Trains from Bagan to Mandalay

The distance from Bagan to Mandalay is 179 km which takes around 7 hours 30 minutes to travel by train, which means this train service travels at a painfully slow average speed of  23.9 kph. The journey by bus is a lot quicker taking only 5 hours 30 minutes. If you are not in hurry then you may find travelling by train a more rewarding and comfortable experience than travelling by road with better scenery on route.

Train Times Bagan to Mandalay

There is only one direct train a day from Bagan to Mandalay, Train #119.

11921:0005:008 hrs 00 m
  • Sleeper berth: $ 13

Buy Train Tickets to Mandalay

Use the Search Box below to book your train tickets from Bagan to Mandalay.

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Buy train tickets for travel in Myanmar can be easily online in 4 simple steps:

  • Search: Search by date of travel and click to find Tickets.
  • Pay: Make payment by credit card or Paypal for your selected Ticket.
  • Electronic Voucher: You will be sent a voucher by e-mail whilst we do the hard work of queuing for a ticket at the hard train station.
  • Ticket Collection: A few days before you travel you will receive a further e-mail confirming that your tickets are available for collection.

Location of Bagan Train Station

Location of Mandalay Train Station

Visit Mandalay

Mandalay is Myanmar’s second largest city, and probably its most beautiful with a 413 hectare royal palace complex in the centre of the city near Mandalay hill.

View over the Irrawady River in Mandalay
View over the Irrawady River in Mandalay

Mandalay is a busy and noisy commercial centre comprised in large part of unappealing low-rise concrete buildings, but beyond these modern additions to city there are numerous place of beauty and interest well worth visiting:

  • Mandalay Palace: A walled and moated citadel which was partly destroyed by bombing in the Second World War.
  • Mandalay Hill: Hill top viewpoint overlooking the Irrawady River topped by a golden Pagoda.
  • Mahamuni temple: One of the most important religious sites in Myanmar, famous for it seating Buddha covered in gold donated by the faithful.
  • Shwenandaw Kyaung: Known in English as the Golden Palace monastery, is a well preserved monastery dating back to the 1850s.
  • Zay Cho Market: The largest market in Mandalay.

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