By train the journey from Naypyitaw to Mandalay is scheduled to take from 5 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 50 minutes depending upon which train service you take, and probably a bit longer that because of unexpected delays. The journey is considerably quicker and more likely to be punctual arriving is you travel by a day time bus service.
Train Times to Mandalay
There are three train services a day from Naypyitaw to Mandalay.
|11||15:20||21:00||5 hr 40 m|
|5||23:30||05:00||5 hr 30 m|
|3||01:55||07:45||5 hr 50 m|
Bus Times to Mandalay
There are also 6 daily bus services from Naypyitaw to Mandalay which you can also book online.
|07:30||13:00||Mandalar Minn Express||5 hr 30 m|
|09:00||13:30||Mandalar Minn Express||4 hr 30 m|
|14:00||18:30||Mandalar Minn Express||4 hr 30 m|
|17:00||21:30||Mandalar Minn Express||4 hr 30 m|
|21:30||02:00||Mandalar Minn Express||4 hr 30 m|
|22:00||03:30||Mandalar Minn Express||5 hr 30 m|
- One way bus ticket: $7 to $8.
Buy Tickets to Mandalay
Use the Search Box below to below to buy your tickets from Naypyitaw to Mandalay.
- Both bus and train tickets are available to book online.
Location of Naypyitaw Train Station
Train services from to Mandalay depart from Naypyitaw Railway Station.
Naypyitaw Bus Station
Bus services from Naypyitaw to Mandalay depart from the Shwe Mandalar bus station near Myoma Market.
Location of Mandalay Train Station
Train services from Naypyitaw terminate at Mandalay Railway Station.
Mandalay Bus Station
Bus services from Naypyitaw terminate at Chan Mya Shwe Pyi Highway Station in Mandalay.
About the U Bien Bridge
The U Bien Bridge is in Amarapura about 12 km from Mandalay City. The U Bein Bridge is a strong contender for being the longest teak bridge in the world. The U Bien Bridge is 1.2 km long and is supported by over a 1,000 teak wood pillars. The U-Bien Bridge crosses the Taungthaman Lake creating an easy route between the two urban areas on either side of the lake. The U Bien Bridge is open to visitors all year round at all times and is free to visit. The most popular time to visit is at sunset.
The U Bien Bridge was constructed in the 1850s during a time when the royal city was being relocated from Amarapura to nearby Mandalay. The royal city in Amarapura was largely dismantled for use in building the new royal city. The U Bien Bridge is believed to have been originally built using wood left behind after the rest of the Inwa Royal Palace was transported to Mandalay to build new palaces. As well as being the longest teak bridge, the U Bien Bridge may be one of the largest recycling projects of the 19th Century.