How Much it Cost to Travel to Luang Prabang: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Luang Prabang deserves its reputation as one of Southeast Asia’s most charming cities. The mixed colonial architecture plus the many picturesque temples add to an ambiance that is unusually romantic and pleasantly laid back. There’s a good reason why it’s now Laos’ most popular tourist city.

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Travel Costs to Luang Prabang

Population 100,000
Area 100,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Lao Kip
Airports Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$20.94
1 USD = 21,628.9000 LAK
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Luang Prabang?

Luang Prabang Hotel Seasons

Luang Prabang Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar8.00 - 20.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 45.00
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 70.00
starstarstarstarstar54.00 - 135.00
starstarstarstarstar218.00 - 250.00

Luang Prabang Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.00 - 6.00

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Luang Prabang?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Phou Si hillClimb this steep hill in the center of town for excellent views of your surroundings.
adults
0.92
Royal Palace MuseumThis ornate complex is across from Phou Si hill, housing local treasures from the ages.
adults
1.39
Kuang Si FallsHire a tuk-tuk or minibus for a ride to this refreshing and pleasant area. This price is only for admission.
adults
0.92
Pak Ou CavesA 2-hour boat ride will cost more than the admission to this disappointing and small cave group.
adults
0.92

What’s the average price of food and drink in Luang Prabang?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have no problem finding cafes in the tourist area.1.62 - 2.77
Budget lunchLarge baguette sandwiches plus local Lao dishes are great bargains here.2.31 - 3.93
Budget dinnerRestaurants along the western part of the strip will cost less than the posh places down the peninsula.3.24 - 5.55
Beer (.64l bottle)Aside from a few bars and fancy restaurants, a large bottle of Beerlao is cheap everywhere.1.16 - 1.85
Baguette sandwichLarge and delicious stuffed baguettes are a worthwhile highlight for budget travelers, especially for take-away.1.06 - 1.62
Fresh fruit juiceMany vendors and restaurants make a variety of fresh juices on the spot.0.55
CrepeOn the main tourist street you'll find French-style filled crepes made freshly and stuffed with sweet or savory toppings.0.92

What are the costs of transportation in Luang Prabang?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center2.57 - 2.77
3km tuk-tuk ride1.11 - 1.43
Slow boat to Huay Xai10.17
Bus to Vang Vieng7.86
Bus to Vientiane6.94

Getting around Luang Prabang

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When to visit Luang Prabang

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January82580.5
February88590.6
March92641.3
April94703.7
May93745.9
June91767.0
July89758.8
August89748.9
September89736.5
October88704.2
November84641.1
December80580.5

Luang Prabang Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:02am6:26pm
21 Jun5:13am6:58pm
21 Sep5:47am6:11pm
21 Dec6:15am5:48pm

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