From Yangon Central to Mandalay by Trains
From Aung Mingalar to Mandalay by Buses
From Yangon Airport to Mandalay by Flights
Yangon to Mandalay destination reviews
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 217,096 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MMK 21,941.
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 21,941 if you opt for a Mandalar Minn Express (Mandalar Minn Express) bus and as expensive as MMK 217,096 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 ?
- 26 from Yangon to Mandalay starting from 06:00 Yangon Airport until 18:15 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?
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 162,196.
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
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 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
- 986 opted for a bus
- 7 decided to fly
- 7 took a train