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From Chan Mya Shwe Pyi to Inle Lake by bus

Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Nyaung Shwe Odyssey JJ, Inle Lake
6h 40m

From Mandalay International Airport to Taunggyi by flight

Mandalay International Airport
HEH Heho Airport, Taunggyi
1h 25m
Mandalay International Airport
HEH Heho Airport, Taunggyi
Mandalay International Airport
HEH Heho Airport, Taunggyi
Mandalay International Airport
HEH Heho Airport, Taunggyi

Passenger reviews out of total 173 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 17, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
Seat was comfortable and good service. Only downside was the bus made a few stops to alight passengers during midnight that was quite disturbing.
Jan 17, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
Better than AirAsia... Given food, drink and a water bottle, a blanket. Reasonably comfortable reclining seats. Pleasant service.
Jan 6, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
The bus left as stated in voucher. the seats were comfortable (especially compared to other forms of night buses my son used in other places). Everything went smoothly and we even arrived before scheduled time. reliable company.
Nov 24, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
Stopped 3 times before we got to our destination and had to wait 20 mins for another bus to travel the last 10 km...because the bus we were on was going another way....not impressed! All the lights were turned on at every stop, meaning our sleep was disturbed every hour.
Nov 9, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
Seats were excellent, very comfortable and well maintained. Bus was very clean. Driver let us know when to get off the bus at our destination - a very good journey!

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How to get from Mandalay to Inle Lake

When you want to get from Mandalay to Inle Lake, 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 127,529. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MMK 22,036.

How far is Mandalay from Inle Lake?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Mandalay to Inle Lake. Your trip will be a total of 208 miles (334 km). The flying distance is 107 miles (172 km).

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

The travel time from Mandalay to Inle Lake can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 7 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Mandalay to Inle Lake varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is JJ Express (JJ Express): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as MMK 22,036 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 127,529.

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

  • Bus tickets - MMK 22,036 to MMK 22,036;
  • Plane tickets - MMK 127,529 to MMK 127,529;

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

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

  • Flights from Mandalay to Inle Lake depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 22:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. 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 Mandalay to Inle Lake. 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 127,529.

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 Mandalay to Inle Lake


Taking a bus from Mandalay to Inle Lake 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 Mandalay to Inle Lake

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Mandalay to Inle Lake? 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:

  • 953 decided to go for a bus.
  • 47 users took a plane.