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Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 28 nov. 2019
The trip from Bagan started with us being picked up from our hotel. After 5,5 hours we were dropped off at our stay in Mandalay. Despite the fact that the bus was overfilled we could accomodate our luggage in a better way than when we went the other direction. Also the fact that we were dropped off at our hotel was a big bonus. In Bagan we were ripped off by taxi crooks when arriving at the bus station since drop off at our hotel had been stopped by authorities(?!). We do not give five stars since the minibus is just a bit too small for so many passengers with luggage.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 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 :-)
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 19 sept. 2019
good travel and crossing the region was very interesting
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 5 sept. 2019
Everything was ok. Puck Up from hotel in Bagan, drop off at hotel in Mandalay. Perfect
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 25 août 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 22 août 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 Minibus, OK Minibus, 20 août 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!
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 8 août 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 Minibus, OK Minibus, 18 juil. 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 16 juil. 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 Minibus, OK Minibus, 8 juin 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!
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 27 mai 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 22 mai 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 22 avr. 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 Minibus, OK Minibus, 10 mars 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.
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 15 févr. 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!
Bus Minibus, OK Minibus, 2 févr. 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.
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