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Many types of Transportation in Myanmar are becoming smooth and safe.Popular transportation are Bus, Taxi, Train, Airline, motorbike, trishaw, etc. We are giving here not just information of transportation, put some advise on safe travel.

Main transportation is Bus for the whole country. Comfortable coach are well developed all over the country. Fees of bus ticket are quite fair, around 15 USD or less depend on the distance.

Yangon, Mandalay are city of transportation hubs.

In Yangon, there are many private taxi.But Taxi cars are not under company but own by individual owner. In case something happen, it’s quite difficult to trace by number plate, it takes time. Normally taxi crimes are very few, but anyhow good idea to share with friends taxi number you ride. Grab app is good option for taxi lovers.

If you wanted to visit properly  and do sightseeing for the whole city, better to rent private car from travel agency. It will cost you around 10 – 30 USD more but safety is guarantee.

In Mandalay and Bagan, you could rent tri motorbike taxi, nice to ride in night time,but day time is quite uncomfortable to ride due to the heat, climate of middle of Myanmar. You could rent motorbike in some hotels. Remember that riding motorbike and driving cars in Myanmar without Myanmar driving license is illegal (e-bikes are ok). Nothing is happen if nothing is happen.

Anyhow we recommend public bus, private car rental, train, flight, boat for safe travel. And there are interesting day tour with reasonable cost in our web portal. If you have any question you could reach us easily. 

If you are riding Bus, please do not ask ETA (estimated time of arrival) to drivers or helpers. They believe asking ETA will lead to some trouble during travel. Do not surprise most of public bus posted poster just like it above driver’s head.



Even though government tried to improve railway, Train is not very popular transportation in Myanmar but it’s really fund to ride and to have experience as tourist. Visiting Train Market with circular train in Yangon is popular day tour. Train ride in Guat htike(between Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw) is unique and amazing. Train ticket in Myanmar is very cheap.

Domestic airlines are significantly improving. Air ticket booking are normally cheaper in local famous travel agents at road side. Making payment is quite hard to buy online, and some online portal sells high price. To get cheap ticket, look for a bank and call travel agent who speak English and transfer money to their bank account.

Most of tourist attraction places has airports. The most comfortable way to roaming around Myanmar is by flight. But very expensive.

In Myanmar there are many rivers and streaming area, but transportation with boat or ship,is not very developed and safety concern is quite low. Luxury yacht from Mandalay to Bagan is worthy to try for tourist and it is safe. Mingun to Mandalay vice versa trip is very nice boat trip.

In Pyin Oo Lwin, interesting colonial horse cart can be found. Weather in Pyin Oo Lwin is amazing around 20’C the whole year. Riding horse cart with good weather can be fantastic experience.

In Kawthaung , Dawei , speedboat are carrying you to amazing untouched beaches and island. Most of tours in those area are private and not very crowded so that price are relatively high. In those area, many motorbike rental available but those bikes are mostly unregistered, high risk to use for safe travel.

In Inlae’ lake, peoples are literally live in the lake. Their living style, transportation is very unique. It is very interesting to see Inlae’ pagoda is going around the lake for their traditional festival. 


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