Mandalay to Yangon

Mandalay to Yangon

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Mandalay to Yangon Schedule

Mandalay to Yangon Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB64508:00 - 09:10$ 315.35
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB68412:05 - 13:35$ 135.68
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB62615:15 - 16:45$ 154.14
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB13416:00 - 17:00$ 155.02

Transportation from Mandalay to Yangon

Mandalay to Yangon Destination Reviews

Train ride was as described. Tickets were delivered to our hotel for free as promised. Train did not have a dining car so it was a good thing we brought our own snacks. Train actually arrived on time. Overall an interesting adventure.
Train #4 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Mar 8, 2020
Train was on time leaving Mandalay and arriving in Yangon. We were travelling as a family of four and our kids loved the trip. The staff come around with a menu and take food orders or you can go to the restaurant car, food not included in the ticket price. The train rolls around a lot but that’s all part of the experience.
Train #4 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Dec 31, 2019
Did train 12 0500 Mandalay - Yangon in Upper class ie comfort seat. Ticket service from 12Go was excellent. Seat comfortable for the whole 18.5 hour journey. No restaurant car but plenty of on train vendors. I just wish Myanmar Railways would make life a bit easier by having accurate information on train times in English available at stations & on the net. Staff at Mandalay were very helpful. All the information in English that was at Yangon has now disappeared.
Train #12 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Nov 22, 2019
Seats were cramped.. never book the first 2 seats in the compartment as they have no leg space and no fan.. very in convenient for long journey
Train #6 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Nov 1, 2019
This was the easiest bus ride with reclining seats, a bottle of water, your own TV to watch movies, a snack and an attendant on board. I can’t believe how fast the time went by for a 9+ hour ride. JJ Express was the best!
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Sep 29, 2019
It was a terrible rain this night,the river overflowed and our bus couldn't across the road three time and delayed about two hours .
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Aug 14, 2019
thanks for the delivery of the tickets to my hotel as promised. the trip was fuss-free
Train #4 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jul 1, 2019
Really useful service!
Train #4 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jun 14, 2019
Excellent Service from JJ Express from Mandalay to Yangon. I truly love how JJ Express goes to serve their clients by providing feery bus service to downtown.
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Jun 10, 2019
I love it. Highly recommended
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), May 18, 2019
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How to get from Mandalay to Yangon

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 166.32 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 11.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 18 hours to travel between Mandalay and Yangon depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Mandalay and Yangon. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 30m. Train does a much slower job and take about 18h to reach Yangon.

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

Travelling between Mandalay and Yangon can be as cheap as USD 11.00 if you opt for a Elite Express bus and as expensive as USD 166.32 if you buy a Myanmar National Airlines 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 Yangon ?

  • 3 from Mandalay to Yangon starting from 12:05 Mandalay Airport until 15:15 Mandalay Airport

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Mandalay to Yangon, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 136.00.

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 Yangon

Myanmar National Airlines


Travelling from Mandalay to Yangon overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Mandalay and Yangon

Boss Express, Elite Express, JJ Express, Mandalar Minn Express


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 Yangon?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 56% opted for a bus
  • 42% took a train
  • 2% decided to fly