- Train Guide
The train between Yangon and Bagan is very slow, taking around 8 to 12 hours to cover the 179 km of railway track connecting the two cities. However, the journey is well worth it as Bagan is an immensely beautiful and important world heritage site containing the remnants of over 2,200 temples ant other building constructed during a period from the 11th to the 13th century by the people of the Kingdom of Pagan. Bagan’s Archaeological Zone is becoming increasingly referred to as Myanmar’s own ‘Angkor Wat’.
There is only one direct train a day from Mandalay to Bagan, Train #61. This is quite a comfortable train featuring Upper Class seats and a Sleeping Car. Please note that there is only one Sleeping Car on this train so book well in advance and also bring your own food and drink as there is no Restaurant Car on this train.