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Home Laos Cheap flights to Luang Prabang, Laos

Cheap Flights to Luang Prabang

Popular in July High demand for flights, 0% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price ฿ 4,859 Average for round-trip flights in January 2021
Round-trip from ฿ 5,039 From Bangkok to Luang Prabang
One-way from ฿ 2,730 One-way flight from Bangkok to Luang Prabang
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Luang Prabang flights by month

January
฿ 5,050
February
฿ 4,393
March
฿ 4,905
April
฿ 4,533
May
฿ 4,090
June
฿ 3,795
July
฿ 4,324
August
฿ 4,174
September
฿ 3,061
October
฿ 4,487
November
฿ 3,726
December
฿ 4,846
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Luang Prabang. Flying to Luang Prabang in January will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Luang Prabang?

Average Luang Prabang flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
TH1 - LPQ
Price
฿ 3,061 - ฿ 8,265
LPQ
Temperature
27 - 36 °C
LPQ
Rainfall
12 - 204 mm

Peak Season

Luang Prabang experiences a wet and dry season, with peak tourism numbers occurring during the dry season. Dry season lasts from October to April, and temperatures can reach as high as 35°C. There are many religious festivals and celebrations throughout the year, so there are plenty of things to see and do all year round. Typical festivals and events which take place during peak season include the Wat Phou Festival, and fireworks displays can be seen during the Hongsa Elephant Festival and Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Day. Be sure to book hotels and flights to Luang Prabang well ahead of time.

Off Season

Wet season lasts from May to October, and the humid tropical storms keep tourism numbers low. There are fewer flights this season, however hotel rooms will be at a yearly low.

Shoulder Season

The shoulder season is typically from December to March, and temperatures are a more pleasant 17°C. Plenty of hotel rooms will stay empty, so it may be possible to barter either a room upgrade or a rate reduction. There is typically at least one festival every month, and the shoulder season is no exception. Visitors can enjoy the Buddhist Boun Khoun Khao and Boun Makha Bousa festivals in January and February.

When is the best time to book a flight to Luang Prabang?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Luang Prabang, you should look to book at least 53 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Luang Prabang?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Luang Prabang. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Luang Prabang?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Luang Prabang trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Luang Prabang overview

Luang Prabang, which translates to “Royal Buddha Image”, is a city in north central Laos where the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers meet. Prior to 1975, the city was known as Chiang Thong, and was the capital of the Kingdom of Laos. The city can trace its history as far back as 698 A.D., with many historical and cultural landmarks around the area. Modern tourists will also have plenty to see and do, also.

Travellers with an appreciation for history, culture, and nature will be delighted with this city. Surrounding the city are many naturally formed landmarks, such as the Kuang Si Falls, which is idyllic for hikes. The Golden City Temple was built nearly 500 years ago, and features many art works and mosaics that will be a unique experience for any visitor.

Luang Prabang is regarded as the gastronomic capital of Laos, and is a centre for table arts. Experience local and international cuisine at one of dozens of restaurants throughout the city centre, are visit one of the local market stalls.

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Getting around Luang Prabang

Many of the attractions are within walking distance of each other, however to reach one of the historical or cultural landmarks outside of the city, a tour bus or taxi will be required. Taxis should be avoided if possible, as they may attempt to take advantage or a tourist’s unfamiliarity with Laos. Failing that, try to agree on a price upfront.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The closest airport to city is Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ), a mere 3 miles (5 km) away. Car rentals, shuttle buses, and an airport provided taxi service are all available throughout the terminals.

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