The furthest south in Myanmar that passenger trains are currently operating is Dawei. If you want to travel direct from Yangon to Myeik you therefore need to take a bus.
Bus Times to Myeik
There are two direct bus services a day from Yangon to Myeik which you can book online.
|15:00||11:00||Mandalar Minn Express||$20.00 USD|
|16:00||13:00||Mandalar Minn Express||$30.00 USD|
- The 15:00 departure is an Economy 45 service.
- The 15:00 departure is an VIP 27 service.
Buy Tickets to Myeik
Use the Search Box below to book your bus tickets from Yangon to Myeik.
- The transport operator requires passengers to check in at least 30 minutes before departure with a printed version of their electronic ticket voucher.
Asia Dragon Bus Station
Mandalar Minn Express bus services to Myeik depart from Aung Mingalar Highway Highway Bus Terminal, Aung Mingalar Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
Myeik Bus Station
Mandalar Minn Express bus services from Yangon to Myeik terminate at Myeik Bus Terminal.
Myeik is a vibrant large town with a population of 200,000 to 300,000 people depending upon which source you refer to. Myeik has some facilities for tourists and some interesting places to visit, but it is not yet a tourist town. The area, in particular the 800 island Mergui Archipelago, has fairly recently started opening up to tourists. At the present time you can go on day trips to some of the islands with a small number of registered tour operators for prices in the region of $120 to $150 per person, which is very expensive compared to other more developed island chains in Thailand and Malaysia. However, the large islands near the town of Myeik itself, Kala and Kadan Islands, can be visited without special permits and it’s a lot cheaper to go to these islands with lots of local boat operators offering inexpensive taxi boat services.
Myeik itself is a lively town reliant on non-tourist related industries, particularly fishing, the production of shrimp paste, and pearl farming. You can eat and stay cheaply in Myeik and the people haven’t become unpleasant to foreign visitors as a consequence of having large numbers of them visit their town. Myeik has a long history as an important port and as a consequence has a diverse range of architecture including colonial era Sino-Portuguese mansions. The town also has some large temples, the most notable of which are Thein Taw Gyi Pagoda and Mahartheintdizaya Pagoda. Myeik’s charm as an under developed tourist destination is very likely to last only a few years as more parts of the Mergui Archipelago are opened up to visitors and in particular the diving industry so now is a good time to visit.