There are 5 ways to get from Inle Lake to Bangkok 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  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) HEH - BKK

$185 - $463

Cheapest option

Drive, bus, train  •  34 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Inle Lake to Yamethin
  2. Take the bus from Yamethin to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  3. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Dawei
  4. Drive from Dawei to Nam Tok
  5. Take the train from Nam Tok to Thon Buri

$59 - $97

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake) to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
  3. Drive from Ye to Three Pagodas Pass
  4. Take the bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Bus Terminal

Bus, drive, Minivan  •  36 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake) to Yangon Aung Mingalar
  2. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
  3. Drive from Ye to Three Pagodas Pass
  4. Take the bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Kanchanaburi
  5. Take the Minivan from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal

Drive  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Inle Lake to Bangkok 823.1 miles

$110 - $170

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

Myanma Airways, Air KBZ and seven other airlines fly from Inle Lake to Bangkok hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Heho to Suvarnabhumi via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nam Tok to Thon Buri
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Yamethin to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Dawei
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Ye
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake) to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Three Pagodas Pass to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Win Happy
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Inle Lake to Bangkok?

The distance between Inle Lake and Bangkok is 846 km. The road distance is 1317 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Inle Lake to Bangkok is to drive and bus and train which costs $55 - $100 and takes 34 h 29 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Inle Lake to Bangkok is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $180 - $470.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Inle Lake to Bangkok, including transfers.