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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  •  7h 18m

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

$262 - $692

Cheapest option

Bus to Udon Thani, fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Udonthani
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Mandalay (MDL) UTH - MDL

$125 - $261

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  32h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office 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 0h

  1. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  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

Bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 3h

  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  •  20h 10m

  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 - $270 and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Mandalay is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 7h 18m.

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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 7h 18m 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 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Mandalay is 30m behind Vientiane. It is currently 3:18 PM in Vientiane and 2:48 PM in Mandalay.

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

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

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There are 196+ hotels available in Mandalay. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vientiane Airport is to shuttle which takes 16m 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: 7h 18m

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
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Mandalay via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Bus operators
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
baolau.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
JJ Express Bus
Phone
+959977181230
Email
jjonlineticket@jjexpress.net
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Express
$11
VIP
$22
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
(+66)53-215604
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Ferry operators
Myanmar river cruises
Phone
(+95-9) 778991777
Email
sales@myanmarrivercruises.com
Website
myanmarrivercruises.com
Ferry from Bagan to Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
mgrgexpress.com
Book at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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