There are 5 ways to get from Mandalay to Sapa by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Wenshan, drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Wenshan (WNH) MDL - WNH
  2. Drive from Wenshan to Sapa

$189 - $534

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Bus  •  2 days 13h

  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

$90 - $114

3 alternative options

Fly to Noi Bai International, bus  •  11h 8m

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

$162 - $348

Bus, train  •  3 days 7h

  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 train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai

$117 - $175

Drive  •  19h 26m

  1. Drive from Mandalay to Sapa 1638.8 km

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Sapa is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 2 days 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Sapa is to fly and drive which costs $180 - $550 and takes 8h 18m.

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The distance between Mandalay and Sapa is 800 km. The road distance is 1638.8 km.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Mandalay to Sapa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Wenshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Sapa is 30 min ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 9:44 AM in Mandalay and 10:14 AM in Sapa.

Yes, the driving distance between Mandalay to Sapa is 1639 km. It takes approximately 19h 26m to drive from Mandalay to Sapa.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Mandalay Airport to Wenshan Airport.

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There are 470+ hotels available in Sapa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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 13h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Wenshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $310
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $121
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Mandalay to Noi Bai International via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $121
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$7 - $11
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$8 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Inter Bus Lines
Website
interbuslinesapa.com
Bus from Hanoi Airport to Sapa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
interbuslinesapa.com
Book at
baolau.com
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 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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
4 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
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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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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