Travel from Yangon to Ngapali Beach

Thandwe, the town where Ngapali Beach is located, is not connected to Myanmar’s railway network. The closest you can get to Nagapali Beach by train is the town Pyay, which is still some 230 km away from Ngapali beach by road. For travel from Yangon to Ngapali Beach your best options are either taking an internal flight (these are very expensive) or taking a bus, which is a very inexpensive way to get to the beach. The journey by bus from Yangon to Ngapali Beach takes 11 hours 30 minutes to travel 392 km, which is slow going but you get there in the end.

Bus Times to Ngapali Beach

There are two direct bus services a day from Yangon to Ngapali Beach which you can book online.

07:0018:30Myo Sat Thit11 hr 30 m
16:3004:00Myo Sat Thit11 hr 30 m
  • One way bus ticket: $ 17.60

Buy Tickets to Ngapali Beach

Use the Search Box below to book your train tickets from Yangon to Ngapali Beach.

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  • You need to print out the electronic booking voucher you will be sent after booking and take it with you to the bus station to exchange for a ticket at the bus company’s ticket counter before boarding this service. Allow 30 minutes to complete this process.

Yangon Bus Station

Bus services to Ngapali Beach depart from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station in Yangon.

Location of Ngapali Beach

The bus from Yangon will drop you at any hotel on Ngapali Beach.

About Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach is a 12 km stretch of coastline with huge potential to become an internationally known beach destination when the political climate better favours the development of tourism in Myanmar. The beach is clean and beautiful and you can swim in the sea. The big issues which back hold the development of Ngapali Beach (in addition to the political issues) are the transport links – the only ways to get are a slow bus journey or a very expensive flight – and the absence of good low cost, locally run, accommodation and eateries. Ngapali Beach is a quiet and under developed destination as consequence and if you can overcome these obstacles you will enjoy your stay here.

Ngapali Beach is the most famous beach resort in Myanmar
Ngapali Beach is the most famous beach resort in Myanmar

The majority of the accommodation options on Ngapali Beach are upscale resorts, which contain most of the places you can eat. The town of Thandwe is 7 km away and has no accommodation aimed at tourists. There are some cheaper guesthouses in Ngapali Beach but the best you can expect is a fan and a bed for less than $20 USD a night. For a decent place to stay on Ngapali Beach at one of the mid-range resorts, such as the excellent Pleasant View Resort, budget to spend around $135 to $150 USD a night. Not cheap, but very pleasant.

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