Inle Lake to Bagan

Inle Lake to Bagan

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Nyaung Shwe Odyssey JJ, Inle Lake
9h bus ride in VIP
Bagan Shwe Pyi

From Nyaung Shwe Odyssey JJ to Bagan by Bus

Nyaung Shwe Odyssey JJ, Inle Lake
9h bus ride in VIP
Bagan Shwe Pyi

Inle Lake to Bagan destination reviews

Bus VIP, JJ Express, Feb 22, 2020
Too cold and too fast (2h30min be for scheduled arriving!) for a bustrip!
Bus VIP, JJ Express, Jan 24, 2020
Bumpy ride but seats are comfy. Served a hot meal at first stop. Arrived an hour ahead of schedule but lots of taxis at terminal in Bagan throughout the night so no problem getting to hotel.
Bus VIP, JJ Express, Jan 3, 2020
Pleasant journey. I have a good night sleep
10 customer reviews

How to get from Inle Lake to Bagan

When you want to get from Inle Lake to Bagan, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MMK 115,434. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MMK 16,864.

How far is Inle Lake from Bagan?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Inle Lake to Bagan. Your trip will be a total of 162 miles (260 km). The flying distance is 125 miles (200 km).

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

The travel time from Inle Lake to Bagan can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Inle Lake to Bagan?

The cost of the trip from Inle Lake to Bagan varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Bagan Min Tha: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as MMK 16,864 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as MMK 115,434.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Inle Lake to Bagan:

  • Bus tickets - MMK 16,697 to MMK 24,286;
  • Plane tickets - MMK 97,144 to MMK 115,358;

How many trips per day are there between Inle Lake and Bagan?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Inle Lake to Bagan depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 19:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Inle Lake to Bagan. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is MMK 97,144.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Inle Lake to Bagan
Air KBZ, Myanmar Airways Intl, Myanmar National Airlines


Taking a bus from Inle Lake to Bagan is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Inle Lake to Bagan

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Inle Lake to Bagan? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 55% decided to go for a bus.
  • 45% users took a plane.