The only direct way to travel from Naypyitaw to Mawlamyine is to take a bus. For other transport options you need to first travel to Yangon and change there.
Train Times to Mawlamyine
There are no direct trains from Naypyitaw to Mawlamyine. You can, however, get a train from Naypyitaw to Yangon and then another train from Yangon to Mawlamyine.
|07:15||17:00||89||9 hrs 45 m|
|21:00||06:45||35||9 hrs 45 m|
Bus Times to Mawlamyine
There is a single direct bus services a day from Naypyitaw to Mawlamyine which you can book online.
|20:00||06:00||Mandalar Minn Express||10 hr 00 m|
- One way bus ticket: $ 12.00 USD.
Buy Tickets to Mawlamyine
Use the Search Box below to book your tickets from Naypyitaw to Mawlamyine.
- NB: If you want to book only the train tickets from Yangon to Mawlamyine then change the origin of travel in the Search Box to ‘Yangon’.
Location of Naypyitaw Train Station
Train services to Yangon (where you change train for the journey to Mawlamyine) depart from Naypyitaw Central Railway Station.
Naypyitaw Bus Station
Bus services to Mawlamyine depart from the Myoma Bus Station in Naypyitaw.
Location of Mawlamyine Train Station
Trains from Yangon go to Mawlamyine Railway Station.
Mawlamyine Bus Station
Bus services from Naypyitaw arrive in Mawlamyine at Mawlamyine Highway Bus Station.
Mawlamyine is a great place to stop off for a couple of days on route overland from Myanmar to Thailand via the border crossing at Mae Sot. Mawlamyime is Myanmar’s fourth largest city and it has a long and interesting history with plenty of old buildings to visit including colonial era buildings from period from 1826 to 1852 when the city was the first British capital in what was then called Burma. In addition to the buildings visitors can enjoy the riverside views, take boat trips on the Salween River to several islands, and enjoy the very traditional atmosphere of a city that has resisted the modern age clinging on to age old traditions and a way of life that has flourished for hundreds of years.
Amongst the notable sights in Mawlamyime are:
- Win Sein Taw Ya Giant Buddha: An 180 metre long reclining Buddha located 20 km south of Mawlamyime within a large temple complex.
- Kyaik Than Lan: The largest stupa in Mawlamyime famously believed to have been referred to in a Rudyard Kipling poem.
- Mahamuni Paya: The largest of five hilltop pagodas overlooking the city of Mawlamyime.
- Visit Bilu Island: Bilu Island is a large island located across the river to the west of Mawlamyime city. Bilu Island has lots of Mon communities living in small villages making a living from traditional industries and is a great place to explore by motorbike or tuk-tuk.