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From Bagan Shwe Pyi to Yangon by bus

07:30
Bagan Shwe Pyi
17:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
05:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
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Aung Mingalar, Yangon
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
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Aung Mingalar, Yangon
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From Bagan to Yangon by train

16:00
Bagan
09:30
Yangon Central
17h 30m
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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
19:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi
05:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h
20:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi
05:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h 30m
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Bagan Shwe Pyi
07:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
10h

From Nyaung U Airport to Yangon by flight

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09:35
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
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RGN Yangon Airport
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NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
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Bagan to Yangon Schedule

Bagan to Yangon Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mandalar Minn Express Economy 45 07:30 – 17:30MMK 27,360
Bagan Min Tha Express 08:00 – 18:00MMK 20,094
Air KBZ Economy #K721210:20 – 11:40MMK 175,646
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB45215:50 – 16:50MMK 198,701
Myanmar Railways Sleeper 16:00 – 09:30MMK 38,303
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB13516:40 – 17:50MMK 198,701
Mandalar Minn Express Economy 45 19:30 – 05:30MMK 27,360
Bagan Min Tha Express 19:00 – 05:00MMK 20,094
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB48218:30 – 19:40MMK 198,701
Mandalar Minn Express Economy 45 20:00 – 06:00MMK 27,360
Bagan Min Tha VIP 20:00 – 05:30MMK 27,360
JJ Express VIP 21:00 – 07:00MMK 34,656

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).

Bagan to Yangon destination reviews

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79% of 111 travelers were happy with this destination
RP
3
bus VIP, JJ Express, Aug 25, 2019
The BUS is def one of the most comfortable I've been and the staff is also very friendly and helpful during the trip. However, you must be aware that at least half of the trip is made in bumpy roads and you have to be open minded in order to not be afraid. There's about 500km done in a Highway (from 00 to 5am aprox) and you can organize yourself to have a rest / sleep in this specific time slot. One thing I must point out and really disliked, is the drop off situation. We're asked by the JJ staff where we wanted to exit - there were two stops, bus station and downtown. We replied that we wanted to exit in the downtown next to Sude Pagoda because our hotel was there. Entering Yangon, you have to switch to a smaller BUS that is supposed to take you to one of the exits you chose: bus station or downtown. Well, this BUS only made one stop that was the BUS station and made everyone leave. Downtown stop was not a stop and as soon as you exit the BUS you are approached by taxi drivers that want to take you. This seems like a scheme to make everyone catch a taxi. My advise is that everyone uses Grab as soon they arrive at this station and avoid using those taxis waiting. At least you pay for a fair price and avoid dealing with this unpleasant situation at 7 in the morning.
NA
2
bus Economy 45, Mandalar Minn Express, Jul 31, 2019
I bought an express ticket from Bagan to Aung Mingular but instead this bus makes multiple stops along the way to pickup random people by the roadside. I think this wasted time and we were not informed about it. The music is turned on super loud and it was only lowered after we complained. On a 9 hour bus ride, you tend to want to get some sleep but this was impossible due to the loud music. The bus conductor also did not tell us how long a stop would be, so we had to constantly check so that we can manage time and not get left behind. I know its an economy ticket but the cleanliness on the bus really does need to be improved.
EI
5
bus VIP, JJ Express, Jul 7, 2019
very good. With free fetching service. Nice bus. Relaxing
RR
4
bus VIP, JJ Express, Jun 26, 2019
Not headphones, there was no electricity connection.
SC
5
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jun 23, 2019
Overall, It was a good experience .Tickets were delivered to the Hotel in Yangon per our agreement during booking process. This service was not granted on the return from Bagan to Yangon. If I had to make any recommendation, it would be to remodel the sleeping coach. It was old and the restroom was absolutely disgusting.
MG
4
bus VIP 31, Mandalar Minn Express, May 5, 2019
The trip was enjoyable but the AC leaked a lot, all our bags left the seat compartment were wet.
JS
3
bus Express, Bagan Min Tha, Mar 10, 2019
The bus was alright and almost on time...not so many foreigners so you get to taste local experience...staff friendly and even they did not speak english they tried their best to explain...if you asked them that you needed break for physiological needs they stopped...i think if you dont expect western standart and that is probably why we travel to such contries then its ok...only thing i did not like was that we stopped almost at the end of journey at some village just for some local shopping such as fruits etc.
JL
5
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 9, 2019
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!
WK
5
bus VIP, JJ Express, Feb 5, 2019
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.
JS
5
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jan 29, 2019
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!
MZ
5
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jan 26, 2019
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.
JS
4
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jan 19, 2019
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.
SB
4
bus VIP, JJ Express, Jan 17, 2019
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.
JT
4
bus VIP, JJ Express, Jan 5, 2019
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.
AE
5
bus VIP, JJ Express, Jan 1, 2019
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.
EC
3
bus VIP, JJ Express, Dec 30, 2018
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.
NS
4
bus VIP, JJ Express, Dec 29, 2018
Super comfy bus. Hostess really kind and spoke Better english than other JJ bus transfer taken
CN
5
bus VIP, JJ Express, Dec 17, 2018
Most comfortable bus I’ve been on.Anywhere in the world.Excellant.
JM
5
bus VIP, JJ Express, Dec 12, 2018
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!
JH
3
train #62 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Dec 3, 2018
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

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