The Easiest Way to Get to Bagan

The Easiest Way to Get to Bagan
bagan highway bus

The Best Ways to Get to Bagan

Bagan is a must place you have to see when you get to myanmar since it is one of the UNESCO World's Heritage having thousands of ancient pagodas. While you are in Bagan, you will feel like you are back to an ancient city. If you want to come Bagan from another country, you will first need to come to Yangon, Mandalay, or Nay Pyi Taw where the International Airports exist. However, Yangon International Airport is the easiest one to get and flight tickets are also cheaper since Singapore Airline, Air asia, Nok air and a lot of international airlines are flying there.

Let me provide you the information about how to go to Bagan from Yangon with the easiest and cost effective way . Then, I will provide about Mandalay to Bagan and Naypyitaw to Bagan.

Yangon to Bagan

There are mainly 3 ways to get to Bagan from Yangon. Each of the transportation is the best for their own reason. Flights can save time but costs more. Train can save money but take too long. In my opinion as a Myanmar citizen, the bus is the easiest way to get anywhere in Myanmar as it won't cost much like flights and take much lesser time than the train. Moreover, you can reach the nearest spot of the destinations by bus. So, let me provide you the estimated schedules and costs for the buses from Yangon to Bagan.

Yangon to Bagan Bus Schedule

From To Departure Time Price Class Bus Company
Yangon Bagan 8:00 PM 18.5$ VIP(2+1) JJ Express Myanmar
Yangon Bagan 10:00 PM 12$ Normal(2+2) JJ Express Myanmar
Yangon Bagan 08:00 AM 11.8$ Normal(2+2) Famous Traveller Express
Yangon Bagan 08:30 PM 11.8$ Normal(2+2) Famous Traveller Express
Yangon Bagan 09:00 PM 18.5$ VIP(1+2) Famous Traveller Express
Yangon Bagan 09:00 PM 17.7$ VIP(1+2) Khine Mandalay

Since the schedules and prices are depending on your travel date, you can contact one of the Ticketing Agents. Here's the one ( www.myanmarbusticket.com )

Mandalay to Bagan

Mandalay is the nearest city to Bagan. But like I've already said, it won't be easy to find a direct flight to Mandalay and even if you got one, it willl be expensive. Anyway, if you are in Mandalay and want to go Bagan, it will take only around 5 hours. Let me give provide you the estimated schedules and costs for the buses from Mandalay to Bagan.

Mandalay to Bagan Bus Schedule

From To Departure Time Price Class Bus Company
Mandalay Bagan 02:30 PM 9 $ Mini Bus Apex Express 
Mandalay Bagan 09:30 AM 9 $ Mini Bus Apex Express 
Mandalay Bagan 06:30 PM 9 $ 19 Seater OK Bus
Mandalay Bagan 06:00 AM 9 $ 19 Seater OK Bus
Mandalay Bagan 12:30 PM 9 $ 29 Seater Moe Thout Tun
Mandalay Bagan 08:30 PM 9 $ 29 Seater Moe Thout Tun

Since the schedules and prices are depending on your travel date, you can contact one of the Ticketing Agents. Here's the one ( www.myanmarbusticket.com )

Nay Pyi Taw to Bagan

If you have the intention to go Bagan before you book your flight, I would suggest not to use Nay Pyi Taw transit unless you are going to visit Nay Pyi Taw first. The reason is that there are much lesser choice of buses going from Nay Pyi Taw to Bagan. Although it takes lesser time than going from Yangon, I would suggest to book an easy flight to Yangon and get on the bus of your choice to go Bagan. Let me give provide you the estimated schedules and costs for the buses from Mandalay to Bagan.

Nay Pyi Taw to Bagan Bus Schedule

From To Departure Time Price Class Bus Company
Nay Pyi Taw Bagan 5:30 PM 13$ Normal(2+2) Taw Win Express
Nay Pyi Taw Bagan 5:00 AM 13$ Normal(2+2) Taw Win Express

Since the schedules and prices are depending on your travel date, you can contact one of the Ticketing Agents. Here's the one ( www.myanmarbusticket.com )