Train times & tickets – Yangon to Naypyitaw

The distance by train from Yangon to Naypyitaw is 372 km which takes between 8 hours 30 minutes on the fastest train to 11 hours 50 minutes on the slowest train. Which means trains on this route travel at average speeds of between 43.77 km per hour to a very slow 31.44 km per hour. Travel by bus is a lot quicker on this route and cheaper. The journey by bus takes around 6 hours and costs around $8.80 per person booked in advance on online.

Train Times Yangon to Naypyitaw

There are six direct trains a day from Yangon to Naypyitaw.

Train Yangon Naypyitaw Journey
11 06:00 15:20 9 hrs 20 m
31 08:00 17:00 9 hrs 00 m
9 11:00 22:50 11 hrs 50 m
5 15:00 00:20 9 hrs 20 m
3 17:00 02:20 9 hrs 20 m
7 20:30 05:00 8 hrs 30 m
  • Upper Class Seats: $ 18.70

Buy Train Tickets to Naypyitaw

Buying tickets is easy if you do it online through the Search Box below.

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  • Ticket Collection: Your train tickets will be available for collection in Yangon the day before you are due to travel

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Train #31 is the best train to take because it is one of the fastest services and it travel during daylight hours with convenient departure and arrival times. As a consequence the demand for tickets on this service is the greatest and it is the one which you the least likely to be able a ticket for on the day of travel

Location of Yangon Train Station

Location of Naypyitaw Train Station

About Naypyitaw

Naypyitaw become Myanmar’s capital city in 2006. Previously the countries capital city has been the much larger urban centre of Yangon. The prevailing and most often quoted translation of the name ‘Naypyitaw’ into English is Royal City of the Sun. Perhaps in keeping with the grandiose name the Parade Ground in the Government Zone features large statues of the three greatest kings of Myanmar:  Anawrahta, Bayinnaung and Alaungpaya.

Trains from Yangon to Naypyitaw pass through Bago

Trains from Yangon to Naypyitaw pass through Bago

This very new city sees few foreign visitors, and indeed they not welcome in certain areas with much of the Government Zone of the City being closed to all but Myanmar Citizens in the civil service, armed forces or politicians. Other the undeniably unique spectacle of this architectural monument to undemocratic values, there are a number of things to see and do in Myanmar’s new capital city:

  • National Museum: Opened in 2015, the museum features an eclectic range of exhibits ranging from some very old anthropological finds of great significance to our understanding of human history through to some less impressive modern artwork. Credit, however, where credit is due; in a country with a poor track record in terms of preserving its history the museum is a solid attempt to better preserve and chronicle Myanmar’s past.
  • Uppatasanti Paya: A new temple reminiscent of the more famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
  • National Landmark Gardens: A 400 acre site featuring models of the important sites across Myanmar. This is in essence an amusement park built and designed by ideologically inspired central planners. Command economy genius or totalitarian nightmare, rather depending on your perspective.
  • Naypyidaw Safari Park: A zoo with Asian, Australian and African zones. The Asian zone is the most impressive featuring a range of lesser known, and in some cases endangered, South East Asian animals.

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