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Travel in Myanmar (Burma) by taxi and auto
Myanmar has various types of traffic, from inexpensive and fun Trishaw's (bicycle rickshaws) for urban travel to car rentals (usually with drivers) for those who can make a living avoiding the possible delay and inconvenience of long haul transportation. Most foreigners take a taxi.
Please be aware that in Myanmar you should always make negotiations and costs in advanced (unless you book through an agents or a taxi vehicle application, more information below). Myanmar taxis usually come in the shape of japanes limousines or station wagons; some are well used, but there are more and more advanced street taxis.
In Yangon city centre taxi rides usually start at K1.500-K2.000, rides over 3 or 4 kilometers more. There is less taxi to taxi competitions in other local towns, so overseas residents often pay more. Taxi can be stopped almost anywhere, but taxi services from a hotel, restaurant or mall are usually more costly.
Tomb and Uber Horse riding tailing applications work in Yangon. When you travel throughout the whole countryside, a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned vehicle and drivers for the whole of your stay (or the days) often offer you the greatest convenience and the greatest degree of mobility. Visit our rent a vehicle and van page for more information about renting with a chauffeur.
Yoma Fleet provides self-drive from pickup points in the main Myanmar locations. Bargaining taxi and trimshaw rates in Myanmar can sometimes be a confusing and disappointing time. Occasionally a rider sets a much too high price and sticks to it no matter how much you try to do.
The best thing to do in this situation is to go to the next rider if possible. Most major Myanmar towns have many cabs - at any hour of the morning and evening. The majority (though not all) of taxi users in large towns and touristic areas speaks some English.
Most of the Myanmar vehicles were exported from Japan. Despite the fact that Myanmar is driven on the right, most of these vehicles have the right-hand side of the road - the wrong side. In taxicabs, the AC is sometimes not on and you may be asked for an extra charge if you want it to be on.
If you stop a taxi, the chauffeur often drives several meters past you - an annoying experience that seems to have no obvious explanations! Myanmar has toll charges for entry to cities, cross large footbridges and the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay highway.
It may be wise to review these charges during price negotiations. It' possible to drive overland to Myanmar, learn more here. Trishaws, or bicycle trishaws (Burmese saiq-ka, a phonetically translated English'sidecar'), is one of the most easily available modes of local transportation in Myanmar.
They can be found on most road junctions and you can count on paying for a trip around K500-K1000, although in Yangon there are usually overpriced people. Equestrian trolleys are still a favourite means of transport in smaller cities and in some places such as Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin.
They are often used as base transportation, with similar rates as taxi services (see below), or for longer trips, which of course are more expensive - usually around 10,000 to 15,000 K per daily. Pickup truck (called Lain-ka) bridges the gap between cabs and coaches.
Collection is not on schedule; the chauffeur will wait until the car is sufficiently full before departing to collect the people. You can also choose to buy more to make sitting in front more comfortable with the rider.