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Getting there and away


To Bagan
The bus to Bagan departs at 07:30 and costs 12,000 kyat.

To Mandalay
Busses to Mandalay depart at 07:30 and 20:30 and cost 11,000 kyat.

To Nyaung Shwe (Inle lake)
Busses to Inle depart at 06:15, 07:30 and 07:45 and cost 3,000 kyat.

A moto to Inle lake costs around 15,000 kyat.

To Yangon
Busses to Yangon depart at 17:00 and 19:00 and cost 15,000 kyat.

Updates from Travelfish readers

  • Last January, we took the train from Kalaw to Shwenyaung (Inle Lake). It was a fantastic journey.
    It costs pristine $3 per person. The train leaves at around 11.00 am. Best is to ask the day before to the train master because schedules are due to change a bit... The journey take around four hours and the train is a bit bumpy but it really worth it! Take a pic nic with you but there is plenty of mobile restaurants selling fruits to freshly hot cooked samosas. The landscape is mind blowing. I would do it again.
    Perfect also for pictures opportunities.

    Update by Aralya (3)
    Written on 10th February, 2014

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