Mandalay to Bagan

Mandalay to Bagan

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Recommended

Refundable
21:00
Mandalay Central
8h ride in train #120
3+
05:00
+1
Bagan
Fastest
07:00
Mandalay International Airport
30m flight #K7704 with Air KBZ in Economy
5
07:30
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan

From Mandalay Central to Bagan by Trains

Refundable
21:00
Mandalay Central
8h ride in train #120
3+
05:00
+1
Bagan

From Mandalay OK to Bagan by Buses

08:00
Mandalay OK
6h bus ride in Minivan
3.3
14:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi
10:00
Mandalay OK
6h bus ride in Minivan
3.3
16:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi
17:00
Mandalay OK
6h bus ride in Minivan
3.3
23:00
Bagan Shwe Pyi

From Mandalay International Airport to Bagan by Flights

Fastest
07:00
Mandalay International Airport
30m flight #K7704 with Air KBZ in Economy
5
07:30
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan

From Mandalay Airport to Bagan by Flights

Fastest
07:00
MDL Mandalay Airport
30m flight #8M4150 with Myanmar Airways Intl in Economy
07:30
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
Fastest
07:00
MDL Mandalay Airport
30m flight #8M4704 with Myanmar Airways Intl in Economy
07:30
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
Fastest
18:05
MDL Mandalay Airport
30m flight #UB185 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
5
18:35
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan
18:20
MDL Mandalay Airport
35m flight #UB185 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
5
18:55
NYU Nyaung U Airport, Bagan

Mandalay to Bagan Schedule

Mandalay to Bagan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air KBZ Economy #K770407:00 - 07:30$ 72.60
OK Minibus Minivan 08:00 - 14:00$ 12
OK Minibus Minivan 10:00 - 16:00$ 12
OK Minibus Minivan 17:00 - 23:00$ 12
Myanmar Railways Upper Class 21:00 - 05:00$ 9

Transportation from Mandalay to Bagan

Mandalay to Bagan destination reviews

MA
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Feb 27, 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.
GG
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 14, 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
AT
train #120 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Feb 6, 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!!!
GK
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 27, 2020
Great service, smooth flight and landing.
KJ
flight Economy, Myanmar National Airlines, Jan 17, 2020
Fast, clean and efficient
CJ
train #120 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Jan 4, 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..
KK
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jan 3, 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.
MV
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Nov 30, 2019
Perfect
YZ
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Nov 27, 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.
YR
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Nov 26, 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.
JR
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Nov 25, 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.
AW
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Nov 25, 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...
HV
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Nov 10, 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 :-)
JR
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Nov 8, 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.
LV
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Oct 5, 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.
DP
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Oct 1, 2019
Leaving late time but arriving faster nearly 1H.
SD
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Aug 26, 2019
Everything celan. Staff nice and speaks english
RP
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Aug 25, 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.
VM
Bus Minivan, OK Minibus, Aug 20, 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!
NB
train #120 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Aug 13, 2019
Luxury train was not so clean Really dirty
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Popular Routes in Myanmar

How to get from Mandalay to Bagan

Travelling between Mandalay and Bagan is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 104.64 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 9.12.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 8 hours to travel between Mandalay and Bagan depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Mandalay and Bagan. Flight will bring you to your destination in 30m. Train does a much slower job and take about 8h to reach Bagan.

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

Travelling between Mandalay and Bagan can be as cheap as USD 9.12 if you opt for a Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways) train and as expensive as USD 104.64 if you buy a Myanmar Airways Intl flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 4 from Mandalay to Bagan starting from 07:00 Mandalay International Airport until 18:05 Mandalay Airport
  • 3 by charter+bus from Mandalay to Bagan starting from 08:00 Mandalay OK until 17:00 Mandalay OK
  • 2 from Mandalay to Bagan starting from 21:00 Mandalay Central until 21:00 Mandalay Central

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Mandalay to Bagan.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Mandalay to Bagan, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 71.65.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Mandalay and Bagan

Air KBZ, Myanmar Airways Intl, Myanmar National Airlines

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Mandalay to Bagan?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 54% took a train
  • 43% chosen charter+bus
  • 3% decided to fly