Travel from Yangon to Magway

There are no direct train services from Yangon to Magway, although there is a branch line from Taungdwingyi to Magway. There are, however, direct bus services from Yangon to Magway which take 7 hours 30 minutes to complete the journey.

Bus Times to Magway

There is a single direct bus service a day from Yangon to Magway which you can book online.

21:0004:30Mandalar Minn Express$12.00 USD
  • Mandalar Minn Express passengers travel on a 45 seat air-conditioned bus on this route.

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Yangon Bus Stop

Mandalar Minn Express bus services from Yangon to Magway depart from Aung Mingalar High Way Bus Station.

Magway of Bus Stop

Mandalar Minn Express bus services from Yangon to Magway terminate at Magway Highway Bus Station, Pyi Taw Thar Rd, Magway, Myanmar.

About Magway

Magway City is the main transport hub to the Magway Region. Magway is pleasantly situated on the Irrawaddy River and has a city centre population of around 70,000 permanent residents. The city has a small range of hotels and restaurants, and attracts a steady stream of mostly Burmese visitors. Some foreign visitors come here on tours of the region and to travel by boat on the Irrawaddy River which is navigable travelling north all the way to Bagan and south from Magway to Pyay.

Irrawaddy River runs past Magway
Irrawaddy River runs past Magway

There are numerous tourist attractions to visit in and around Magway including:

  • Myathalun Pagoda: 31.7 metre tall pagoda on the riverside believed to mark the spot where the Lord Buddha rested on a visit to Myanmar.
  • Nagapwek Mountain: Opposite Myathalun Pagoda, Nagapwek Mountain is viewpoint with a legend – according to local belief a dragon resides within the mountain.
  • Settawya Pagoda: Hill top temple believed to have a footprint of the Lord Buddha.
  • Settawya Wildlife Sanctuary: 553 square kilometre wildlife reserve.
  • Yoke Sone Monastery: Historic wooden temple on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
  • Sandal Wood Monastery: Impressive temple founded in the 12th Century. Located in Pwintbyu Township.
  • Min Hla Fortress: 19th Century fortress designed by European engineers also on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.

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