Getting to Bagan Myanmar

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Plane, Train, Bus and Boat to Bagan

Bagan Flight Information

The airport that serves the Bagan region, referred to as Nyaung U Airport (NYU 3-letter designation), is located just a few kilometres south of Nyaung U Town and about ten kilometres east of New and Old Bagan
A taxi from the airport to Nyaung U costs about 5000 Kyat (approximately 4 USD) or double that to New or Old Bagan

Some high-end hotels will include free pickup and drop off at the airport

Flight from Yangon to Nyaung U
RGN – NYU
1 hour 20 minutes
Asian Wings Airways
Yangon Airways
Air Bagan
Air KBZ
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines
Golden Myanmar Airlines
Approximately 60+ USD

Flight from Mandalay to Nyaung U
MDL – NYU
30 minutes
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines
Air Bagan
Yangon Airways
Air KBZ
Approximately 40+ USD

Flight from He Hoe to Nyaung U
HEH – NYU
40 minutes
Golden Myanmar Airlines
Approximately 45+ USD

yangon airways
flight info

Bagan Train Information

Bagan Railway Station is located a couple of kilometres south of the airport and taxi fares from the station are similar to the costs from the airport

Train from Yangon to Bagan

There is an overnight train that departs from Yangon at 4.00 pm and takes eighteen hours to travel the bone-jarring six hundred kilometres although often it can take even longer

Tickets for berths in the more comfortable upper-class sleeper carriage cost about 40 USD
Tickets for seats are available in 1st Class and Ordinary Class
1st Class seating is padded and there is more space for storage with tickets costing a little over 10 USD while tickets for an Ordinary Class seat cost just a few dollars and the comfort is equally low although here you will meet ‘ordinary’ Burmese and experience the true culture and friendship of the country
The train has a restaurant car that serves food and drinks
In the winter it can be quite cold at night so packing an extra layer of clothing is recommended

Train from Mandalay to Bagan

Two services each day (7.20am and 9.00pm) taking over eight hours to cover the 170 kilometres

1st Class and Ordinary Class tickets available for a couple of dollars

bagan train
bagan train

Bagan Bus Information

The new Bagan Bus Station (known as the Shwe Pyi Highway Bus Station) is located between
the airport and train station

Bus from Yangon to Bagan

Overnight buses that depart in the early evening charge between 15 USD and 20 USD and take approximately 9 hours to reach Bagan

Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Tickets cost about 10 USD and it takes about 6 hours to reach Bagan in either minibuses or coaches

bagan bus

Bagan Boat Information

There are two boat options for travel between Mandalay and Bagan

The express boat is only relatively fast taking nine hours to reach Bagan although the views are pleasant
It leaves at 7.00am and costs about 40 USD

The slow boat takes about fifteen hours and departs at 5.00am costing about 10 USD

bagan boat