There are 3 ways to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai by plane, night bus, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, nightbus  •  4 h 44 min

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

2 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  32 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bagan to Yangoon North
  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 / ...

Drive  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bagan to Chiang Rai 623.6 miles

$85 - $130

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 nightbus to Chiang Rai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Bagan, take the bus to Yangoon North, 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
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho, Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Mandalay, Lashio
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Nyaung-U to Tachilek via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Bagan to Yangoon North
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Myanmar Buses
Website
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
$8 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bagan to Chiang Rai?

The distance between Bagan and Chiang Rai is 535 km. The road distance is 998 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai?

The cheapest way to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai?

The quickest way to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai is to drive which takes 14 h 28 min and costs $85 - $130.

How long does it take to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai?

It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Bagan to Chiang Rai, including transfers.