Burma Transportation

  • Transportation
    by Avieira67
  • Transportation
    by Avieira67
  • Transportation
    by Avieira67

Burma Transportation

  • Bus, Rangoon / Yangon

    Rangoon Transportation

    Bus 51 does not run to the Airport but has a stop (Sel Mine Gone) in about 700 meter distance, the rest you might have to walk. Leaves from Mahabandola Park street near Mahabandola Park, Sule Pagoda, 200 Kyat. For arriving (go out of the Airport and to the right until a big road wait there for the bus) only good if you have allready small Kyat...

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  • Taxis

    Mandalay Transportation

    We paid about US$25 per day for the services of 2 guys and this old Corolla. Neither had any training, but were excellent guides in and around Mandalay. They tried really hard to provide us with all the services of a good driver and guide team. These guys were actually unofficially attached to our hotel, The Sedona, and it was quite comical to be...

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  • Round Bagan, Horse and Cart

    Bagan Transportation

    BAGAN The mode of transport I chose in Bagan was The horse and cart which I hired from my hotel .After looking at the various means of transport this seemed to be the most practical mainly because of the extreme heat and the vast distances that I had to cover.. I did look at hiring a bicycle from the hotel as they were cheap and they had many. I...

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  • Taxi, Rangoon / Yangon

    Rangoon Transportation

    Taxis are very cheap and plenty in rangoon, quite scary at night since somehow the turn off the front lights god knows why. However it beats any alternative since renting a car is not possible (there is not rent a car agencies) the Bus are overcrowed and dangerous. The best bet is to find a taxi man that can provide limousine services, There are...

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  • River Travel

    Mandalay Transportation

    At my hotel I was informed about a public and a private company linking Mandaly to Mingun. When I arrived at the port, I have found only the private company. Timetable Mandalay- Mingun 09:00 - 09:55 Mingun-Mandaly 13:00 - 13:45 Fare 5000 Ks The public company is supposed to leave from Mandaly at 08:30 and the fare should be between 3000 and 4000...

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  • Round Bagan, Cycling

    Bagan Transportation

    Renting an electric bike is a good option to travel around Bagan, especially for visiting the temples. I have rent my electric bike in the restaurant besides Winner Guest House. Fare per day 6000 Ks

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  • Circle Train, Rangoon / Yangon

    Rangoon Transportation

    The Circle Train is a great way to get close to the ordinary people of Yangon. It takes 3 hours to go around Yangon. We caught the train at the central depot. You have to pay for the ticket on the platform at a separate booth reserved for foreigners. They will identify you and call you in. You will need your passport number and US$1.00. Once...

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  • Air Travel

    Mandalay Transportation

    I took a couple of different airlines flying to and from Mandalay during the past two trips and they were all decent. The service was good but one airplane seemed a bit on the older side. What I didn't like was having to wait until getting to the country to book the flight and I wasn't able to plan my entire trip ahead of time. I learned that you...

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  • Bagan, to and from, Boat

    Bagan Transportation

    Besides the tourist boat, you can travel by slow local boat, leaving twice a week, Wednesday and Sunday, from Mandalay to Bagan. The fare for tourists is 15 USD and allows you to have a seat in a plastic chair. Locals pay 1 USD. Timetable 05:30 - 19:30

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  • Airport, Rangoon / Airport

    Rangoon Transportation

    At the new Mingaladon International Airport, near the cafe, a few computers are available for websurfing and checking your email. Like every where else in Burma, you need someone to guide you to the various websites bypassing the censorship.. and there is always someone sitting nearby who would get your gmail or yahoo or hotmail.. they charge 4...

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  • Rickshaws / Trishaws

    Mandalay Transportation

    You need to try this at least once. Trishaw travel in Mandalay is great. More than affordable, but with one drawback. Many (or most) of the trishaw drivers are limited in their education and cannot read a map or english. You really need your hotel to tell them where you want to go, and in this situation you have no hassle. BUT, if you pick one...

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  • Bagan, to and from, Overland

    Bagan Transportation

    There is a regular bus connection between Mandalay and Bagan (several buses a day). For the roughly 300km it takes about 8h - that says it all about the road condition. Additionally to the common exchange of bodyfluids with you seatneighbour, I was lucky to have a kid next to me, that got sick and had to throw up several times...the juicy bags...

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  • Rickshaws / Trishaws

    Rangoon Transportation

    The trishaw drivers do it hard. We did not use any until we decided that we might catch a ferry across the river. We were told that we couldn't go with the local population and so because there were a large number of trishaw drivers waiting for customers near the ferry area we decided that it would be a different way to see the city. Trishaw...

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  • Bus Travel

    Mandalay Transportation

    The cheapest way to get around Mandalay is by Taxi bus, basically you just flag down the driver and climb aboard. You should check with the driver first to make sure he is headed in your direction. The fare depends on the distance, expect around 20 to 50 kyat for a short trip (USD $0.02-$0.05). Cheap! It is not unusual to see a bus this crowded....

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  • Bagan, to and from, Air

    Bagan Transportation

    From Yangon to Bagan is a one and a half hour flight (I used Air Bagan). Bagan is connected by flight to Yangon and Mandalay. By overland it takes 12 hours from Yangon and 7 from Mandalay by coach. There are also a very slow train from Yangon to Thazy and then a 3 hours drive to Bagan. Also there is a steamer service between Bagan and Mandalay. So...

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  • Rangoon, getting there and away

    Rangoon Transportation

    (date written - March 18, 2007) Booking number: YR9BDE Flight number: FD 3771 Departure date: April 20, 2007 Departure time: 8:35 a.m. Arrival time: 10:20 a.m. Airfare: one-way ticket via Air Asia Mode of payment: Master Card/Visa Card Fare price : THB 1.00 Taxes: THB 1,100 Total fare: THB 1,101 (around 30.56 US $ as of March 17,...

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  • Motorbike / Scooter / Moped

    Mandalay Transportation

    Renting a motorbie with or without driver is a good option to visit tourist places around Mandalay. Usually, three places are worth a visit in one day: Sagaing, Inwa and Amarapura. For a whole day, a motorbike with driver is about 15.000 Ks, while without driver is 10.000 Ks. Sincerely, I advise you to rent it with driver. One of the motorbike...

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  • Balloon Trips

    Bagan Transportation

    If you wnat to burn some cash for a good, if not the best over Bagan, try the Balloonservice. I didnt seriously think about it nor did I dare to ask for prices, but I read it costs around 250 bucks.......

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  • Airports (not Rangoon / Yangon), to and...

    Rangoon Transportation

    THIS IS IMPORTANT.. After arriving in Rangoon I was lucky to have transport organised. Here I was met by my hotel driver with a hotel pickup...but as ALL airports in Burma are such a huge distance from the cities (because of the military) it is best to meet up with fellow travellers on your flight to share taxi costs from the Airport to the City...

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  • Horse-drawn transport

    Mandalay Transportation

    This is a very blurry picture I know but I thought it was pretty evocative and gave an impression of Maymyo/Pyin O Lwin being stuck in the 50s. It is called a garry. My mother remembers using these in the 40s and they are still around and still being used! Unfortunately, we did not have time to hire one but I would have loved to.

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  • Air Bagan

    Rangoon Transportation

    My Air Bagan ticket was purchased from a local Myanmar based travel agency named TEMPLES OF DYNASTY. Air Bagan proved to be safe, clean, and efficient when it comes to departure times. Snacks and drinks were provided complimentary by its all-smiling crew.

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  • GREAT WEBSITE FOR FLIGHTS

    VisitMM (Myanmar) is a fantastic website and company for organizing internal flights with in the country. There several small airlines, some with just 1 plane. VisitMM can sell you air tickets on all of them via email. They are very helpful, knowledgeable and follow-up quickly. A very professional tour operator.

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  • From Mawlamyine to Dawei to Kawthoung to...

    From Burma - Mawlamyine to Dawei to Kawthoung to Thailan - RanongFollowing on from my earlier post about Mae Sot to Hpa-An, I exited Burma overland as well. I caught an overnight airconditioned (and very comfortable) bus from Mawlamyine south over a fairly poor road Dawei – 10hours 12,000kyat.At Dawei, I stayed in Dream Emperor Guesthouse (tel: 059...

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  • Mae Sot to Myawaddy to Kawkareik to Hpa...

    Mae Sot (Thailand) to Burma - Myawaddy to Kawkareik to Hpa An (November 2013)With the opening of the Mae Sot – Myawaddy border crossing to tourists for travel through to the centre of Myanmar in late 2013 I thought I’d give it a go. I couldn’t find much info on the web so I thought I’d share what I learnt.Visas: Without a visa, you can visit...

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  • Travel from Mae Sot, Thailand to central...

    The ride of your life: Myawaddy to KawkareikI’m sitting here in a humid little cell of a bedroom missing my shorts. I accidentally left them hanging on a railing to dry on a beach somewhere near Kuala Lumpur. They were the perfect traveling shorts – lightweight nylon – strong and fast drying but also long, so better suited to the modest ways of...

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  • Flight from Thailand to Burma

    Air Asia, an excellent low cost airline, travels from Bangkok to both Mandalay and Yangon. My flights were on time!In Mandalay, the airline offers transportation by bus between the airport and the city centre.

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  • Airport to Yangon

    Nothing great about this tip other than an updated piece of information as of February 2013. The airport in Yangon is tiny but they country is gearing up for a massive boom in tourism so they are starting to get organized hence the price of the taxis from the airport. The 35 minute drive from the airport to downtown is set by airport authorities or...

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  • Flights in and out of Burma

    At the moment you can fly from several different cities in Asia to Yangon. When i have decoded the abbreviations for the different companies i'll add the schedule as well.You can fly to Yangon from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Kunming, Kolkata and Gaya (the flights to and from India are as far as i know only during the winter season...

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  • VISA ON ARRIVAL TO BURMA

    Effective 26 April 2012, guests that require visa to enter Myanmar can get their E-Visa in 4 easy steps. Step 1 :Go to http://www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm and fill out the secure online application formStep 2 :Confirm and pay with your credit/debit cardStep 3 :Receive your approval letter (within 5 working days)Step 4 :Receive your visa upon arrival in...

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  • HIRE A HORSE-CART AND DRIVER FOR A FUN...

    HORSE AND CARTWITH DRIVER A few times in Burma I hired a horse and cart with a driver for the day and found it to be just really a great relaxing way to slowly get around..Seeing that I was'nt in a hurry this mode of transport suited me just fine. One thing I found hard to deal with sometimes was the most oppressive heat. This I found while out on...

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  • ALL INTERNAL FLIGHTS CONTROLLED

    MYANMAR (BURMA) I arrived in Yangon from Bangkok by an Air Asia flight. All further flights that I took within Myanmar were with the Burmese Airlines of Air Bagan and Yangon Airways. These airlines are controlled by the military Government and receive all their profits...Anyone flying within Burma must use one or both of the internal airlines. I...

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  • HIRE A BICYCLE TO GET AROUND

    BURMA Bicycle hire is definately the way to go.I always hired a bike when possible as I found that " day hire "was extremely cheap and affordable. Your Hotel manager can usually organise a bicycle for you and if he has none available will certainly find you one for hire close by. Like everything ,the price is negotiable and of course that will...

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  • Booking Internal Flights on Line

    i would recommend booking tickets on line, the price on line is about half of the published fare. depending upon the time, they can get booked. recently burma introduced visa on arrival and that has spurred a spurt in tourist arrivals. there are lots of tips on burma/myanmar on VT and there are quite a few Myanmar Experts on VT. If you can get hold...

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  • Border crossings between Burma and...

    The rules apparently have changed again. Now you can enter Burma again overland at either Kowthoung or Tachileik (and exit there too) but you need to get a special permit (aka a package tour-thingy) to do so. You can get permits (or info on them) by emailing to them. From Tachileik you have to fly on since the overland route is closed to foreigners...

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  • Short distance bus

    These truck-buses run everywhere (much like the pick-up trucks). Again they seem more in the 'short range' business but I've been in buses like this for 5 hours and more (even once for about 13 hours when we went to Namhsan. In the back on bags of something. With 9 people occupying a tiny bit of space(don't get me started on that one)). A bus like...

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  • Old but reliable: the bullock cart

    In many small communities the bullock cart is THE way to get around. Of course, nowadays you can also go by bullock cart for tourist purposes and these rides are offered at the known places like Mingun and Bagan (at least I've seen them there). For us it was a genuine cart, used by some villagers to bring us to the next place we wanted to go....

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  • With humour and a lot of patience

    As said in the title, do bring a good sense of humour and a lot of patience. This country is definitely not run on time. And especially with transport you can find that the original 15 hours (or so) can turn into a lot more if there is something along the way that will hold up your bus/pick-up/whatever you travel with. Local buses and pick-ups...

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  • Cheap flights to Yangon

    Air Asia nowadays offers two flights daily to Yangon, a morning flight and an afternoon flight. One way flights can be got for as cheap as $ 21. (excluding airport tax and such). Check their website www.airasia.comPlanes are well kept and seats comfortable but do keep in mind that the following comes on top of the quoted fare online:- admin. fee -...

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  • The Burma road/ border crossing with...

    It is still a road less traveled (by tourists that is). Many people think it is almost impossible to cross the border between China and Burma. It is only a trip to the travel agent in the Camelia Hotel in Kunming (they are the only one at the moment who have permission to handle these kind of trips) and you have to go through them since you need a...

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  • Private car with driver/guide

    If you want to travel through Burma on your own, but don't have time to use public transport (bad connections, slow, unreliable) then hiring your private driver is the perfect option. We hired a car with driver for 14 days for only $550 (in 2007). This was the total amount for the 3 of us. This fee included the car, gas, driver and driver expenses....

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  • Trishaws

    Or si-ka ("side-car") as they are known in Burma. This is a very good way to get around for short distances when you don't feel like walking or you have a lot of luggage (we used to hire 2 trishaws so we could each have one and our backpack would be on the 'back' seat). In Yangon they are used a lot but not so much in the city center (since they...

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  • bicycle taxi

    dfor short distance makes a lot of fun to go by bicylce taxi, good for environment, good for locals income, good for your view ...just make sure that the driver knows really where you want to goin Mandalay they even pick you up at the airport to bring you to town

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  • plane

    fro long distances i recommend to take the planes..as the road are not the bestthe planes are not overpriced, but very good in service, safe and reliablesall three involving airlines

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  • First class seats in the train

    I don't often travel by train in Burma. Buses are usually faster, cheaper and in the end often more comfortable (though all things are relative). But sometimes a train trip is worth the inconveniences. Crossing the Gokteik bridge is something you can ONLY do by train. And trust me, it is definitely worth the experience even if you have a fear of...

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  • 15 days for Myanmar

    1. The overnight bus for Inle departs in the early afternoon and arrives at Kalaw between 4-6AM and continues on the Shweyaung, the junction town where you get dropped off for a songthaew or shared ride to Nyaungshwe/Inle Lake town, dropping off passengers between 6AM and 8AM. It's a grueling ride but a great way to meet and interact with the...

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