If traveling by train in Myanmar makes you feel troublesome because of high fee and delay, Myanmar buses will help you with this. Much cheaper and much faster is what buses give you.

Buses in Myanmar are classified into 4 types which are luxury bus with air-conditioner (Express bus), high-class bus without air-conditioner, local bus and 32-seater bus.

First class Myanmar Night Bus

First class Myanmar Night Bus

Almost long-distance buses are modern ones with good air-conditioner but some which are not touristy are in the second type of buses without air-conditioner. However, these buses give their customers comfortable services such as free bottle of water, blanket and so on.

Local bus and 32-seater bus are much smaller and uncomfortable for long road-trip. The one of attractive benefits is low-cost ticket.

Time to depart usually between 4p.m and 10p.m and arrive in early morning. Here is some information about routes and fees.

Route Fare (K) Duration (hr)
Bagan–Taunggyi 11,000 10
Mandalay–Bagan 8000-11,000 6
Mandalay–Hsipaw 5000 8
Mandalay–Taunggyi 10,000-13,000 7-8
Pyay–Bagan 14,000 12
Yangon–Bagan 14,200-15,500 9-10
Yangon–Bago 4000 2
Yangon–Chaung Tha Beach 8000-10,000 6-7
Yangon–Kyaiktiyo 8000 5
Yangon–Mandalay 11,000 9-10
Yangon–Pyay 5500 6
Yangon–Taunggyi (for Inle Lake) 15,000 11-12
Yangon–Thandwe (for Ngapali) 15,000 14

(Source: lonlyplanet.com. This information may be changed as policy of Myanmar in 2017)
If you choose bus is your partner in your Myanmar tour, you should prepare yourself with the following tips
1. Pre – planning is never unnecessary. To draw a line to go helps you save time and money a lot
2. Prepare snacks and water to overcome long time on bus if you cannot sleep and feel hungry. Because not any bus provides free snack and water.
3. Bring thin blanket or thin coat to keep yourself warm, earplug and eye mask are necessary
4. Get out of bus and move your body when the bus reaches the stop station. Stay along in a position can make you feel weak and it also time for you to go to toilet.
5. Always bring tissue with you and anti-bacteria hand gel
6. If you plan to go out of the city, you may prepare a copy of passport and visa
7. To amuse yourself, charge fully your phone, download music or movies or game, you should bring a traveling adaptor
8. Exchange money into local currency and ask your hotel receptionist to help book bus ticket

Bus in Myanmar - high standard and most comfortable furniture upgraded

Bus in Myanmar – high standard and most comfortable furniture upgraded

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