How to travel Mandalay to Bagan

How to travel Mandalay to Bagan
mandalay to bagan bus, flight , boat

Mandalay is the largest and historically most important of all cities in Myanmar and a great starting or ending point to any trip to Myanmar. Especially, traveling from Mandalay to Bagan you will have several modes of transport options to choose from. There are boats to Bagan, buses or shuttle buses from Mandalay to Bagan, the infamous Myanmar train ride, or you can even hire a private driver to take you from Mandalay to Bagan. We’re going to show you all the options when traveling to Bagan and you can choose what fits your travel budget and travel style. 
We opted to travel from Mandalay to Bagan by boat as we hoped this would be a scenic way to get there. Taking a boat cruise down the Irrawaddy River is the most comfortable way to get to Bagan. There are a few companies running boats from Mandalay to Bagan and the prices and duration vary based on which boat trip you go on.
Traveling by train in Myanmar is an experience, but it’s not for everyone. The Myanmar trains are known to be nutritiously bumpy and one heck of a ride. Even if your train ticket says first class don’t have too high of expectations. If you are open for an adventure we recommend taking a train at least once in Myanmar.

Mandalay to Bagan Flight Schedule

From To Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Price Class Airline Company
Mandalay Bagan 08:35 AM 09:05 AM 30 min 56 $ Economy Man YadanaPon
Mandalay Bagan 09:35 AM 10:05 AM 30 min 56 $ Economy Air KBZ
Mandalay Bagan 08:20 AM 08:50 AM 30 min 62 $ Economy Air Thanlwin
Mandalay Bagan 08:35 AM 09:05 AM 30 min 66 $ Economy Myanmar National Airline

Mandalay to Bagan Bus Schedule

From To Departure Time Price Car Type 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

Mandalay to Bagan Train Schedule

From To Departure Time
Mandalay Bagan 09:00 PM
Bagan  Mandalay 09:00 PM