The international airport of Luang Prabang in Laos, LPQ code located 4 kilometers outside of Luang Prabang. ATMs, currency exchange, visa for Laos and the taxi fare from the airport to Luang Prabang city center

Luang Prabang Airport

The tourist city of Luang Prabang has an airport, the International airport of Luang Prabang ( LPQ code), located 4 kilometres on the outskirts of the city. Although the airport only has a single terminal, from Luang Prabang Airport is carried out also international flights and domestic flights.



Information about Luang Prabang airport


The city of Luang Prabang, the second largest city in Laos, has a small international airport called Luang Prabang International Airport. Located just 4 kilometers northeast of the center of the city of Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang International Airport consists of 1 single terminal building where domestic flights and international flights also operate.


Luang Prabang International Airport
Luang Prabang International Airport

The beautiful city of Luang Prabang is located next to the Mekong River and the mountains. Formerly from Luang Prabang Airport was considered dangerous airport due to its proximity to the mountains. To reassure travelers say improvements in the infrastructure of the Luang Prabang Airport were completed to ensure the safety of flights, being the airport of Luang Prabang much safer to land or take off in the year 2011.

Plane landing at the airport in Luang Prabang
Plane landing at the airport in Luang Prabang


Airlines at Luang Prabang Airport


Official airline of Laos, Lao Airlines, is the airline with the largest number of flights at the airport in Luang Prabang, but these are other airlines that also have flights with origin or destination airport LPQ (Luang Prabang).
  • Air France
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Etihad Airways
  • Lao Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines plane at the airport in Luang Prabang
Vietnam Airlines plane at the airport in Luang Prabang


Lao Airlines - Luang Prabang International Airport
Lao Airlines - Luang Prabang International Airport


ATMs and exchange offices at the airport in Luang Prabang


In the Luang Prabang Airport terminal building there are several ATMs operating 24 hours a day, that accept most international credit cards. These ATMs ATM they dispense Kip (see official currency of Laos). It is also possible to Exchange currency at Luang Prabang Airport, since there are several money exchange to change Euros (EUR), dollar (USD) or even Thai Baht Thai (THB) to Lao Kip (LAK).

Luang Prabang airport - Laos
Luang Prabang airport - Laos


Taxi from the airport to Luang Prabang city center


Luang Prabang international airport is located 4 kilometers from the center of Luang Prabang, the only possible transportation option is the taxi or tuk-tuk (there is no bus line, there is no subway in the city or railway line).

The taxi from Luang Prabang Airport to the center of Vientiane has a price of 50,000 kip (€5), this price is closed (flat rate) allowing only 1 single stop, i.e., if you share a taxi just will stop at 1 single location (usually the center of Luang Prabang, the place where the city's night market is installed).

Unlike the Vientiane airportthe cab is you paid directly to the taxi driver, i.e. There is no Tour Desk to book taxi or we must not pay the race in advance.

The tuk-tuk are not frequent at Luang Prabang Airport, but in the same way that your price is negotiated to be 40,000 kip (approx. € 4) elsewhere in Laos the most common cost from the airport to the Centre of Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang Airport
Luang Prabang Airport


Map of Luang Prabang airport


Luang Prabang international airport is located 4 km northeast of the town of Luang Prabang (the second largest city of Laos) to the Bank of the Mekong River.


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