Travel from Mawlamyine to Mandalay

There are two options for overland travel from Mawlamyine to Mandalay:

  • By train changing in Yangon.
  • By direct bus.

Travel by bus takes about half time of travelling by train.

Train Times to Mandalay

Train times from Mawlamyine to Yangon.

08:0017:30909 hrs 30 m
19:3004:20368 hrs 50 m
20:5506:201769 hrs 25 m

Train times from Yangon to Mandalay.

05:0023:001118 hrs 00 m
15:4509:00317 hrs 15 m

Bus Times to Mandalay

There is a single direct bus services a day from Mawlamyine to Mandalay which you can book online.

18:0006:30Mandalar Minn Express12 hr 30 m
  • One way bus ticket: $ 17.00 USD.

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Location of Mawlamyine Train Station

The journey by train to Mandalay, via Yangon, starts from Mawlamyine Railway Station.

Google Map of Mawlamyine Railway Station

Mawlamyine Bus Station

Bus services from Mawlamyine to Mandalay depart from Mawlamyine Highway Bus Station.

Google Map of Mawlamyine Highway Bus Station

Location of Mandalay Train Station

Mandalay Central Railway Station is the final stop for trains from Yangon.

Google Map of Mandalay Central Railway Station

Mandalay Bus Station

Bus services from Mawlamyine to Mandalay terminate at Chan Mya Shwe Pyi Highway Station.

Google Map of Chan Mya Shwe Pyi Highway Station

About Mandalay

Mandalay is the second largest largest city in Myanmar after Yangon, with a permanent population of over 1.2 million people. The city was founded in 1857 and served as the last royal capital of Myanmar before the country became part of the British Empire in 1885. The city’s main attraction is the royal palace which is a large walled compound at the bottom of Mandalay Hill. Much of the original royal palace, made of wood, was destroyed during World War II, and parts of it have been since reconstructed. Nonetheless, the royal palace is a major tourist attraction not to be missed on a visit to Mandalay.

Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay
Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay

Other major tourist attractions in Mandalay include:

  • Kuthodaw Pagoda: Hugely impressive Buddhist temple with over 700 small white stupa arranged symmetrically with a large golden pagoda in the middle.
  • Shwenandaw Monastery: Monastery made from intricately carved teak. Originally located within the royal palace, the monastery survived the destruction that destroyed the palace itself because a superstitious King had decided to move it from the royal compound believing the building to be haunted by his deceased father.
  • Mandalay Hill: 230 metre hill with a series of pagodas and excellent views over the city and the adjacent river.
  • Maha Myat Muni Paya: Important Buddhist temple with a 4 metre tall statue of the Lord Buddha made from gold and precious stones.

Next read about Train travel from Mandalay to Bagan

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