Flights from Thailand to Laos

Flights and Airlines information

There are several flights from Thailand main cities to Laos (Vientiane Capital, Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse).

Flights Information

From Thailand you can fly into Laos from Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

From Bangkok you can fly direct into Vientiane Capital, Luang Prabang in the north, Savannakhet, and Pakse in the south, Laos.

From Chiang Mai you can fly direct into Luang Prabang, the UNESCO listed World Heritage town in northern Laos.

Here are available routes for flights from Thailand. Click on the links to see details of each route.

Bangkok - Vientiane Capital

There are several direct flights daily between Bangkok and Vientiane (Suvarnabhumi airport and Vientiane International airport) by Lao Airlines, Thai Airways, and Bangkok Airways.

Flight duration: Around 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes.

Price: Varies between airlines, seasons, time you book it, ticket types or level of flexibility. You can be looking at around US$160-US$250 one way (economic). Shop around for best deals.

Airport tax and other surcharges will be added on top of the ticket price that you will need to pay at the time you pay for your tickets.

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Bangkok - Luang Prabang

There are a few daily flights from Thailand direct to the UNESCO listed World Heritage site of Luang Prabang (one of the most popular tourist town in the north of Laos).

Lao Airlines has one flight daily between Bangkok and Luang Prabang.

Bangkok Airways also has one flight daily (more flights in peak season) from Bangkok to Luang Prabang and vice versa.

Flight duration: around 2 hours.

Price: Varies between airlines and seasons, normally it's around US$120 - US$250 one way and US$260 - US$350 round trip (economic).

Bangkok - Savannakhet

Lao Airlines has five flights weekly. For current flight schedules please visit the airlines' website here.

Flight duration: around 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: around US$160 one way and US$270 return (economic).

Bangkok - Pakse

Lao Airlines has five flights weekly between Bangkok and Pakse.

Flight duration: around 2 hour 40 minutes

Price: around US$160 one way and US$300 return.

Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang

From Chiang Mai you can fly into Luang Prabang with Lao Airlines (direct flight) and Bangkok Airways (via Bangkok). Both airlines provide a daily flight.

Flight duration: around 1 hour (direct flight)

Price: around US$160 one way and US$300 return.

Udon Thani - Luang Prabang

This route has been discontinued. It's not clear when/if the flight will resume.

From other parts of Thailand?

You might ask "What if I want to fly from other part of Thailand such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi...?"

Well... you can do it, but it is not direct. You either fly via Bangkok (e.g. Krabi-Bangkok-Vientiane) or take a domestic flight to major town near the border such Udonthani, Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchatani...and then travel by land to cross the border to Laos.

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Airport Tax

Airport tax (THB700 for Thailand and/or US$10 for Laos) and other surcharges will be added on top of your ticket price at the time you buy your ticket(s).

Airlines provide flights between Thailand and Laos

Airline Contact Info
Lao Airlines

Vientiane (Head Office)
02 Pangham Street, P.O. Box 6441
TEL : ( 856- 21 ) 212057
FAX : ( 856 21 ) 212065

Ticketing and Reservations
Tel : (856-21) 212051-54
Fax : (856-21) 212056
Email :

Airport Office
Tel : (856-21) 512028
(Wattay International Airport )
Tel : (856-21) 512 000, 512 004
(Wattay Domestic Airport )
Tel : (856 -30) 5256921

Thai Airways Bangkok (Head Office)
89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road 10900
Tel : (02) 545-3691-2
Fax : (02) 545-3832
Office hours Mon-Sat 08.00 A.M. - 17.00 P.M. (except public holiday)
Bangkok Airways

99 Mu 14, Vibhavadirangsit Rd., Chom Phon, Chatuchak,
Bangkok, 10900, Thailand.
Tel: 66 (02) 270 6699
Ticket / Reservation : 66 (02) 270 6699
Fax : 66 (02) 265 5556 (Reservation),
66 (02) 265 5522 (Sales)

Note: All efforts are made to keep information on this page up-to-date, however, it is recommended that you check with the airlines for the most current information on flights from Thailand.

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