Many first-time travelers to Myanmar skip Inle Lake in their rush to visit Bagan. Don’t make the same mistake, make sure you pay a visit to Inle Lake and explore the shallow lake in the middle of Myanmar, south-east of Mandalay.
Inle Lake is accessible by bus, train and plane from Yangon through Shwe Nyaung and Heho Airport, in Taunggyi. Below is the schedule of bus and trin trips from Yangon to Inle Lake. the trips are very limited so you will have to plan in advance in order to have a smooth travel.
Bus schedule and fare from Yangon to Inle Lake
There’s only one trip from Aung Mingalar, Yangon to Inle Lake (Shwe Nyaung) which departs at 6PM. the travel time is 12 hours and fare is Php1,200 / USD23. You may book your ticket here.
Train schedule from Yanong to Inle Lake
Myanmar Railways has one daily trip from Yangon Central to Inle Lake. It departs at 11am and arrives in Inle Lake after around 30 hours. The fare is Php821 / USD16.