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There are 3 ways to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay by bus, car, night bus or plane

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Bus  •  26h 25m

  1. Take the bus from พาน Phan to ลำปาง Lampang 150
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Maesod
  3. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay

$34 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive  •  15h 19m

  1. Drive from Ban Fang Tuen to Mandalay 621.6 miles

$85 - $130

Night bus, fly  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from สถานีตำรวจภูธรเวียงป่าเป้า Wiang Pa Pao Police Station to วัดหม้อคำตวง Mo Kham Tuang Temple
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Mandalay (MDL) CNX - MDL

$105 - $361

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay is to bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1900 and takes 26h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay is to night bus and fly which costs ฿3400 - ฿12000 and takes 6h 5m.

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The distance between Chiang Rai (State) and Mandalay is 459 km. The road distance is 994.6 km.

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It takes approximately 26h 25m to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Mandalay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Mandalay is 30m behind Chiang Rai (State). It is currently 7:29 AM in Chiang Rai (State) and 6:59 AM in Mandalay.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay is 995 km. It takes approximately 15h 19m to drive from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Mandalay Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Mandalay. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Mandalay.
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  • Distance: 286.9 miles
  • Duration: 26h 25m

What companies run services between Chiang Rai (State), Thailand and Mandalay, Myanmar?

You can take a bus from Ban Fang Tuen to Mandalay via พาน Phan, Lampang, Maesod, Myawaddy, and Mandalay in around 26h 25m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from พาน Phan to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Maesod
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
12go.asia
Shwe Mandalar Express
Phone
095042644
Email
shwemandalarexpress@hotmail.com
Website
shwemandalarexpress.com
Bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
shwemandalarexpress.com
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Nakorn Chiangmai Dernrote Co-Operative.,Ltd
Phone
053-215343
Website
coopthai.com
Night bus from สถานีตำรวจภูธรเวียงป่าเป้า Wiang Pa Pao Police Station to วัดหม้อคำตวง Mo Kham Tuang Temple
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com

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