There are 5 ways to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai by plane, night bus, car or bus

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 to Tachilek, nightbus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Tachilek (THL) HEH - THL
  2. Take the nightbus from Mae Sai to Chiang Rai

Cheapest option

Fly to Mong Hsat, drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Mong Hsat (MOG) HEH - MOG
  2. Drive from Mong Hsat to Chiang Rai

$123 - $333

3 alternative options

Fly to Kengtung, drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Kengtung (KET) HEH - KET
  2. Drive from Kengtung to Chiang Rai

$163 - $420

Bus, drive  •  33 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Nyaungshwe to Yangon
  2. Take the bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
  3. Drive from Hpa-An to Maesod
  4. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang
  5. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai 441.1 miles

$60 - $90

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

There is no direct connection from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai. However, you can take the taxi to Heho airport, fly to Tachilek, take the drive to Mae Sai, then take the nightbus to Chiang Rai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Heho airport, fly to Mong Hsat, then take the drive to Chiang Rai.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Heho to Tachilek via Lashio
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Heho to Mong Hsat
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Heho to Kengtung
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Mae Sai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Nyaungshwe to Yangon
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Book at
12go.asia
Myanmar Buses
Website
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangon to Hpa-An
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Inle Lake and Chiang Rai is 312 km. The road distance is 706 km.

The cheapest way to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai is to fly and drive which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $120 - $340.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai, including transfers.