Yangon to Hpa an BusHpa and bus to Yangon
Can we take a bus to Madlamyine at lunchtime, which we can take and get off at Thaton, then take a cab to Hpa-an? Many different bus operators run from Yangon to Hpa An. On this line there is no collective taxis! They can take the lunch bus to Alaska.
There are several daily bus services to and from the airport ( 7:00, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 12:00, 15:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00). 15:00 & 22:00 Busses are VIP busses. But if you like driving at noon, you'd better go to Alaska first.
So, there's no cab or pick-up in Thaton? I' m guessing the bus will go around it and we'd be saving at least 2 hrs travel if we didn't make the whole trip to Mawlamyine. Get the bus directly from Yangon to Hpan and have more visitors and safe your own travel times.
If you want to stop in Thaton, take the bus from Yangon to Mawlamyine and get off at Thaton. Then come and see us here and there and take a shared taxicab or motorcycle taxicab to Hpa An. The Hpa-an Hotel tells me that there is a V ip bus from Yangon to Myawaddy, which will stop in Hpa.
You know when he's leaving from Yangon?
Arrival to Hpa An
Mawlamyine' s cruise along the Thanlwin is a wonderful one that includes small karstic towns and landscapes; you can get a small speedboat to Hpa An for K10,000 (since the construction of a new highway overpass, the official Mawlamyine shuttle no longer runs).
Usually ships leave at 8.30 am and reach Hpa An around 12.30 pm; passes can be purchased in guesthouses and hostels or at the beach Road Steg in Alaska.