- Train Guide
Train services between Yangon and Bagan are very slow, taking around 17 hours to 18 hours to cover more than 620 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. You could go by road, which will take around 8 hours 21 minutes to drive or you could fly (use the Search Box below to check airfares), which will take 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, but then you would miss out on the experience of taking a long train journey in Myanmar and the great scenery visible from the railway track.
There is only one direct train a day from Yangon to Bagan, Train #61.
|61||16:00||09:35||17 hrs 30 m|
Buying tickets is easy if you do it online through the Search Box below. Booking steps:
Train #61 is quite a comfortable train featuring Upper Class seats and a Sleeping Car. Bring your own food and drink as there is no Restaurant Car on this train.
The Ancient City of Bagan dates back to the 9th Century, when it was established as the Capital of the Pagan Kingdom. Today the Bagan Archaeological Zone is Myanmar’s main tourist attraction, as important to Myanmar as Angkhor Wat is to Cambodia.
The site has over 2,00o pagodas, temple and other structures built over a period of nearly 1,000 years, with construction continuing until the 1880s with some poorly conceived attempts to add to the existing older and more beautiful existing architecture. Bagan Archaeological Zone is very large. It is broadly defined as covering an area of approximately 13 x 8 km, or 104 square kilometres. We recommend that visitors go with a tour guide or an organised tour because the best parts of the site to visit are spread out quite far apart and following a major earth quake in 2016, you should take up to date advice on which temples and pagodas visitors are currently allowed to access. The most recent information we have is that Sulamani and Myauk Guni temples are still being repaired and off-limits to visitors.