Luang Prabang can be accesed by Road, Waterways and by air.
Mumbai,New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Kochi and Udaipur are the main cities from where flights can be taken to Luang Prabang. There are no direct flights to Luang Prabang. The most popular airlines on this route are Jet airways, Bangkok airways, Qatar airways and Sri Lankan airlines.
Luang Prabang is served by Lao Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and PB Air, with regular services to Vientiane, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
Taxis and mini buses can be hired through guesthouses, hotels and tour operators. Tourists are not permitted to rent motorcycles.
There are no trains in Laos.
There are two major bus depots in Luang Prabang, southern and northern bus station. Buses are available to Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Xieng Khouang and Luang Namtha.Tuk-tuks, trishaws (lot-sam-lor) and jumbos (small tuk-tuks) are available all over town and are an easy way to get around.
Boats are easily available from nearby places such as to Houay Xai (16 hours), Pakbeng (8 hours), Thasouang (8 hours), Meuang Khuea (7 hours), Nong Khiaw (7 hours), Thadeu (5 hours) and Paklay (24 hours).
Transportation in Luang Prabang offers many alternatives. The inner city of Luang Prabang is easy enough to walk on foot and that is almost preferred due to the fact that there is one way traffic on both the roads by the river and many other sideroads. To walk from the beginning of the night market to the tip of the peninsula takes about 15 minutes if you go by the mainroad of Luang Prabang. Transportation by motorbike in Luang Prabang and outside is a great way to explore the region further. Driving to the waterfalls or caves is an adventure in itself but be very careful not to go to fast, always wear a helmet and be wary of the sharp turns and unexpected traffic. Luang Prabang transportation by tuk tuk is another alternative that can take you shorter or longer distances. If you hire a tuk tuk to go somewhere far, you negotiate a price for both ways.