火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2020年3月7日
Delivery of actual train tickets was prompt.
We were put in Cabin D with another couple from Belgium, so it wasn't a lonely night.
As I have done my research, I knew I had to bring longyi to cover myself. The operation did give pillow and sheet, but it's very random, some bed have, and some beds don't.
Make sure to download an off-line map to know whereabouts I am, as the announcement was in Burmese.
It was an experience that is enough, just for once. Won't do it again. I use my own scarf to cover. BTW Cabin F is more private as there are only 2 beds.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2020年2月27日
Nos buscó en horario y llegó en horario.
Antes de salir de la ciudad se detuvo a cambiar una cubierta. Esta tarea la hubiera tenido que realizar con anterioridad a la búsqueda de los pasajeros.
Los pasajeros que se agregan en distintas paradas y van sentados en banquitos en el pasillo resultan una incomodidad para todos.
No es recomendable para viajeros que llevan mucho equipaje.
Que te recojan en el hotel es un valor adicional.
Lo volveríamos a contratar.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2020年2月14日
The only thing that was helpful - delivery of tickets to hotel.
The train station is difficult in navigation, no English instructions, no English speaking employees. I had to catch people outside to help me find train. The train itself is also stinky, dirty and cold. But at least it departures and arrives on time
火车 #120 高级, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2020年2月6日
Service of 12GO was perfect, with my ticket delivered to the hotel in the morning of departure.
The train left Mandalay Central 9:00p.m. sharp, and arrived in Bagan only 15-20 mins. behind the schedule.
The floor under my seat was very dirty with lots of egg shells, however, all other places looked clean enough.
As the train sways a lot, you feel as if you were on boat. So, if you get motion sickness easily, I recommend that you should not take train.
The seat was big enough and comfortable to sleep in, but the window next to my seat was broken, and I couldn't close it. Freeeezing!!!
飞机 经济舱, Air KBZ, 2020年1月27日
Great service, smooth flight and landing.
飞机 经济舱, Myanmar National Airlines, 2020年1月17日
Fast, clean and efficient
火车 #120 高级, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2020年1月4日
I chose train because this was the only transportation that I found for traveling during the night. Overall was ok except a bit bumpy..
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2020年1月3日
It is quite comfortable to sleep for the sleeping class. However, it is a bit cold as there is not provide enough thing for you to cover the body.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年11月30日
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年11月27日
The train itself was not very clean, the toilet is more like an “insect museum” with “specimens” of dragonflies and spiders. There are no English-speaking staff, all announcements are made in Burmese which makes it difficult for foreigners not traveling with a local.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年11月26日
Train is really old and dirty. It’s really loud and sways a lot as well. The only plus point is that you get clean sheets. It would be fun to experience it once, but you probably wouldn’t want to go through it again.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年11月25日
It was nice to be fetched at our hotel instead of finding our way to the bus station in Mandalay. The trip took a bit more than 5 hours. There was little room in the bus for luggage so we had to have our knees full all the time. The bus became filled up during the journey. It was not comfortable. The worst was the scam at the bus station in Bagan since there was no connection to the hotel offered. We had to pay 16000kyat for a 4,2km taxi ride and the driver was not happy when I did not offer him a tip. It is a real shame that the bus company refers its customers to such bandits !! We paid 30000 kyat for 10 hours and 60km private taxi driving in Bagan the full next day.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年11月25日
Except of clean sheets nothing was first class. Train was very old, super slow, overall quality was disappointing, but it was still fun to do it once as an experience, but would rather not do it again...
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年11月10日
The trip was quick, the bus driver really made speed, so that was a good thing (I've had trips in a minivan before when the bus driver was really slow and picked up all kind of locals along the road to make some kyats for himself, but this time nothing like that). 12GoAsia however should make it more clear on the website that these are local buses for local transport. Not for travellers! There waa no room for my backpack or other suitcases, they were piled up everywhere. Leg room was really insufficient for a guy my height (1.85 m). I couldn't sit in my seat and there was no room for my legs i the aisle so I had to stand up a long time. Airco was fine. Few stops though. Not recommended but whatever, it took us to Bagan in one piece :-)
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年11月8日
Bus left on time and arrived early but those were the only positives. Admittedly I'm a relatively tall person, but I couldn't fit in the seat, so needed my knees out to the side (as is sometimes the case). But then they put stools down the middle of the bus and had people sit in the aisle, so my knees had nowhere to go! Extremely uncomfortable 5 hours.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年10月5日
The only thing pleasant was the pick up from the hotel. The bus driver drove like crazy and picked up random people on the way. People were seated in the isle. No stops except for local people to get on and off the bus. It felt like a public transport bus. We arrived 2 hours before arrival time.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年10月1日
Leaving late time but arriving faster nearly 1H.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年8月26日
Everything celan. Staff nice and speaks english
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年8月25日
The Bus is small and makes stops to pick up locals and packages. However since is a small trip (5h) you have to embrace the circumstances and make ir part of rhw experience.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年8月20日
Transfer desde Mandalay hasta Bagan salio perfecto. Hora de salida 10am y 15 minutos antes pasaron por mi hotel. El viaje total demoro como 4hrs y media, lo cual es bastante bueno considerando que hace varias paradas. The transfer went perfectly. The hotel pick up was at 10am and 15 minutes earlier the driver was there. In total the trip took 4 1/2 hours considering several stops. Highly recommended!
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年8月13日
Luxury train was not so clean
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年8月3日
12GoAsia service was excellent. The tickets were delivered to our hotel without the need to go before to the station or the local office.
But, the trip was terrifying: is difficult ti sleep even 5 minutes.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年7月18日
They picked me up quite late. As mentioned in other reviews, they stop a lot of times to let passengers in. I was lucky to have a seat on the right side so I was sitting alone. It's definitely not the most comfortable ride, but you get to your destination. We had a short washroom break. We arrived early around 12pm, that was a plus. But be aware of the taxi guys at the bus station. They will rip you of like crazy since you've no options. It's better to ask your hostel/hotel to tell them where you want to be dropped of. To give an idea of a 'normal' price, from Nanda restaurant to the bus station is 6.000 kyatt.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年6月27日
not too bad, but no communication from train staff make it difficult to understand where you are.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年5月27日
Overall it’s a fine trip. In case it’s not clear, this is a local bus that deal seeking back packers can make use of. I’m 6’2” and had just enough leg space to make it work. What surprised me was the drive from Mandalay to Bagan takes about 2.5 hours. The actual drive took 4.5 because of frequent stops, picking people up (locals on the side of the road) and going well south out of the way. Overall it was still 1.5 hours short than expected (the listing said 6 hours). So not that bad. Download a movie on Netflix and relax. Bring some snacks. Go to the bathroom before hand since we only had two long stops (10 minutes for gas 20 minutes later on for food at an outdoor restaurant. The food I wouldn’t advise eating. Maybe it’s fine but not worth the risk to me. You only come to bagan once so I didn’t want to get sick. The air conditioning worked. I’ve heard it’s supposed to be very cold and bundle up. It wasn’t. So better advice is to have layers available and come in short and a t shirt.
As far as 12goasia, the communication was quick and easy and they’re customer support emails have been very responsive for other rides I’ve taken when needed.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年5月6日
12GoAsia service was excellent. The 3 (sleeper) tickets for the Mandalay-Bagan night train were delivered to our hotel on the day we arrived. The 8h journey was extremely tiring. The trains and tracks are very old, which is why the journey takes so long. Myanmar would do well to modernise its infrastructure - with the help of the international community - as train should be a faster, safer, cleaner (i.e. environmentally friendly) and more pleasant way to travel.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年3月12日
1. The online price is much difference to the local office.
2. The train is not to good which shake too much. You can’t sleep during your trip.
3. I prefer to use bus next time rather than taking this train.
4. The train is very old school; dirty and some insects.
Conclusion, It’s good to explore something new, but for the next time i will take a night bus. It
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年2月25日
Everybody was really Nice and helpful. From the 12go helpcentre, lady who gave us the tickets and the personal on the platform and the train. The train was clean and we slept okey.
火车 #120 高级, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2019年2月4日
Ride from Mandalay to Bagan was very uncomfortable, our seat cushion had an issue where it could not stay out. I keep having to readjust it every 1 - 2 hours or so. We even switch the cushion that was slightly better but don’t expect too much with the “upper class” ticket. Train was dirty and dusty. We had to wipe down the arm rest since that was so sticky and our wet nap turned brown, no joke. It was much worse with the loud kids in our train laughing and talking loudly all night. Sadly there are no quiet hours even though our train was 2100 - 0500 arrival. On the way back to Mandalay from Bagan we booked a private driver, trust me it will be your better choice if it’s within your budget
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年2月2日
The bus driver did the job of delivering you to the Bagan bus terminal (yes, not to your hotel as you need to pay extra or hire private taxi for that, it was clear from the tickets). But there were no regular toilet breaks/stops , when asked, the driver was quite unwilling to stop for pessengers' pee time, except for lunch time where the driver and his staff needed to have lunch, where there were 3 toilets next to the road side restaurant. The food wasn't as bad / unclean as most described, I've eaten at these sort of places for the past 3 days and I'm still in one piece. Being seated at the back has the disadvantage of getting out as corridor is filled with passengers' luggages (there was no special compartments for luggages apparently). Also, our hotel located on the 78th street in Mandalay, the bus came at 10:40 (for a scheduled 10:00 bus time), even the hotel staff told us they're regularly late and it is "normal". We sat at the hotel lobby for to hours due to the scare on its terms & conditions that they'd leave if they do not find us there when the bus arrives. Other than the lack of toilet stops and little space in bus, I'd say the company did its job, although journey was bumpy and the driver drove hellish, but yeah, for that price, what else could I ask for. I'm still alive to be able to write this review.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2019年1月16日
We did not eat our lunch at the bus stop bec. We felt that the food is not clean & the restaurant missy and dirty, hopefully this will improve for the safety of your costumers. Also the driver and his relatives are so noisy in the bus talking with a loud voice we cannot sleep in the bus
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2018年12月30日
Thank you so much for your assistance. The ticket for a sleeping car from Mandalay to Bagan was delivered to my hotel by the time promised and the travel was completed with no problem. Excellent quality of service.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年12月28日
Driving Really quickly and felt a bit unsafe
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2018年12月25日
The train should seriously be cleaned (sleepers wagon). The washroom facilities aren’t convenient. Missing a mirror and a wider space to wash.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2018年12月25日
Probably better to take a day train for sightseeing. The night train departs at 21:00 and arrives in Bagan very early at 5 a.m. Also very cold during the night. Can't sleep well.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年11月6日
Bus, quite snall.
Made too many stops in order to get locsls in so they csn sit on small plasic chairs in the aisle. My bag and athers bags were also put n the aisle.
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2018年11月5日
Service from 12go.asia is great. But the train condition is really bad
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年10月30日
Driver was driving like crazy and would be considered illegal in other countries... also on halfway of the trip they did business with local people to probably earn some side income and people will try to sell you stuff while youre in the bus..
火车 #120 卧铺, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2018年10月8日
Manager informed me with new adress in the last email, but before adress was wrong. Train was okay.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年10月6日
Will arrive before estimated time. Minivan isn’t a Transit, it’s a minibus, but everything in order!! Great people like all Myanmar.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年8月28日
Fast & comfortable trip to Bagan. Thanks guys.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年5月16日
Food trip with more stops than expected bit we arrived earlier. When we arrive they had already arranged a cab to take US to our hotel. They havê proposed a seat on the previous bus what was quite good!
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年2月25日
Picked me up from my Mandalay hotel and dropped Me off at my Began hotel. Arrived early and staff were very helpful...
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2018年2月10日
Travelled solo and sat by the door which was no issues.
The journey from Mandalay to Bagan went without a hitch. A few stops en route and arrived on time.
A good way to travel.
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2017年12月29日
Le transport n'est pas direct ,beaucoup Trop de stop.
火车 #120 高级, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2017年12月18日
Conviene comprar en el lugar, lo cobran de más por esta plataforma. El tren no tiene ventanas, pasamos un poco de frío, pero si están abrigados esta todo bien. Buena experiencia
公共汽车 小巴, OK Minibus, 2017年11月20日
We were picked up from the hotel and brought to the hotel-
Improvement tip: maybe inform ppl about the estimated arrival time and a bit insights in the details of the journey
火车 #120 高级, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), 2017年11月6日
Love travelling by train! Left Mandalay on time at 8pm - arrived in Bagan at 4.30am. Seats sort of recline and are sort of soft, haha. Sitting opposite us were two Buddhist nuns who kept wanting to take selfies with us. Another Burmese passenger, Si Thu gave us lots of advice on how to deal with taxi drivers - i.e. half the price they are asking. The railway carriage had seen better days - the train staff tried to close all the windows as it was a night train and the breeze was getting a little cold but not all the windows would cooperate. So make sure you bring a sarong or blanket to cover up a bit. For a November evening it certainly wasn't freezing but the wind was rushing round my ears!