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Border crossings from Mae Sot, Thailand to Myawaddy, Myanmar. The border checkpoint is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. 7 daily. There is a 400 metre walking path between Thai and Myanmar migration control points across the viaduct. i' i' i' i' i' s fairly sure, but not sure that the opening hours match the myawaddy age.
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain and many other pass holder must obtain a USD 50 Myanmar visas and present a certificate of entry at the border before travelling. Submit your application via the official website of the federal administration and it will take up to three working day, although my 5 hour stay lasted. No Thai departure tax.
In Myawaddy there are several ways to buy coach-tours ( (in Myanmar or Thai currency) to your next destinations. There was one immediately on the right side of the street, behind Myanmar's departures markhouse. Hpa-on after 4 hrs, Thaton after 5 hrs, Kyaikto after 6 hrs and here you can take the coach to kina for 500 Kyat, the city near the gold cliffs, Hpa Yar Gyi after 7 hrs, Bago after 8 hrs (transfer here for a 6pm overnight coach northward to Kalaw and Inle Lake for 18000kyat) and Yangon after 9hr. drive.
In order not to get off in the midnight, I would suggest a overnight in Mae Sot in the sleeping place for 200 Thai pp and in the early mornings, before 8 o'clock in the mornings, to Myanmar to the first shuttles or buses. FYI, on the eve of our crossing, we got an 8.30 am 30 am Chiang MAY for 290 Thai awaited at 2 pm, but we reached at 4.30 pm and ruled that it was too late at noon as our goal was the gold cliff that would see us arriving in the midnight.
Those who go to Maylamyine, I asked the local people and there are proportion of minivans for 450thai per persons that can be bargained down, these I am told get out of the house between 8am and 5pm every day and take 4 h. Eventually we were held on three different opportunities by the migration between Myawaddy and hpa-an in our minivan and had to give our ID and e-visa letters (with stamps on them) to the officers through the windows.
For me they seemed like natives, but they had a cap with the inscription "Immigration", so that they must have been legitim.