How to get past Burma?

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by AndrewGills, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. AndrewGills

    AndrewGills n00b

    Mar 15, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia

    So I got some really helpful answers to my question about getting a bike from Oz to South-East Asia. So now for the next hurdle in the Brisbane-Norway overland route ... Burma ...

    I have been searching all over the internet but everything says that the only option for getting from South-East Asia to India is to fly because you can't get into Burma on a foreign bike.

    What experiences have others had in this regard? Are there other overland options like trains or trucks? (Whether through Burma or China). Or is a flight the only option?

    I have a friend who has just moved to Burma but I don't think that will help me with getting a bike into the country ... or would it? Hmm

    Anyway, tips appreciated. And sorry for all the questions.
  2. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

    May 5, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Things seem to be slowly changing. In the last 1-2 years, some (only a few) have actually ridden/driven through Burma. BUT, do no expect it to be easy to get the permits, will most likely take you months to arrange, and cost something, too. But it's not 100% un-doable any more, instead it's only 90-something percent un-doable.... :lol3

    (plus there's the problem of east Indian states requiring permits before you even get to the border of Burma).
  3. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

    Apr 3, 2010
    Back home in the UK