- 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 anything but get upset at the slow progress of the train.
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.