From Yangon Central to Mandalay by Trains

From Aung Mingalar to Mandalay by Buses

Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
08:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h 30m bus ride in Economy 45
17:30
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by JJ Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in VIP
4.7
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Bus by JJ Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Express
4.7
18:00
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
17:00
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
09:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
17:00
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
20:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
9h bus ride in Economy 45
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by JJ Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h 30m bus ride in Express
4.7
05:30
+1
Chan Mya Shwe Pyi, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
21:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
05:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in Economy 45
05:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
21:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
05:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
22:00
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
06:00
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay
Bus by Mandalar Minn Express
22:30
Aung Mingalar, Yangon
8h bus ride in VIP 27
06:30
+1
Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay

From Yangon Airport to Mandalay by Flights

Flight #UB143 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB143 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
06:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB535 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB535 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB635 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB635 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB613 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB613 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB455 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:35
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB455 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:30
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB655 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:35
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB655 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:30
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB523 by Myanmar National Airlines
06:45
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB523 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:40
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB501 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB501 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
07:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #K7244 by Air KBZ
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #K7244 with Air KBZ in Economy
08:25
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #K7262 by Air KBZ
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
2h 5m flight #K7262 with Air KBZ in Economy
09:05
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #8M4244 by Myanmar Airways International
07:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #8M4244 with Myanmar Airways International in Economy
08:25
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #UB113 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:15
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB113 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:10
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB163 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:20
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB163 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:15
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB103 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:30
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 10m flight #UB103 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:40
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB423 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB423 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB8027 by Myanmar National Airlines
07:50
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB8027 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
08:45
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #K7266 by Air KBZ
08:00
RGN Yangon Airport
2h flight #K7266 with Air KBZ in Economy
10:00
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #UB6075 by Myanmar National Airlines
08:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB6075 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
09:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB6675 by Myanmar National Airlines
08:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB6675 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
09:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB5675 by Myanmar National Airlines
08:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB5675 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
09:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB123 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB123 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
10:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB563 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:15
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB563 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:10
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB561 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB561 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB5031 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB5031 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB6031 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB6031 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB681 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB681 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB583 by Myanmar National Airlines
10:45
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB583 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:40
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB683 by Myanmar National Airlines
11:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB683 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
11:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB515 by Myanmar National Airlines
11:40
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB515 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
12:35
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB531 by Myanmar National Airlines
12:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB531 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
12:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB661 by Myanmar National Airlines
12:00
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB661 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
12:55
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #K7226 by Air KBZ
13:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #K7226 with Air KBZ in Economy
14:25
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #K7622 by Air KBZ
13:30
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #K7622 with Air KBZ in Economy
14:55
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #UB283 by Myanmar National Airlines
14:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 15m flight #UB283 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
15:15
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB481 by Myanmar National Airlines
15:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB481 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
16:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB2 by Myanmar National Airlines
15:30
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB2 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
16:25
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB133 by Myanmar National Airlines
16:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 10m flight #UB133 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
17:10
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #UB131 by Myanmar National Airlines
16:05
RGN Yangon Airport
55m flight #UB131 with Myanmar National Airlines in Economy
17:00
MDL Annisaton Airport, Mandalay
Flight #K7204 by Air KBZ
18:00
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #K7204 with Air KBZ in Economy
19:25
Mandalay International Airport
Flight #8M4204 by Myanmar Airways International
18:15
RGN Yangon Airport
1h 25m flight #8M4204 with Myanmar Airways International in Economy
19:40
Mandalay International Airport

Passenger reviews out of total 1,669 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 24, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
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.
May 16, 2019
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
It was very convenient!
May 14, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
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.
Apr 14, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★☆☆☆
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.
Mar 27, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Trip was fine but train was dirty, old and crowded. Very little English spoken. No coach numbers on outside of train. Food was ok.
Mar 27, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
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).
Mar 6, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★☆☆☆
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.
Mar 1, 2019
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
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!!
Feb 18, 2019
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Ride is exactly what you'd expect - long and bumpy. Nevertheless, it's an unforgettable experience and something worth trying.
Feb 18, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
The ride is not comfy and the train not clean. But its an experience ????
Feb 7, 2019
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Was a long day on the train but a wonderful experience. Tickets were easy to purchase. Thankyou
Feb 1, 2019
bus Express, JJ Express
★★★★★
Comfortable bus. Good food at the lunch stop.
Jan 27, 2019
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
15.5 hours, upperclass, Yangon Mandalay, day train. The Seats are very comfortabele. The train it self is an old Chinese train, partly cleaned. Toilet was ok but Asian type. Lots of food offered the whole trip from walkers through. Charming. Also beer. Beware for the cooked food ... can be contaminated. Track is often bad which makes the train wobble a lot but long parts are ok and the train makes good speed. The views are good and that was my main reason to take the day train.
Jan 26, 2019
train #3 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★☆☆☆
Couldn’t sleep because locals shouting all night selling their food. Already they stop at a time. Not all night.
Jan 18, 2019
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
While it was a true adventure, the rest rooms could do with some work.
Jan 6, 2019
bus Express, JJ Express
★★★★☆
A very comfortable bus. The driver/s and their assistants were all very helpful. My only complaint would be that we weren’t advised there was no toilet on the bus. So I had to ask the diver to stop for a quick loo break on the side of the road for both myself and my son. Traveller tip ~ don’t drink beer before getting on the bus!
Dec 24, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
The train ride was comfortable excpt the toilet
Dec 23, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
It was a nice experience, could not sleep that much, but that's ok. Beautiful countryside, super friendly stuff. Would do it again and can recommend it to everyone. Service by 12goasia was on the point, office easy to find. Thanks!
Dec 19, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Train on time, sleeper OK, but noisy, dinner/food was very good. Toilet if you better avoid or use in the beginning of the trip. I used at the end and there was no water to wash hands.
Dec 17, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
Office in Yangon very hard to find, the Fantastic Condominium entrance is behind an outside restaurant so you need to take s step of the sidewalk into the garden to see the sign. Train was ok, toilet surprisingly clean in the beginning, better to go when stopped at stations due to movement as it is a squat toilet. I didn't sleep much because of the movement but enjoyed the ride anyway. Compared to Thai trains it was bumpier and dirtier.
Dec 17, 2018
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
We took the day train Yangon to Mandalay .. must take the Upper Class seats, otherwise either fibreglass or wood slats, without cushioning .. great views and plenty of local food, drinks provided by vendors walking the carriages.. ride is bumpy but, based on the number of new railway sleepers stockpiled alomg the track, ride should b improved sometime soon
Nov 26, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
Long slow train trip. Got quite cold at night. Very bumpy and stops at every possible stop on the way. They will ask you what time you want dinner but this is not included, it costs extra. Only 2 people to a sleeper so pretty Private. Keep the door shut and the hawkers will leave you alone.
Nov 19, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Have thoroughly enjoyed my night train to Mandalay. As Nicholas from Australia said it’s not japan rail. Could have provided airline type blanket as it got quite cold in the night. Also the berths could have been better cleaned . Apart from that would travel same way again.
Nov 19, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Amazing experience to take the sleeper, and good service from the waiter to serve much needed food and beer! Leaving Yangon on time we were treated to a lovely sunset, and in the morning an amazing sunrise. Got into Mandalay about an hour late but does anyone really care? Yes, it was noisy as hell, yes it was cold, but anyone who’s done even cursory research on this trip will know that. One major downside was my cabin mate had his phone snatched through the window at a station while we slept. Please be super cautious of your valuables and don’t leave them anywhere within reach!
Nov 9, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
Good service, very kind and easy
Nov 6, 2018
train #5 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Train trip better than advertised. Very comfortable seats and right on schedule at departure and arrival. A small suggestion. Turn off the ceiling lights during the night, say from 9Pm. Passengers can use the flash light app on their smartphone. Light attracts flying bugs. Shutting them off could alleviate part of this problem during the trip.
Oct 9, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
I would say maybe the railway staff could dust the overnight birth a time or two. Many spiders, one rather large occupying the space. Door quite cruddy with debris that had clearly been there awhile as well. Other than that, the train ride itself was rather uneventful and arrived in Mandalay from Yangon, fairly close to on time.
Oct 8, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
Everything was perfect. Train was okay.
Oct 8, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★☆☆
Service was good... BUT, even though it departed on time it was 3 and a half hours late arriving in Thazi. This is my second time doing the same trip and the first trip was slightly delayed arriving but this delay caused a major inconvenience as we missed the conecting train and have had to stay the night in Thazi...
Oct 4, 2018
bus Express, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Everything is ok, easy to find (office), good people, and very confortable bus!!!
Oct 4, 2018
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
It did what it said on tin. Yangon to Mandalay. Of course the bus is shorter but a wonderful journey
Sep 26, 2018
train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
The gentleman at Pegu travel went way and above to ensure we got our tickets
Sep 19, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★★
We travelled by boss express night bus. Very good experience. A bottle of water, a packed breakfast and a can of coke have been given. Also blanket on the seats, fresh tissue and travel kit with toothpaste and toothbrush. A appreciated luxury treatment!
Aug 29, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
Excellent!
Aug 21, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★★
Superb. Recommend to all.
Aug 1, 2018
bus VIP, JJ Express
★★★★☆
Nice travel!
Jul 30, 2018
train #3 Sleeper, Myanmar Railways
★★★★☆
Left on time. Only 15 mins late. Porter was very helpful and got up at 5 a.m. to make sure we got off at the right station (departed at Thazi). A travelling experience which is what all the fun and adventure of countries like this is about and did get some sleep so would recommend it for sure to those with an open mind. And as a by product it is an extremely cheap way to travel and avoid a night's hotel bill!! Only down side was that I had gut rot before boarding so the toilet experience is best left to your imagination. At least there is a toilet!!
Jul 24, 2018
bus Express, JJ Express
★★★★★
Very comfortable bus seats with good airconditioning and entertainment device. Staff are helpful.

Popular Routes in Myanmar

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 297,745 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MMK 22,093.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 15 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 55m. Train does a much slower job and take about 15h 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 22,093 if you opt for a Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express) bus and as expensive as MMK 297,745 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 Yangon and Mandalay ?

  • 24 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 06:00 Yangon Airport until 18:00 Yangon Airport
  • 14 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 08:00 Aung Mingalar until 22:30 Aung Mingalar
  • 3 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 06:00 Yangon Central until 17:00 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 207,976.

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, 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

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 train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 801 took a train
  • 189 opted for a bus
  • 10 decided to fly