Replies: 13 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 1:02 AM Last Post By: montyman
Nov 15, 2012 11:13 AM
I looked at the best way to travel from Yangon to Bagan. Can you please recommend the safest way of travelling - is it by bus and which preferably private bus company should I use? At what times do they leave... are there any during day times?
I don't want to fly with the national airline to be honest unless if Thai Airlines is operating..?
thanks so much!
Nov 15, 2012 11:55 AM
1Bus. Most leave about 4pm and arrive about 3am, don't know different companies. I just bought a ticket from shops opposite the main train station in Yangon, take $1 pick-up to bus station, as it is 17kms out of town and huge, no way you will find the bus on your own.. You can fly but that will cost $100+.
Nov 15, 2012 1:19 PM
2My suggestion is to ask your Hotel for a bus ticket, they seem to just phone through, then they give you a receipt with the bus company logo on it. Ask your Hotel about getting to the bus station, they will probably advise getting a Taxi and then ask what is the price (I think my taxi was about US$5) Show the taxi your receipt with the bus company and don't get out of the taxi until you are at the front door of the bus company, otherwise you will spend two hours wandering the maze of streets and buses looking for your bus. Take a warm jacket and an MP3 player as they either have loud Burmese music or Burmese videos running.
Nov 15, 2012 2:08 PM
Nov 15, 2012 2:51 PM
4Statistically flying is always safer than any form or road transport. The advice above is spot on - bus companies tend to be only in local script so you will never know which company you went with
For the record we just flex heho bagan via yangon airways - newish ATR75 plane - 1/4 full flight - professional with none of the annoying security screening of the west!
Nov 15, 2012 10:37 PM
Nov 15, 2012 10:51 PM
6when you arive Yangon change a couple of $100 bills at airport take taxi share if poss. to station car park and buy your same day Yangon to Bagan/Mandalay/|Inle bus ticke at the bus offices there as said include the $1 shuttle to O mingalar bus station and leave luggage (not valuables) at bus office you buy your ticket from then breakfast try walking to traders Htel and befoire turn right and on left after Bogyoke mkt is golden chetty restaurant try the tataras (pancake normally taken with sugar) but for breakfast have with fried eggs and also a ley peye black tea with sweetened condensed milk the green tea comes free. after do MTT for free DPS.com maps of yangon /Bagan/Inle and Mandalay and enjoy yangon have meal before heading for shuttle and take snacks for the bus journey as the heavy curries are not my cuppa tea at the stops and can be expensive
click here FAQ73Burma basics
Nov 15, 2012 11:06 PM
7We just did 3 domestic flights (2 with air Yangon & 1 with mandalay air). I was dreading the flights as im a bit of an anxious flier but i have to say they were all absolutely fine. I'd do it again given the journey times needed for land transport. Only bus i did was to golden rock and it was torturous (boiling hot despite booking an aircon bus with company recommend in LP) & a 'middle seat' which is not really a seat at all. Unbelievably uncomfortable.... If flying I'd go with air mandalay if possible. They have newest planes. Didn't have any probs with Yangon air but their planes are old (nicely painted but ours were old alitalia planes)
Nov 16, 2012 12:15 AM
Nov 16, 2012 2:30 AM
9Yes some of the Burmese films are really funny, even though I did not understand the language I was in stitches. Generally the buses Ive been on were fine, there are a few old ones on the Bagan to Inle, BAgan to Mandalay and Inle to Mandalay routes. All the ones I had last trip were fairly modern coaches certainly better than Cambodia/Laos.
Nov 16, 2012 4:12 AM
Dec 7, 2012 11:31 PM
11Hi, could you please tell me how can we get a bus ticket from Yangon Airport?
We will be arriving in Yangon at 8am and would want to take the bus going to Bagan that same day.
We hope you could help us get a direction and provide other info. like travel agency name, how much is the bus ticket and how long exactly is the travel time between Yangon and Bagan.
Hope to hear from you.
Dec 8, 2012 12:58 AM
12you can't what you do is first change a couple of $100 bills at airport or more dependant on how long you are staying, take taxi to Railway station car park and you will see all the bus companies there, prebook your overnight bus + make sure you prebook the shuttle bus service to the O mingalar bus station as its a massive place and they will take you direct to your bus cost $1. leave your luggage in the bus office not valuables OK.
Now go and get breakfast I like golden Chetty now moved to tuen laft out of atation car park then right at Traders Hotel (bogyoke market on right) after on left is small cafe Golden chetty I like my fried egg breakfasts in Myanmar so I have a Tarata (like a pancake normally eaten with sugar etc with fried egg on top plus a le Peye (black tea with sweetened condensed milk) the green tea is free
now go to Sule pagoda and behind to left of park on side st to right is MTT get free www.dps.com maps ie Yangon Bagan and Inle, explore and have main meal before you head for bus station and take snacks and drinks for bus with you as they can be expensive (for me at least) at bus station
click here FAQ73
ticket costs around 12,000 kyat leaves around 5pm and arrives Bagan early am your route should be dependent upon your length of stay in myanmar ie Yangon- Mandalay- Bagan-Inle-Kalow -Yangon etc or Inle Kalow BaganMandalay Yangon and with 28 days maybe a side trip to Hsipaw, Monwya and Moulmein+golden rock, if beach Ngapali and Chaungtha
Dec 8, 2012 1:02 AM
13Herbie I too love the films they are all love stories with women beating up on the men their daughters fall for while husband quietly reads his paper and they all often head off to chaungtha beach for a vacation. then theres the comedy routine 3 guys and fat lady they are all amorous with with the who;le bus in fits (Burmese humour is a bit lie Indian slapstick humour. then 4 am you are woken up with the Bhuddist monk mantra chanting for 1hr
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