Yangon and Bagan are two of the most important tourist destinations in Myanmar. It’s easy to travel between two sites by plane, train, bus, and even taxi, in which buses are chosen by a lot of travelers as they are much cheaper than planes and more comfortable than trains. Here we provide you with all of the useful information about Yangon Bagan bus.
Overview of Yangon Bagan bus service
There are both day and night buses traveling from Yangon to Bagan. In general, tourists tend to choose night buses to feel less tired and save a hotel night. Every Yangon Bagan bus is equipped to air-condition and most have TVs, the atmosphere is commonly noisy as the drivers usually turn movies and Burmese traditional music quite loud. It’ll take you around 9-10 hours for the 611-kilometer journey between Yangon and Bagan by bus. Note that night buses normally leave the downtown Yangon at 7.00pm and arrives in Bagan around 5.00am (the next day). So make sure to book your hotels in Bagan in advance and prepare for the transfer from bus station to your hotel.
You can buy Yangon Bagan bus tickets at bus stations (Yangon and Bagan terminals) and travel agents or book online at the websites of bus companies.
Yangon terminal: Aung Mingalar Bus Station
Aung Mingalar bus station is the main bus station in Yangon and located at Thudhamma Road, North Okkalarpa Township, Yangon, Myanmar. It is about 13 miles (about 50 minutes by car in normal traffic) from downtown and about 5 miles (about 30 mins by car) from the airport.
Bagan Terminal: Bagan Shwe Pyi Bus Station
Bagan Shwe Pyi is a new Bus station in Bagan and it is now one and only bus station in Bagan since the old one is not used now. It is located at Nyung U- Kyauk Pan Taung Highway road and you can ask hotel reception or local taxi driver how to get there during your Myanmar travel.
Khine Mandalay Express
Normal class: US $11/ticket
Departure/Arrival: 8:00 – 17:30, 19:00 – 5:30 (next day)
Normal Class: US $13/ticket
Departure/Arrival: 20:00 – 5:00 (next day), 20:30 – 6:00 (next day), 8:00 – 17:00
Normal Class: US $14.3/ticket
Departure/Arrival: 21:30 – 6:30 (next day)
Shwe Mandalar Bus
Normal Class: US $15
Departure/Arrival: 8:00 – 17:30, 20:00 – 6:00 (next day), 19:00 – 5:00 (next day)
Mandalar Min Express
Normal Class: US $15.5
Departure/Arrival: 19:00 – 5:30 (next day), 19:30 – 5:30 (next day), 7:30 – 17:30
Bagan Min Thar
Normal Class: US $15.5
Departure/Arrival: 19:00 – 5:30 (next day)
VIP Class: US $18.5
Departure/Arrival: 20:00 – 5:30 (next day), 21:00 – 6:00 (next day)
JJ Express Bus
VIP Class: US $20
Departure/Arrival: 20:00 – 5:00
Many travelers say that VIP buses operated by Bagan Min Thar and JJ Express Bus are considered the best bus Yangon Bagan service. The buses are really comfortable; the seats have chargers with ports for USB and a few other sockets. Passengers are also provided with a blanket, pillow, a drink, a snack, and toothbrush with toothpaste for their Burma tours.