From Bagan to Mandalay Central by Trains

Myanmar Railways
Refundable Recommended
8h ride in train #119
Mandalay Central

From Bagan Shwe Pyi to Mandalay Central by Taxis+Buses

OK Minibus
Bagan Shwe Pyi
5h journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
Mandalay OK
OK Minibus
Bagan Shwe Pyi
5h journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
Mandalay OK
OK Minibus
Bagan Shwe Pyi
5h journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
Mandalay OK

From Nyaung U Airport to Mandalay Central by Flights

NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
30m flight #K7705 with Air KBZ in Economy
Mandalay International Airport

Bagan to Mandalay Central Schedule

Bagan to Mandalay Central Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air KBZ Economy #K770509:35 - 10:05MMK 110,064
OK Minibus Minivan 08:30 - 13:30MMK 14,555
OK Minibus Minivan 13:00 - 18:00MMK 14,555
OK Minibus Minivan 16:00 - 21:00MMK 14,555
Myanmar Railways Upper Class 21:00 - 05:00MMK 12,735

Bagan to Mandalay Central destination reviews

96 customer reviews
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Sep 19, 2019
good travel and crossing the region was very interesting
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Sep 5, 2019
Everything was ok. Puck Up from hotel in Bagan, drop off at hotel in Mandalay. Perfect
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Sep 4, 2019
Can purchase by self one day before date departure at Bagan railway station. Much more cheaper comparing with online ticket. The train is old and shaking all night long, hardest to sleep well and mice is running around too. Good luck buddy!
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Aug 22, 2019
Overall it was a great service considering that they picked us up from our hotel and even offered to drop us to our hotel in Mandalay. They also provided water and wet wipes to passengers which deserves a thumbs up. I gave 4 stars because we left Bagan not on time but that was negligible.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Aug 8, 2019
5 star for the driver and conductor. They fetch us right in front of our hotel and was really on time. The trip was not delayed and arrived earlier than we expected. I loved that the driver/conductor initiated to drop us off to a point/place near the mandalay intl airport and where we were able to hail a cheap ride.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Jul 16, 2019
We took OK Express because of the later departure time from Bagan to Mandalay (at 4pm instead of the 2pm bus by JJ Express). Turns out OK is a bit like a local bus and picks up / drops off people along the way, which is fine! Just took a little longer than I expected. Also it started raining and water was flowing in on the floor along the side of the bus.... however - the bus got us to our destination just fine and we were plenty happy with the direct pick up and drop off at our hotels.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Jun 8, 2019
Love the service and hospitality, pick up from hotel and send to hotel in Mandalay. For me the this minivan going to Mandalay from Bagan is good. They even stopped and gave water bottles to some animal caretakers!
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, May 29, 2019
I’m rating 5 the support of 12go. It took them some time to confirm the booking and I got a bit worried. But when I got to the train station and saw how manual it is to print the tickets I understood why is not promptly confirmed. As for the train, well, Myanmar Railways could definitely improve the trains. Very shaky, dirty... but well, that’s what I was expecting !
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, May 22, 2019
We arrived safely on time (4 hours ride from Bagan to Mandalay). Staff was helpful, the trip was ok, a bit uncomfortable cos of the driving style and air con was not cold.
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, May 20, 2019
Late reply from 12go asia. Additionally, the train was terible, hot and dirty. The real price of the ticket was 4000 kyats while It was increased 4 times by 12 go asia.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Apr 22, 2019
We were picked up on time at our hotel in New Bagan with a pick up and got on the bus in Nyaung U. There is not much space for luggage and it was squeezed under the seats. We made 2 breaks, one short toilet break, one lunch break. Not the most comfortable bus for 5 hours ride but it was ok and you get what you pay for. Got a water bottle and were dropped off at our hotel right on time.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Mar 10, 2019
Despite leaving almost 30 minutes late and picking up roadside passengers all along the way, the bus arrived closed to an hour early, and made an effort to drop me off at the hotel. The ride was crowded, but good value.
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 21, 2019
Sleepper class is good! It was really shaky, but very funny!
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 17, 2019
Train left and arrived on time we had a dirty little sleeper cabin and a wubbely train ride for 8 hours it was exactly what we imagined :-)
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Feb 15, 2019
Very basic bus, but fine for a daytime journey of only a few hours. The service was great though, very helpful and friendly operators and even dropped us at our hotel!
train #119 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Feb 12, 2019
The train was dirty and old but was on time and the leg room is quite big and comfort
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 9, 2019
I give 5 stars to 12go because their communication and service was perfect. However, the railway system in Myanmar needs some work. The bed was comfortable in the sleeper cabin but the cabin was cold even with the windows shut. There was a fan on the ceiling if it got too hot though, which was nice. No mosquitoes in my cabin. The worst part was the shaking of the train, could barely sleep. BUT! I asked the man at the ticket counter in Bagan a few questions. I think he noticed I was a female solo traveler and changed my cabin so I would be alone, as opposed to with other people, probably men. I really appreciated that. And the crew working on the train were very nice as well.
train #119 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 4, 2019
12go was very efficient. The train was comfy with affordable price
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Jan 25, 2019
I took this mode of transport from Bagan to Mandalay city. The pickup from my hotel was swift and transfer to the minibus was smooth. The journey was comfortable though there were many stops to pick up local passengers. The bus arrived in Mandalay on time and without any hiccups. The staff spoke little English but communication was no issue with simple instructions.
bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Jan 25, 2019
Late pick up, riding on the back of an open truck for half an hour with a lot of dust could be improved. At destination they dropped me off on a busy road and pointed to a hotel about 10 mins walking distance across a busy road....unexpected hassle. I was given the impression that I will be dropped off by the front of the hotel. However, the bus was clean with AC. And for value for the money is great.

Popular Routes in Myanmar

How to get from Bagan to Mandalay Central

When you want to get from Bagan to Mandalay Central, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MMK 110,116. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as MMK 12,741.

How far is Bagan from Mandalay Central?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bagan to Mandalay Central. Your trip will be a total of 249 miles (400 km). The flying distance is 99 miles (158 km).

How long does it take to get from Bagan to Mandalay Central?

The travel time from Bagan to Mandalay Central can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 8 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bagan to Mandalay Central?

The cost of the trip from Bagan to Mandalay Central varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways): travelling by train expect to pay as low as MMK 12,741 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as MMK 110,116.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bagan to Mandalay Central:

  • Train tickets - MMK 12,741 to MMK 20,051;
  • Plane tickets - MMK 110,116 to MMK 110,116;

How many trips per day are there between Bagan and Mandalay Central?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.
  • Flights from Bagan to Mandalay depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bagan to Mandalay. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is MMK 110,116.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bagan to Mandalay


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Bagan to Mandalay Central

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bagan to Mandalay Central? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 960 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 40 users took a plane.