Mengla County Transportation

Currently, tourists can only take long-distance bus or fly to Xishuangbanna and then transfer to Mengla County by bus. Long-distance bus is the main way for local people to travel around. There are also short-distance buses, taxi, and minibus in Mengla county.

How to Get to Mengla County?

By Plane

The nearest airport is Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport located in Jinghong City and tourists can fly to Gasa airport and then transfer to Mengla County. Direct flights to Xishuangbanna from Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin as well as international flights to Bangkok and Chiang Mai of Thailand, Vientiane and Lang Prabang of Laos are available.

There is no direct bus heading to Mengla County from the airport, so you'll need to take the bus or taxi to Jinghong Passenger Station and then continue moving to Mengla County. 

By Long-distance Bus

Long-Distance Bus is another important way getting to Mengla County, which could be accessible from Kunming, Jinghong, Puer, Luang Prabang, etc.  Here we list some of the bus information for your reference.


Departure Station

Departure Time


Kunming South Passenger Station(南部客运站)

10:30, 19:00, 19:30, 18:00


Kunming High-speed Rail South Passenger Center(昆明高铁南客运中心)

11:00, 18:00, 20:00, 20:30, 21:30, 22:00, 22:40


Kunming North Passenger Station(北部客运站)



Puer High Speed Passenger Station(普洱高快客运站)

07:00, 08:10, 09:10, 10:10, 12:50


Jinghong Passenger Station

07:10, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:40

By Train

At present, the railway from Yuxi to Mohan is under construction and it is expected to be open to traffic by 2021. The main stops from north to south are Yuxi, Yanhe, Eshan, Luoli, Yuanjiang , Mojiang, Ninger, Puer, Mengyang, Xishuangbanna, Ganlanba, Mengla, Mohan.

How to Get around in Mengla County?

By Taxi

Taxi can be found everywhere in Mengla county, or people who want to get to their destination as quickly as possible, taxis are wise choice. 

By Minibus

Minibus is the principle way for local people to travel a short distance. Passengers may wait for a minibus on the highway or just call the driver. Usually, the minibus will take you anywhere you want to go in a short distance, and the price is cheap. 

By Bus

In the county seat, buses run on the main street, which will not take you much time on the bus, because the urban area is not too big. Taxi is convenient for someone who get into emergency, the starting price is cheap. However, people would like to take buses or motorbike in the county seat rather than taxi.