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Getting to Myanmar

Yangon International Airport (sometimes call Yangon Mingaladon Airport) is the primary entry point for most travellers, although Mandalay International Airport offers an increasing number of connections. The capital, Nay Pyi Taw, also offers some direct international flights.

Yangon connections

Yangon has a growing number of long-haul direct international flights, but Bangkok remains the hub that most travellers from Europe, the US and Australia will go through to get to Myanmar. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by most major international airlines, and flights from there and from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Yangon are frequent, fast and cheap. If your flights mean you need to change airports in Bangkok, the journey between the two is about one hour by taxi.

The Bangkok to Yangon flight time is around 50 minutes and will typically cost between $100 and $150 return (depending on time of year and when you book) with the budget airlines Air Asia, Nok Air or Golden Myanmar. Other options include Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International.

The other major regional hubs that have regular direct flights to Yangon are Singapore (with Jetstar, Golden Myanmar, Tiger Air or Silk Air), Hong Kong (with Dragonair), Kuala Lumpur (with Air Asia orMalaysia Airlines) and Doha (with Qatar Airways).

Destinations in many other countries in Asia, including China; Cambodia; Vietnam; India; Taiwan; Japan; South Korea; Bangladesh; and Chiang Mai and Mae Sot in Thailand also have direct flights to Yangon.

For information on how to get to central Yangon from the airport, go to getting to Yangon.

Mandalay connections

Mandalay International Airport is served by an increasing number of direct international flights. Air Asia provides daily flights to Bangkok Don Mueang, whilst Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

Other available direct flights are Kunming (China) with China Eastern Airlines (twice weekly); Chiang Mai (Thailand) with Asian Wings (twice weekly) and Bangkok Airways (three flights weekly); Gaya (India) with Myanmar Airways International (three times weekly); and Singapore with Silk Air (three times weekly, some flights via Yangon).

For information on how to get to central Mandalay from the airport, go to getting to Mandalay.

Nay Pyi Taw connections

A three-times weekly Bangkok Suvarnabhumi service is operated by Bangkok Airways.

For visa information, go to visas.

See more Myanmar travel guide at here.