tren #120 Coche cama, , 29 may. 2019
Although they gave us a private cabin, the experience was awful. First of all, we had to collect our train tickets in a random house in the middle of town, not even close to the train station. Then, the train was really hot, really noisy, and it felt like the train was going to derail all the time. Toilet was dirty and it smelled really bad. It’ll have been okay if the price was cheap enough but it costed almost half a plane ticket. Not recommended at all.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 5 abr. 2019
The bed is very comfortable and the train departs and arrives on time
Autobús Furgoneta, , 30 dic. 2018
El principal problema es que cuando me recogierom en el hostel, la furgoneta era la equivocada, y aunque les pregunte si iba a Bagan, los conductores que no hablaban nada de ingles afirmaron sonrientes pese a que no entendieron nada. Más tarde, ya saliendo de la ciudad se percataron de que no era normal que fuese a la ciudad a la que iba y me preguntaron de nuevo. Tuvieron que volver y hacerme cambiar de minivan. Despues, ademas de los billetes regulares llenan en pasillo con gente de Myanmar que viaja a ciudades previas y que abandonan antes la minivan. Por esto, no habia precisamente espacio. Es cierto que llegaron en hora, y que para ir hasta Bagan cumplio su funcion, pero nada que ver con el confort de JJ express por ejemplo. Yo lo cogeria de nuevo, solo que esta vez iria mentalizado y asegurandome mucho de que la minivan es la correcta.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 24 dic. 2018
tren muy antiguo, dormimos el lado "vip" acostados, pero el tren es sucio y antiguo va a 30km/h con suertr, baños sucios, no recomendable
Autobús Furgoneta, , 11 dic. 2018
They'll pick you up at your hotel and then pick up the other passengers , which can take 1:30 hrs. There is no space in the van's aisle as all the suitcases and luggage are located there. If you are taller than 1.70 mt expect an uncomfortable trip due to the seats. However, the price is okay and the staff really helpful. They give you water and there's a stop where you go to the toilets and stretch your legs.
tren #120 Clase superior, , 31 oct. 2018
A different experience, but in my case everything with punctuality
Autobús Furgoneta, , 2 ago. 2018
No space to be seated for too long and there wasn’t space for the luggage.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 7 mar. 2020
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.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 27 feb. 2020
Nos buscó en horario y llegó en horario.
Antes de salir de la ciudad se detuvo a cambiar una cubierta. Esta tarea la hubiera tenido que realizar con anterioridad a la búsqueda de los pasajeros.
Los pasajeros que se agregan en distintas paradas y van sentados en banquitos en el pasillo resultan una incomodidad para todos.
No es recomendable para viajeros que llevan mucho equipaje.
Que te recojan en el hotel es un valor adicional.
Lo volveríamos a contratar.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 14 feb. 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
tren #120 Clase superior, , 6 feb. 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!!!
Vuelo Económica, , 27 ene. 2020
Great service, smooth flight and landing.
Vuelo Económica, , 17 ene. 2020
Fast, clean and efficient
tren #120 Clase superior, , 4 ene. 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..
tren #120 Coche cama, , 3 ene. 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.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 30 nov. 2019
tren #120 Coche cama, , 27 nov. 2019
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.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 26 nov. 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.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 25 nov. 2019
It was nice to be fetched at our hotel instead of finding our way to the bus station in Mandalay. The trip took a bit more than 5 hours. There was little room in the bus for luggage so we had to have our knees full all the time. The bus became filled up during the journey. It was not comfortable. The worst was the scam at the bus station in Bagan since there was no connection to the hotel offered. We had to pay 16000kyat for a 4,2km taxi ride and the driver was not happy when I did not offer him a tip. It is a real shame that the bus company refers its customers to such bandits !! We paid 30000 kyat for 10 hours and 60km private taxi driving in Bagan the full next day.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 25 nov. 2019
Except of clean sheets nothing was first class. Train was very old, super slow, overall quality was disappointing, but it was still fun to do it once as an experience, but would rather not do it again...
Autobús Furgoneta, , 10 nov. 2019
The trip was quick, the bus driver really made speed, so that was a good thing (I've had trips in a minivan before when the bus driver was really slow and picked up all kind of locals along the road to make some kyats for himself, but this time nothing like that). 12GoAsia however should make it more clear on the website that these are local buses for local transport. Not for travellers! There waa no room for my backpack or other suitcases, they were piled up everywhere. Leg room was really insufficient for a guy my height (1.85 m). I couldn't sit in my seat and there was no room for my legs i the aisle so I had to stand up a long time. Airco was fine. Few stops though. Not recommended but whatever, it took us to Bagan in one piece :-)
Autobús Furgoneta, , 8 nov. 2019
Bus left on time and arrived early but those were the only positives. Admittedly I'm a relatively tall person, but I couldn't fit in the seat, so needed my knees out to the side (as is sometimes the case). But then they put stools down the middle of the bus and had people sit in the aisle, so my knees had nowhere to go! Extremely uncomfortable 5 hours.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 5 oct. 2019
The only thing pleasant was the pick up from the hotel. The bus driver drove like crazy and picked up random people on the way. People were seated in the isle. No stops except for local people to get on and off the bus. It felt like a public transport bus. We arrived 2 hours before arrival time.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 1 oct. 2019
Leaving late time but arriving faster nearly 1H.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 26 ago. 2019
Everything celan. Staff nice and speaks english
Autobús Furgoneta, , 25 ago. 2019
The Bus is small and makes stops to pick up locals and packages. However since is a small trip (5h) you have to embrace the circumstances and make ir part of rhw experience.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 20 ago. 2019
Transfer desde Mandalay hasta Bagan salio perfecto. Hora de salida 10am y 15 minutos antes pasaron por mi hotel. El viaje total demoro como 4hrs y media, lo cual es bastante bueno considerando que hace varias paradas. The transfer went perfectly. The hotel pick up was at 10am and 15 minutes earlier the driver was there. In total the trip took 4 1/2 hours considering several stops. Highly recommended!
tren #120 Coche cama, , 13 ago. 2019
Luxury train was not so clean
tren #120 Coche cama, , 3 ago. 2019
12GoAsia service was excellent. The tickets were delivered to our hotel without the need to go before to the station or the local office.
But, the trip was terrifying: is difficult ti sleep even 5 minutes.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 18 jul. 2019
They picked me up quite late. As mentioned in other reviews, they stop a lot of times to let passengers in. I was lucky to have a seat on the right side so I was sitting alone. It's definitely not the most comfortable ride, but you get to your destination. We had a short washroom break. We arrived early around 12pm, that was a plus. But be aware of the taxi guys at the bus station. They will rip you of like crazy since you've no options. It's better to ask your hostel/hotel to tell them where you want to be dropped of. To give an idea of a 'normal' price, from Nanda restaurant to the bus station is 6.000 kyatt.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 27 jun. 2019
not too bad, but no communication from train staff make it difficult to understand where you are.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 27 may. 2019
Overall it’s a fine trip. In case it’s not clear, this is a local bus that deal seeking back packers can make use of. I’m 6’2” and had just enough leg space to make it work. What surprised me was the drive from Mandalay to Bagan takes about 2.5 hours. The actual drive took 4.5 because of frequent stops, picking people up (locals on the side of the road) and going well south out of the way. Overall it was still 1.5 hours short than expected (the listing said 6 hours). So not that bad. Download a movie on Netflix and relax. Bring some snacks. Go to the bathroom before hand since we only had two long stops (10 minutes for gas 20 minutes later on for food at an outdoor restaurant. The food I wouldn’t advise eating. Maybe it’s fine but not worth the risk to me. You only come to bagan once so I didn’t want to get sick. The air conditioning worked. I’ve heard it’s supposed to be very cold and bundle up. It wasn’t. So better advice is to have layers available and come in short and a t shirt.
As far as 12goasia, the communication was quick and easy and they’re customer support emails have been very responsive for other rides I’ve taken when needed.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 6 may. 2019
12GoAsia service was excellent. The 3 (sleeper) tickets for the Mandalay-Bagan night train were delivered to our hotel on the day we arrived. The 8h journey was extremely tiring. The trains and tracks are very old, which is why the journey takes so long. Myanmar would do well to modernise its infrastructure - with the help of the international community - as train should be a faster, safer, cleaner (i.e. environmentally friendly) and more pleasant way to travel.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 12 mar. 2019
1. The online price is much difference to the local office.
2. The train is not to good which shake too much. You can’t sleep during your trip.
3. I prefer to use bus next time rather than taking this train.
4. The train is very old school; dirty and some insects.
Conclusion, It’s good to explore something new, but for the next time i will take a night bus. It
tren #120 Coche cama, , 25 feb. 2019
Everybody was really Nice and helpful. From the 12go helpcentre, lady who gave us the tickets and the personal on the platform and the train. The train was clean and we slept okey.
tren #120 Clase superior, , 4 feb. 2019
Ride from Mandalay to Bagan was very uncomfortable, our seat cushion had an issue where it could not stay out. I keep having to readjust it every 1 - 2 hours or so. We even switch the cushion that was slightly better but don’t expect too much with the “upper class” ticket. Train was dirty and dusty. We had to wipe down the arm rest since that was so sticky and our wet nap turned brown, no joke. It was much worse with the loud kids in our train laughing and talking loudly all night. Sadly there are no quiet hours even though our train was 2100 - 0500 arrival. On the way back to Mandalay from Bagan we booked a private driver, trust me it will be your better choice if it’s within your budget
Autobús Furgoneta, , 2 feb. 2019
The bus driver did the job of delivering you to the Bagan bus terminal (yes, not to your hotel as you need to pay extra or hire private taxi for that, it was clear from the tickets). But there were no regular toilet breaks/stops , when asked, the driver was quite unwilling to stop for pessengers' pee time, except for lunch time where the driver and his staff needed to have lunch, where there were 3 toilets next to the road side restaurant. The food wasn't as bad / unclean as most described, I've eaten at these sort of places for the past 3 days and I'm still in one piece. Being seated at the back has the disadvantage of getting out as corridor is filled with passengers' luggages (there was no special compartments for luggages apparently). Also, our hotel located on the 78th street in Mandalay, the bus came at 10:40 (for a scheduled 10:00 bus time), even the hotel staff told us they're regularly late and it is "normal". We sat at the hotel lobby for to hours due to the scare on its terms & conditions that they'd leave if they do not find us there when the bus arrives. Other than the lack of toilet stops and little space in bus, I'd say the company did its job, although journey was bumpy and the driver drove hellish, but yeah, for that price, what else could I ask for. I'm still alive to be able to write this review.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 16 ene. 2019
We did not eat our lunch at the bus stop bec. We felt that the food is not clean & the restaurant missy and dirty, hopefully this will improve for the safety of your costumers. Also the driver and his relatives are so noisy in the bus talking with a loud voice we cannot sleep in the bus
tren #120 Coche cama, , 30 dic. 2018
Thank you so much for your assistance. The ticket for a sleeping car from Mandalay to Bagan was delivered to my hotel by the time promised and the travel was completed with no problem. Excellent quality of service.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 28 dic. 2018
Driving Really quickly and felt a bit unsafe
tren #120 Coche cama, , 25 dic. 2018
The train should seriously be cleaned (sleepers wagon). The washroom facilities aren’t convenient. Missing a mirror and a wider space to wash.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 25 dic. 2018
Probably better to take a day train for sightseeing. The night train departs at 21:00 and arrives in Bagan very early at 5 a.m. Also very cold during the night. Can't sleep well.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 6 nov. 2018
Bus, quite snall.
Made too many stops in order to get locsls in so they csn sit on small plasic chairs in the aisle. My bag and athers bags were also put n the aisle.
tren #120 Coche cama, , 5 nov. 2018
Service from 12go.asia is great. But the train condition is really bad
Autobús Furgoneta, , 30 oct. 2018
Driver was driving like crazy and would be considered illegal in other countries... also on halfway of the trip they did business with local people to probably earn some side income and people will try to sell you stuff while youre in the bus..
tren #120 Coche cama, , 8 oct. 2018
Manager informed me with new adress in the last email, but before adress was wrong. Train was okay.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 6 oct. 2018
Will arrive before estimated time. Minivan isn’t a Transit, it’s a minibus, but everything in order!! Great people like all Myanmar.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 28 ago. 2018
Fast & comfortable trip to Bagan. Thanks guys.
Autobús Furgoneta, , 16 may. 2018
Food trip with more stops than expected bit we arrived earlier. When we arrive they had already arranged a cab to take US to our hotel. They havê proposed a seat on the previous bus what was quite good!
Autobús Furgoneta, , 25 feb. 2018
Picked me up from my Mandalay hotel and dropped Me off at my Began hotel. Arrived early and staff were very helpful...