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There are 8 ways to get from Mandalay to Laos by plane, car, bus, night bus 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.

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Fly to Vientiane  •  7h 44m

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

$263 - $689

7 alternative options

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) MDL - LPQ

$307 - $645

Fly to Tachilek, drive  •  6h 13m

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

Bus, drive  •  32h 58m

  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, night bus  •  42h 31m

  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 Mochit Bus Terminal
  5. Take the night bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

Ferry, drive, bus, night bus  •  45h 16m

  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 ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัดเชียงใหม่ลำปางปาเก้สุขภัณฑ์ Chiang Mai Lampang Parquet Tt
  4. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai

Ferry, drive, bus  •  45h 41m

  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 ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัดเชียงใหม่ลำปางปาเก้สุขภัณฑ์ Chiang Mai Lampang Parquet Tt
  4. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai

Drive  •  21h 9m

  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 $260 - $700 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Laos is to fly which costs $300 - $650 and takes 4h 39m.

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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 7h 44m to get from Mandalay to Laos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 25m and has one stopover.

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Laos is 30m ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 5:09 AM in Mandalay and 5:39 AM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Mandalay to Laos is 1500 km. It takes approximately 21h 9m to drive from Mandalay to Laos.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Mandalay Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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The best way to get from Mandalay to Mandalay Airport is to taxi which takes 28m and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Mandalay to Laos.
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  • Distance: 492.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Laos?

Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and four other airlines fly from Mandalay to Vientiane 3 times a day.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming, Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Mandalay to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $470
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek via Lashio
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Mandalay to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Bus operators
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
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Bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
JJ Express Bus
Phone
+959977181230
Email
jjonlineticket@jjexpress.net
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
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12go.asia
Express
$11
VIP
$22
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Night bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
(+66)53-215604
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัดเชียงใหม่ลำปางปาเก้สุขภัณฑ์ Chiang Mai Lampang Parquet
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Myanmar river cruises
Phone
(+95-9) 778991777
Email
sales@myanmarrivercruises.com
Website
myanmarrivercruises.com
Ferry from Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty to Bagan
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
mgrgexpress.com
Book at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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