Travel from Yangon to Dawei

There is a single daily train from Yangon to Dawei departing at 18:25 and arriving more than 24 hours later in Dawei. Most people, however, choose to take a bus which travels overnight and arrives just 12 hours 30 minutes later in Dawei.

Bus Times to Dawei

There are four direct bus services a day from Yangon to Dawei which you can book online.

15:0011:00Mandalar Minn ExpressEconomy 45$22 USD
16:0012:00Mandalar Minn ExpressVIP 27$34 USD
17:0005:30Mandalar Minn ExpressEconomy 45$16 USD
17:3006:00Mandalar Minn ExpressVIP 27$24 USD
  • VIP 27 bus services have fewer seats and therefore more leg room for passengers and seats which recline further than the Economy 45 bus services.

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Yangon Bus Stop

Mandalar Minn Express bus services to Dawei depart from the Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station in Yangon.

Dawei Bus Stop

The Mandalar Minn Express bus services from Yangon terminate at Dawei Bus Terminal.

About Dawei

Dawei is a large town (population of over 130,000) with a long history and some interesting attractions, but very few foreign visitors. Dawei town, previously known as Tavoy, is sleepy but attractive town in area where the predominant industry is currently agriculture although this is likely to change when the massive Dawei Port project (currently under construction) becomes operational, most likely having an adverse affect on the environment and diminishing the town’s attractiveness. In the centre of Dawei there are lots of buildings dating back to the period when Myanmar (then Burma) was a British colony. The town has plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as places to stay. Dawei is for the time being one of the areas of Myanmar with the most potential for tourist development.

Dawei is close to the many beaches of the Tanintharyi Region
Dawei is close to the many beaches of the Tanintharyi Region

In and around Dawei there is a series of nine pagodas, known as the Shin Koe Shin pagodas, which attracts a lot of domestic tourists and pilgrims. You need a couple of days to visit all nine as three are located in the town, but another three are located in nearby forests and the remaining three in nearby mountains. Dawei is also blessed with many nearby beaches. The most popular beach is Maungmagan Beach, 12 km up the coast, which is lined with bars and restaurants. Local people like to spend their leisure time there. The best beach, however, is probably Sin Htauk Beach which is 2 hours away by road from Dawei. Sin Htauk Beach is a gently curved 1,500 metre long white sand beach with clear waters and as is about as beautiful a beach as you will find anywhere in South East Asia, minus the crowds such a beach would attract if it were located in Thailand or Cambodia.

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