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From Kunming, China to Luang Namtha

Posted by kcombobulate on 13/5/2015 at 06:01


I would like to make a trip down from Kunming, China to Luang Namtha.

Could someone advise me on the bus route and where can I find information?

Would it be better to take an overnight or day bus?


#1 kcombobulate has been a member since 13/5/2015. Posts: 1

Posted by MWasser6 on 13/5/2015 at 15:58

You should probably consider doing this over two days and going to Jinghong first and then catching a bus directly to Luang Namtha. I don't know if there are daily buses from Kunming there, as I've heard the ones directly to Luang Prabang don't always run because of lack of passengers, and that would be a busier route. If a bus does exist, it would be about 18-20 hours including the border crossing, so you would be looking at a night bus regardless... I did Udomxai to Jinghong earlier this year and it took about 8 hours just for that leg.

Buses from JingHong to LN however run daily, so heading there first for a night would save you some stress. hundreds of buses per day from Kunming to JingHong. Also lots of cool stuff to see down in XishuangBanna.

#2 MWasser6 has been a member since 6/8/2012. Posts: 19

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