There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Tachilek, fly  •  4 h 10 min

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

$152 - $303

3 alternative options

Drive to Kengtung, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Kengtung
  2. Fly from Kengtung (KET) to Mandalay (MDL) KET - MDL

$170 - $618

Bus, drive  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 166 / ...
  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

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tachilek Airport to Mandalay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Mandalay is 30 min behind Chiang Rai. It is currently 8:11 AM in Chiang Rai and 7:41 AM in Mandalay.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Mandalay is 918 km. It takes approximately 14 h 11 min to drive from Chiang Rai to Mandalay.

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Mann Yadanarpon, Golden Myanmar, Yangon Airways and Myanma Airways offer flights from Tachilek Airport to Mandalay Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Mandalay. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai to Mandalay.
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  • Distance: 282.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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 drive to Kengtung airport, fly to Mandalay, then take the taxi to Mandalay.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Lashio
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kengtung to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Kengtung to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$125 - $140
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Kengtung to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
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
$2 - $3
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$2
Super
$4
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
Piya Chai Patthana
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Express
$11
VIP
$22
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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