The first stage of the overland journey from Yangon to Bangkok is take a bus to the border town of Myawaddy. There are no rail links from Yangon to Myawaddy. The closest to Myawaddy you can travel by train from Yangon is to Mawlamyine.
Bus Times to Myawaddy
There are two direct bus service a day from Myawaddy to Yangon which you can book online.
|20:30||05:00||Economy 45||$13.00 USD||Mandalar Minn Express|
|21:00||05:30||VIP 36||$18.00 USD||Mandalar Minn Express|
- The main difference between the Economy 45 and VIP 36 services is that there are fewer seats on the VIP 36 bus and therefore more leg room and the seats recline make further making it more comfortable to sleep.
Buy Tickets to Myawaddy
Use the Search Box below to buy your bus tickets from Yangon to Myawaddy.
- You need to print out out the electronic voucher you will receive after booking to present before you board the bus.
Yangon Bus Stop
Mandalar Minn Express bus services to Myawaddy depart from the Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station in Yangon.
Myawaddy Bus Stop
The Mandalar Minn Express bus service from Yangon terminates at the Mandalar Min Express bus station in Myawaddy.
Travel from Myawaddy
From the Mandalar Min Express bus station it is a 1.9 km journey by road to the border with Thailand travelling across the river in the Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge. Take a motorbike taxi or rickshaw as it is difficult to walk along roads with no pavement. Once you cross over into Thailand take a 20 THB shared taxi towards the nearby town of Mae Sot.
Once you arrive in Mae Sot, you have two options for onward travel: by bus, or a flight to Bangkok. The main bus station in Mae Sot is 5.5 km from the border with Myanmar and the airport is 5.6 km away. By bus it takes about 8 hours 30 minutes to travel to Bangkok with departures in the mornings from 08:00 to 10:00 and in the evening from 19:00 to 21:30. The bus services to Bangkok are timed so that you arrive in Bangkok either early in the evening or early in the morning. Nok Air operates 5 flights a day from Mae Sot departing at 09:20, 11:15, 12:40, 15:55 and 17:50. Be aware, however, that flights from Mae Sot are relatively expensive (typically costing over 3,500 THB) compared to bus tickets, which cost only a quarter of the cost of a flight.