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There are 6 ways to get from Bagan to Laos by plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Tachilek, drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Nyaung-U (NYU) to Tachilek (THL) NYU - THL
  2. Drive from Tachilek to Luang Namtha

5 alternative options

Fly to Kengtung, drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Nyaung-U (NYU) to Kengtung (KET) NYU - KET
  2. Drive from Kengtung to Luang Namtha

Bus, drive  •  35 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
  3. Drive from Hpa-An to Mae Sot
  4. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen 829
  5. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

Bus, drive via Phitsanulok  •  35 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
  3. Drive from Hpa-An to Mae Sot
  4. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok 829
  5. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani 876
  6. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

Bus, drive via Bangkok Bus Terminal  •  45 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan to Yangoon North
  2. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
  3. Drive from Ye to Three Pagodas Pass
  4. Take the bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Bus Terminal
  5. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

Drive  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Bagan to Vientiane 935.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bagan and Laos is 895 km. The road distance is 1497.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Bagan to Laos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nyaung-U Airport to Tachilek Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Laos is 30 min ahead of Bagan. It is currently 6:10 AM in Bagan and 6:40 AM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Bagan to Laos is 1497 km. It takes approximately 21 h 52 min to drive from Bagan to Laos.

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Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Golden Myanmar and two other airlines offer flights from Nyaung-U Airport to Tachilek Airport.

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The best way to get from Bagan to Nyaung-U Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $8 - $11.

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Map of how to get from Bagan to Laos.
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  • Distance: 559.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar and Laos?

There is no direct connection from Bagan to Luang Namtha. However, you can take the taxi to Nyaung-U airport, fly to Tachilek, then take the drive to Luang Namtha. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Nyaung-U airport, fly to Kengtung, then take the drive to Luang Namtha.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Nyaung-U to Kengtung via Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Nyaung-U to Kengtung via Mandalay, Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Nyaung-U to Kengtung via Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Bus operators
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Bagan to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Bagan to Yangoon North
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th

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