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There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan by bus, car or plane

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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Bus  •  29h 31m

  1. Take the bus from พาน Phan to ลำปาง Lampang 150
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Maesod
  3. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi

$55 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus, Minibus  •  33h 31m

  1. Take the bus from พาน Phan to ลำปาง Lampang 150
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Maesod
  3. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay
  4. Take the Minibus from Mandalay to Bagan Shwe Pyi

$44 - $76

2 alternative options

Drive  •  16h 36m

  1. Drive from Ban Fang Tuen to Bagan 689 miles

$95 - $140

Fly  •  19h 6m

  1. Fly from Tachilek (THL) to Nyaung-U (NYU) THL - NYU

$152 - $391

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan is to bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2400 and takes 29h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan is to drive which costs ฿3100 - ฿4600 and takes 16h 36m.

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The distance between Chiang Rai (State) and Bagan is 543 km. The road distance is 1102.5 km.

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It takes approximately 29h 31m to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan is to bus which takes 29h 31m and costs ฿1800 - ฿2400. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿4900 - ฿13000 and takes 19h 6m.

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There is no direct flight from Tachilek Airport to Nyaung-U Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 45m and has one stopover.

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Bagan is 30m behind Chiang Rai (State). It is currently 11:01 PM in Chiang Rai (State) and 10:31 PM in Bagan.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan is 1102 km. It takes approximately 16h 36m to drive from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan.

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Golden Myanmar and Mann Yadanarpon offer flights from Tachilek Airport to Nyaung-U Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Bagan. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Bagan.
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  • Distance: 339.6 miles
  • Duration: 29h 31m

What companies run services between Chiang Rai (State), Thailand and Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar?

You can take a bus from Ban Fang Tuen to Bagan via พาน Phan, Lampang, Maesod, Myawaddy, Yangon Aung Mingalar, and Bagan Shwe Pyi in around 29h 31m. Alternatively, Mann Yadanarpon and Golden Myanmar fly from Mae Sai to Bagan once daily.

Airlines
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Tachilek to Nyaung-U via Heho, Yangon
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Tachilek to Nyaung-U via Heho
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Tachilek to Nyaung-U via Heho
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from พาน Phan to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Maesod
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
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Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
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12go.asia
Bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
12go.asia
Shwe Mandalar Express
Phone
095042644
Email
shwemandalarexpress@hotmail.com
Website
shwemandalarexpress.com
Bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
shwemandalarexpress.com
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expressticket.innoveller.com
Bus from Myawaddy to Mandalay
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
shwemandalarexpress.com
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bagan Minthar
Phone
09-73238057
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Phone
+959977181230
Email
jjonlineticket@jjexpress.net
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Mandalay to Bagan Shwe Pyi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
OK Minibus
Phone
+95 66 22 623
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mandalay to Bagan Shwe Pyi
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai (State) to Tachilek Airport is to drive which takes 10m and costs .

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