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.

Entering Myanmar over land can be complicated, but makes for an amazing journey – to find out more go to arriving and departing over land.

Yangon connections

Yangon has a growing number of long-haul direct international flights; Bangkok, Kuala LumpurSingaporeDoha and Dubai are the hubs that most travellers from Europe, North America and Australia go through to get to Myanmar.  

Yangon International Airport Terminal 2 Arrivals

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by many 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 one hour by free shuttle bus or taxi).

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

The other major regional hubs that have regular direct flights to Yangon are: 

Doha (with Qatar Airways)
Dubai (with Emirates)
Singapore (with Myanmar National Airlines, Myanmar Airways InternationalJetstar, or Silk Air)
Hong Kong (with Cathay Dragon or Myanmar National Airlines)
Kuala Lumpur (with Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines)
Kunming (with Air China or China Eastern Airlines)
Guangzhou (with Myanmar Airways International or China Southern Airlines)

Destinations in many other Asian countries also have direct flights, including Vietnam; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan; Cambodia; India; Bangladesh; and further destinations in China and Thailand – go to a list of all direct international flights to Yangon.

For information on Yangon airport terminals, domestic connections and how to get to central Yangon from the airport, go here.

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 SmileBangkok Airways and Myanmar Airways International fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

Mandalay International Airport shops

Other available Mandalay direct international flights are: 

Singapore with Silk Air (three flights weekly, some flights via Yangon)
Guangzhou with China Eastern (twice weekly)
Kunming with China Eastern (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)

For information on domestic connections and how to get to Mandalay from the airport, go to getting to Mandalay.

Nay Pyi Taw connections

Myanmar's capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, has a small number of direct international connections.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airways (three flights weekly)
Kunming (China) with China Eastern (twice weekly)

For information on domestic connections and how to get to Nay Pyi Taw from the airport, go to getting to Nay Pyi Taw.

For visa information, go to visas.

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