Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city, and its cultural and financial centre. The 716 km of rail track between Mandalay and passes through the fertile flat plains of central Myanmar over the course of 15 hour journey. To fully appreciate the scenery we recommend taking the 05:00 departure on Train #12. The other trains all depart in the late afternoon and travel overnight to arrive in Yangon in the morning.
Train Times from Mandalay to Yangon
The most comfortable train to book is Train #4 departing at 16:30 because it has upper class sleeper seats and a restaurant. The other overnight through train, Train #6, is newer but has no sleeper car.
|12||05:00||23:00||18 hrs 00 m|
|6||15:00||07:30||16 hrs 30 m|
|4||16:30||10:00||17 hrs 30 m|
Online Train Ticket Prices from Mandalay to Yangon (US Dollars):
- Upper Class Seat: $15
- Standard Sleeper: $17
Buy Train Tickets Yangon
Use the Search Form below to book your train ticket from Mandalay to Yangon:
This is is how the train ticket buying service works for Myanmar Trains:
- BOOK: You select your train ticket via the Search Form below.
- CONFIRM: 12Go, our ticket agent, purchases tickets for you in Myanmar.
- COLLECT: 12Go send you an e-mail when the ticket is available for collection at an office near the train station where your journey commences.
Location of Mandalay Train Station
Location of Yangon Train Station
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the most important Buddhist Temple in Myanmar. The 99 metre tall Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Great Dragon Pagoda, houses a number of important religious relics.
Not all historians and archaeologists agree about the origins of Shwedagon Pagoda and there are a number of different as to when the temple was built and who built it. The prevailing theory at present is that Shwedagon Pagoda was built sometime during a period from the 6th to 10th Centuries BC, potentially making Shwedagon Pagoda the oldest remaining Buddhist stupa in the world. There are four entrances leading up to the Pagoda itself, which is constructed largely from bricks many of which are covered in gold.