Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 48% drop in price.|
|May||Most popular time to fly with an average 9% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$189||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Lao Airlines and Lao Skyway have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Confirm policies on booking site.
Laos' travel restrictions are still in effect. Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 0h 40m, covering a distance of 135 miles.
There are 27 (nonstop) flights between Vientiane Wattay and Luang Prabang per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Lao Airlines ($110), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Lao Airlines ($197).
Lao Airlines (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
When flying out of Vientiane you will be using Vientiane Wattay, often referred to as Vientiane Airport. You will be landing at Luang Prabang, also known as Luang Prabang Airport.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Luang Prabang with an airline and back to Vientiane with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Luang Prabang from Vientiane up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew great, seats comfortable"
Pros: "Efficient and easy, good sandwich for only a two hour flight."
Pros: "Great leg room. On time and flight even arrived early."
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Help from ticketing crews was very helpful."
Cons: "More smiles"
Pros: "No carry-on fees, plenty of available seats."
Cons: "Depart to Laos a little early like 6 in the morning then the plane will be packed with passengers."
Pros: "Drinks were great and unexpected! Extremely fast boarding!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "We like the service. It doesnt take long for boarding."
Pros: "Friend and excellent attention to detail."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient helped by the fact that the flight was only 1/3 full. Crew were helpful and polite."
Pros: "Very kind to passengers"
Pros: "On time flight and decent snack for a short flight"
Pros: "Smooth boarding. On time leaving and arriving. Very Courteous staff"
Pros: "All went smoothly"
Pros: "Easy getting out of town and to the boarding gate."
Pros: "Nice airline, pleasant staff, clean cabin and comfortable seats."
Cons: "Nice that they provided a snack, but didn't like the mystery meat roll."
Cons: "Not telling you what time they are boarsing and departing"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Delay for 3 hrs due Weather"
Pros: "It was perfect. Nothing lacking, nothing wrong. Except the meal that was served in a box contained no information in any language about the contents. I am a vegan but don't think I registered for a vegan meal so was not expecting one. However I looked at the sandwich and it appeared it might be free of meat or eggs or cheese but could not tell and it was not easy to get an answere."
Cons: "No entertainment and usb charging ports not working"
Pros: "Small plane with nearly personal attire"
Cons: "Good service"
Pros: "Laos airline is always on time or ahead of time. When all passengers were on board, the flight could take off ahead of time. That was a plus. For flight overv1 hour, a light sandwich and a small sweet were served along with refreshment. Flight attendants were very courteous and helpful. They helped me with my carry on when I had difficulty going up the tiny stairs. Thank you."
Cons: "Language was good. Staff friendly. All went well. Would use again"
Pros: "The staff was very professional, helpful, and efficient. We were right on time with no problems. The plane was clean and comfortable and we got lunch on an hour flight. We would fly Lao Air again with no hesitation."
Pros: "Operated by Laos Airlines. On time arrival. Excellent service."
Pros: "No good"
Pros: "Checking In - Easy and Fast Staff - Spoke some English and business like. Entertainment - Good selection of movies and games."
Cons: "Seats are made for smaller passengers... if you are a larger frame, you will have a tough flight."
Pros: "It ran smoothly"
Pros: "Direct flight. Plane was lightly loaded. Check-In was quick. Light meal and drink were served even though the flight was only one hour long."
Cons: "The tight seating"
Cons: "Our experience with Lao Airlines was horrible. We book'd a ticket from Vientiane to Colombo via Bangkok.. Everything seemed fine until Lao Airlines staff forced us to sign a paper were it said that if our baggage was lost, they wouldn't assume any responsibilities, because it was a "short connection time". We bought both flights in ONE ticket so we couldn't understand what was happening. At first we denied signing any releases, but then the supervisor took our boarding passes and threw us our luggage, denying us boarding. Not only that happened, we taped everything, so when we decided to sign because we couldn't afford to buy another flight, the supervisor denied us the checkin again, claiming that we HAD TO ERASE THE VIDEO otherwise they wouldn't board us. Worst experience DO NOT fly Lao Air"
Pros: "Nice employees"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Good snacks"
Pros: "Smooth flight, the landing was a bit bumpy. Nice crew, confusing boarding."
Cons: "The boarding. The staff could have given more information about how to board the plane. You had to walk on the runway."
Pros: "-Free checked luggage. -Friendly staff -Flight arrived on time -Receiving checked luggage was swift"
Cons: "-the landing was really rough and a bit scary."
Pros: "The flight was reasonably comfortable and got me to where I wanted to go. The check-in counter employee was polite."
Cons: "The male flight attendant seemed engaged in doing his job, but the two female attendants seemed quite unhappy to be there. One of them used her time away from the customers to put on lipstick and make up in the back of the plane (when getting on the plane, she greeted me with a scowl). The flight was also late in leaving. There was no announcement about this until about 5 minutes after the scheduled departure time. I would give Lao Air a second chance, but no more than that. Given the choice I would definetly choose Bangkok Airlines instead."
Pros: "Free in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer)."
Pros: "although my trip was only 1 hour, the crew made their time to provide an excellent service, nice food box and nice boarding with a beautiful sunset."
Pros: "Over is good.."
Cons: "Everything is ok we like it ..."
Pros: "Security was nice, counter was nice, over all is good"
Cons: "Female flight attendance was rude. She did not act like she like her job. The attendance was not polite when she speak to the customers. I think they can learn one thing or two from international flight attendance."
Pros: "Service Interior of Plane On Time!"
Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "late arrival."
Pros: "Very well priced compared to Bangkok Airlines. No issues on flight, courteous staff."
Cons: "No entertainment, but to be expected for a regional airline."
Pros: "Professional courteous crew. On time."
Pros: "Excellent food and very comfortable aircraft. The crew was very kind."
Cons: "My flight from Luang Namtha to Vientiane was delayed by 2.5 hours(on the 2/10/2015). The most frustrating part was that the crew didn't inform us of what was going on."
Airlines flying from Vientiane to Luang Prabang have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights