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

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

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Bus, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to แม่สาย Maesai
  2. Fly from Tachilek (THL) to Mandalay (MDL) THL - MDL

$152 - $306

2 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 619 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
  3. Take the bus from Tak to Mae Sot 829 / ...
  4. Drive from Mae Sot to Hpa-An
  5. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  6. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay

Drive  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Mandalay 573.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay is to drive which costs ฿2600 - ฿3900 and takes 14 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay is to bus and fly which costs ฿5000 - ฿11000 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Mandalay is 452 km. The road distance is 917.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Chiang Rai to Mandalay. However, you can take the bus to แม่สาย Maesai, take the drive to Tachilek airport, fly to Mandalay, then take the taxi to Mandalay. Alternatively, you can take the bus to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai, take the walk to Chiang Mai, take the bus to Tak, take the bus to Mae Sot, take the drive to Hpa-An, take the bus to Yangon, take the walk to Yangon Aung Mingalar, take the bus to Mandalay, then take the taxi to Mandalay.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Lashio
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to แม่สาย Maesai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$2
Super
$3
Supreme
$2 - $3
Bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$7
Super
$8
Supreme
$9 - $10
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Myat Mandalar Tun Express
Website
myatmandalartun.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
myatmandalartun.com
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com

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