The Yangon to Mandalay route is the busiest in Myanmar’s network. The first and second largest cities in Myanmar are linked by 716 km of track, a distance which Myanmar’s passenger train cover in 17 to 18 hours giving a average speed of travel of 40 km per hour. Take the time to enjoy the scenery, soak up the lively atmosphere on the train, have a beer, read a book or sleep.
Train Times from Yangon to Mandalay
There are 3 direct trains per day from Yangon to Mandalay.
|11||05:00||23:00||18 hrs 00 m|
|3||15:45||09:00||17 hrs 15 m|
Online Train Ticket Prices from Yangon to Mandalay (US Dollars):
- Upper Class Seat: $12 booked online
- Standard Sleeper: $15 booked online
Buy Train Tickets to Mandalay
Use the Search Form below to book your train ticket from Yangon to Mandalay:
- You select your train ticket via the Search Form below.
- 12Go, our ticket agent, purchases tickets for you in Myanmar.
- 12Go send you an e-mail when the ticket is available for collection at an office near the train station where your journey commences.
The most comfortable train to book is Train #3 departing at 15:45 because it has upper class sleeper seats, sleeper berths and a restaurant.
Location of Yangon Station
Location of Mandalay Station
Mandalay was the capital of Myanmar from 1857 until 1885 when Burma became part of the British Empire. A new capital city site of 66 square kilometres was built during the 29 year period Mandalay was the last Royal Capital of Burma.
Yangon has now become the commercial centre of Myanmar, however, Mandalay remains the principal commercial and culture centre of the North of Myanmar. As well being of interest to foreign visitors for its palaces and temples, Mandalay is also a thriving city with a unique culture influenced heavily by an influx of Ethnic Chinese settlers whose numbers have grown dramatically over the last 20 years. As trade with India and China grow with better transport links and a more open free market economy, Mandalay will grow as well. This is a city with a long history and a bright future.