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Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

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Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Hello,

Does anyone have information on how this can be done?

- Are there buses leaving from Nyaungshwe to Hsipaw? Do they go via Nawnghkio and Gokhteik bridge? Estimated time it takes?

- Can this be done by car (shared taxi or private)? Any ideas on how long it will be and how much it can cost?

- Can the cost of the second option be compared with the one for the flight from Heho to Lashio and then by car to Hsipaw?

Thank you for your help.

PS. We're talking for the first week of August.

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1. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

You can take direct bus from Inle lake to Hsipaw.

Bus Company name is Taung Pyar Tann Express. Ticket fare is 18500 kyats. Bus leaves from Taung Gyi 11:30 AM and leaves from AyeTharYar Bus Station in 01:00 PM. Arrival time at ( SHWENYAUNG Junction ) around 1:30 PM. Bus arrives at Hsipaw very early morning 3:00 AM.

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2. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Taung Pyar Tann Express

Taung Gyi ( for Inle lake )

+95-81-202058 , +95-81-2121316

AyeTharYar Bus Station

+95-9-36051754

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3. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Hmmm... thank you for the information. If this is the only bus option, it will probably not fit in our needs. We want to stop and have a look at the Gokhteik bridge, so, unless it is very expensive, hiring a car will be our only option.

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4. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Just private taxi or taking train is only option to see the Goktiek bridge. No bus stop there!!!

You can do it by private taxi, not with share taxi.

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5. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Direct bus from Nyaung Shwe to Hsipaw will cost 15000 kyats.

Bus will leave from NS at 4:00 PM and wil arrive to Hsipaw around 5-6 AM following morning.

It will be dark time when you cross Gokhteik via-duct.

I suggest that you should take train when you back from Hsipaw.

Hsipaw>Naung Pein by train(crossing Gokhteik viaduct) and back from Naung Pein to Mandalay by taxi or local transport.

Many public transportation cars will cross between Lashio and Mandalay on that road.

From Inle to Hsipaw is easier to take bus,not like old time.

From Heho to La Shio by flight is not possible yet.

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6. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Thank you for your responses.

I see in the websites of the airlines that there is air connection to Lashio. Is it only with Mandalay or Yangon?

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7. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Air KBZ fly from Yangon- Heho-Lashio-Tachileik.

http://www.airkbz.com/flight-schedule

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8. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Air KBZ fly YGN>HHO>LSHO 3 times aweek(Mon,Wed and Fri).

Fare is US$ 83+1000 kyats in low season like this month.

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9. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Thank you all for your kind responses and info.

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10. Re: Transportation from Lake Inle to Hsipaw

Tagging on to this forum thread as I have related questions.

Just to clarify from the responses above, there are TWO buses to Hsipaw from Lake Inle area:

- Option 1 (mentioned in post #1): Bus that leaves from Taung Gyi 11:30 AM and leaves from AyeTharYar Bus Station in 01:00 PM. Arrival time at (SHWENYAUNG Junction) around 1:30 PM. Bus arrives at Hsipaw the following day at very early morning 3:00 AM [~14 hours]. This would mean that for this bus, I would have to first get to AyeTharYar Bus Station from Nyaung Shwe near Inle Lake - is that correct?

- Option 2 (mentioned in post #5): Bus leaves Nyaung Shwe for Hsipaw at 4:00 PM and will arrive at Hsipaw around 5-6 AM the following morning [~12 hours].

Which route do the buses ply? Apart from departure/arrival times, any difference between the two buses in terms of comfort, air-conditioned, cost, no. of stops etc.?

Thanks in advance.

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