Yangon to Inle Lake: 2020 Bus and Train Schedule

Schedule of train and bus trips from Yangon to Inle Lake and from Inle Lake to Yangon in Myanmar. Last updated on January 14, 2020.

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. [Check out our list of top tourist spots in Bagan]

Yangon to Inle Lake Bus and Train Schedule
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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 train 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 journey.

Schedule of train and bus trips between Yangon and Inle Lake

Bus schedule from Aung Mingalar, Yangon to Inle Lake

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Elite Express8:00 AMUSD15
JJ Express6:00 PMUSD21
Mandalar Minn Express7:00 PMUSD16
Elite Express7:00 PMUSD21
Mandalar Minn Express7:30 PMUSD21
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Bus schedule from Aung Mingalar, Yangon to Taunggyi 

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Mandalar Minn Express7:00 PMUSD17
Mandalar Minn Express7:30 PMUSD23

Train schedule and fare from Yangon to Inle Lake

There’s only one daily train trip from Yangon Central Station to Inle Lake. The train departs at 11:00 AM and the fare is USD16.

Bus schedule from Aye Tharyar Highway Bus, Inle Lake to Yangon

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Mandalar Minn Express5:30 PMUSD23
Mandalar Minn Express6:30 PMUSD17

Bus schedule from Nyaung Shwe Bagan Minthar, Inle Lake to Yangon

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Mandalar Minn Express6:00 PMUSD23
Mandalar Minn Express6:30 PMUSD17

Bus schedule from Nyaung Shwe Odyssey JJ, Inle Lake to Yangon

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
JJ Express6:00 PMUSD23

Bus schedule from Nyaung Shwe Elite Express to Yangon

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Elite Express7:00 PMUSD15

Travel time

The travel time between Yangon and Inle Lake is around 12 hours by bus and more than a day by train.

Have you tried taking this bus service? How was your experience? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice, if you see any changes, please let us know to help our fellow travelers get the most accurate schedule. Thanks!

If you are traveling on a tight schedule, we highly recommend that you call the bus company to confirm the trip. Have a safe journey!

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