India to Thailand by Road via Myanmar in Own Car or Motorbike

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Last Updated on: Dec 28, 2019 

A road trip is on every adventure enthusiast’s wish list. And if the road trip takes you across international borders then nothing like it. With the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway shaping up, a trip from India to Bangkok by road via Myanmar through the Asian Highway is no longer a dream. So here we have collated all the information about the cross border trip from India to Thailand by road where you will get important information about the route, trip details, what to carry, what permits are needed and other tips for this epic road trip across 3 countries.

When we had crossed the Moreh border in 2018 to visit Myanmar, we have been asked by many readers whether it is possible to take our own vehicle across the borders from India to Myanmar and then to Thailand. We had done the backpacking Myanmar trip on a budget by public vehicles. But, yes a trip from India to Bangkok by road via Myanmar in your own vehicle is possible. It only requires a lot of permits and permissions to be in place. So read on to know more about the road trip.

India to Thailand by road via Myanmar Route Map

In this trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar, you will be driving through the Asian Highway. We start the road trip from New Delhi here. In all purposes, you have to reach Siliguri in West Bengal and then drive on to Guwahati in Assam. If you are coming from any part in India, find your route to Siliguri first.

From Kolkata, you can drive to Siliguri on the first day and to Guwahati on the second day.

India to Thailand by Road via Myanmar route map
  • Day 1 : New Delhi – Lucknow (535 km, 8-9 hours)
  • Day 2 : Lucknow – Darbhanga, Bihar (590 km, 11-12 hours)
  • Day 3 : Darbhanga – Siliguri (325 km, 7-8 hours)
  • Day 4 : Siliguri – Guwahati (460 km, 10-11 hours)
  • Day 5 : Guwahati
  • Day 6 : Guwahati – Kohima (360 km, 10-11 hours)
  • Day 7 : Kohima – Imphal (140 km, 4-5 hours)
  • Day 8 : Imphal – Moreh (India) – Tamu (Myanmar) – Kale (245 km, 6-7 hours)
  • Day 9 : Kale – Monywa (240 km, 7-8 hours)
  • Day 10 : Monywa – Mandalay (132 km, 3-4 hours)
  • Day 11 : Mandalay
  • Day 12 : Mandalay – Yangon (630 km, 9-10 hours)
  • Day 13 : Yangon – Bago (75 km, 2 hours)
  • Day 14: Bago – Hpa An (210 km, 6-7 hours)
  • Day 15 : Hpa An – Myawaddy (Myanmar) – Mae Sot (Thailand) – Tak (225 km, 6-7 hours)
  • Day 16 : Tak – Bangkok (430 km, 6-7 hours)
  • Day 17 : Bangkok

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : New Delhi – Lucknow (535 km, 8-9 hours)

If you are starting from New Delhi, we would recommend you to start early in the morning and drive as much as possible. Stop at Lucknow for the night.

Day 2 : Lucknow – Darbhanga, Bihar (590 km, 11-12 hours)

Another long day of driving or riding would be this day. Cover as much distance possible in your own country so that you have more time on international land.

Day 3 : Darbhanga – Siliguri (325 km, 7-8 hours)

From Darbhanga, drive to Siliguri.  This day the driving time is a lesser and you would probably wasn’t some much-needed rest.

Day 4 : Siliguri – Guwahati (460 km, 10-11 hours)

From Siliguri, you will cross the chicken’s neck and drive to Guwahati. The road to Guwahati is quite good.

Day 5: Guwahati

We would recommend you to keep a spare day in Guwahati. Both you and your vehicle will need the much-needed rest. You can also get your car or motorbike serviced and checked in Guwahati.

Day 6 : Guwahati – Kohima (360 km, 10-11 hours)

The road near Guwahati is good, but as you enter Nagaland, the roads become bad. This part of the journey will be a test of your driving skills. Take NH27 upto Nagaon (the roads are better here) and then continue to Nagaland. The route, however, goes through small hills, green forests and beautiful villages.

Remember: You will need an ILP to visit Nagaland.

Day 7 : Kohima – Imphal (140 km, 4-5 hours)

The roads are rough and driving will again be a test of your skills, especially if you are a biker. Imphal will be your last stop before you start your international trip. So check and recheck your documents again and also the condition of your vehicle. You would not want anything to go wrong the next day. If you want, stop at Imphal for a day for rest.

Day 8 : Imphal – Moreh – Tamu – Kale (245 km, 6-7 hours)

This day, you are going to enter a different country. I would suggest you start early and drive to Moreh, the border town in Manipur. You must have your carnet and accommodation details ready as it is required for entering Myanmar in your own vehicle.

Once you reach Moreh, get your documents (passport, visa) checked at Moreh ICP. Cross the India-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to enter Myanmar. Your escort should be ready opposite the Friendship Bridge.

Next, the necessary immigration process will take place at Tamu. Here your visa will get stamped. The carnet will get stamped a few kilometres ahead of Tamu. The road condition is not very good. You will cross a number of bridges in the route.

Things to remember:

You can enter Myanmar only before 10 PM. The entire formality usually takes about an hour. So, reach the border in time. Also, keep in mind that Myanmar Standard Time is one hour ahead of Indian Standard Time. I would recommend you to reach the border in the day itself.

In Myanmar, vehicles move on the right side of the road. Keep this in mind.

India Myanmar Friendship Bridge - India to Myanmar by road

Day 9 : Kale – Monywa (240 km, 7-8 hours)

This is a single lane road. You will mainly drive through the beautiful Burmese countryside. You will cross paddy fields, little villages and again a number of bridges.

Day 10 : Monywa – Mandalay (132 km, 3-4 hours)

This distance is less this day and you will take about 3 hours to reach Mandalay.

Day 11 : Mandalay

A day stop in Mandalay is recommended. The city is beautiful and you can explore Mandalay this day.

Day 12 : Mandalay – Yangon (630 km, 9-10 hours)

The road from Mandalay to Yangon is a good one. Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and was the erstwhile capital of Myanmar before it was shifted to Naw Pyi Taw. If you want you can stay another day at Yangon as well.

Day 13 : Yangon – Bago (75 km, 2 hours)

This is a small distance to be covered. You can explore Yangon in the morning and leave for Bago in the afternoon. But avoid the evening as driving or riding at night can be quite challenging.

Day 14: Bago – Hpa An (210 km, 6-7 hours)

The road is a good one and on the way to Hpa-An, you will come across a number of waterfalls.

It is recommended to stay the night at Hpa An as the next day you will be entering Thailand. Good night rest is required.

Buddha statue at Bago

Day 15 : Hpa An – Myawaddy – Mae Sot – Tak (225 km, 6-7 hours)

Again this day you will cross another international border and finally, you will reach Thailand from India. Remember, carnet Pass is required for entering into Thailand with your own vehicle.

You will come to Myawaddy, the Burmese border town. Exchange the remaining Kyats you have to Thai Baht near the border. Also, get your exit stamp on your passport and other permits at the Myanmar Immigration office at the border. Here, your Burmese escort car will also bid you goodbye. You have to cross a bridge here also. Across the bridge is Thailand.

You will meet your Thai escort car across the bridge at Mae Sot, the Thai border town. The Thailand embassy is just opposite the bridge where you have to get your documents and permit checked.

Thailand is a left-hand drive country like India. So you have to change lanes once you enter Thailand.

Tak is about 90 km from Mae Sot, the border. Once you enter Thailand, you will see the change in the conditions of the roads. Clean and smooth roads, you will have a good time driving on the roads of Thailand.

Day 16 : Tak – Bangkok (430 km, 6-7 hours)

This would be one of the best drives in the entire trip. You are in Thailand and driving on some great roads. You will have a great time both driving your car and riding your bike. Once you reach Bangkok, enjoy the vibe of the city.

Where you would want to visit in Thailand and what places you would drive from Bangkok, I would leave that to you. You might want to go to Phuket, Phi Phi Island or other places. Plan accordingly and carry on with the trip.

It is well worth learning Thai free online before you embark upon this fantastic adventure, as it will make it easier for you to really immerse yourself in the local traditions and culture. This means a far more enriching experience, and the chance to explore Thailand to the full. 


The next thing you probably want to decide is whether you want to return via the same route or ship your bike or car and return by air from Thailand.

Roads in Thailand

Shipping your vehicle

If you wish to ship your vehicle from the last destination, then also plan about this beforehand. You might not want to return back the same route.

In this case, contact shipping companies that can import your car or bike back to India. Know about the procedures, documents needed and the estimated cost associated with shipping. The cost will depend upon the type of vehicle and the distance it is being shipped to.

Some Important Tips for India to Myanmar to Thailand Road Trip by own vehicle

International Driving Permit (IDP)  is one of the most important documents that you need to have whether you are driving your 4-wheeler or riding 2-wheelers across Myanmar and Thailand.

Please remember International Driving Permit (IDP) and International Driving License (IDL) is not the same, though in India both the terms are used interchangeably. You can apply for IDP by visiting the RTO Office from where your driving license has been issued. Fee for getting an IDP is INR 1000.

The IDP can be used in many countries other than Myanmar and Thailand as well. With this, you can also opt for renting a vehicle in a foreign country.

Remember, IDP is not valid without your Indian Driving License. So keep both the documents in order.

India to Myanmar highway does not require an IDP as per a treaty signed between both the governments. But it is always advisable to keep it with you to avoid any legal complications.

2. Visa

Before you enter Myanmar, please ensure that you have the tourist Visa in place. You can apply a tourist Visa for Myanmar online very easily. You will receive the eVisa within a week. The Myanmar eVisa costs $50 for 28 days.

I would also advise you to get your Thailand Visa done as well. Though Thailand has the option for Visa on Arrival for Indian tourists, it is better to get the visa done before, as there will be other permits to worry about when you are driving your own vehicle.

You need to have all the necessary permissions for driving through Myanmar and then to Thailand

There are a host of permits required for driving from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar. For travelling through Myanmar, you need to pay the Carnet fees and Thailand requires Carnet de Passage for Indian drivers. Also, for both Thailand and Myanmar, you need to have a guide and an escort vehicle ahead of your car or bike, even it is a single one.

3. Carnet Fees for Myanmar and Thailand

To exit and reenter India from Myanmar in your own vehicle, you need to pay a carnet fee for the vehicle. Carnet pass is mandatory for any vehicle while taking a road trip into international routes. The cost of the pass can be 200% of your motorcycle or car which is taken for the security of the vehicle.

ATA Carnet is an International Uniform Customs document issued in 78 countries including India, which are parties to the Customs Convention on ATA Carnet. “ATA” is the acronym of the French and English word “Admission Temporaire / Temporary Admission”. The ATA Carnet permits duty-free temporary admission of goods into a member country without the need to raise customs bond, payment of duty and fulfilment of other customs formalities in one or a number of foreign countries. FICCI is India’s sole national issuing and guaranteeing association for ATA Carnet.

A Carnet is valid for one year from the date of issue.

The price for Carnet fees was upto 200% the value of your car or bike. But recently, the carnet fees has been fixed to Rs.50000 for two-wheelers and Rupees One Lakh for cars. Carnet is like the visa for your vehicle where you are guaranteeing that you will bring the car back to the country.

You can pay the carnet fees by a bank guarantee, bank draft, cheque and even credit cards. The carnet fee is refundable.

There is a processing fee for getting the Carnet pass for your vehicle that you have to pay.

However, once the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Treaty comes to effect completely, the process will be much simpler. We had heard about this treaty being signed for long. In May 2018, the India Myanmar Land Treaty was signed between India and Myanmar that facilitated  an easier crossing of the border by tourists and this agreement became operational in 2018.  Hopefully, the India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Vehicles Agreement also comes into effect soon, so that adventurers can travel from India to Thailand by road across the three countries without much hassle.

Check the official site of ATA India for more information.

4. Escort Vehicle and Hotel Booking

You need to have an escort vehicle and hotel booking from advance if you want to take this epic trip from India to Thailand by road.

An escort vehicle along with a local Burmese speaking guide is necessary for your travel in Myanmar. You need to have all your hotels pre-booked as well. The entire travel route from Myanmar to Thailand needs to be predefined along with the night stops and hotel bookings. You have to get the escort vehicle from any approved travel agency in Myanmar.

Accommodations should be in hotels, guest houses, Airbnb or homestays. You are not permitted to camp anywhere in between.

For driving or riding in Thailand, at least one tour guide/escort with one Thai-registered escorting vehicle should be present.

Foreign registered vehicles will need permission to enter Thailand for tourism purposes (like that in Myanmar), with applications made at least 15 working days in advance. An entry fee and some other requirements must also be met and the permission must be sought through travel agencies based in Thailand (approved by the Department of Tourism, Thailand) who will seek the necessary permits through the Land Transport Office in the province where you plan to enter Thailand.

All these factors need to be pre-planned and you cannot do on the spot booking of escort vehicle, guides and accommodation.

Asian Highway - India to Thailand by road via Myanmar
Source: Wikimedia

Things to carry in your trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar

A road trip across different countries needs a lot of preparations and planning. You need to fit physically as well as mentally agile. There are many things that you might not need while driving or riding in India, but those things have to be taken care of on an international road trip. So here is a list of things that you must have ready on your trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar.


Travel documents

Passport: Keep your passport ready for the international trip. Your passport must have at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival at the first location.

Visa: Get your visa done before. Nowadays, all the countries have the provision of getting online visa. Get it well in advance.

Keep a few colour photographs with you in white background.

Keep your travel insurance in place. Travel insurance is a must during an international trip. It will help you cope with any unforeseen circumstances that might come on the road. Do not be lax in this area.

Hotel bookings: Keep the documents of your hotel bookings in both Myanmar and Thailand with you.

Vehicle Documents

Driving License: Keep your Indian Driving License in place. Even if you are having an International Driving Permit (IDP), it does not work without your license.

International Driving Permit: The IDP is an important document for your driving or riding across the border.

Vehicle Insurance: Your car or bike must be fully insured and keep the papers handy. The papers might be checked at few places on the way from India to Myanmar and further to Thailand.

Vehicle registration papers: If the vehicle is owned by you, please keep the original vehicle papers with you and also some photocopies of it. Keep every legal papers related to the registration of your vehicle. This goes for both cars and motorcycles.

Carnet documents: Keep the carnet permit with you.

Little monks in Myanmar

Other Important Things to carry for India to Thailand by road trip via Myanmar

Camera: You are embarking on a trip of a lifetime. You will be crossing borders, explore different countries, visit various cities and meet new people on the way. To capture these beautiful memories, have your camera, action camera, camera batteries, chargers, lens kit and other gadgets ready.

Smartphone with GPS: although you will have an escort vehicle and local guide with you, it is always better to keep your smartphone with you. It often serves as great help ion unknown lands.

First aid kit and medical kit: Keep a good stock of common medicines with you containing medicines of cold, fever, stomach problems, loose motions etc. Also keep antiseptics and band-aids, ORS and glucose with you. Both ORS and glucose give instant energy when you are tired after a long drive and yet have a long way to go.

Tool kit for your vehicle: Keep some spare parts and tool kit for your vehicle. Get your motorbike or car serviced at least a week before the start of your trip. Also, it is recommended to keep a day or two extra in your itinerary. This is for any unforeseen circumstances and servicing of your vehicle if needed.

For bikers, carry your rider’s helmet, an all-weather rider’s jacket that you can wear in cold, rain, sunshine and changing weather, riding goggles and riding gloves. Also, get a good riding boot for the trip.

Necessary clothes: I am always for travelling light and I would suggest you to pack light, more so if you are riding your bike from India to Thailand by road.

Snacks, food and water: Keep some snacks, energy bars and food with you on for the road. You will be on the road for a long time and it is better to take breaks in between. Stop in between for having food and water. This is very important in a long drive or ride. Keep enough water with you as well.

If you are driving or riding from India to Thailand via Myanmar, then you need to be in your best of health and need the energy on the road. So carry protein bars, dry fruits, ORS and glucose for your hunger pangs.

Other Important documents to carry without fail:

  • Your original credit card along with last 6 months detail.
  • Bank statement for the last 6 months.
  • Enough cash with you while crossing the border. For example, in Thailand you need to show that you have at least 10000 Bahts with you.
India to Thailand by Road via Myanmar in Own Car or motorbike

What is the estimated cost for a trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar?

This is a tentative estimate of the cost that you might incur if you travel from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar. The costs are subject to change as per the prevalent conditions.

Here is a rough estimate of the cost for a trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar

Visa Cost:

Myanmar eVisa fee is $50.  Visa on Arrival is free in India for Indians up to April 2020.

Carnet Fees:

For Myanmar: Rs.50000.00 for bike and Rupees one lakh for car. This is refundable though.

For Thailand: Carnet fees will be around 200%-300% of your vehicle value. This, again is a refundable security deposit.

Fuel: Around Rs.25000 – Rs.30000 approximately

Hotel and Food: As per your spending.

Escort Vehicle in Myanmar: Rs.60,000.00 – Rs.70,000.00  approximately. This can be divided among the number of cars or bikes.

Escort vehicle in Thailand: Rs.120,000.00 – Rs.140,000.00 approximately. This can be divided equally among the number of cars or bikes.

Shipping: If you are planning to ship your vehicle from your last destination (in case you do not want to return via the same route), then it will incur an additional cost. Shipping of your car from Thailand back to Kolkata takes about Rs.150,000.00. if you are planning to return back the same way, then that will also take a few days along with the fuel cost and your accommodation and food cost.

Roads in Thailand

A few more tips to remember for your trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar

  • You need to get ILP for driving through Nagaland and Manipur in India.
  • Choose your vehicle properly and get to know it.
  • Choose the best time to go.
  • Decide on the route you want to take. This is the most important to have a great trip. In Myanmar, you need to move through a designated route.
  • Get your Visas and permits ready in time.
  • Keep your vehicle tool kit and medicine kit handy.
  • Keep enough cash in hand. The cash should not be just Indian rupees or USD. Change the currencies near the border area. You can change your INR to Myanmar Kyats in Moreh or Tamu and the Kyats into Thai Baht in Myawaddy in Myanmar-Thailand border.
  • Stay updated with the current political situations in Myanmar before you travel.
  • Do not overexert and over explore. You are going on an adventurous trip and quite naturally, you would want to visit a lot of places. You might want to explore some off the beaten tracks. But I would suggest you to not do so. Infact, many offbeat places in Myanmar are out of bounds for tourists. Stick to your original plan and itinerary and drive/ride safe.
  • Keep food supplies like ready to eat snacks, protein bar with you. It will help on the way.
  • Take sufficient halts on the way. In this way, you will get the required break and will also be able to enjoy the view on the road.
  • Get acquainted with the travel and road rules of the countries you are visiting. For example, in Myanmar, you have to drive on the right, unlike India. Keep these road rules in mind. Though the escort vehicle will be there, you also need to be alert.

Finally, enjoy this road trip from India to Thailand via Myanmar. Enjoy the road, the people and the culture of the countries you travel through and make memories of a lifetime.

India to Thailand by road via Myanmar by public transport

India to Thailand by road via Myanmar by public transport

Well, if you want to do this trip in public transport, then follow this route:

  • Guwahati – Imphal (By bus. You will get buses to Imphal from ISBT Guwahati and Paltan Bazar Stand)
  • Imphal – Moreh (by shared van)
  • Moreh – Tamu: At Moreh, after getting your documents checked at Moreh ICP, cross the India-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to enter Myanmar.
  • Get your visa and passport checked at Tamu Immigration office and then walk or hitchhike to Tamu Bus Station.
  • Tamu – Mandalay: From Tamu Bus Station, you will get buses and vans to Mandalay.
  • From Mandalay, you will get buses to almost all the main cities and destinations of Myanmar. Your last stop in Myanmar, in this case, should be Yangon.
  • Yangon – Myawaddy/Mae Sot: From Yangon, you will get buses to Myawaddy, the border town.
  • From Myawaddy, cross the bridge to enter Thailand.
  • Mae Sot – Bangkok: From the border, take a bike taxi and go to Mae Sot Bus Station. You will get buses to Bangkok from there.


India to Thailand by Road via Myanmar

Hope we have been able to answer your queries regarding the epic trip from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar. Whenever you plan to go, do your research well and get to know about the place well. We are sure you will have a wonderful trip. And once you have done this, please do let us know how it went.

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  1. Aslam Khan

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    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you, Aslam. So glad that you like our blog. Keep reading and encouraging us.

    • Shameer

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      Because am already I decide travel indian to Singapore so I got full information

      • Agni & Amrita

        Thank you Shameer!

        • Kamlesh Bagaria

          I would love to go to Thailand in my car via Myanmar. But escort vehicle & guide in Myanmar & Thailand sounds expensive if I go alone there. I am from Bombay and I wish I get a group of travelers who are interested in travelling there in their own vehicles so that we can share cost of escort vehicle & guide. I presume that one escort/guide requires for more than one vehicle travelling in a same group. Interested people may contact me on 9987517171. Thanks.

          • Kedar

            Inspiring and highly informative blog!
            Just one question about escort fees and carnet fees. Do we have to pay them even if we go on cycles? We are planning an ambitious expedition on cycles and would like to know if we do have to pay those fees.

  2. Raushan sah

    So much informative blog. Thumbs up to your hard work…..keep it up, great!

  3. Manjunath V

    Wow what a detailed and informative blog…
    It has everything, i mean every detailed thing you need to know.
    Keep the good work going guys.
    Appreciate it.

    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you so much Manjunath! Glad that you liked the blog.

  4. Sarab

    Reading your blog , and staying home for almost 70days , due to this Covid lockdown, your travel blog has made me intrested in taking this kinda adventurous trip…
    Hope to do this surely in next 2 months.

    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you Sarab for the comments. Please go for this adventurous road trip, but please ensure safety first. We do not think this trip should be done within the next few months given the situation. However, please take an informed decision.

  5. Sakkir

    Really very informative Agni and Amrita.. keep it up always well done

    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you, Sakkir.

  6. G. Mohan


    I am 58 years young and going to be 59, survived a heart attack….. planning my trip to South East Asia as soon as the covid 19 pandemic is getting over. Planning to take a Yamaha FZ25 with me….!!

    Doing all sagacious planning and waiting for the day. Once completed, it’s going to be Africa, starting from Cairo, Egypt (where I was located for 5 years). Visited many African countries…..but next time, it’s going to be on the saddle a motorcycle.


    • Agni Amrita

      It is so good to hear about your plan. We are excited as well! Please let us know how it materialises. Thanks for stopping by our blog.

  7. Nanda Kumar was great info. I hve a query. In case i wish to travel back to india by my vehicle only.. then again I hve to pay for escort vehicle in Myanmar??

    • Agni Amrita

      Yes, you have to pay escort vehicle fee in Myanmar. And also the carnet fees.

  8. Sandeep Patel

    Its really an awesome information for all of us. I am planning for this Trip as soon as this Corona fear goes away!!!
    I have riven so many places in India with my Car which coves 1000+Kms in a day sometimes.

    I hope I will complete this trip which will be my 1st International Trip!!!

  9. Manoj

    Car escort and guide is required for Bicycle as well? It is required for just Myanmar or other countries on route?


    The detailed itenerary is very informative. Thanks for this

  11. Sunil

    Very informative and detailed blog. It provides almost all information needed for anyone to begin planning for such journey. Thanks for writing, keep travelling ..

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much!

  12. Sabyasachi Halder

    The Blog is so good that i feel i am actually traveling there. Really we written and informative. Planning to go there in future. Kudos to you both 2backpackers. Thank 😊 God bless you.

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much for your lovely words! Your appreciation inspires us to work better. Hope you visit there soon. Thanks again.

  13. Niraj

    Great info. thanks, Agni & Amrita!

    I am planning a family trip from SG to India using a Singapore registered car. Info you have shared will be of a great help.

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you!

  14. Ali Zaidi

    Thank you very much for detailed information about Thailand Road trip.

    Can you suggest us if there is any consultant who can arrange all the visas, permits, booking for hotel and escorts etc.

    I am also interested to go Thailand by own Car.
    Also suggest if there is any group who is planning for this trip where I also can be a member.

  15. Mrityunjoy

    Very nicely articulated blog with visual infographic… this article is actually provoking my thoughts to plan for the road trip to Bangkok… my wish should come into reality soon. BTW I will start my journey from my hometown Cooch Behar, WB.

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much Mrityunjoy for the lovely comment. We hope you have a great trip. Coochbehar is a lovely place and we hope to visit there sometime.

  16. Alok Rajan

    Agni & Amrita

    I need a group (Bike) for this adventure can u help me ?
    I’m from Siliguri(WB)
    WhatsAap : 9122-02-9122
    My budget is approx 1 Lac. Maximum.
    Thank You 🙏

  17. Raja Sahani

    Hi, Agni & Amrita
    I’m Alok Rajan (26M) and my friend Raja Sahani (25M)
    I want to travel from Siliguri(WB) to Thailand (Bike) with my friend, I need a certified group for this trip I can’t afford all expenses.
    My budget is maximum 1Lac. (2 Adult,M)
    Contact : 9122-02-9122 (WhatsAap)
    E-mail :

    • Agni Amrita

      Hi! We do not provide travel services and assistance to Thailand. We are leaving your message in the comments so that anyone else interested in the trip can contact you directly.

  18. Mathew Thayyil

    Hi Agni & Amrita, Your blog was of great help. Got the minute details for the trip. Thank you very much.

    • Agni Amrita

      Thanks a lot Mathew! Hope you have a great trip.

  19. Sandeip Anand


    Thank you so much for this beautiful and informative post..

    I travel with my wife on road trips we have done over 20k kms in 2021…

    Want to do London in a car but after reading your blog will definitely think about Thailand also…

    • Agni Amrita

      Road trips over 20k kms.. thats just wow! Thank you for stopping by our blog and all the best for your trip to London as well as Thailand. Do share your experience with us. 🙂

  20. Sridhara Reddy

    Hi gone through your blogs. Great guide for the road travel lovers. Which is the best t way to travel Thailand by road-travel through local transport or by our own vehicle. Thanks in advance..

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much for the comment. The best way to travel always depends on your choice. For us, we prefer travelling by local transport. It gives a view of the way of life of the locals.

  21. Richard

    wonderful blog….sure it will help many bikers who are looking for this epic road trip.
    God bless you both

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much Richard for the kind comment! Good luck for all your trips.

  22. Ashwin

    Dear Agni & Dear Amrita,

    Thank you for your wonderful and informative words. I had seen many videos but I didn’t came across anyone telling so deep.
    My Question :
    I am planning to visit my friend in Thailand and will be staying at his place. Will I still need an escort vehicle and guide?
    What I will have to do if I don’t need it. My friend he stays in Nakon Sawan.
    Pls if you or anyone have any info about this kindly share.

    • Agni Amrita

      Hi Ashwin! You do not need an escort vehicle or guide in Thailand. It is only needed in Myanmar if you are travelling in your own car.

  23. Ujjwal

    Super informative article. This requires meticulus detailing and hands-on information.
    Thanks you so much.
    Just out of curiosity- Have any of the requirements changed as of now?

  24. Rima Gor

    Seen many enthusiastic travellers, but no one like you two. Who can dare to think about a road trip to Thailand from India? A road trip is definitely adventurous than any other mode of transportation, but it can he hectic especially, for such a long distance.

  25. Dixit pal

    Hey Agni & Amrita
    First of all i would like to say a big thanks to you for this beautiful & detailed article. Because it saves my 3-4days to planing this trip. How much distance & and how much time it will take all the details I got from your article. I m from Faridabad Haryana. I m planing a same road trip. But i have a some doubts.

    #Is it mandatory to book escort vehicle or guide. Can i visit there without guide or escort vehicle??
    #Carnet fee in Myanmar is one lakh & 200% of vehicle value in Thailand is it right?
    #How I can apply for carnet fee & carnet de passage.
    #Thailand provides the on arrival visa. Myanmar is providing on arrival visa or not??
    #How I can apply for IDL (International driving licence) because I checked with my RTO office they said we can provide only IDP (International driving permit) so for IDL where I can apply?? Or from where I get this?

    I supposed to get my answers. But I know this will take time so if you are going to reply any doubts that’s okay.

    And Thanks a lot for this information.

    Dixit Pal

  26. Elisa

    Thank you so much. This guide really helps me for my overland trip from Delhi to Bangkok. Can’t wait for my adventure!

  27. Litesh

    Great Details.. Musch help for first time travelers like me.. Good info guys.. Keep Traveling and making good memories

    • Agni Amrita

      Thank you so much!

  28. Deepak Chauhan

    Hello dear
    Thanks for detail information.
    Is there any travel company who can do all these arrangements for us in advance , who can Take take cas to Imphal or what ever the last point , from there I can go till Singapore by car , they may do all paper work , all licensing work , hotel booking escort arrangement , and and logistics arrangements for sending my car back from Singapore to India .

    Can u peoples do this for us ?

    If u have any travel company who can do all this for us , pls recommend us at our no
    Or mail ,

    I will be highly thanks full

  29. Paul

    Hello folks. Great information.

    Was wondering about riding trough Myanmar in its current situation!

    What is the current overland travel status?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Agni Amrita

      Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Right now, overlanding is not allowed. Keep a look at their official tourism website. It might give you the border opening status. Thanks again!

  30. Devendra Singh

    This article is an incredibly informative and inspiring travel guide, providing detailed instructions, tips, and insights for anyone interested in embarking on this epic road trip.

    The article does an excellent job of highlighting the unique experiences and challenges of traveling by road through Myanmar, while also showcasing the diverse cultures, landscapes, and attractions of India and Thailand, making it a must-read for adventure seekers and travel enthusiasts alike.

  31. Vishal Thakkar

    I’m coming to India from the US in Nov 2023 for this trip. If anyone would like to join, please let me know. I would love to gather a fun loving travel-friendly group. my contact is +15052978813 call or whatsapp is fine. I hope to get on this adventure and make it super memorable!

  32. devesh rai


    This is a very informative and helpful article. Congrats and thanks to you guys.

    In the costing bit you have mentioned that carnet cost in Thailand is 200%-300% of your car value. So if my car value is INR 20 lakhs, then I will have to pay INR 60 lakhs?! This sounds a lot and I am wondering if this is mistake in writing. Could you please confirm.

    Secondly, if I want to travel with a pet, then what is the paperwork required.

    Hope to get an answer soon.

    Once again, kudos to both of you for this effort. Thanks a lot.

    Will wait for your response.


    • Agni Amrita

      Hello! Thanks for reading our blog. The carnet fees is quite high. last I heard it is around Rs.50000 for two-wheelers and Rupees 1 lakh for cars. However, there is a security deposit to be submitted which can go quite high – as much as 2005 of the cost of your vehicle. This fee is refundable and depends on the type of your vehicle. For a RE Himalayan bike, this security deposit was around INR 2 lakhs.
      I am not quite sure about travelling with pet. We have never explored the option and this is the first time someone asked us this. We will enquire about it in our next travel journeys for sure.
      All the best for your trip.
      And also thanks for pointing out the passage on carnet fees. I will update the recent information at the earliest. Thanks again!


    Hello, I am “trying” to make a group to drive India-Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam- Malaysia-Singapore- 70 days. Bigger the group we can make it economical, Pls connect with me on 9833320380. Rds Samir

    @Agni & Amrita.. excellent write up… good inputs


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