Land Border Crossings
Southern Myanmar - Thailand (North to South)

Borders are open daily even on public holiday from 7 AM to 5 PM. You need a valid Burmese Visa to cross into Myanmar as a Western Foreigner. Some South East Asian countries get a free 14 day visa. From the 01.09.2016 you will be able to enter this border with an E-Visa, which you can obtain online. (http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx)

If you enter into Thailand most of the nation get visa on arrival either 15 or 30 days. Please check before you arrive to the border with Thai immigration online. 

MYAWADDY <-> MAE SOT

 

The border crossing point has good connections on either site. Buses leave daily for Mae Sot from Chaing Mai 300 Baht or Bangkok 350 Baht. For now you can only continue onwards travel to Hpa An 10,000 Kyats or Mawlamyine  12,000 Kyats. The new highway makes traveling possible in both directions everyday. No more one way rule. Also the travel time is only 2,5 hours. You are allowed to cross the friendship bridge on foot. There are different booth for foreigners so you don't need to queue up getting stamp.

Avoid to arrive late as there might be no transport going to Hpa An / Mawlamyine.

If you want a private transfer to or from Mae Sot please feel free to contact us. →


Three Pagoda Pass (Thailand)

Many GPS car routes lead through Three Pagoda Pass. However this border crossing is not open for international tourists.


HTEE KHEE (DAWEI) <-> PHU NAM RON (KANCHANABURI)

 

If you leave Myanmar (Dawei) the minivan will pick you up around 8 AM from your hotel for around 22.000 Kyats. The 4,5 hours drive along the Tanintharyi river and over the Tanintharyi mountains is stunning and worth the time. You can arrange with the driver that he will drive you to the Thai Immigration office, because there are 4 kilometer of no mans land in between. Kindly ask the hotel to do so as most likely the driver will speak no English. There are public buses twice a day to take you to Kanchanaburi 50-80 Baht . The better option is to ask waiting minivans (visa run companies) if they have a seat for you. A shared ride should cost around not more then 150 Baht and takes about 1 hr. Private options to Kanchanaburi can be around 500 Baht per person.

Borders are open daily even on public holiday from 7 AM to 5 PM. You need a valid Burmese Visa to cross into Myanmar as a Western Foreigner. Some South East Asian countries get a free 14 day visa. This land border has no E-Visa Option yet (01.09.2015). 

If you are coming from Thailand (Kanchanaburi) there will be a minivan from the main bus station around 9:00 AM for 80 Baht. Driving time is 1 hr. Two public buses (10:30 Am and 12:30 PM) will go to the border for 80 Baht. When you ask at the Bus Station for the bus don't forget to tell that you want to go to Myanmar (Burma). The reason for this is that the hot springs a few hours north have the same name as the the border town Phu Nam Ron. Right after immigration there is an office which can call you a mini van for crossing the no mans land and taking you to Dawei.  Price is 800 Baht.

Avoid to arrive late as there might be no transport going to Dawei. The road can become impassible during rainy season. It is possible to get to Bangkok within 12 hrs either way.

WATCH: Video impression of this trip. →

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Maw Daung (myeik) <-> Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin)

Open only for Thai tourists, not for other nations.  (As off July 2016)


KAWTHAUNG <-> RANONG

 

Borders are open daily even on public holiday from 7 AM to 5 PM. You need a valid Burmese Visa to cross into Myanmar as a Western Foreigner. Some South East Asian countries get a free 14 day visa. From the 01.09.2016 you will be able to enter this border with an E-Visa, which you can obtain online. (http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx)

Simple take a long tail boat around 50 Baht per person from Myoma Jetty  to cross the river to get to either site. Charter boat from 250 Baht.  Be aware that you can get stuck in Kawthaung if there are no boats going due to weather conditions. Overland travel to Myeik is prohibited.