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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pathein by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  25h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
  2. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
  3. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ngwesaung

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Bus via Chaung Tha Beach  •  27h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
  2. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
  3. Take the bus from Yangon to Chaung Tha Beach

Drive  •  13h 36m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pathein 958.9 km

Fly from Chiang Mai, bus  •  12h 58m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Yangon (RGN) CNX - RGN
  2. Take the bus from Yangon Dagon Ayar to Pathein

Bus to Tachilek, fly, bus  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai
  2. Fly from Tachilek (THL) to Yangon (RGN) THL - RGN
  3. Take the bus from Yangon Dagon Ayar to Pathein

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pathein is to bus via Chaung Tha Beach which costs ฿2600 - ฿3500 and takes 27h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pathein is to fly and bus which takes 12h 58m and costs ฿4300 - ฿9000.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Pathein is 503 km. The road distance is 958.9 km.

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It takes approximately 25h 13m to get from Chiang Mai to Pathein, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Yangon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Pathein is 30 min behind Chiang Mai. It is currently 3:10 PM in Chiang Mai and 2:40 PM in Pathein.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pathein is 959 km. It takes approximately 13h 36m to drive from Chiang Mai to Pathein.

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Thai Smile, Myanma Airways, Myanmar Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Yangon Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Pathein. Prices start at $100 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 ฿15 - ฿20.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pathein.
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  • Distance: 502.7 km
  • Duration: 25h 13m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Pathein, Myanmar?

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Pathein via Maesod, Myawaddy, Yangon, Yangon Aung Mingalar, and Ngwesaung in around 25h 13m.

Airlines
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com.mm
Flights from Tachilek to Yangon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Flights from Tachilek to Yangon via Heho
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Flights from Tachilek to Yangon via Lashio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Flights from Tachilek to Yangon via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Yangon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Yangon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $270
Flights from Tachilek to Yangon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Yangon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
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12go.asia
Economy
$13
VIP
$17
Shwe Chaung Thar
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ngwesaung
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
easybook.com
Asia Dragon Express
Phone
09-8619008
Email
asiadragon77777@gmail.com
Website
asiadragontravels.com
Bus from Yangon to Ngwesaung
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
asiadragontravels.com
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon to Chaung Tha Beach
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
asiadragontravels.com
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Shwe Pyi Lwin
Phone
(+95)9783807998
Email
shwepyilwin99@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Yangon Dagon Ayar to Pathein
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
12go.asia

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