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From Bagan to Yangon by train

16:00
Bagan
09:30
Yangon Central
17h 30m
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From Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon by taxi+bus joint ticket

08:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi
18:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
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Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
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Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
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Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h

From Nyaung U Airport to Yangon by flight

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How to get from Bagan to Yangon

Fly, take a train or travel by bus – all these options are worth considering if you need to get to Yangon from Bagan. Flying is obviously the fastest way to get to your destination and the most expensive one as low cost airlines have still to come to Burma. Though travelling by train takes almost twice as long as by bus, it still remains a good alternative to a bus. Rail journey in Burma is an experience in itself and if you have not experienced the country to the musical clickety-clack of the railway carriage wheels, why not do it right now? Train will let you enjoy the pictures of rural Burma in the early evening and in the morning and allow you to sleep the major part of your trip. Buses are a compromise between price, comfort and speed and in addition you are not limited to the only departure a day in this case.

From Bagan to Yangon by train

Bagan is connected to Yangon by a direct railway line which runs all way down southeast via Taungdwingyi and then makes a detour passing via Lewe to merge with Mandalay–Yangon line just below Pyinmana proceeding then straight south to Yangon. This deviation of the railroad from its straight route makes the railway journey between Bagan and Yangon longer than between Mandalay and Yangon. Train takes 17 hours to reach Yangon but with its current schedule – departing Bagan at 5pm and arriving to Yangon at 10.30am – the whole journey is not as tiring as it sounds.

Currently there is only one daily train between Bagan and Yangon (#62). During high season it has carriages of all classes which you can find in Burma: the cheapest hard seats in ordinary class; slightly more comfy second class seats, soft reclining upper class seats and the local luxury, berths in a sleeping car. Prices fluctuate significantly, from MMK5,500/USD4 for a hard seat if you buy it in person at the station to MMK80,000/USD60 for a berth in a sleeping car when purchasing in advance from outside of Burma. Out of high season period there are normally no sleeping carriages in this train unless they receive a substantial booking for berths in advance – in this case they do add the sleeper.

Sleeping cars are undoubtedly the most comfortable and enjoyable way to travel over such a long route, especially if you travel as a group of friends or a family and can get the whole compartment all for yourself. Otherwise consider upper class seats – they are less expensive than berths and more expensive than second class seats but a far way more comfortable than the latter.

Note There is no air-conditioning in carriages. Some have ceiling fans and others get their portion of fresh air from the open windows but generally it is not a problem even if travelling during the hottest months (April and May). It also pays to have some warm clothes at hand as it can get rather chilly at night.

To get to Bagan railway station which is actually located in Nyaung U, 3 km further south from the airport, take a private taxi (MMK8,000/USD8) or a shared taxi (MMK2,000 per seat).

Yangon Central Railway Station is located in Kun Chan Road, opposite the stadium and about 2.5 km southeast of Shwedagon Pagoda. There is a choice of mid-range accommodation options around the Pagoda. Kandawgyi Lake area, slightly to the east from the Shwedagon, offers more upscale hotels. For budget deals check streets around Sule Paya – just one km south of the Central station.

From Bagan to Yangon by bus

Bagan–Yangon route is served by buses leaving from the long-distance Highway bus station in Nyaung U, located close to the railway station, some 2.5 km past the airport. Expect to pay MMK5,000/USD5 for a private taxi to the bus station from Nyaung U and between MMK1,500 and MMK2,000 per seat in a shared taxi.

There are both morning and evening departures to Yangon, all taking about 9 hours to get to the destination. It is a good idea to choose one of the first buses (7am) if you want to leave in the morning in order to arrive to Yangon before dark and one of the last buses of the day (8pm) if you wish to travel by night and arrive at a reasonable hour in the morning and not in the small hours.

There are buses of different classes, from the cheapest regular ones to relatively comfy VIPs. Prices also fluctuate depending on the class and the company you travel with (from MMK15,000/USD11 to MMK20,000/USD15). In general, the ride is quite comfortable and not as bumpy as it used to be.

In Yangon, buses arrive to the Highway Bus Station, a good way out of the city, some 24 km northeast of the Central Railway station. You can get to the city from the Highway bus station by public bus. Look for bus #43 (MMK300). A taxi can cost anywhere between MMK6,000/USD5 and MMK10,000/USD8 depending on your negotiation skills.

Flights from Bagan to Yangon

The first thing to take a note of while travelling from Bagan to Yangon by plane is the seat. Yes! Take a window seat by all means and enjoy a scenic panorama of the Bagan temples from the bird’s eye view. Amazing it definitely is!

Flights in Burma in general are not cheap and Bagan–Yangon route is no exception: an air ticket of almost any airline sets you back from USD110 and up, but your travel time is reduced dramatically to one hour only.

Contrary to arrival, hotels in Bagan do not offer complimentary transfer to the airport, but they can organize the transfer at a bit better rate than you can find in the city (between MMK5,000 and MMK8,000 depending on your location). The airport is located 3 km south from Nyaung U centre and about 9 km east from both Old and New Bagan.

In Yangon, Yangon International airport lies 17 km north from the Central Railway Station. It is not served by public transport – in the sense that no bus or train comes right up to the terminal building, but you still can get to the city by bus or train though some walking or a short ride is necessary. Bus N51 goes from Sel Maing Kone bus stop to Suli Paya. The bus stop is about 2.5 km from the terminal building. A ride costs MMK200 or MMK300 only. The closest to the airport circular train station, Pa Ywet Seik Kone, is about 2 km far. The train costs MMK100 and brings you to the Central Railway station. The official taxi rate from the airport is MMK8,000/USD8.

Why go to Yangon

Till relatively recently Yangon has been the only gateway to the country for any international visitor. Now there are international flights to Mandalay and a number of border crossings with Thailand are open to foreigners, too. Yet the former capital of Myanmar, Yangon, remains a must-visit stop on every Burmese travel itinerary. A melting pot of cultures, Yangon experienced and absorbed British, Indian and Chinese influences. Their traces can be found in rich though dilapidating colonial architecture, leafy boulevards, busy markets and Burmese curries. One of the most exotic cities in South East Asia, Yangon conquers hearts with its colourful mix of golden pagodas, exotic garments of the locals and sincere smiles showing blood-red teeth busy with chewing betel nut. Though a couple of years ago a lot of restrictions concerning foreign tourists have been done away with and you will no longer get a compulsory Internet detox while visiting Yangon and the rest of the country, there are relatively few international visitors around. Visit now until it is too late!

Onward travel from Yangon

The former capital of the country and once the only gateway to Burma for foreigners, Yangon is connected by air with many regional capitals and major cities, including Bangkok in Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia with many other destinations easy reached by connecting flights via these two capitals.

Travelling further down the country, think Thaton (7 hours by train) or Mawlamyaing, the capital city of the Mon State, 300 km from Yangon (10 hours by train).

Passenger reviews out of total 739 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Feb 9, 2019
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
The trip was very chill and relaxing! The host was an outstanding gentleman who was so very helpful and kind! The ride was bumpy but that was part of the experience!:) We would do it again!
Feb 5, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
It was ours best travel by bus ever. Very spacious, excellent seats, enterteiment system with good movies, we were feeling like in the best airlines, like Qatar Airways. Your personel is absolutly polite. And pickup from hotel, absolutly excellent journey. And at least we were in Yangon before time. So absolutly first class. Thank You.
Jan 29, 2019
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
19 hour train ride sounds daunting and horrible but it was actually really great. I’m from the US and never did anything like this. I surprisingly went to sleep easily and didn’t have any dizziness after waking up from my 8 hour sleep. Simple to understand, had great food (but somewhat pricey food for myanmar, about 7,000 kyat a plate). Would definitely recommend this route for the low price of $25 USD since it’s basically a plane ticket and hotel wrapped into one!
Jan 26, 2019
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service - my tickets were delivered to my respective hotels in Mandalay and Bagan 1 day prior to departure, with an email notification to ask for them at the reception - so, even being an inexperienced traveller you feel you are taken good care of.
Jan 19, 2019
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Tickets were delivered to the Hotel as bespoken during booking process and confirmation email was sent as well so the Support Service was 5star. The Sleeper train though wasnt really what we expected as it was nothing like the pictures they have online. The 4 sleeper cabin only had two beds (booked 3) and the other 2 beds were the seats which you could pull together to sleep. Allthough it was a private cabin, clean and with a private bathroom. Ride was quite bumpy but an experience which you should do ig you have the 18hours and have a look at the breathtaking landscapes. The food they supplied (You could pre order your Breakfast and Dinner) was really expensive, be careful.
Jan 17, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Comfortable bus. Good pick up arrangements at Bagan. Drop off at Yangon could have been better as the ride is long from Aung Mingalar to downtown and standing with luggage is tough.
Jan 5, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Surprised how this wasn’t the worst travel night of my life. Arrived early and was able to get sleep. I would make the pick up van more efficient, one loop in town only, if people aren’t there and ready, too bad. Also, i would explain the drop off a little more clearly. There are taxis on the side of the road that can take you to town.
Jan 1, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
The trip was great and super confortable. We used JJ Express on our way to and from Bagan. We noticed on our way back that their new buses are even more confortable than their older models and a better entertainment system. The snacks were tasty. The staff were always very kind and everything was very orderly. I would definitely consider traveling wit JJ Express in the future.
Dec 30, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★☆☆
Seats were still wrapped in plastic, guess because it’s a new bus. Head rest was really uncomfortable. Luckily it was removable. Overall the ride was good.
Dec 29, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Super comfy bus. Hostess really kind and spoke Better english than other JJ bus transfer taken
Dec 17, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
Most comfortable bus I’ve been on.Anywhere in the world.Excellant.
Dec 12, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
Awesome bus ride. Like my bus ride from Yangon to Bagan, this JJ Express bus was the most comfortable I've ever been on. Highly recommended!
Dec 3, 2018
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
Cancelation of the sleeper 2 hour before leaving. Was changed to upper class seat but decided to take buss instead. 12go was very good and payed back the tickets for train
Nov 30, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Pick up service was ok aswell as JJ Express service, but the Stewardess said that we choudl take a taxi to the Airport from the first stop at 5.30, when the arraiving time was told 7.00. We end up waiting at the airport depature/arrival hall for several hours.
Nov 21, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★☆☆
they dropped us off in the middle of nowhere at 5:30 in the morning with no further information. the bus attendant said that we could take a taxi from that point to downtown but in fact, they have free shuttle bus and didnt let us know.
Nov 21, 2018
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
The toilets were so awful that we had to hold our bladder for 19 hours.
Nov 15, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Hyper confortable, le bus est même arrivé avec une grosse demi heure d'avance.
Nov 8, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★☆☆☆
EXPENSIVE! Book a cheaper but just as good bus service via your hotel. Or if you want to go with JJ Express, book directly with them at their website. 12go is an agent and it charges two to three times more. 12go is also not responsive and uncontactable in times of crisis and emergencies.
Nov 1, 2018
bus Express, Bagan Min Tha
★★★★☆
First 2 hours you can hear loud Birman rap, air-co goes from 10 to 26. I must admit they are very resourcefull when it comes to overbooked buses. They put plastic chairs in the middle. For my standards was ok. Picked me up from the hotel on its way.
Oct 13, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
There was no information about were we was and the stop for dinner was too long and dirty toilets you have to pay to enter and Soundsystem was por
Sep 27, 2018
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Communication was perfect, and ticket was delivered in guest house I stayed. A very long trip of 18 hours, arrived 1 hour later than scheduled, but a fantastic experience to see burmese way of life. As for all overnight trains in Asian countries, going to toilets at the begining of trip should be better. Shared cabin with 4 local people (only one stayed overnight), everyone were very kind and gave me some local delicious food bought in intermediate station. Windows (no window) are fully open (store can be close if we want), it is like sleeping under the stars. A must !
Aug 12, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Very good service.
Aug 5, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
Picked me up at my hotel, left the terminal on time, arrived in Yangon early and transferred me to the airport. Seamless service. Highly recommended
Jul 2, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Very comvenient trip and well organised. Seats and service in the bus are great! Even including an entertainment sytem with games, films and music. It was not clear to is that we had a free pick-up at our hotel but the reception staff knew. Further it was unclear which stop we had to leave the bus. The staff in the bus hardly speak English. Communication can be improved about those issues as well the msg that we were booked on a later bus. Further I’ll recommend this busservice for this trip from Bagan to Yangon
Jun 15, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
With snacks and blanket as well as service to the airport.
May 18, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
The voucher should be clear about the neer call the company to arrange the pick up. We have waited forever for the bus to downtown departure. Apart from this all great
Apr 11, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Company provided a free hotel pick up. Comfy seats and free snack box. Left and arrived on time
Apr 1, 2018
bus Express, Bagan Min Tha
★★★☆☆
Modern comfortable Chinese coach. Lost an hour or so while they changed the injectors. Aircon set to arctic.
Mar 22, 2018
train #62 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★☆☆☆
We took the Bagan-Yangon train. There is a sleeping car available, although it is not listed on 12go.asia. You must book an upper-class seat, then email 12go.asia support to request a sleeping car if one is available and pay an extra charge. If enough people book the sleeper, it will be available, if not there will be no sleeper and you will get a refund and tickets for upper-class seats. The sleeper car we took was rather incredible, in some surprising and not always pleasant ways. It was really rather dirty, because the windows are open (because it is hot, you want them open), there is lots of dust (and leaves, bugs, etc) entering. I would avoid the journey if you have respiratory issues (or wear a dust mask). The sleeping car has two sections, and the door between can be opened so if you have more friends, they can be communication, or complete separation. Each half sleeps four people. There is one fixed upper bunk on each side, and below there are four chairs which convert into a hard, lumpy bed. It was not connected to the other cars, so there is no way to visit the restaurant car or walk down the isle. Only when the train is stopped at the station can you exit the car. At this time, the attendants will come to check on you and take your food orders (plate of food 4000mmk, beer 3500 mmk, water/tea/coffee 1000mmk). The train infrastructure is old, so it is an expectedly slow and bumpy journey. Before the journey began they announced an arrival at 11:30am instead of 9:30am; perhaps it should be considered that this is the new "scheduled" arrival time, since it is consistent with other's experiences.
Mar 13, 2018
avia Economy, Myanmar National Airlines
★★★★★
Staff really kind and available to help and give all the information

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