There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay, drive  •  8 h 30 min

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

Cheapest option

Train, drive, bus  •  35 h 56 min

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

$83 - $126

8 alternative options

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Nay Pyi Taw, drive  •  8 h 48 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 Heho  •  7 h 6 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 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 17 min

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

$89 - $190

Fly Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw, drive  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) DMK - NYT
  2. Drive from Nay Pyi Taw to Inle Lake

Bus, drive  •  30 h 54 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 to Nyaungshwe

Drive  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Inle Lake 823.6 miles

$110 - $170

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

Thai Lion Mentari, Myanma Airways and five 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
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
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Lampang, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Siem Reap, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay via Yangon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Mandalay, Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Mae Sot, Yangon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Yangon, Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mandalay via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Yangon, Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Heho via Mae Sot, Yangon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
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
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nay Pyi Taw via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Thon Buri to Chong Khaep
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Rangsit to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Myanmar Buses
Website
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon to Nyaungshwe
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Dawei to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bangkok to Inle Lake?

The distance between Bangkok and Inle Lake is 846 km. The road distance is 1318 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake?

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake is to train and drive and bus which costs ฿2500 - ฿4000 and takes 35 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake?

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs ฿2900 - ฿7500.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake?

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Bangkok to Inle Lake, including transfers.