There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan by bus, car, plane 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

Bus, drive via Tak  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
  2. Take the bus from Tak to Mae Sot 829 / ...
  3. Drive from Mae Sot to Hpa-An
  4. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  5. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan

Cheapest option

Drive to Nay Pyi Taw, fly to Nyaung-U  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Nay Pyi Taw
  2. Fly from Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) to Nyaung-U (NYU) NYT - NYU

$120 - $393

6 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
  2. Drive from Maesod to Hpa-An
  3. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan

Drive  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Bagan 764.9 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Chiang Mai to Mandalay, train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Mandalay (MDL) CNX - MDL
  2. Take the train from Wetlu to Bagan

$133 - $397

Fly Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Nyaung-U (NYU) CNX - NYU

$258 - $761

Drive to Heho, fly to Nyaung-U  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Heho
  2. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Nyaung-U (NYU) HEH - NYU

$128 - $270

Bus, bus to Tachilek, fly to Mandalay, train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to แม่สาย Maesai
  3. Fly from Tachilek (THL) to Mandalay (MDL) THL - MDL
  4. Take the train from Wetlu to Bagan

$186 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan is to drive which costs ฿3600 - ฿5500 and takes 16 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan is to fly which costs ฿8500 - ฿26000 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Bagan is 503 km. The road distance is 1223.9 km.

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It takes approximately 26 h 20 min to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan, including transfers.

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

Thai AirAsia, Golden Myanmar and six other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Bagan hourly.

Airlines
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Kunming, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Don Muang, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Lashio
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Lashio
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay via Heho
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air KBZ
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Nay Pyi Taw to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
FMI Air
Website
fmiair.com
Flights from Nay Pyi Taw to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Train operators
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$7
Super
$8
Supreme
$9 - $10
Bus from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$2
Super
$3
Supreme
$2 - $3
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
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
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to แม่สาย Maesai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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