Yangon to Mandalay

Yangon to Mandalay

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Transportation from Yangon to Mandalay

Yangon to Mandalay Destination Reviews

Train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Mar 24, 2020
La réservation et la livraison de nos billets de train de Yangon à Mandalay à notre hôtel s’est déroulé sans faille Faite vous livrer si vous partez tôt le matin car les guichets n’ouvrent qu’à partir de 8h
Bus VIP 27, Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express), Mar 23, 2020
Excellent service and care.
Train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Mar 11, 2020
2 berth sleeper was ok but train very noisy, rattling & shaky. Train broke down, didn’t move for 5 hours, then finally 7 hours late on arrival. No information or communication provided at all. No apology.
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Feb 16, 2020
Very comfortable large reclining seats (and blanket), snacks and drinks services. Sleep was disrupted due to a lot of harsh breaking and a 1.30am stop at a bus station where everyone was required to leave the bus for half an hour.
Train #3 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Feb 15, 2020
So nice experience to travel slowly through Myanmar, and share this moment with burmese families, monks, and all those who pick up the train to sell some food etc. Upper class has very confortable seats.
Train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Feb 7, 2020
12GoAsia were very good. Efficient & prompt. The train was as previously reviewed by others : very noisy & bumpy, but a good insight into local life & scenery. At this time of year it is also quite cold at night. We were really pleased to have had the experience, but wouldn't be too inclined to repeat it soon (though the track upgrade work is visibly underway).
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Feb 4, 2020
Great trip, clean bus! Could improve by keeping some passengers quieter over night trip! It was on time however in Mandalay we were put on local bus at 5.00 in the morning (20 min journey) to the centre. This was not stated on our ticket so quite a surprise
Bus VIP, JJ Express (JJ Express), Jan 30, 2020
The bus was so comfortable, with AC not too strong. Snacks provided were also tasty. They offered us a free ride to the city center, but it was difficult to find out where to get off as the bus stopped several times without any info.
Train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways (Myanmar Railways), Jan 27, 2020
Blankets would be amazing
Bus Economy 45, Elite Express, Dec 25, 2019
the elite's driver drove his car safely and I could sleep the whole trip except when stop for dinner.
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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. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you MMK 907,571 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere MMK 18,159.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 27 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 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 50m 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 18,159 if you opt for a Myanmar Railways train and as expensive as MMK 907,571 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 ?

  • 3 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 07:15 Yangon Airport until 15:15 Yangon Airport
  • 0 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 08:00 Kywel Sel Kan until 22:30 Chan Mya Shwe Pyi
  • 0 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?


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 147,287.

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

Myanmar Airways Intl, Myanmar National Airlines


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, 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 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

  • 61% opted for a bus
  • 37% took a train
  • 2% decided to fly