There are 8 ways to get from Mandalay to Laos by plane, car, bus, train or ferry

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  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Tachilek (THL) MDL - THL
  2. Drive from Tachilek to Luang Namtha

Cheapest option

Fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) MDL - KOP

$111 - $227

6 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Vientiane (VTE) MDL - VTE

$263 - $689

Fly to Kengtung, drive  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Kengtung (KET) MDL - KET
  2. Drive from Kengtung to Luang Namtha

Bus, drive  •  32 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay 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, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  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 train from Don Mueang to Nong Khai

Ferry, drive, bus  •  47 h 37 min

  1. Take the ferry from Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty to Bagan
  2. Drive from Bagan to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
  3. Take the bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak Tt
  4. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai

Drive  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Mandalay to Vientiane 937.7 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Laos is to fly which costs $110 - $230 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Laos is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Mandalay and Laos is 788 km. The road distance is 1500.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Mandalay to Laos, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Laos?

Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines and three other airlines fly from Mandalay to Vientiane 4 times a day.

Airlines
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek via Lashio
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Mandalay to Kengtung
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Don Mueang to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
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 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
Myat Mandalar Tun Express
Website
myatmandalartun.com
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
myatmandalartun.com
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
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 Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Myanmar river cruises
Website
myanmarrivercruises.com
Ferry from Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty to Bagan
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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