Yangon to Mandalay: 2020 Bus & Train Schedule

Schedule of train and bus trips from Yangon to Mandalay and Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar. Last updated on January 14, 2020.

Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar after Yangon. It’s the former capital of Myanmar and is the economic and religious center of the northern region. It’s accessible by train, bus, and plane from the old capital of Yangon. [Check out our list of things to do in Bagan]

Yangon to Mandalay Bus & Train Schedule
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The most convenient way to go to Mandalay from Yangon is by plane but another popular option is by taking an overnight bus. For locals and some travelers, an overnight train is a cheap alternative.

Schedule of bus and train trips from Yangon to Mandalay and Mandalay to Yangon

Bus schedule and fare from Aung Mingalar, Yangon to Mandalay

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Mandalar Minn Express8:00 AMUSD14
Elite Express9:00 AMUSD12
JJ Express9:00 AMUSD14
Mandalar Minn Express9:00 AMUSD14
Mandalar Minn Express8:00 PMUSD14
Elite Express8:30 PMUSD20
JJ Express9:00 PMUSD14
Mandalar Minn Express9:00 PMUSD14
JJ Express9:30 PMUSD21
Mandalar Minn Express9:30 PMUSD21
Mandalar Minn Express10:00 PMUSD21
Boss Express10:00 PMUSD21
Mandalar Minn Express10:30 PMUSD21
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Train schedule and fare from Yangon to Mandalay

Myanmar Railways departs at Yangon Central to Mandalay at 5:00 AM and 3:45 PM. Travel time is around 18 hours. The train fare is USD12.

Bus schedule and fare from Kywel Sel Kan, Mandalay to Yangon

Bus CompanyDepartureFare
Mandalar Minn Express9:00 AMUSD23
JJ Express9:00 AMUSD14
JJ Express9:00 PMUSD14
Mandalar Minn Express9:00 PMUSD23
JJ Express9:30 PMUSD23
Mandalar Minn Express9:30 PMUSD23
Mandalar Minn Express10:00 PMUSD23

Train schedule and fare from Mandalay to Yangon

Myanmar Railways departs Mandalay Central to Yangon Central at 5:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM. The travel time is around 18 hours and the fare is USD12. BOOK NOW!

Travel time

The travel time between Yangon and Mandalay is around 9 hours by bus and 18 hours by train.

Have you tried taking this bus service? How was your experience? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice, if you see any changes, please let us know to help our fellow travelers get the most accurate schedule. Thanks!

If you are traveling on a tight schedule, we highly recommend that you call the bus company to confirm the trip. Have a safe journey!


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