Getting to Bagan

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Flights arrive at Nyaung U airport, 3km south east of the town centre. A taxi from the here to Nyaung U (10 minutes), Old Bagan or New Bagan (20 minutes) will cost around K7,000 to K10,000.

Yangon to Bagan Nyaung U

Name From To Departure time Arrival time Price (US$) Via Day
Air Bagan Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 6:00 AM 8:10 AM $119-$136 Mandalay Daily
7:30 AM 8:55 AM Daily
3:45 PM 6:25 PM Heho, Mandalay Sun/Wed/Thu
4:00 PM 6:10 PM Mandalay Mon/Tue/Fri/

Sat

Yangon Airways Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 6:15 AM 7:35 AM 116 Daily
6:30 AM 8:40 AM Mandalay Daily
10:30 AM 12:35 PM Heho Tue/Thu
3:00 PM 5:40 PM Heho, Mandalay Daily
Asia Wings Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 6:00 AM 7:20 AM 121 Mon/Wed/Sat
6:10 AM 7:30 AM   Daily
9:15 AM 11:25 AM Mandalay Mon/Wed
2:30 PM 5:10 PM Heho, Mandalay Tue/Fri
3:00 PM 5:40 PM Mon/Wed
Air KBZ Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 6:30 AM 7:50 AM $115-$124 Daily
1:30 PM 4:25 PM Heho, Mandalay Daily
Air Mandalay Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 06:20AM 7:40 AM 116 Daily
6:30 AM 8:45 AM Mandalay Sat
6:45 AM 8:05 AM
6:45 AM 8:05 AM Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun
10:45 AM 12:05 PM Sat
2:15 PM 5:05 PM Heho, Mandalay Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun
2:45 PM 5:35 PM Wed


Mandalay to Bagan Nyaung U

Name From To Departure time Arrival time Price (US$) Via Day
Asia Wings Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 10:55 AM 11:25 AM 62 Mon/Wed
4:10 PM 4:40 PM Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun
4:40 PM 5:10 PM Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat
5:10 PM 5:40 PM Mon/Wed
Air Bagan Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 7:30 AM 8:00 AM $61-$74 Daily
7:45 AM 8:15 AM
9:00 AM 9:30 AM
4:40 PM 5:10 PM
Air KBZ Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 3:50 PM 4:25 PM $55-$59 Daily
4:50 PM 5:25 PM
Air Mandaly Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 8:15 AM 8:45 AM 60 Sat
4:50 PM 5:20 PM Daily
5:05 PM 5:35 PM Wed
Yangon Airways Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 8:10 AM 8:40 AM 61 Daily
4:40 PM 5:10 PM
5:10 PM 5:40 PM


Heho (for Inle Lake, Kalaw and Taunggyi) to Bagan Nyaung U

Name From To Departure time Arrival time Price (US$) Via Day
Air Bagan Heho Bagan
Nyaung U
5:10 PM 6:25 PM $88-$101 Mandalay Sun/Wed/Thu
Yangon Airways Heho Bagan Nyaung U 11:55 AM 12:35 PM 90   Tue/Thu
4:25 PM 5:40 PM Mandalay Daily
Asian Wings Heho Bagan Nyaung U 3:55 PM 4:25 PM 88 Mandalay Tue/Fri
4:25 PM 5:40 PM Mon/Wed
Air KBZ Heho Bagan Nyaung U 3:00 PM 4:25 PM $81-$87 Mandalay Daily
Air Mandalay Heho Bagan Nyaung U 3:40 PM 5:05 PM 85 Mandalay Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
4:10 PM 5:35 PM Wed


Monywa to Bagan Nyaung U

Name From To Departure time Arrival time Price (US$) Via Day
Asia Wings Monywa Bagan
Nyaung U
2:45 PM 5:35 PM 131 Homalin, Mandalay Sat


Homalin to Bagan Nyaung U

Name From To Departure time Arrival time Price

(US$)

Asia Wings Homalin Bagan
Nyaung U
Charter Charter Price on application
*Only tickets for routes in the table(s) above can be booked online*

To find out more about flights, go to getting around Myanmar by air.

Buses arrive and depart from near the centre of Nyaung U; it is a K1000 horse and cart ride to the centre or most Nyaung U hotels and guesthouses.

Yangon to Bagan Nyaung U

From To Departure time Arrival time Price
(US$)
Notes
Yangon Bagan
Nyaung U
8:30 AM 5:00 PM 19
6:00 PM 5:00 AM
7:00 PM 5:00 AM  
8:00 PM 6:00 AM 22 VIP bus
*Only tickets for routes in the table(s) above can be booked online*

From Mandalay – Buses depart daily from the main bus terminal, leaving at 8.30am and taking around 8 hours. The road from Mandalay is rough in parts. Tickets cost K9000.
From Inle Lake/Taunggyi/Kalaw – Buses depart early in the morning, taking around 10 hours. Tickets are around K11,000.

To find out more about bus travel, go to getting around Myanmar by bus.

The railway station is on main road south-east of Nyaung U, 4km south east of the town centre. A taxi from here to Nyaung U (15 minutes), Old Bagan or New Bagan (20 minutes) will cost around K8,000 to K10,000.

Yangon to Bagan Nyaung U

From To Departure time Arrival time Price (US$)
Upper Seat Sleeper
Yangon Bagan Nyaung U 4:00 PM 9:30 AM 45 50
*Only tickets for routes in the table(s) above can be booked online*

From Mandalay – Trains run from Mandalay to Bagan twice daily, and the journey takes around 8 hours. This train route can get particularly crowded. Tickets cost $5 ordinary class, $10 upper class.

To find out more about train travel, go to getting around Myanmar by train.

Boats usually arrive at Nyaung U jetty (sometimes they go to Old Bagan, depending on Irrawaddy River water levels). Nyaung U jetty is less than a kilometre from the centre of town; a horse and cart should cost no more than K1000 to Nyaung U hotels and guesthouses.

Mandalay to Bagan Nyaung U

Fast boat schedule and pricing:

From To Departure time Arrival time Price(US$) Notes
Mandalay Bagan Nyaung U 7:00 AM 5:30 PM 42 Only operates
October to April
*Only tickets for routes in the table(s) above can be booked online*

The twice-weekly slow boat leaves Mandalay at around 5am and should take around 15 hours, but slow boats sometimes get stuck on sandbanks (particularly in the dry season), in which case the journey may take over 24 hours. Tickets cost $10. You have to find your own place on this very basic, old fashioned ferry; foreigners are usually given plastic chairs. It is also advisable to have some warm clothes if you are travelling between November and March, as it can get chilly in the early morning and overnight.

Full details of IWT (Inland Water Transport) boat services can be found here.

The Mandalay to Bagan boat journey is a particularly popular and interesting route – to find out more, go here.

To find out more about boat travel, go to getting around Myanmar by boat.

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