Flights & getting there
Inle Lake is reached most easily by air, with daily flights from across Myanmar into nearby Heho airport, but there are also frequent bus connections to Yangon, Mandalay and Nyaung U (for Bagan). Kalaw, Loikaw and Pindaya can be accessed by bus, minivan or train from Taunggyi or Shwenyaung near Inle Lake.
At the time of research, it was not possible to drive from Inle Lake to Kyaingtong without a very expensive permit. Instead, Kyaingtong is reached by air, or by bus from Tachileik on the Myanmar–Thailand border.