The distance from Bagan to Yangon is 622 km which takes around 17 hours 30 minutes to travel by train. The average speed at which the train travels is approximately 35.5 kph, making this one of the faster trains services in Myanmar. If you are in a hurry then you could also choose to take a bus from Bagan to Yangon which only takes 10 hours and is slightly cheaper than a train. During high season there are also direct flights from Bagan to Yangon, which take 1 hour 20 minutes but cost around 10 times the cost of a train ticket on the same route.
Train Times Bagan to Yangon
There is only one direct train a day from Bagan to Yangon, Train #62:
|62||16:00||09:30||17 hrs 30 m|
- Sleeper: $ 20
- Restaurant Car: Lots of travellers on this route report there either being no restaurant car or that they could not access the restaurant car. Bring snacks, drinks and whatever else you need with you on the train just in case, although if you run you can buy things on the platform when the train stops at larger stations.
Buy Train Tickets to Yangon
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Buying Myanmar train tickets online is easy if you use the Search Box above:
- Search: Search by date to find Tickets.
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- Booking Voucher: You will receive an e-voucher by e-mail after booking
- Tickets: You will be notified by e-mail when the physical ticket (a requirement on trains in Myanmar) is ready to collect (normally 2 days before you depart).
Location of Bagan Train Station
Location of Yangon Train Station
Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city, with a population which is the United Nations estimates as over 5 million spread over an urban area of approximately 600 square kilometres. This is the 7th largest city in South East Asia: as point of comparison the top six largest cities by population in South East Asia are:
- Manila (Philippines) – 12.9 million
- Jakarta (Indonesia) – 10.3 million
- Bangkok (Thailand) – 9.3 million
- Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 7.3 million
- Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 6.8 million
- Singapore – 5.6 million
Yangon, or Rangoon as many people still refer to the city, has a long history. The city started growing first after being captured by one of Myanmar’s local kings in 1755 and then again after being captured by the British in 1852. More recently whilst the size of the city has been still growing the city’s infrastructure has steadily decayed since the military coup in 1962 and relocation of the capital Naypyidaw in 2006. Yangon has a number of important historical an cultural sites to visit, the best of which are:
- Shwedagon Pagoda: Myanmar’s most important religious site, the pagoda is more than 1,500 years and houses some important Buddhist relics.
- Zoological Gardens: Opened by the British in 1906 and today home to the best range of captive wildlife in Myanmar.
- National Museum: The world’s best collection of Myanmar historical artefacts, and displays of local art and culture.
- Aung San Suu Kyi’s House: The house where the pro-democracy leader was held captive.
- Strand Hotel: The oldest and most famous hotel in the country dating back to 1901.