How to Travel from Yangon to Ngapali?

The golden land – Myanmar is not only famous for the marvelous Buddhist monuments but also the gorgeous beaches on the Gulf of Bengal. Ngapali beach is one of the most desirable destinations in Burma as well as a great get away from the hustle and bustle city. So, how to get to this tropical paradise on earth from the starting point – Yangon? Let’s find out now with Yangon tours. But first, knowing why Ngapali beach is the journey’s end of so many travelers.

Ngapali beach lies in the far west of the country, in Rakhine state which is one of the best beaches in Asia with long palm – fringed coast line and beautiful turquoise water. The beach is pristine and untouched with not many visitors around making it a perfect place to unwind and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of the area.

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The breath taking Ngapali beach

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, there are a wide range of water – based activities taking place in this region such as swimming, kayaking and diving.

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Diving in Ngapali

The surrounding areas also provide an ideal environment for cycling and hiking offering a great chance to discover the hidden spots of the beach. Furthermore, for tourists who want to interact and experience a slice of local life, visits to native communities are arranged.

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Fishing village in Ngapali

All in all, Ngapali beach is truly a place that make people cannot stop falling in love with for the breath – taking beauty and also the unique features. Wait no more, let’s take a look at the way to travel to this tropical paradise.

As the railway doesn’t reach this area, there are 2 ways to get to Ngapali beach: by air and by coach. Whether you choose to travel by bus or plane, you will have to stop at the Thandwe which is 7 km from the beach, and continue to take another bus or taxi to get to the final destination.

Domestic flights from Yangon to Ngapali

There is no doubt that travelling by air is the quickest and easiest way to travel from place to place, and so as the route from Yangon to Ngapali. However, this option is not suitable for tourist with tight budget.

You will take a flight at Yangon international airport and landed at the Thandwe airport. There are 8 local airlines operate daily flights between these 2 destinations such as Myanmar National Airlines, Yangon Airways and Air KBZ with the price of around 111 USD for 55 minutes to 2 hours fly.

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Myanmar National Airlines is one of the best airways in Burma

Yangon to Ngapali by Overnight bus

May the expensive airfare prevent tourists from travelling by plane in Myanmar. Bus, on the other hand, is the most common choice of locals and most tourists. With the cost of only 15 – 18 USD for an air – con bus ride, is more economical than airplane. There are 2 companies provide this bus trip: Ye Aung Lan and Aung Thitsar running from Yangon daily.

Hence, the down sides of this transportation means are the long distance trip taking about 14 – 16 hours and not comfortable due to the bad condition of the roads in Burma. If you choose this way to travel from Yangon to Ngapali beach, remember to bring warm clothes as it gets cold overnight.

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Vip Bus in Myanmar

Comments (8)

  1. Linda Vernon says:


    • Myanmar Private Holidays says:

      Hi Linda,

      You could buy the ticket with us or directly at the bus station.

      The bus from Yangon will travel on 16 hours with the timetable as below.

      07.00 –> 23.00
      16.30 –> 08.30 next day
      17.30 –> 09.00 next day

      Thank you very much.
      Thank you for your interest in our article on, a member of Myanmar Private Holidays:

  2. Michele Ginanneschi says:

    Dear Yangon Day Tours,

    i would like to do a day trip to Golden Rock from Yangon, following your instructions i would like to buy tickets for buses from Aung Mingalar bus station to Kinpun and return is that difficult to do? could you buy the tickets for me with an additional fee for you?

    Best regards
    Mr Michele

  3. Nguyen Hung Son says:

    Dear Sirs,
    We’re 2 adults from Vietnam. We have a trip around Myanmar that we’ll fly to Yangoon on Oct. 10th and from Thandwe on 19th. We’ve booked all tickets and hotels eccept the bus tickets for routes from Amazing Chaung Tha Resort, Chaung Tha Beach on Oct. 15th Afternoon to get to Ngapali Paradise Hotel, Ngapali Beach on Oct. 16th.
    Kindly please advise us what to do.
    We’re looking forward to hearing You asap.
    Thx so much & Best Rgds,

    • Myanmar Private Holidays says:

      Dear Mr. Son,
      Thank you for your information.
      First and foremost, We do not book separate bus tickets. If you want to buy a bus ticket, you can go to the bus station.
      Beside, we have orgnaized many tours in Myanamar such as: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle. Please let us know or you can contact us via Email:
      I greatly appreciate your kind words,
      Myanmar Private Holidays.

  4. Maiju says:

    How much the overnight bus costs from yangon to ngapali beach (two person)?can you lay down on the bus?

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