Train times & tickets – Yangon to Thaton

By train Thaton is 218.9 km from Yangon. The journey time by train from Yangon to Thaton is between 6 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours 50 minutes. This means trains from Yangon to Thaton travel at speeds of approximately 32.9 kilometres per hour.


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Train Times to Thaton


There are 3 direct trains per day from Yangon to Thaton.

Train Yangon Thaton Journey
89 07:15 13:45 6 hrs 30 m
175 18:25 01:15 6 hrs 50 m
35 21:00 03:30 6 hrs 30 m
Online Train Ticket Prices from Yangon to Thaton (US Dollars):
  • Upper Class Seat: $17.60

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The best train to take from Yangon to Thaton is the first train (Train #89) of the day departing from Yangon at 07:15. Train #89 is the only train service from Yangon to Thaton to complete the journey in daylight hours.


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Location of Yangon Station



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Location of Thaton Station



About Mandalay

About Thaton


The main reason most travellers pass through Thaton is because its on the main road to Myawaddy which is the border crossing to Thailand. The border at Myawaddy is open Monday to Friday until 20:00 Myanmar time (which is 30 minutes behind Thailand time). The point of arrival in Thailand is near the town Mae Sot.

First Class train carriage in Myanmar

First Class train carriage in Myanmar

There are three major attractions for visitors to Thaton:

  • Myomar Market: Town centre market which is gets most busy in the morning and the departure point for local bus services from Thaton.
  • Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda: Located 1.4 km walking distance from Thaton Railway Station Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda is a distinctive Burmese style temple with a large central chedi and smaller stupa around it. Not a spectacular temple but one which is important to the local community and it attracts a steady flow of local visitors.
  • Myathabate Hill Top Pagoda: Located 2.6 km walking distance from Thaton Railway Station, Myathabate Hill Top Temple (referred on Google Maps as Mya Tha Bake Pagoda) is a temple with excellent views over Thaton and the surrounding countryside. Local people will tell you the temple is over 2,00 years old and contains 2 hairs from the Buddha. To get there walk due East across town from the train station until you get to the First Mountain Cafe. From there either ascend the main steep steps taking you directly to the temple or turn left and take walk up the winding road that goes to the temple.

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