Chiang Mai to LP - Laos

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1. Posted by jam (Full Member 31 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Its been a couple years since I was here last in Chiang Mai.

Can anyone remember or tell me how long it takes to get to Luang Prabang from Chiang Mai by bus. I do not have time to take the slow boat nor do I trust the high speed boat.

Would appreciate if anyone knew the details - can you get the visa at the border (last time I was in Laos I flew in...)

Appreciate the help...



2. Posted by samakomlao (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

By minibus....humm... if i am not mistake, it would take a very long time to reach Luang prababg.
Remember that the road in Laos is not good at all. The best way to go to Luang prabang is by airplane,
it takes about 45 mins only.... :)

3. Posted by spootnik (Full Member 62 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you have little time, flying is best although you'd miss the fantastic sceneries...
If you don't fly, you can get the Lao visa at the border.