How to go from Yangon to Mandalay

Getting to Mandalay from Yangon

Take the round trip around Yangon, this is a good railway experience. When you get this train, be aware that it arrives in Mandalay very early in the morning. Myanmar's government operates inland navigation (IWT) with ferries between Mandalay, Pyay and Yangon. In Pyay, passengers using inland navigation must exchange for a ferry to Yangon. The trip takes between five and eight days.

Traveling Yangon to Mandalay

The Yangon (the biggest town in the country), Bagan (home of many buddhistic sites), Mandalay (one of the former imperial capitals) and Inle Lake (natural wonders) are 4 places you should definitely not miss in Myanmar. Many of the world' s attendees first come to Yangon and then join the others.

Like the trip from Yangon to Bagan (we mention in other articles), you can take Yangon to Mandalay by plane, rail and coach (and even by cab, but not usual). Yangon Aung Mingalar Coach Terminal is the central coach terminal in Yangon and is situated on Thudhamma Road, North Okkalarpa Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

It' about 13 mile (... 50 min by road in regular traffic) from the city centre and about 5 mile (... 30 min by car) from the aiport. Airconditioned overnight coach rides are a favourite option for Myanmar travelers due to their low cost and reasonable state. There are 5 departures a day (17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 21:00 and 21:30).

It is a rough ride; regular busses have no restrooms, but they stop several time per ride. The Yangon terminal: The Yangon Center train yard is situated in Yangon city center, 3 km from the Shwedagonn Pagoda. From Yangon to Mandalay there are several train services a day. They are old, and in some cases the cars are old, and the ride is very rough.

You' ll have to deal with noise and vibrations while driving, and even if you've chosen sleeping, it's not possible to get to sleep because most of the ride is on rocky tracks. The trip leads through the landscape of Burma. The international airport of Yangon (Mingladon) is located about 30 minutes northern of the citycenter.

The trip from the Aiport to the centre of the town costs about $7-10. It is far from the town, 45 km on a state-of-the-art highways. Prices (2016) from the aiport to the Mandalay downtown hotel are US $10 or 12,000k yats (private taxi), or US $4 or 4000kyat (shared taxi/minibus).

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