Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by Bus in 18 hours

By |Laos, Thailand, Travel Tips|

There are many options for travelling between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang. You can fly, take a slow boat, a fast boat or go by bus. Our decision to travel all the way to Luang Prabang by bus was due to time constraints. We wanted to fly but when we looked due to new year all flights were booked up for the next four or five days so that option was unavailable to us. Our next choice would have been the slow boat, however as the journey takes 3 days would have taken too much time out of our time in Laos so we were only really left with the bus option. Nobody recommends taking the fast boat due to its safety record.