Buses from Yangon to Mandalay

Buses from Yangon to Mandalay

Yangon to Mandalay Schedule

Yangon to Mandalay Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB58507:30 - 09:00$ 136.68
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB40111:00 - 12:00$ 253.49
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB13314:30 - 15:30$ 136.76

Transportation from Yangon to Mandalay

Yangon to Mandalay Destination Reviews

Excellent service and care.
Bus VIP 27, Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express), Mar 23, 2020
Very comfortable large reclining seats (and blanket), snacks and drinks services. Sleep was disrupted due to a lot of harsh breaking and a 1.30am stop at a bus station where everyone was required to leave the bus for half an hour.
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Feb 16, 2020
Great trip, clean bus! Could improve by keeping some passengers quieter over night trip! It was on time however in Mandalay we were put on local bus at 5.00 in the morning (20 min journey) to the centre. This was not stated on our ticket so quite a surprise
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Feb 4, 2020
The bus was so comfortable, with AC not too strong. Snacks provided were also tasty. They offered us a free ride to the city center, but it was difficult to find out where to get off as the bus stopped several times without any info.
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Jan 30, 2020
the elite's driver drove his car safely and I could sleep the whole trip except when stop for dinner.
Bus Economy 45, Elite Express, Dec 25, 2019
Seat is not very comfortable for me at 6 feet tall.
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Dec 24, 2019
Comfortable bus, however no toilet on the bus. Stopped twice for toilet, some of them quite disgusting... Of course not the driver's fault...
Bus VIP 27, Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express), Dec 21, 2019
I had no choice but to book an overnight bus because the sleeper train is full. The bus is clean and the steward is very attentive, with snacks and drinks for everyone. Good experience.
Bus VIP 27, Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express), Nov 25, 2019
Excellent service and punctuality
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Sep 30, 2019
Good english spoked, leaved and arrived on time, water and snacks for free on board, two stops for toilet and not to sell things, free shuttle bus to Mandalay centre from central bus station
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Jul 31, 2019
60 customer reviews

How to get from Yangon to Mandalay by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Yangon to Mandalay is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Yangon to Mandalay tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Yangon to Mandalay?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Yangon to Mandalay depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Yangon to Mandalay by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Yangon to Mandalay is about 8h. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Yangon and Mandalay may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Yangon to Mandalay by Bus?

The ticket price from Yangon to Mandalay can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Yangon to Mandalay timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Yangon to Mandalay timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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