Suggestion of 3 Ways to Travel from Yangon to Mandalay
As one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Myanmar, Mandalay is never missed by any traveller in his/her journey to this country. Although international airports are available in Mandalay to pick up the transit flights from Kun Ming (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Singapore but Yangon should be your first stop. Here we are happy to suggest you some easy ways to get from Yangon to Mandalay.
Travel by Bus from Yangon to Mandalay
Bus from Yangon to Mandalay is available with 2 options:
- Air-conditioned buses: cost $12/trip
- Non air-conditioned buses: cost $10/trip
From Yangon, buses depart 2 times daily at 7am and 6pm and a bus trip will take about 10-12 hours to arrive in Mandalay. You are recommended to go on the overnight bus (departs at 6pm) which helps you to save 1-night accommodation fee. During the route from Yangon to Mandalay, the bus will do 4 stops/trip because there is no toilet on bus.
Get from Yangon to Mandalay by Train
Train is more expensive option than bus and take more time: about 14 – 16 hours to arrive in Mandalay. There are 4 options of train trip for you: 5.00 (express), 5.30, 6.00 and 12.15pm. Specially, the train departing at 12.15pm is highly recommended because it can offers a sleeper and air-condition, which is perfect for long journey. Apart from that, if the train is as late as ordinary, you will arrive in Mandalay just in time for breakfast.
Flights from Yangon to Mandalay
The price for flight from Yangon to Mandalay is about $92 and take only 1 hour. You can consider some domestic airlines of Myanmar: Air Bagan, Mandalay Air, Yangon Air or Myanmar Air.
This option is recommended if your budget is not really limited. It can help you save 1 more day to enjoy your time in Mandalay. Anyway, flight is still the popular choice of many tourists. In case you want to spend your time to get more local experience like meeting the locals, you should consider the public transport to have an exhaustive look at their life.
Or if you want to try the feeling of how to be a gentleman, you can consider this option. The Myanmar luxury cruises from Yangon to Mandalay are also available. They take about over 10 days to cruise leisurely on the river and may cost you at least $2981 (in low season).
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