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Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

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Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

We find that the ferry from Mandalay to Bagan takes abit long time (9-10 hours). On the map, the distance between Mandaylay and Bagan is only around 200km. We wonder if it would be faster to take bus? Can anyone advise how long does it take from Mandalay to Bagan by bus?

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1. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

We were told 7 hours by bus but the bus station was out of Mandalay central, whereas the boat terminal is quite central. We chose the boat and it was very pleasant...quite soporific actually. Smooth, only one sandbank struck( 20 mins lost) reasonable snacks available and of course toilets as and when one needed. You can move around as you wish also.

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3. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Just wonder why it takes so long to travel such a short distance, as compared to 10 hours from Yangon to Bagan (700 km)? Is the road condition from Mandalay to Bagan that bad?

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4. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Hi there - all this info seems out of date. Our bus in the reverse direction took 5 hours and cost 7500 kyat. I can't imagine that it would be that much different in reverse. We took the bus about two weeks ago. More Mandalay info here: erohisms.com/a-how-to-for-mandalay-and-beyon…

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5. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Could you please let me know the latest time for the night bus from mandalay to bagan? is it 8pm? Appreciate your reply....

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6. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Could you please let me know the latest time for the night bus from mandalay to bagan? is it 8pm? Appreciate your reply....

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7. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Just come back from the trip. The bus from Mandalay to Bagan took only 4.5 hour, including 30 min stop for lunch.

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8. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

And what about the bus? Was it confortable? Was it possible to sleep during the trip? Did you feel safe?

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9. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

The bus is very comfortable - high end coach. Bus company name is Shwe Man Thu.

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10. Re: Bus from Mandalay to Bagan

Hello, I am travelling there in one week. I'll land in Mandalay at 12.15pm and need to catch a bus to Bagan. Could you please tell me where where bus departure station is? is there a way to make an early booking? any recommendation? thanks in advance.

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