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

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, night bus  •  3 h 51 min

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

$137 - $275

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 Chiang Mai, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Heho (HEH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HEH - CNX
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai

$249 - $948

Bus, drive  •  34 h 45 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
  5. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai 441.1 miles

$60 - $90

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

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The quickest way to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai is to fly and night bus which costs $130 - $280 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Inle Lake and Chiang Rai is 312 km. The road distance is 705.8 km.

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

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The quickest flight from Heho Airport to Tachilek Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Chiang Rai is 30 min ahead of Inle Lake. It is currently 3:26 AM in Inle Lake and 3:56 AM in Chiang Rai.

Yes, the driving distance between Inle Lake to Chiang Rai is 706 km. It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to drive from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai.

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Yangon Airways, Golden Myanmar and Myanma Airways offer flights from Heho Airport to Tachilek Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inle Lake to Heho Airport is to taxi which takes 46 min and costs $30 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Inle Lake to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 195.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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 night bus to Chiang Rai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Heho airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to กองบิน 41 Wing 41, take the bus to สถานีขนส่ง Arcade, take the walk to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai, then take the bus to Chiang Rai.

Airlines
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
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 Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Heho to Mong Hsat
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Yangon Airways
Website
yangonair.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Heho to Tachilek
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Heho to Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Phone
+959977181230
Email
jjonlineticket@jjexpress.net
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
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
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

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