There are 5 ways to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake by plane, taxi, bus, car or train

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 to Heho  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Heho (HEH) BKK - HEH

$181 - $467

Cheapest option

Train, drive, bus  •  36 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Thon Buri to Nam Tok
  2. Drive from Nam Tok to Dawei
  3. Take the bus from Dawei to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Nyaungshwe

$80 - $119

3 alternative options

Fly to Loikaw, taxi  •  17 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Loikaw (LIW) BKK - LIW
  2. Take a taxi from Loikaw to Inle Lake

$261 - $572

Bus, drive  •  36 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Three Pagodas Pass
  2. Drive from Three Pagodas Pass to Ye
  3. Take the bus from Ye to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Nyaungshwe

Drive  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Inle Lake 823.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake is to train and drive and bus which costs ฿2600 - ฿4000 and takes 36 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake is to fly which costs ฿6000 - ฿16000 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Inle Lake is 846 km. The road distance is 1317.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Inle Lake is Heho (HEH) Airport which is 25.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) (127.1 km), Mandalay (MDL) (161.9 km), Nyaung-U (NYU) (218 km) and Chiang Mai (CNX) (292 km).

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake.
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  • Distance: 528.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar?

Myanma Airways, Myanmar Airways International and six other airlines fly from Bangkok to Inle Lake every 3 hours.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Loikaw via Yangon
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Air KBZ
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Heho via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Thon Buri to Nam Tok
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $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
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Ye to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
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
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Nyaungshwe
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Loikaw to Inle Lake
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130

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