- Train Guide
The Yangon to Mandalay route is the busiest in Myanmar’s network. The first and second largest cities in Myanmar are linked by 716 km of track, a distance which Myanmar’s passenger train cover in 14 to 15 hours giving a average speed of travel of 45 to 50 km per hour. Take the time to enjoy the scenery, soak up the lively atmosphere on the train, have a beer, read a book or sleep.
|11||06:00||21:00||15 hrs 00 m|
|5||15:00||06:00||15 hrs 00 m|
|3||17:00||08:00||15 hrs 00 m|
Use the Search Form below to book your train ticket from Yangon to Mandalay. This is ticket buying service:
The most comfortable train to book is Train #3 departing at 17:00 because it has upper class sleeper seats and a restaurant. The other overnight through train, Train #5, is newer but has no sleeper car.
Mandalay was the capital of Myanmar from 1857 until 1885 when Burma became part of the British Empire. A new capital city site of 66 square kilometres was built during the 29 year period Mandalay was the last Royal Capital of Burma.
Yangon has now become the commercial centre of Myanmar, however, Mandalay remains the principal commercial and culture centre of the North of Myanmar. As well being of interest to foreign visitors for its palaces and temples, Mandalay is also a thriving city with a unique culture influenced heavily by an influx of Ethnic Chinese settlers whose numbers have grown dramatically over the last 20 years. As trade with India and China grow with better transport links and a more open free market economy, Mandalay will grow as well. This is a city with a long history and a bright future.