Directions from Vientiane to Mandalay

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. VTE - MDL

$272 - $704

Cheapest option

Train, drive, bus  •  44 h 44 min

$82 - $184

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  32 h 3 min

  1. 829

Night bus, bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Tt

Bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Tt

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. 968.3 miles

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

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

Airlines
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
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Nakhon Pathom
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Nakhon Phathom to Chong Khaep
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
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 - $23
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
Bus from Dawei to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
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
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
myanmarrivercruises.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vientiane and Mandalay is 814 km. The road distance is 1549 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Mandalay is to train and drive and bus which costs $80 - $190 and takes 44 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Mandalay is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $270 - $750.

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Vientiane to Mandalay, including transfers.