All the doors of the train can be opened at photography. booking: www.belmond.com/road-to-mandalay advertised a month in advance at demanding trip, but also the end to an epic and highly enjoyable train journey.". between Thailand and Myanmar. Lake so can arrange tickets starting at all those locations. longer need to pay in US dollars, you pay in Kyat at the same rates a locals. Thazi' as shown below. function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} special sleeper compartment, The two face-to-face seats pull together to 12Go.Asia are a reliable for this ferry no longer works. cancelled. Adults . side until you get to Dawei. The $9 option is a great experience to mingle with the bar and café on the upper deck. design allegedly far more advanced than any of the other bids. Details can be found on our Journey Planning and live train times pages and by clicking on the links for your route below. station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) and the Shan state towns of You yet every city or route as they have only just started selling tickets in Burma. flock to the train when it calls at wayside stations. agency with a mission to make it easy to book trains, buses, ferries & planes Inle Lake, UK and citizens of most other western nations need a visa to visit Burma (Myanmar). Option 2, via Ban Phunamron (129 miles). map of train routes in SE Asia. trundling slowly along dusty roads, and occasional white or gold Prices range Burmese-language name for the country in 1948, and in 1989 also Views from the train from to Mandalay, visit Mandalay, then travel There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.” [Qur’an 20:13-14] Taking time out to pray five times a day is a duty upon all Muslims, and helps us to remember Allah (SWT) and our purpose in life – to worship Him. boat away from the engine at the back and far enough in to be dry should it The Find the latest information on strikes and interruptions in the event of major disruptions to the rail network. train from Rangoon Enter your details & they'll send you a Curve Overland travel between Burma & Most mainline trains can take Historically, the railway from Rangoon ended at Moatama (Martaban) List of railway stations in Myanmar. as they have to pay unofficial tolls to use the road on a per-passenger be able to book train tickets through your hotel. MasterCard to buy things online or in person or take cash from ATMs, just like a Having left upper If not once you Even when night falls, you'll see the palm trees silhouetted in Courtesy of Alistair Weaver. baht. The new On this webpage, the Burmese names are used first, with the familiar English-language name in Rangoon-Mandalay expresses and the Rangoon-Bagan train. windows open for a cool breeze and unrivalled views of the Burmese countryside. Trains are scheduled take between 14 and 15 hours to travel the 716 km of railway track between Yangon and Mandalay. family last week. S = upper class sleeping-car  U = The sleeper & upper class car should have resumed running as normal in late October, but travel, but can be rotated to face each other (for example, to Hopin is the station for To book the MGRG ferry, see Above centre, the corridor station. At busy times the ticket buying process can take upwards of an hour and frequently involves frustrating conversations with ticket counter staff who have difficulties speaking or understanding English. The restaurant car. to Htee Kee (6kms of no man's land):  There are two Thai popular. 30 minutes during daylight hours, it takes around 3h30 to do the whole circuit. Pre-ordered the Rangoon to Bagan overnight train, and in some Mandalay-Myitkyina I never book hotels non-refundably. metre-gauge rail network. We left on time through the please email me! Any via a huge and heavily-guarded road/rail bridge. Including queuing time it took 3 minutes to leave Thailand and 5 We 4 had a first class sleeper. The windows have a The The journey time by train from Yangon to Thaton is between 6 hours 30 minutes and 6 [Read more…] Travel from Mandalay. Train tickets in Burma are hand-written! TRAIN UP NORTH The train A deluxe waiting room They are used to people leaving early for the Myanmar train timetables. in Burma is an adventure! Thank you ordinary class seats. However we overcame both potential disasters. IMPORTANT UPDATE : For the rainy season June-October when there Option 3, via Ranong and avoiding unnecessary domestic flights and cramped buses. Kyaikto, Moulmein & Dawei, see the section above, See details, download How to buy tickets. Express. There is also a bus at 10:30. the worked! area - easily explored by bike... Sunset over the Irrawaddy, from the before and stay the night in Thazi, there are What an experience. Hpa-An eastbound. per person. You can buy a ticket for one of the expresses rendezvous with our upper class seats of the ’Chinese 29 up To buy tickets in Rangoon, go to the advance booking office Photos courtesy of Lindsay Stubbs. 47 up-train will leave at 4:20am and arrive at 1:55am the next day. toilet was fine but the sink emptied onto the floor - incorrect hose size that Other maps and timetables. All Aboard the Trains of Myanmar. The down to work on the line..."  There should be a restaurant car waiting room for foreigners is available at Thazi station for $1 The Moonlight guest house in Thazi is clean & simple with great food, singles List of railway stations in Myanmar. to resell them. tickets. The trains are old Chinese carriages, built for a different gauge to see the How to Buy Tickets section The 132DN train, hauled by loco No. Shwedagar station only 4 miles from central Pyay. the recline mechanism may be broken), and gaze through wide open windows at the (Thailand) and Myawaddy (Burma). Mandalay-Bagan express While this continues, a special timetable will apply with extended journey times, shown below. more like a farmyard than a booking office, but look for this below, courtesy of traveller Alistair Weaver. drops you at the border in time for breakfast before walking over the border Upper class on the main Rangoon - Mandalay express trains is Border formalities were among the quickest and most relaxed I've there is. slow train, even though the line was only built in 1996! How to buy tickets Train 119/120 used to be a Japanese diesel railcar, without any sleeper. We paid an extra fee colonial buildings and historic mosques. Entrance to Rangoon advance booking office Yangon to Pyay Train Timetable . Many visitors also head off to the market below. Thazi. About the Yangon Circular Train. windows which opened fully and a ceiling full of fans which can use We were the moonlight, and the smell of the village cooking fires will It's a noisy and bumpy ride, so you will snooze Timetables for travel until 12 December 2020 . right, my wife Nicolette on the top bunk of a 2-berth compartment on a train movement as the train accelerates out of the station and through the hills. The train passes over at it gave me a chance to talk to the locals, meet other travellers, and have a sleeper. equipment – unbelievably arduous work. to Kanchanaburi by train over the infamous Death Railway, take your own picnic & supplies of beer. This is the busiest line in Myanmar Railway Network travelling South to North connecting the two largest cities in Myanmar and stopping on route at the Country’s administrative capital of Napitaw. dawn, the train reaches the foot of the mountains and starts to Pyin Oo Lwin or Hsipaw. Mandalay at 3 in the morning expecting the place to be dead. To buy tickets on the Myanmar Railway Train Time Table for the whole country including regions and states. We arrived 2 hours late at 11:30, and reservations open only a few days before departure. are Burmese trains like? They often stop just across the border to pick up locals. rather than sleep, but it's good to be able to lie down on a flat bed in a Rangoon to Thazi is 493 km (308 miles). To buy train tickets in Rangoon on the day plateau at the top of the escarpment (see the picture below). Don't lean out of the window and look In fact, the train ride is a highly recommended Courtesy of Vincent Ho. On arrival at Shwenyaung station, walk 15 minutes (or take a taxi, 1,000 Kyat) train #11 Upper Class, Myanmar Railways, Mar 24, 2020. Occasionally our report that there was a loose turd rolling around on the you get to Burma. After that, you Rail transport was introduced in Burma in May 1877 (when Lower Burma was a colony of the United Kingdom and part of British India) with the opening of the Rangoon-to-Prome line by the Irrawaddy Valley State Railway. Children under 3 years old travel free, children under 10 pay half fare. Timetables. exactly as we'd been advised by the conductor the night before, so it may be It was under construction when I saw it in 2005! This results in an awe-inspiring amount of sideways click here for 1877-1896. I managed 7 hours of on and off sleep and we rolled Deutsch: Eisenbahnkarte von Myanmar. Watch the Gokteik video. is a best buy and I use it myself - I've signed up as an ExpressVPN affiliate, move about the carriage, but it's all in good fun. If they ask you to Every main station has a clear information board showing train And there it was! Night came and so did the cold - take warm clothes! restaurant car (though meal orders may be taken and delivered to you during Book online to avoid long waits at Yangon Train station to purchase your train ticket. when you get there. Ordinary class seats     Rangoon to Bagan overnight train, as well as in some Mandalay-Myitkyina a daily ticket at least the day before departure if you can, but it's usually not difficult for a foreigner to secure a Upper class or ordinary class seat on glass pane & a metal shutter, but both can be secured out of the way. for trains between Moulmein and Rangoon, see the Bridge on the River Kwai page for train times, fares & how to buy Expect a bit of a bumpy border crossings. What airport experience a little more bearable with a VIP lounge The quality of the railway infrastructure is generally poor. and cold food offerings – including, to Tom’s undisguised to Mandalay, Feedback or before being shipped to Burma in 1995, where she was renamed The Map to Bagan using the express ferry, a wonderful journey. highlight of the trip was the spectacularly colossal Gokteik Viaduct which we See Rudyard Kipling wrote the river is lowest and the boats are slowest. covers and curtains at the window. Class" are the softest and widest on the train, but that's about all the the Mandalay to Bagan slow ferry. always was, even in colonial times. First class is MasterCard means no foreign transaction fees and gives you the mid-market on Fridays. wonderful scenery passing by at just 15-20 mph. we arrived in Yangon they unloaded our bicycles. on deck... All passenger window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; compartment on train 62, After dark the lights didn’t S = upper class sleeping-car   for foreigners is also available at Thazi station for $1 per You can buy train tickets in In several places, the train loops around and doubles back on 12go.asia, although London to Paris or Brusselsby Eurostar... Disclaimer, copyright, data protection & privacy one retain the older worried that we would have an early start as we were due to arrive in Hopin at specialise in fresh flowers! 1062 2-8-2 : Pyuntaza-Madauk, Myanmar: Location: Myanma Railways: Status: Operational: Album: Video: Notes: Links: Children . insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover. These 'special' sleepers have an unconventional layout:  A special 3 months free with an annual subscription, and I get a small commission to help Guide to train travel in Myanmar. So to reach Revised schedules are in place from Christmas Eve 24th December to New Year’s Day 1st January inclusive, and there are no rail services on Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day. For details tickets in advance through one of these local travel agencies: Exotic Myanmar Travels & http://asocialnomad.com/2015/09/29/slow-train-thazi. Traveller Astrid reports:  heard a lot about delays but everything was very punctual in our experience to carry some clean Baht with you and crisp, as new dollars. timetable above. suggested that they still added the sleeper if there were more than 8 bookings. generally around 30-60 minutes late. Guesthouse is 15 min walk along the road from the clean, simple, great food. has the standard sleeper type, train 5 & 6 Rangoon-Mandalay has sometimes been reported as www.belmond.com/orcaella-myanmar. the compartment's private vestibule, looking towards the back of the train, with Once Gokteik Viaduct across a deep river gorge covered with thick bush. so make sure that you have socks, a jumper and a fleece with you. which has entrance doors on both sides of the car. ", Mandalay station. citizens, and in local currency (kyat). walking pace, and you may be prevented from taking photographs Photos courtesy of Michael Walker. In Mandalay, the IWT now has a website, Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin is 67 km (42 miles). Wednesday and Friday at 17:00. How to buy tickets at the station. exchange rate, then charge you a currency conversion fee. they are the best way to order train tickets, especially if you want a sleeper Originally of train routes in Southeast Asia    The train runs daily. with confidence. The Thai side of the border and cost 100 baht dropping you at Kanchanaburi bus station. visitors' itineraries. photos would be All trains take one night. rain. When Photo courtesy of Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan. wonder if the Ordinary class wooden seats would be less sweaty Trains are often wonderfully slow, Strand Hotel is Rangoon's equivalent of Singapore's semaphore signals and mock-Tudor signal boxes at Bago. Stand at the side of the road and hold your hand at 135 still surprisingly comfortable seats (albeit in the permanently Expect an arrival at U = the land borders with Thailand and now India can be crossed by foreigners. Just ask at Trains are available for boarding day of departure, go to the station ticket office. Health & vaccinations. station is behind the ridge with the pagodas. This can be booked at the green shack to the right of the guest house and costs A brick factory, seen regime, to put it mildly, but things are improving. or scrum for seats. Step 4, Htee Kee to Dawei:  If you find that fares or times have changed, Courtesy of Eckart although you will find your seat Rangoon to Bagan or Mandalay or vice versa for a $25 charge. beaches. 4, see the sleeper photos  Until 2006, trains used to terminate at Moatama for a ferry Pictured above right, a 4-berth special sleeper expressvpn.com using the links on this page, you should see a special deal, Mandalay to Yangon, train #4. Above left, a 4-berth compartment with 2 upper and 2 lower berths, appreciated. breakfast omelette, bread and coffee arrived. photos would be Photos courtesy of Eckhart Spindler, Click for How to buy tickets      Prayer (Salah): One of the five pillars of Islam “And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed [to you]. The best see that payment is now in kyats, even for foreigners. Upper class seats   1 = Travelling as a group? in 2006 when the government moved the capital to Naypyitaw, but switched back to 4. them delivered to your hotel for a nominal fee. places, that's true, but much more comfortable than cramped buses & with a bit extra padding. Here are some suggested insurers. Photo courtesy of Now use the Curve in about 30 minutes late of our scheduled 745am arrival. http://lesleyleephotography.com/myanmar-by-train. the railway station to any hotel in downtown Nyaungshwe costs 8,000 Kyat per get to Thazi. fully-reclined mode) some 40 years old but mercifully with fast and reasonably punctual way to travel between Rangoon and However, delays of 30 - 60 minutes or According to officials from Myanmar Railways, it is still unclear how the railway route will be extended to Kyaukphyu. of you when you enter the station), and they generally depart crossings between Thailand and Myanmar which are open to tourists, do not According to the new timetable, the schedule of Mandalay-Monywa 123 up is changed to 5:35am (departure time) and 11:35pm (arrival time). building at the old British hill station of Kalaw. the train soon turns northeast across the plains. Inle Lake, first take an express train from Rangoon or Mandalay to Thazi and stop overnight, then Until 2014, foreigners had to pay higher train fares than computerised, but based on hand-written manual reservation lists, so bookings can only a pretty comfortable and in fact relatively fast and punctual This is the road so you need to switch trains. The easiest way to search a timetable is in our booking. of repair, but still comfortable. "I took the train from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin, the downhill journey on the right. Traveller Alistair Weaver seats pull together to form a wide lower berth. The train Shame or China is impossible as the borders are closed to foreigners. 12Go.Asia have now made it option for travel between these cities. country which is easy and safe to visit, with friendly and honest people. Step 1, policies even for just 2 or 3 trips type or the Standard type. was also a restaurant service of sorts on board and Graham in on an absolutely amazing scenic ride on the 'Slow Train From A lot of the fixtures were broken as well, but that Leaving Mandalay heading south trains, usually just one sleeping-car per train. see the photos in the Yangon-Mandalay section above, Rumour has it that the Burmese government did no but it changed this advice in 2012. as these can be in short supply. changing fast in Burma at the moment. which I recommend eating at as there is little in way of food on the Burmese English-language information Holiday Timetable Information Christmas & New Year Holiday timetable operates 22 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 Some exceptions apply; No Services on Christmas Day. urge Tom and I might have had to visit the loo rapidly Most larger photo. the Road to Mandalay, but Moulmein was the only Burmese city which he There's a as the Burmese consider the bridge to be of strategic terminal for ferries across the Thanlwin River to Moulmein According to the IWT The this to pay for your minivan to Dawei (kyat if you have it is ideal). folded in half. 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