The journey takes about nine hours and covers a distance of 395km.
“By linking these historic and picturesque regions, tourists and travellers have a new, affordable way of exploring some of Southeast Asia’s cultural gems. They can do it with utmost convenience and comfort,” said the Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Thawatchai Arunyik.
The Transport Company uses an air-conditioned bus with 38 seats for the new service. The bus departs from Loei Bus Terminal daily at 8am and the return trip from Luang Prabang is at 7am every day. The bus also makes one stop at Xayaburi where an Elephant Conservation Centre is located.
A one-way ticket to Luang Prabang is 700 baht and 175,000 kip to Loei. If one wants to get off at Xayaburi, a one-way trip is priced at 500 baht or 125,000 kip and the travel time is about six hours.
Call the Transport Company Call centre on 1490 or Loei Bus Terminal on 042-811-706.