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There are 6 ways to get from Mandalay to Vientiane by plane, bus, car, 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.

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Fly to Vientiane  •  5 h 30 min

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

$263 - $689

Cheapest option

Bus, drive, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Dawei
  3. Drive from Dawei to Nam Tok
  4. Take the train from Nam Tok to Nakhon Phathom
  5. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
  6. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$121 - $257

4 alternative options

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Udon Thani (UTH) MDL - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$146 - $333

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

Ferry, drive, bus  •  45 h 41 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 ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัดเชียงใหม่ลำปางปาเก้สุขภัณฑ์ Chiang Mai Lampang Parquet 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 Vientiane is to bus and drive and train which costs $120 - $260 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Vientiane is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Mandalay and Vientiane is 814 km. The road distance is 1500.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Mandalay to Vientiane, including transfers.

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

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Vientiane is 30 min ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 4:04 PM in Mandalay and 4:34 PM in Vientiane.

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

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

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There are 229+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 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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Map of how to get from Mandalay to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 508.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Vientiane, Laos?

Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines and three other airlines fly from Mandalay to Vientiane 3 times a day.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nam Tok to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
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
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Dawei
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Mandalay to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Express
$11
VIP
$22
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
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัดเชียงใหม่ลำปางปาเก้สุขภัณฑ์ Chiang Mai Lampang Parquet
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
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
$27
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
$28
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
mgrgexpress.com
Book at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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