Travel from Yangon to Pyay

By train the journey of 288 km from Yangon to Pyay is scheduled to take 9 hours 30 minutes. The same journey by bus is scheduled to take 7 hours. The other advantage of travelling by bus on this route that much more frequent departures. The advantage of travelling by train is that the train stations are in the centre of Yangon and Pyay, whereas the bus stations are both out of town.

Train Times to Pyay

There are is one direct train per day from Yangon Central Railway Station to Pyay.

7113:0021:309 hr 30 m

Bus Times to Yangon

There 11 direct bus services a day from Yangon to Pyay which you can book online.

06:3013:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
08:0015:00Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
09:0016:00Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
10:3017:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
13:3020:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
15:3022:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
17:3000:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
18:3001:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
20:3003:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
21:3004:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
22:3005:30Myo Sat Thit7 hr 00 m
  • One way bus ticket: $ 7.00

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Location of Yangon Train Station

Train services to Pyay depart from Yangon Central Station.

Yangon Bus Station

Bus services to Pyay depart from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station in Yangon.

Location of Pyay Train Station

Pyay Main Railway Station is located on the Bogyoke Road.

Location of Pyay Bus Station

Bus services from Yangon terminate at the Pyay Highway Bus Station.

Pyu Ancient Cities

The main tourist attraction in Pyay are the ruins of the three ancient Pyu cities, the closest of which (Sri Ksetra) is located 7 km to the east of Pyay Railway Station. The ancient city sites are the only UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Myanmar. UNESCO has refused to list any other historic sites in Myanmar, including Bagan’s Archaeological Zone, largely because of concerns about the effectiveness and authenticity of the restoration work which has been undertaken at other locations.

Sri Ksetra in one of three ancient cities near Pyay
Sri Ksetra in one of three ancient cities near Pyay

The largest and best known of the three Pyu Ancient Cities is Sri Ksetra, which is believed to have been established at some point between the 1st to 4th Centuries. The exact date is the subject of debate between archaeologists and historians. The walled section of the city of Sri Ksetra covered an area of 18.8 square kilometres making it the largest walled city in South East Asia at the time. Some sections of the wall remain intact, rising to a height of 4.6 metres, as do some of the buildings and monuments, the best known of which are the conical temples with domed tops. The next largest of the three cities is Beikthano whose walls once encompassed 9 square kilometres of land. Beikthano is located 173 km to the North of Pyay. The third and smallest of the ancient cities is Halin whose walls surrounded an area of approximately 5 square kilometres. Halin is located 545 km by road to the north of Pyay near the town of Shwebo.

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