Getting from Myanmar’s Royal Capital Nay Phi Taw to Kalaw can be easily arranged at your hotel. The bus is going through Kalaw to Inle Lake and then to Taungine. We wanted to go to Kalaw as we planned to hike from Kalaw to Inle Lake. The bus ride from Nay Pyi Taw to Kalaw takes about 6-7 hours. The road to Kalaw is not bad and quite smooth, although Kalaw is on the mountain so the last bit is a spiral upward.
There were 3 bus options with different times and prices:
- 6 am bus for 10,000 Kyats per person
- 8 am bus for 13,500 Kyats per person
- 7 pm bus for 8,500 Kyats per person
We chose the 3rd option and left at 7pm from the Thae Pyae Kone Market bus station, and arrived at Kalaw at 1.00 am to a cold mountain atmosphere.
The other options from Nay Pyi Taw is to go to Bagan or to Yangon.