How to get here

By Bus

Yangon to Kalaw

There are daily buses from Yangon to Kalaw. The following buses companies are currently operate daily from Yangon to Kalaw. It takes around 12 hours.

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Bagan to Kalaw

From Bagan – buses go from Nyaung U, leaving at around 7am and taking around 9 hours.

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Mandalay to Kalaw

From Mandalay – buses go from the main bus terminal and the journey usually takes 8 hours.

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All buses are heading to Taunggyi and you will be drop at Kalaw.

-  JJ Express (Joyous Journey)

-  Elite Express

-  Lumbini

-  Mingalar Minn

-  Shwe Nan Daw

-  Bagan Mintha

By Flight

Flights arrive at Heho, 26 km east of Kalaw with Air KBZ, Air Bagan, and FMI Air, Golden Myanmar Air and Air Mandalay flights on this route. Reference prices for flights are around US$75 from Yangon.

The journey from Heho to Kalaw takes around an hour by taxi and costs $34 (K30, 000). There are many Taxis in the airport and you may be able to save money by booking your taxi in advance through your hotel. Cheaper options are pick-up trucks or buses, but these are far less convenient.

By Train

Yangon to Kalaw.

The journey time takes around 27 hours. For your tickets, it is available to book in Yangon at least two days ahead to secure your seat. 

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Thazi to Kalaw.

The journey takes 6 hours. There is only one train per day, leaving at 5 AM.

Inle Lake to Kalaw.

The station is located in Shwe Nyaung Junction. The journey takes 3 hours.

The trains leave in the morning at 8 AM.