Travel from Yangon to Pyin Oo Lwin

There are no direct train services from Yangon to Pyin Oo Lwin, but there are direct bus services. If you want to travel to Pyin Oo Lwin via the famous Goteik Viaduct bridge then you need to travel on the railway line between Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin.

Bus Times to Pyin Oo Lwin

There are two direct bus services a day from Yangon to Pyin Oo Lwin which you can book online.

YangonPyin Oo LwinCompanyServiceCost
19:0005:00Mandalar Minn ExpressEconomy 45$13.00 USD
21:0006:30Mandalar Minn ExpressVIP 27$22.00 USD
  • Economy 45: 10 hour journey in an air-conditioned 45 seat bus.
  • VIP 27: 9 hour 30 minute journey in 27 seat bus with reclining seats and on board toilet.

Buy Tickets to Pyin Oo Lwin

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  • After booking you need to print your electronic voucher to show to the transport operator before boarding the bus.

Yangon Bus Stop

Mandalar Minn Express bus services to Pyin Oo Lwin terminate depart Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station in Yangon.

Pyin Oo Lwin Bus Stop

Mandalar Minn Express bus services from Yangon to Pyin Oo Lwin terminate at the Highway Express Bus Station.

About Pyin Oo Lwin

Located at an altitude of 1,070 metres above sea level Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly known as Maymo, used to be a hill station during the time of British colonial rule. The senior members of the British civil and military administration would go there during the hot months of the year and the children of British people living in Burma would be sent to Pyin Oo Lwin to go to school. Pyin Oo Lwin is a unique place quite unlike anywhere else in Myanmar for a number of reasons partly connected to town’s association with British colonial rule and partly connected to the cooler climate that is consequence of the town’s elevation.

Horse drawn carriage in Pyin Oo Lwin
Horse drawn carriage in Pyin Oo Lwin

Like many former hill stations of the British Empire in Asia, such as Shimla in India, the British built English style mansions and cottages in Pyin Oo Lwin along with churches and a botanical gardens. The result is something that resembles an English village, but not quite and in a remote corner of Myanmar. The theme park feel is kept alive, and encouraged, by the local tour operators. The town even has horse drawn carriage for use by tourists mimicking the age of British colonial rule. The legacy of that time in Myanmar’s history goes further than the architecture. Pyin Oo Lwin also has a large number of people with joint Burmese and British and Indian and British Ancestry whose presence in the town creates a cosmopolitan ambience which is part of the town’s attraction to the many local tourists who visit Pyin Oo Lwin.

Next read about Train travel from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin

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