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Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable Recommended
15:45
Yangon Central
17h 15m ride in train #3
2+
09:00
+1
Mandalay Central
Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable Recommended
17:00
Yangon Central
15h ride in train #3
2+
08:00
+1
Mandalay Central
JJ Express
Recommended
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h 30m bus ride in VIP
4.8
06:00
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay

From Yangon Central to Mandalay by Trains

Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable
05:00
Yangon Central
18h ride in train #11, Upper Class
4
23:00
Mandalay Central
Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable
06:00
Yangon Central
15h ride in train #11, Upper Class
4
21:00
Mandalay Central
Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable Recommended
15:45
Yangon Central
17h 15m ride in train #3
2+
09:00
+1
Mandalay Central
Myanmar Railways Myanmar Railways
Refundable Recommended
17:00
Yangon Central
15h ride in train #3
2+
08:00
+1
Mandalay Central

From Aung Mingalar to Mandalay by Buses

Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
08:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h 30m bus ride in Economy 45
17:30
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
JJ Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in VIP
4.8
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
JJ Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Express
4.8
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Elite Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Economy 45
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Elite Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Business
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
17:00
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
4.5
17:00
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Elite Express
20:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Economy 45
05:00
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
20:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Economy 45
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Elite Express
20:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Business
05:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
JJ Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h 30m bus ride in Express
4.8
05:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Elite Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Business
06:00
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
4.5
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
JJ Express
Recommended
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h 30m bus ride in VIP
4.8
06:00
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Elite Express
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Executive
06:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
05:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
4.5
05:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Boss Express
22:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h 30m bus ride in VIP 36
06:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
22:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
4.5
06:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Elite Express
22:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Business
07:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Mandalar Minn Express Mandalar Minn Express
22:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
4.5
06:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay

From Yangon Airport to Mandalay by Flights

Myanmar National Airlines
Instant
06:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 30m flight #UB683 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:30
MDL Mandalay Airport
Myanmar Airways Intl
Instant
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #8M4138 with Myanmar Airways Intl in Economy
08:25
MDL Mandalay Airport
Myanmar Airways Intl
Instant
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #8M4208 with Myanmar Airways Intl in Economy
08:25
MDL Mandalay Airport
Myanmar National Airlines
Instant
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 5m flight #UB103 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:05
MDL Mandalay Airport

Transport types between Yangon and Mandalay

Yangon to Mandalay Schedule

Yangon to Mandalay Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Myanmar Railways Upper Class 05:00 - 23:00MMK 18,110
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB68306:00 - 07:30MMK 178,018
Air Thanlwin Economy #YH91707:15 - 08:40MMK 170,983
Myanmar National Airlines Economy #UB26108:40 - 09:15MMK 178,018
Air Thanlwin Economy #YH82510:00 - 11:25MMK 170,983
Myanmar Airways Intl Economy #8M413012:30 - 13:55MMK 183,152
Myanmar Railways Sleeper 15:45 - 09:00MMK 22,637
Myanmar Airways Intl Economy #8M410518:15 - 19:40MMK 340,628
Elite Express Economy 45 20:00 - 05:00MMK 18,110
Boss Express VIP 36 22:00 - 06:30MMK 31,692

Yangon to Mandalay destination reviews

3.9
139 customer reviews
5
40%
4
33%
3
12%
2
6%
1
9%
DM
4
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Nov 27, 2019
I give it 4* because our tickets were delivered to our hotel in time, the day before we travelled. Their support team had emailed before to reassure all was well, and our 2 person sleeper was probably best on the train. So 12GoAsia deserve 4*. The train probably 2*, as it was very bumpy and most of the time was dark so nothing to see either. Maybe day time train more interesting!
YZ
4
Bus VIP 27, Mandalar Minn Express, Nov 25, 2019
I had no choice but to book an overnight bus because the sleeper train is full. The bus is clean and the steward is very attentive, with snacks and drinks for everyone. Good experience.
LC
2
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Nov 6, 2019
1. Hassled by MR porters at Yangon station who demanded large sums for minimal work. The porter was not requested or required. 2. The windows on the carriage were extremely difficult to raise or lower. 3. At dusk the carriage filled with midges, flies, mosquitoes attracted by the light. 4. The sleeper bed was extremely hard. 5. Above all not knowing if one can buy a ticket until a couple of days before ones journey is stressful. (Unable to get return ticket as all taken by others earlier on day of sale). 6. 12Go Asia agent for purchase of ticket was pitiful.
MH
4
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Oct 31, 2019
You should take the train if you want to go for a slow jurney, see the countryside and just relax. Expect a bumpy ride, no AC and no punctuality, but thats part of the charm. Sleeper Class was fine. You can order food on the train and the staff is helpful. If you are on a schedule and expect a lot of comfort, you are better off flying or taking the bus. Ticket was issued and there was no problem with picking it up. Of corse you pay for the service if someone is going to stand in the line and get the ticket for you. Price was ok for me.
TV
2
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Aug 13, 2019
It was a 16 hour journey that unfortunately didn't enjoy at all. The beds were not very comfortable and with the noise and motion of the train, I barely slept the whole journey. The toilets were disgusting and there wasn't anywhere to even do a basic clean up. Even with the door locked peoole kept knocking every 2 minutes to ask if we wanted food or water. Nothing to see at night and a lot of insects flying around. There's no AC and only a little fan for 4 which isn't great. The cabin was not very clean and the sheets / pillow cases not very clean either. The only good thing was a few sceneries along the way but again most of the time, being the night train, we couldn't see anything. Wouldn't do it again and fly.
CY
5
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Aug 9, 2019
staff are helpful and got the best room in the cabin
MM
5
Bus VIP, JJ Express, Jul 31, 2019
Good english spoked, leaved and arrived on time, water and snacks for free on board, two stops for toilet and not to sell things, free shuttle bus to Mandalay centre from central bus station
KP
3
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jun 24, 2019
Very bouncy. If you are a person who finds sleep difficult you won't get much on this trip.
DM
3
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Jun 13, 2019
This is a good way to get to see some of Myanmar countryside and was one of the main reasons I took the train. The carriages and tracks are old and are in need of upgrading. If you are a light sleeper be warned it is a bumpy and noisy journey, but I was expecting this and I managed to get a reasonable nights sleep. I would consider doing this again once they have upgraded the trains
CL
4
Bus VIP, JJ Express, May 27, 2019
The ride was good and comfortable but the place were the buss would departure and the check in was not correct supplied by 12GO
JG
5
Bus VIP, JJ Express, May 24, 2019
We used JJ Express VIP. It was great reclined chairs, water, and food provided, entertainment system in the back of the chair. Could not have asked for more. We could actually sleep for most of the journey.
SG
4
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, May 14, 2019
Do this trip only if your fascination with the passing scenery and tide of humanity exceeds your tolerance of noise, discomfort and heat. Mine does luckily so I thoroughly enjoyed this unforgettable experience.
MA
2
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Apr 14, 2019
Very noisy and uncomfortable train journey, but that was expected based on other reviews, and apparently the line and trains are in process of being upgraded so once complete would hopefully be a lot better. Some great views of countryside and villages in the morning. Food available regularly, recommend sleeper carriage for extra space.
SM
4
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Mar 27, 2019
Trip was fine but train was dirty, old and crowded. Very little English spoken. No coach numbers on outside of train. Food was ok.
DM
3
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Mar 27, 2019
I expected aircon but there was no aircon. The ride was very loud so I didn't sleep much. The food was good (fried rice no meat). There was a little misunderstanding because I thought they asked me if egg was oke but apparently I ordered an extra scrambled egg (which turned out to be an omelet).
GJ
2
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Mar 6, 2019
More uncomfortable than I thought it would be. Sixteen hours unable to sleep very much due to motion and noise of train. Do not recommend to anyone. Much better to fly, Not very safe! There were five members of the police on board the train. — to protect the passengers from loosing their belonging and possible physical attack. This must have happened on previous train journeys, being reason for their being there.
JW
4
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Mar 1, 2019
Obsolete, loud train that bounces and rocks and rolls for just under 16 hours. You take this train for the experience and I'd wanted to do it for a long time. It's a trip you won't forget!!
EY
4
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Feb 18, 2019
Ride is exactly what you'd expect - long and bumpy. Nevertheless, it's an unforgettable experience and something worth trying.
AJ
3
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways, Feb 18, 2019
The ride is not comfy and the train not clean. But its an experience ????
FJ
4
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Feb 7, 2019
Was a long day on the train but a wonderful experience. Tickets were easy to purchase. Thankyou

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How to get from Yangon to Mandalay

Travelling between Yangon and Mandalay 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 MMK 342,303 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere MMK 18,110.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 18 hours to travel between Yangon and Mandalay depending on the means of transport you choose.

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

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

Travelling between Yangon and Mandalay can be as cheap as MMK 18,110 if you opt for a Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways) train and as expensive as MMK 342,303 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 Yangon and Mandalay ?

  • 22 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 08:00 Aung Mingalar until 22:30 Aung Mingalar
  • 17 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 06:00 Yangon Airport until 18:15 Yangon Airport
  • 3 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 05:00 Yangon Central until 15:45 Yangon Central

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

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 Yangon to Mandalay, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as MMK 170,983.

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 Yangon and Mandalay

Air KBZ, Air Thanlwin, Myanmar Airways Intl, Myanmar National Airlines

Bus

Travelling from Yangon to Mandalay 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 Yangon and Mandalay

Boss Express, Elite Express, JJ Express (JJ Express), Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express)

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 Yangon to Mandalay?

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

  • 1000 opted for a bus