There are 4 ways to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai by plane, night bus, bus or car

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Fly, night bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Nyaung-U (NYU) to Tachilek (THL) NYU - THL
  2. Take the night bus from Mae Sai to Chiang Rai

$47 - $284

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  31 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
  3. Drive from Hpa-An to Maesod
  4. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang
  5. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

Bus, drive via Chiang Mai  •  32 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
  3. Drive from Hpa-An to Maesod
  4. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
  5. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

Drive  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bagan to Chiang Rai 623.6 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bagan and Chiang Rai is 535 km. The road distance is 997.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nyaung-U Airport to Tachilek Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Rai is 30 min ahead of Bagan. It is currently 10:52 AM in Bagan and 11:22 AM in Chiang Rai.

Yes, the driving distance between Bagan to Chiang Rai is 998 km. It takes approximately 14 h 28 min to drive from Bagan to Chiang Rai.

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Air KBZ, Golden Myanmar, Yangon Airways and Myanma Airways offer flights from Nyaung-U Airport to Tachilek Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bagan to Nyaung-U Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 334.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Bagan to Chiang Rai. However, you can take the taxi to Nyaung-U airport, fly to Tachilek, take the drive to Mae Sai, then take the night bus to Chiang Rai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Bagan Shwe Pyi, take the bus to Yangon Aung Mingalar, take the walk to Yangon, take the bus to Hpa-An, take the drive to Maesod, take the bus to Lampang, take the walk to ลำปาง Lampang, then take the bus to เชียงราย Chiang Rai.

Airlines
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Mae Sai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Bagan to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
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 Bagan to Yangoon North
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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