3 Best Ways to Travel from Yangon to Bagan
Yangon and Bagan are the must-see destinations of Myanmar. These cities are different with all the cities you have travelled in your life.
As Yangon is the international airport and most of you will arrive in Yangon on the first day, so few nights in Yangon will help you to have brief introduction about Myanmar. And the next destination we absolutely recommend you to travel from Yangon to Bagan.
How you can travel from Yangon to Bagan? It depends on your timing, budget and also your adventurous mind.
Here under is our information for transportation from Yangon to Bagan. You can choose a prefer option, but keep in mind that, all of these activities will bring you unforgettable experiences about Myanmar holiday.
1. Overnight Bus from Yangon to Bagan
Bagan is 611km far from Yangon and normally the overnight bus will take around 9 – 10 hours. The road condition is good and the overnight bus quality is better than you imagine about transportation services in Myanmar.
Traveling by overnight bus you can save money quite a lot (the bus ticket is 25-30USD/person and you can save 1 night hotel). It is a very good choice if you are not car sick and can sleep on the bus as it is quite noisy if you travel with local people and the driver turn on Burmese music.
The bus normally leaves Yangon at 6.00pm and arrives in Bagan around 4.00am (the next day). So if you choose an overnight bus, make sure to book your hotels in Bagan in advance and prepare for the transfer from bus station to your hotel.
2. Local Train from Yangon to Bagan
The local train standard in Myanmar is not as great as other countries in Asia such as Vietnam or Thailand, etc. The speed is incredible slow, the train is noisy and your bed in the cabin is quite hard to sleep. If you are looking for a beautiful scenic when traveling by train, don’t be let down as we will warn you in advance, the scenery isn’t all beautiful. You will pass many local villages which may be some of the lowest living conditions you’ve seen in your travel. But the most memorable feelings about transferring by local train from Yangon to Bagan is 15-17 hours on the bumpy ride.
The train ticket cannot be bought at the train station and you must to buy train ticket from some travel agents in Yangon center. The tickets are from 35 to 50USD/ soft sleeper/ ticket. No food or drink is included in the ticket fare so you should prepare some snack or drink for your long journey to Bagan. Or you can buy snack on the train.
The train normally leaves at 4.00pm from Yangon train station and arrives Bagan around 10.00am (the next day).
3. Short Flight from Yangon to Bagan
Flight is the easiest way to travel from Yangon to Bagan. If you do not have much time and you do not want to spend a long time on an overnight bus/ train, you absolutely should take a plane. Air Bagan is probably the best airline flying the route, but you can also choose from Myanmar Airways, and Air Mandalay.
The air fare is quite high: from 95 – 155USD/ ticket depending on booking time and airway company. If you choose this option, you should book the hotel in Bagan in advance and also airport transfer from Bagan’s Nyaung-U Airport to your hotel.
Apart from that, river cruises are also an interesting way to get from Yangon to Bagan with a lot of good experiences, take a look at Yangon Bagan Cruises and find your best trip with us!
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