Trains from Mandalay to Bagan

Trains from Mandalay to Bagan

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Mandalay to Bagan Train Schedule

Mandalay to Bagan Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB68412:20 - 12:50€ 101.49
Myanmar National Airlines Economy 14:45 - 12:20€ 259.59
Myanmar National Airlines Economy 17:10 - 12:05€ 304.98
Myanmar Airways Intl Economy 19:50 - 14:35MMK 563,039

Transportation from Mandalay to Bagan

Facts about the train from Mandalay to Bagan

Cheapest Train$12
Fastest Train8h
Earliest Train9:00 PM
Latest Train9:00 PM
Daily Train Routes0
Distance300 kilometers

Mandalay to Bagan Destination Reviews

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.
Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Mar 7, 2020
There is no glass on the window of the train so given there was also a fan in the train cabin, it was really cold and no cover is provided. I think there was an issue on that night because for a very long time the train wasn't moving at all and we arrived 5 hours after what was scheduled. But it might be an isolated case.
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Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Mar 6, 2020
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
Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Feb 14, 2020
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!!!
Train #120 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Feb 6, 2020
Dirty sheets not very reassuring, compartment full of mosquitoes, very noisy journey and shaken like a stagecoach.
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Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jan 26, 2020
I chose train because this was the only transportation that I found for traveling during the night. Overall was ok except a bit bumpy..
Train #120 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jan 4, 2020
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.
Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jan 3, 2020
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.
Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Nov 27, 2019
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.
Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Nov 26, 2019
All fine. Tickets come to hotel in mandalay at the day, I come.
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Train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Nov 26, 2019
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How to get from Mandalay to Bagan by Train

Taking a train to get from Mandalay to Bagan is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Mandalay to Bagan tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Mandalay to Bagan?

Travelling by train, the distance from Mandalay to Bagan is 187 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Mandalay to Bagan by Train?

Travel time from Mandalay to Bagan is estimated to be about 8h. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Mandalay and Bagan.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Mandalay to Bagan by Train?

The train ticket price from Mandalay to Bagan varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Mandalay to Bagan timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Mandalay to Bagan timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.