Circular train service is available but not punctual because circular trains have to share the common track with inbound and outbound long-distance trains and has to give priority to them. The best way to obtain the updated information is asking at ticket booth. There are 11 local trains for circular train service through 37 railway stations. The circular trains make a total of 25 round trips daily. As a result there is a train for every 15 minutes.
Taxis are plentiful in Yangon. But all of them are lack of meters. So, fares should be bargained first. Minimum fare is 1000 kyats and may be higher for trips approaching downtown area during the rush hours due to traffic jam.
There are over 250 bus routs in Yangon City area. Most of the buses run from 05:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs. They are crowed during rush hours and the average fare is 50 kyats.
For the commuters from Dala, three ferries regularly make the 10-minute trip across the Yangon River. They steam between Pansondan Warf and Dala Warf. Boat Fare is 20 kyats per head for a trip and operates from 5:30 hrs to 20:30 hrs.
There are two highway bus terminals, namely Dagon Ayeyar Highway Bus Terminal in Hlaing Tharyar Township which for the buses to the towns in Ayeyawaddy Division and Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Terminal in Mingalardon Township for the buses to travel upper Myanmar.
Boat service is available for Ayeyarwaddy delta region. Tickets are sold one-day ahead at Lan Thit Jetty from 08:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs daily.
Myanma Railways operates some 40 train-routes. Tickets are sold at Yangon Central Railway Station compound on Bogyoke Aung San Road. There are three classes: sleeper, soft seat (Upper Class Coach) and hard seat (Ordinary Class Coach). Hard seat tickets usually go on sale one day before departure and soft seat and sleeper tickets sale three days ahead.
There are four domestic airlines: Myanmar Airways (UB), Air Mandalay (6T), Air Bagan (W9) and Yangon Airways (YH) operate throughout all tourist destinations. » Flight Schedules
ADVICE AND SUGGESTION FOR EFFICIENT TOUR
THREE DAYS TOURS (ARRIVE YANGON BY MORNING FLIGHT)
If a traveler interest to see Myanmar Tradition and culture and village life only, he should make Yangon, Thanlyin & Bago by car depends on the budget either in-disposal or by bus.
To study pottery and village life take a boat trip to Twante, a small town noted for its pottery and cotton weaving.
If you have intension for trekking/hiking takes a tour to Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock), located 104 miles (166 km) from Yangon and 4 hours drive trip. It is 13 km uphill trip climb along a winding foot path. This hike takes around 4 hours to reach the bolder shrine. If you don’t want to walk you can take mountain truck up to the half-way.
Just to explore the ancient city and archeological facts you should take a short trip to Bagan.
For the purpose of exploring Myanmar Arts and Handicrafts, you should go to Mandalay, the cultural center of Myanmar.
If you wish to have a pleasure with scenic view and ethnic minorities, Inle is the best place by taking a flight from Yangon.
Should you like to take experience clean sand beach with pristine water for relaxation? This is our advice to visit Ngwe Saung Beach which takes only 4 hours drive from Yangon. Ngwe Saung is a clean beach with good accommodation. You can have additional chance to visit nearby villages.
ONE WEEK TOURS
For a short Myanmar sampler, start with a two days taste of Yangon’s heavily gilded stupas and urban intensity, then travel to the former royal capital of Mandalay by bus or plane and spend two days. From Mandalay you can then shift to Bagan by plane, bus, boat or chartered car to revel in Myanmar’s greatest archaeological site for two days.
If a traveler wishes to make a tour to four main destinations of Myanmar within one week, he has one day in each destination.
To explore the ancient city and archeological site, you should take a trip to Mrauk U, Myanmar’s second greatest Buddhist ruins site.
Trip to Ngapali Beach is for holiday makers who wish to take relax and leisure on the beach enjoying swimming, sun bathing, fishing, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports.