There are 6 ways to get from Vientiane to Mandalay by plane, bus, car 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 from Vientiane  •  7 h 13 min

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

$262 - $692

Cheapest option

Bus to Udon Thani, fly  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to khon kaen
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Mandalay (MDL) UTH - MDL

$123 - $259

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  32 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane to Khon Kaen
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot 829
  3. Drive from Mae Sot to Hpa-An
  4. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  5. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay

Bus, drive, ferry via Nong Khai  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่สมุดลานนา Samudlanna to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station Tt
  3. Drive from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to Bagan
  4. Take the ferry from Bagan to Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty

Bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station Tt
  3. Drive from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to Bagan
  4. Take the ferry from Bagan to Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Mandalay 968.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Mandalay is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Mandalay is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The distance between Vientiane and Mandalay is 814 km. The road distance is 1549.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Vientiane to Mandalay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vientiane Airport to Mandalay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Mandalay is 30 min behind Vientiane. It is currently 12:20 AM in Vientiane and 11:50 PM in Mandalay.

Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Mandalay is 1549 km. It takes approximately 20 h 10 min to drive from Vientiane to Mandalay.

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

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There are 203+ hotels available in Mandalay. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vientiane Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Mandalay.
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  • Distance: 508.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, Bangkok Airways and three other airlines fly from Vientiane to Mandalay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Bus operators
Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise
Website
vientianebus.org.la
Bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to khon kaen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
vientianebus.org.la
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
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 Mandalay
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Myat Mandalar Tun Express
Website
myatmandalartun.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
myatmandalartun.com
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่สมุดลานนา Samudlanna to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Ferry operators
Myanmar river cruises
Website
myanmarrivercruises.com
Ferry from Bagan to Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
mgrgexpress.com
Book at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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