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Airports & Airlines

Most international flights arrive at Yangon International Airport. You can also fly directly into Mandalay International Airport from China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Thailand, and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport from China and Thailand.


Airlines offer discounted tickets online depending on how far in advance you book. Good deals are often available from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on budget airlines such as AirAsia and Silk Air.

In Myanmar you can buy international tickets from travel agents or online.

Departure Tax

The US$10 departure tax is included with your air ticket.


Arriving in and departing Myanmar by land to/from China, India and Thailand is possible, although for Chinese and Indian crossings you will need a permit.

Crossings from Bangladesh and Laos were not available at the time of research, but this could change. Check the situation at your journey-planning stage, as border crossings do close from time to time.

Border Crossings

At the time of research there were entry and exit points at six locations along Myanmar's land borders. No bus or train service connects Myanmar with another country, nor can you travel by car or motorcycle across the border – you must walk across. E-visas are currently only available at the following Myanmar–Thailand borders: Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthoung. For other crossings, have your visa ready in your passport before you get to the border.

  • Mae Sai in northern Thailand to/from Tachileik in Shan State
  • Mae Sot in Thailand to/from Myawaddy in Kayin State
  • Ranong in Thailand to/from Kawthoung at far southern end of Tanintharyi Region
  • Phu Nam Ron in Thailand to/from Htee Khee in Tanintharyi Region
  • Ruili in Yunnan Province, China, to/from Mu-se in Shan State
  • Moreh in India's Manipur state to/from Tamu in Sagaing Region


There are no international ferries or cruises to mainland Myanmar by sea. Visitors to the Myeik Archipelago often get to the islands from Thailand on live-aboard diving tours.