Train times & tickets – Yangon to Thazi

Thazi is the junction between the main train line from Yangon to Mandalay and the train lines to Mong Nai and Loikaw. You need to change here to take the train to Inle Lake (Shwenyaung Railway Station). The distance by train from Yangon to Thazi is 493 km, which is scheduled to take 12 hours 15 minutes with the train travelling at an average speed of 40.24 kilometres per hour which is relatively fast for trains in Myanmar. By road the hour takes around 7 hours 12 minutes.

Train Times to Thazi

There are 3 direct trains a day from Yangon to Thazi.

Train Yangon Thazi Journey
11 06:00 18:15 12 hrs 15 m
5 15:00 03:15 12 hrs 15 m
3 17:00 05:15 12 hrs 15 m
Online Train Ticket Prices from Yangon to Thazi (US Dollars):
  • Upper Class Seat: $23.10
  • Standard Sleeper: $29.70

Train Tickets to Thazi

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The best train to take is Train #3 because it has an Upper Class Sleeper car, a restaurant car and it arrives just before first light allowing you a short wait to catch an onward train and avoid needing to spend a night in Thazi.

Location of Yangon Station

Location of Thazi Station

About Thazi

There is not much in Thazi except for a train station and single guesthouse: The Moon Light Guest House. The Moon Light Guest House in Thazi is the place to stay if you end up staying overnight in Thazi.

Train to Thazi departing from Yangon Central Station

Train to Thazi departing from Yangon Central Station

The Moon Light Guest House is 1.9 km from Thazi Railway Station, which is a 23 minute walk at an average walking pace. You can take a horse and cart from the train station for $1 USD. There are three room types at Moon Light Guest House:

  • Single Fan Room with Private Bathroom: $10 USD
  • Double Fan Room with Private Bathroom: $15 USD
  • Double A/C Room with Private Bathroom: $30 USD

Enter via the left set of double wooden doors. This is a friendly establishment with an intermittent WiFi connection. There is currently no ATM machine in Thazi so make sure you bring cash with you. The ground floor Red Star restaurant serves basic food and cold beer at inexpensive prices. The best rooms are in the recently built extension. If you do not fancy walking back to the train station the hotel can arrange a horse and cart to take you.

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