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 32 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 Shwe Pyi

Cheapest option

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

6 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  28 h 39 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 Shwe Pyi

Bus, drive #2  •  29 h 50 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 Yangoon North to Bagan

Drive  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Bagan 764.9 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U  •  7 h

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

$258 - $762

Fly Chiang Mai to Mandalay, train  •  10 h 2 min

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

$133 - $398

Bus to Tachilek, fly to Mandalay, train  •  13 h 19 min

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

$185 - $346

Questions & Answers

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 32 min to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Heho Airport to Nyaung-U Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Bagan is 30 min behind Chiang Mai. It is currently 4:39 AM in Chiang Mai and 4:09 AM in Bagan.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Bagan is 1224 km. It takes approximately 16 h 1 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Bagan.

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Mann Yadanarpon, Air KBZ and Golden Myanmar offer flights from Heho Airport to Nyaung-U Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Bagan. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan.
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  • Distance: 314.6 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 32 min

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

Thai AirAsia, Air KBZ and eight other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Bagan every 2 hours.

Airlines
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Don Muang, Yangon
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Air KBZ
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Yangon, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $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 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Heho to Nyaung-U
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nyaung-U via Kunming, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Tachilek to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
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
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
Bus from Yangoon North to Bagan
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
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
$11 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แม่สาย Maesai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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