Myanmar by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Myanmar.

Here you will find information for Myanmar about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.

Useful Information

Population: 53.37 million

Currency: Kyat

Language: Burmese

Capital: Naypyidaw

Country Code: +95

Time Zone: Myanmar Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Myanmar is operated by the national Myanmar Railways.

Train Tickets

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Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Myanmar.

TrAIN tYPES

Innercity connecting Yangon (Rangoon) to Mandalay

  • Upper-class seats: reclining cushioned chairs (2 x 2)
  • Ordinary class seats: basic wooden seats
  • Some services may include a restaurant car as well as an upper-class sleeping car*: 2 & 4-berth options, bedding provided

Innercity connecting Yangon to Bagan

  • Available during the dry season:
    • Upper-class sleeping car*: 2 & 4-berth options, bedding provided
    • Upper-class seats: reclining cushioned chairs (2 x 2) 
  • Available year-round
    • 2nd class seats: basic wooden seats with a cushioned pad
    • Ordinary class seats: basic wooden seats

* The upper-class sleeping car could be either the regular sleeper or the special sleeper which all depends on the service being taken on a particular day.

  • The regular sleeper has 2 & 4-berth options, access to the rest of the train, and toilets/washbasins at the end of every corridor. 
  • The special sleeper is a separated sleeper compartment that contains a toilet, washbasin, and 4 beds. This is blocked off from the rest of the train with no access to the restaurant car, however, food can be ordered and delivered during station stops.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Myanmar

National

 
From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Mandalay to Bagan 8:00 Direct Train
Mandalay to Yangon 15:00 Direct Train

International

 
From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Yangon to Bangkok, Thailand 35:20 3 Train & Bus

 

Myanmar travel routes

The Great Myanmar Adventure

The Great Myanmar Adventure

Main Train Stations

  • Mandalay
  • Rangoon / Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Naypyitaw

Train Tours in Myanmar

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Myanmar

We recommend visiting anytime from November to February, with these being the driest months, but busier months (book accommodation in advance!). This is their winter season so in the evening it can be cold, yet warm during the day. October is a great month to avoid crowds although there are chances for some wet days at the backend of the monsoon season. And we recommend trying to avoid May, June, August as these are the most humid months and have a tremendous amount of rainfall. Travel is possible but canceled transportation and mudslides occur on a regular basis during this time. 

When in Myanmar, try to line up with a local festival, which can be quite easy as there are plenty to choose from! Check out the Shwedagon Pagoda Festival, Burmese New Year (a big 5-day water fight), end of Vassa (city is filled with candles and cultural performances), and the Tazaungdaing Festival (a floating lantern festival).

  • High Season: November – March
  • Low Season: April – October
  • Rainy Season: April – October
  • Dry Season: November – March

 

Accommodation In Myanmar

Booking

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Guidebooks For Myanmar

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Travel Insurance

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