There are 3 ways to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai 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.

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  31 h 31 min

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

Cheapest option

Fly  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HEH - CNX

$245 - $942

1 alternative option

Drive  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai 374.2 miles

$50 - $80

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

Myanma Airways, Mann Yadanarpon and three other airlines fly from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai 4 times a day.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Heho to Chiang Mai via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Heho to Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Heho to Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Bus operators
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Nyaungshwe to Yangon Aung Mingalar
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Greenbus Thailand

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Inle Lake and Chiang Mai is 292 km. The road distance is 599 km.

The cheapest way to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 10 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $240 - $950.

It takes approximately 31 h 31 min to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Mai, including transfers.