Yangon Transportation

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Yangon is widely known as the former capital of Myanmar. It attracts many tourists all over the world to come and visit because of its own unique beauty and a lot more interesting features to explore. Here are some guides about transportation in Yangon tourists should know.

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Plane

There are many available international airports directly leading to Yangon RGN International Airport from big cities in Asia such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Gaya, Kolkata, Kunming, Guangzhou, Nanning, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Doha, and Taipei. Currently, the international airlines serving RGN include Thai Airways, Bangkok Air, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Dragonair, Korean Airlines, Silk Air, Vietnam Airlines and Air India.

Yangon Airport (via Asia Travel)

Train

Another choice for tourists for a mean to come to Yangon is by train, with good service provided by best tour companies in Myanmar. There are trains daily departing from Mandalay. Although going by train may help you to save a remarkable amount of money for the trip, you need to get up quite early in the morning to catch the train, often at 2 or 3 a.m. It also takes more time to get to the destination in Yangon station so do not be surprised if you arrive late.

Furthermore, it is also fantastic to travel around the city by train. This would be a very memorable experience to tourist. 11 local trains are available for this circular service, which crosses 37 railway stations, which you can see quite clearly in the Myanmar travel map. It may be a surprise for many people when they come to this city the first time to know that train fare is cheaper than bus fare. The central railway station in Yangon is Yangon Central Railway Station.

Train in Yangon (via Yangon Tours)

Boat

Traveling by boat from Mandalay to Yangon is not a bad idea for those who do not get nausea. However, it takes a lot more time, normally 5 days. Likewise, it takes 3 days at least to go from Pyay to Yangon. When you return, the trip also lasts for 3 days. On the other hand, you will have a chance to enjoy the luxurious space of Delta Queen Ferry, for example, whose route is from Yangon to Pathein. This trip is highly recommended for tourists in Yangon sightseeing tours. It takes you around 20 hours with the price of $170 for each person. There is also some other suggested trip by boat with very reasonable price and time cost.

Bus

This must be the most economical solution for tourists coming to Yangon, especially for backpackers. In Myanmar, you can choose either from the two following bus highways. The first is Dagon Ayeyar Express Bus Station in Hlaing Tharyar, by which you can get to Ayeyarwaddy Room. The other choice is Aung Mingalar Bus Station. From there, you can catch any bus to get to all cities and towns of the country, except for AyeyarwaddyDivision.

Yangon bus (via Wikimedia Commons)

In Yangon, there are more than 250 bus routes carrying passengers to go around this city. For such busy and modern city, people are always in a rush. To avoid a traffic jam, the government encourages commuters to go by bus. Until now, there are over 2.5 million people using this service every day. To travel by bus around the city with day tours from Yangon, you need to pay from Ks 40 to Ks 120 for the bus fare. The difference depends on the distance you travel.

Taxi

Like in many other developing cities all over the world, the number of a taxi in Yangon is very high. Whenever you need to move to somewhere else, you can easily call or catch a taxi from everywhere. Of course, along with more convenience and rapid speed than Myanmar bicycle tours, you need to pay up to Ks 1000 for a ride 10 minutes by taxi. In order to avoid any misunderstanding and conflict, it is advisable to make a bargain before your travel so both of you will reach the most suitable option for the price.

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