Bus Travel in MyanmarCoach tours in Myanmar
Booking Myanmar Bus
Mingalar Highway Station - Thudamma Road, North Okklalapa Township, Yangon. The journey by cab from the city centre cost between 45 min. and one hr. according to the amount of work. Visa - and Mastercard-enabled cash machines are available at Aung Mingalar station. Sae Can Highway Station (Chan Mya Shwe Pyi Highway Station), Tharyarwaddy Mingyi Road.
From the city center to this train stop by cab will take about 45 min. and cost K6000. Situated on the Nyaung U - Kuauk Pa Daung Highway Road. Situated southeast of Nyaung U - further from the city than the city.
From Nyaung U a cab to the coach terminus takes 15 min. and costs K8,000. The price of Old Bagan or New Bagan (20 minutes) is about 10,000 K. Nyaung Shwe-Taunggyi Pick-up Stop, near Travel Lion Tour Services. As the train is not on the card, the simplest way to find the train is to ask the direction in the city.
There are some hostels and guesthouses near the point of departures, and a cab from your lodging should not be more than K1500 (note that you can reach a hotel on the lakeside by your own private craft or your own vehicle - transportation from there is usually prearranged).
Arrival by coach between Yangon and Bagan
We found some web pages where we could buy our ticket after a lot of research, but we didn't think we could rely on any of these pages and didn't want to lose ours. So, we suggest you do what we did. So we asked our hotels where we live for the best place to buy coach fares.
We got a description of how to get to a locally based tourist office that was familiar and knew exactly what we wanted. To search for Myanmar properties, we suggest you use Hotels.com to see their Yangon properties, click here. The price of the busses varies according to the services and amenities you need.
Lots of folks are recommending JJ Express buses, but unfortunately we could only get this firm for the way back as they were fully sold out, so we reserved Elite Express for the first time. They will organize everything for you and give you the ticket immediately, which was a really great event and very effective.
We could afford Elite Express in Kyats - but it was about $14 per each. For JJ Buses, however, only US $19 per capita US dollars were acceptable (remember that the US dollars must be in excellent shape, we had to modify our banknotes because they were declined because they were slightly wrinkled).