Train services between Yangon and Bagan are very slow, taking around 17 hours to 18 hours to cover more than 620 km of railway track connecting the two cities. However, the journey is well worth it as Bagan is an immensely beautiful and important world heritage site. You could go by road, which will take around 8 hours 21 minutes to drive or you could fly (use the Search Box below to check airfares), which will take 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, but then you would miss out on the experience of taking a long train journey in Myanmar and the great scenery visible from the railway track.
Train Times Yangon to Bagan
There is only one direct train a day from Yangon to Bagan, Train #61.
|61||16:00||09:35||17 hrs 30 m|
- Upper Class Seats: $ 23.10
Train #61 is a comfortable train featuring Upper Class seats and a Sleeping Car. Bring your own food and drink as there is no restaurant car on this train.
Buy Train Tickets to Bagan
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Yangon to Bagan:
This is how the train ticket booking service works:
- Search: Search by date of travel and click to find Tickets.
- Pay: Make payment for your selected Ticket.
- Ticket Issued: A paper ticket will be purchased on your behalf at the Train Station.
- Collection: A few days before you travel you will receive a further e-mail confirming that your tickets are available for collection.
Location of Yangon Train Station
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Bagan Archaeological Zone
The Ancient City of Bagan dates back to the 9th Century, when it was established as the Capital of the Pagan Kingdom. Today the Bagan Archaeological Zone is Myanmar’s main tourist attraction, as important to Myanmar as Angkhor Wat is to Cambodia.
The site has over 2,000 pagodas, temple and other structures built over a period of nearly 1,000 years, with construction continuing until the 1880s with some poorly conceived attempts to add to the existing older and more beautiful existing architecture. Bagan Archaeological Zone is very large. It is broadly defined as covering an area of approximately 13 x 8 km, or 104 square kilometres. We recommend that visitors go with a tour guide or an organised tour because the best parts of the site to visit are spread out quite far apart and following a major earth quake in 2016, you should take up to date advice on which temples and pagodas visitors are currently allowed to access. The most recent information we have is that Sulamani and Myauk Guni temples are still being repaired and off-limits to visitors.