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

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Bus via savannakhet  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Mukdahan 829
  3. Take the bus from Savannakhet Laos to Ha Noi
  4. Take the bus from Hanoi to Sapa

$91 - $117

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
  3. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  4. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
  5. Take the bus from My Dinh bus station to Sapa bus station

$115 - $159

Drive  •  18h 28m

  1. Drive from Mandalay to Sapa 1583.6 km

$120 - $180

Fly, bus  •  18h 44m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Noi Bai International (HAN) MDL - HAN
  2. Take the bus from Hanoi Airport to Sapa

$127 - $193

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Myanmar are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: May 17 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Sapa is to bus via savannakhet which costs $90 - $120 and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Sapa is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 18h 28m.

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The distance between Mandalay and Sapa is 800 km. The road distance is 1583.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2 days 12h to get from Mandalay to Sapa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Noi Bai International Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 20m and has one stopover.

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Sapa is 30 min ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 7:06 AM in Mandalay and 7:36 AM in Sapa.

Yes, the driving distance between Mandalay to Sapa is 1584 km. It takes approximately 18h 28m to drive from Mandalay to Sapa.

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Shenzhen Airlines, IndiGo Airlines, SilkAir and two other airlines offer flights from Mandalay Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Sapa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 800 km
  • Duration: 2 days 12h

What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Sapa, Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Mandalay to Sapa via Mandalay, Myawaddy, Mae Sot, Mukdahan, Savannakhet Laos, Ha Noi, and Hanoi in around 2 days 12h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang, Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Bus operators
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
$22
VIP
$28
Shwe Mandalar Express
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Savannakhet Laos to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Sapa Express
Phone
+84 2466821555
Email
sales@sapaexpress.com
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Hanoi to Sapa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ha Son Hai Van
Phone
1900 6776
Email
info@hasonhaivan.com
Website
hasonhaivan.com
Bus from My Dinh bus station to Sapa bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
hasonhaivan.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sao Viet
Phone
0243 9922 555
Email
xekhachsaoviet@gmail.com
Website
xesaoviet.com.vn
Bus from Hanoi Airport to Sapa
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
xesaoviet.com.vn
Book at
baolau.com
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