Transport

Flying (Air Travel)

The country is well-connected by air with the rest of the world. There are 4 international airports at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and most all the regions and states of the country have domestic airports. Air travel is the fastest way to travel in the country, although not the most economical. While many international airline operators operate flights to and from Myanmar, the leading domestic airline operators include Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Mann Yadanarpon Airlines, Myanmar National Airlines and Yangon Airways.

Driving

All over Myanmar, private and shared taxi services are available easily. But Buses are the cheapest modes of transport as well as the simplest way to get around the country. It is also the only way to get to certain destinations unless you want to travel in a private car. Besides, there also has several authorised private bus operators who run bus services around the country. And you’ll be more convenient for getting the sight of prominent places by riding hired vehicles which are in connection with great transportation companies such as Grab and Mini Oway and you can also easily get any kinds of transporting wheels like motorcycle, third-wheeler, E-bike and bicycle from the hotels/motels where you stay. Please note that there are restrictions for travelling by road to some places in the country such as Putao and Kyaing Tong for foreigners. They can only be reached through air travel.

Trains

Embark in some of the charming train rides of your life in Myanmar. Trains in Myanmar have different classes namely the ordinary class with the cheapest method to travel in the country and comes with simple wooden benches, a first class with wooden benches having cushions and upper class which has superior cushions. There are standard sleeper chamber with 2 or 4 beds and bathrooms are used by sharing. They run from Yangon to Mandalay and Mandalay to Myitkyina. A special sleeper cabin is also available for travelling between Yangon and Bagan with beds and linens, a sitting area and an isolated bathroom and can accommodate up to 4 people. You can travel in the upper class or overnight sleeper carriages offering a more relaxing trip than buses at times. The ordinary class is the cheapest option to travel by train. If you want to explore the marvelous scenery of the country, we recommend a ride on the following routes:

  • Mandalay to Hsipaw
  • Mandalay to Myitkyina
  • Mandalay to Yangon
  • Thazi to Shwenyaung, Inle Lake
  • Yangon to Bagan
  • Yangon to Bago to Taungoo
  • Bago to Mawlawmyine
  • Yangon’s Circular Train Route