Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Luang Prabang Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
At the ticket counter 4 guards stared intently at my passport, for a long time, stamped it, then handed it back. Still without saying a word or a change in facial expression. – Macca
LPQ Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Luang Prabang International Airport.
What to Expect
Luang Prabang Airport (code: LPQ) has a small, recently renovated terminal that offers domestic and regional flights. Expect different security procedures: you’ll pass through security first, then check-in with your airline, then clear immigration only once your gate is called. Eateries are limited to a restaurant outside (in the car park) and two cafes inside the terminal. WiFi is available but may require account sign-up. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Luang Prabang Airport Guide.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Luang Prabang Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Le Bel Air Boutique Resort – (6 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Burasari Heritage Luang Prabang – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers in a vintage Mercedes. » Check Rates
- Luang Prabang Paradise Resort – (7 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Mekong Riverview Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers with direct bookings. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Luang Prabang Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Bangkok Airways Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, Departure Hall, near Gate 3. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
A reader let us know that WiFi is available at Luang Prabang Airport. You need to sign-up for an account first.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
Currency Exchange – Yes. Available in the Arrivals area.
Food & Drinks – There is a restaurant located in the car park of the airport. Once inside the airport, 2 small cafes are available in the departure lounges.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. The exact location and hours are unknown.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.
Luang Prabang airport is served by the following airlines: Bangkok Airways • China Eastern Airlines • Hainan Airways • Lao Airlines • Lucky Air • Qingdao Airlines • Scoot • Thai AirAsia • Thai Smile • Vietnam Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at the Prepaid Taxi booth in the Arrivals hall to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.
Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “tuk tuk”, which pass along the main road near the airport.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.