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There are 11 ways to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake by plane, car, bus 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.

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay, drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Mandalay (MDL) BKK - MDL
  2. Drive from Mandalay to Inle Lake

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

9 alternative options

Fly Don Muang to Heho  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Heho (HEH) DMK - HEH

$95 - $230

Fly Don Muang to Mandalay, drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Mandalay (MDL) DMK - MDL
  2. Drive from Mandalay to Inle Lake

Fly Don Muang to Mae Hong Son, drive  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) DMK - HGN
  2. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Inle Lake

$110 - $285

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Nay Pyi Taw, drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) BKK - NYT
  2. Drive from Nay Pyi Taw to Inle Lake

Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai, drive  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX
  2. Drive from Chiang Mai to Inle Lake

$85 - $200

Fly Don Muang to Chiang Rai, drive  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI
  2. Drive from Chiang Rai to Inle Lake

$89 - $190

Bus, drive  •  31 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rangsit to Mae Sot 638
  2. Drive from Mae Sot to Hpa-An
  3. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Nyaungshwe

Bus, drive via Ye  •  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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake is to train and drive and bus which costs ฿2600 - ฿3900 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 ฿3100 - ฿7500 and takes 7 h 31 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 8 h 26 min to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Mandalay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Inle Lake is 30 min behind Bangkok. It is currently 5:32 PM in Bangkok and 5:02 PM in Inle Lake.

Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Inle Lake is 1318 km. It takes approximately 18 h 2 min to drive from Bangkok to Inle Lake.

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Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Myanma Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Mandalay Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Inle Lake. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake.
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  • Distance: 528.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

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

Nok Air, Myanma Airways and seven other airlines fly from Bangkok to Inle Lake every 3 hours.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Mandalay, Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Nay Pyi Taw
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Chiang Mai, Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,700
Air KBZ
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon, Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
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
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Rangsit to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
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
Phone
+959977181230
Email
jjonlineticket@jjexpress.net
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

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