There are 7 ways to get from Mandalay to Vang Vieng by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  36h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen 829
  3. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$68 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus  •  37h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok 829
  3. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani 876
  4. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vang Vieng Laos

$47 - $81

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Bus, minivan  •  37h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen 829
  3. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  4. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$49 - $77

Bus via Chiang Mai  •  2 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 to Vang Vieng

$65 - $106

Drive  •  22h 12m

  1. Drive from Mandalay to Vang Vieng 1633.7 km

Fly to Vientiane, minivan  •  10h 47m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Vientiane (VTE) MDL - VTE
  2. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$190 - $276

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  12h 13m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Udon Thani (UTH) MDL - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$131 - $322

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Vang Vieng is to bus and minivan which costs $45 - $80 and takes 37h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Vang Vieng is to fly and minivan which costs $190 - $280 and takes 10h 47m.

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The distance between Mandalay and Vang Vieng is 745 km. The road distance is 1633.7 km.

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It takes approximately 36h 34m to get from Mandalay to Vang Vieng, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Vang Vieng is 30 min ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 9:31 AM in Mandalay and 10:01 AM in Vang Vieng.

Yes, the driving distance between Mandalay to Vang Vieng is 1634 km. It takes approximately 22h 12m to drive from Mandalay to Vang Vieng.

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

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There are 97+ hotels available in Vang Vieng. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Vang Vieng, Laos?

You can take a bus from Mandalay to Vang Vieng via Mandalay, Myawaddy, Mae Sot, Phitsanulok, and Udon Thani in around 37h 5m.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $270
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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
$230 - $270
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $35
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$8 - $12
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
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
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
ticket.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
Malany Transport
Phone
+856 20 78 889 990
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
baolau.com
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia

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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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