientair or 1-2-go