Last updated: Dec 11, 2019


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How To Get From Inle Lake to Yangon?

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar.  Yangon is a culture rich city with numerous historical and religious sites to visit.  The stunning Shwedagon Pagoda is a must-see while visiting this city, as well as the countless other Pagoda’s and Temples.  Taking a ride on the circular train will give you a great opportunity to travel with locals and take in the sights surrounding Yangon.

When travelling the 590km’s from Inle Lake to Yangon you can hop on a bus for the 9-hour journey ($14), or you can board a flight which takes just over 1 hour with ticket prices starting at $93.

Schedule from Inle Lake to Yangon

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus9h$14Check bus tickets
Flight1h 10m$93Check flights


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Inle Lake to Yangon by Bus

Duration: 9 hours
Costs: $14

The cheapest option to get from Inle Lake to Yangon is by bus and the journey will take about 9 hours. Check schedules below:

Bus companyScheduleDurationCosts
JJ Express18:00-05:0011h$21

Ticket prices vary slightly depending on the bus company you choose. A standard bus will cost $14, while VIP buses with more comfortable seats will cost $21.


  • Departs from the Ko Kyaw Lwin Oo Lumbini Bus Gate in front of the Nyaung Shwe Wet Market and next to KBZ Bank, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar.
  • Arrives at the Aung Mingalar Highway Station, located 15 kilometers north of Yangon city.

JJ Express (VIP Bus)

  • Departs from Odyssey JJ Express, located 10 kilometers from Inle Lake
  • Arrives at the JJ Express Bus Gate in Aung Mingalar Bus Station, located 15 kilometers north of Yangon city.
  • JJ Express bus company is one of the most highly-rated bus companies in Myanmar.

The Aung Mingalar Bus Station is the main bus station in Yangon. From here, you can take a taxi for $7 or Local Bus Line 36 for $0.10 per passenger, to reach the city center.

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Inle Lake to Yangon by Flight

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Costs: $93

If you want to reach Yangon the fastest possible way, you can take flight in just 1 hour and 10 minutes from the Heho Airport (HEH) to Yangon International Airport (RGN).

Heho Airport is a 1 hour drive from Nyaungshwe, the main town in Inle Lake. To get to the airport, you can take a taxi for $20.

There are several flights from Yangon to Heho daily with the earliest departing at 09:25 and the latest flight leaving at 17:30. Ticket prices start at $93 for the one-way journey.

When you land at Yangon Airport, there are several YBS airport shuttle buses that can take you to downtown Yangon. These air-conditioned buses operate 24/7 and stop at 16 designated stops within the city, the fare is just $0.30 per passenger. Alternatively, you can take a private taxi for $10.

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