Area Code 01, $1=1050kyat, Feb 12, 2003

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Airport: 19km n from town. No bus service. Taxi from town 2000-3000k You may go to B1 bus station by #51 bus then take a taxi to save money
Myanmar Air Air Mandalay Yangon Air have domestic flights. They all have similar fares and similar flight schedules.
Mandalay $100, Bagan $90, Heho(Inle Lake) $75, Tachilek $? Bagan - Mandalay $43
International: Bangkok $80-112(TG$112, Myanmar air$65, BG $80)
Kunming $200, Dakka BG$131, Culcutta BG$131, Culcutta stopover at Dhaka BG$192
New Seven Star: #519 Thein Rd, T246057, More travel agents sell air tickets.

Train Station: 15min walk N from Sule Pagoda.Tickets available at foreigners' counter or go to the station master. Or at MTT(Com. $2 seat only. To book sleeper go to station) Fare is expensive due to special foreigners fare.
Food available on train. Trains are not so clean.

1st seat/  sleeper departure time duration
Mandalay $30-38  $50

6,11:30, 15:15, 17, 18:30, 19:30, 21:00

14 hrs


15:35 (arr18:00+1)

21 hrs


  8:30, 22:20 19 hrs


All Mandalay trains +
5, 14, 15:30, 16:00

3 hrs
Pyay $17  

13:00, 22:15

7 hrs

  7:00, 22:00 10 hrs

B1 Saw Bwar Gyi Gone Highway Station: 18km N from town Central bus station for long distance buses for most of the destinations. Transport: City bus #51 20k+luggage 10k
B2 Sinmalike Bus Station: 5km NW from town, Mid-distance minibus or pickup stations.Now closed. Transport: Bus#34, from Anawrahta Rd. + Mahabandoola Garden St.
B3 Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station: A bus station for Bago, Kyaiktyio. Transport: bus #43 takes 1hr, 20k/p + luggage fee 10k. They try to overcharge. By Taxi 2000k
Many bus companies have their office in front of the train station. All of them , except Leo Express set up foreigners' fare which are 1500-4000k more than regular fare. Very hard to avoid the foreigners' fares.
ta Leo Express: in front of the train station and T249512
a/c video 4600k 16hr dep17:00 from B1. Good quality. All other bus companies to Mandalay charge higher than Leo so it is very hard to book a seat.
Bagan: Buses leave from the main bus station(B1)
ta Mann Shwe Pyi Express: a/c ‚7000k dep15:00, 17hrs
You can also book at an agent on Garden Street, one block N and one block E from Sule Pagoda.
Eastern State Express: a/c 6500k dep15:00, 17hrs
next to Mann Shwe Pyu Express.
Taunggyi(Inle Lake): Buses leave from the main bus station(B1) The buses are for Taunggyi. You can get off at Shwe Nyaung then take a truck bus to inle lake(Nyaung Shwe)
ta Mann Shwe Pyi Express: a/c 6000k dep12:00, 20hrs
Eastern State Express: a/c 6000k dep13:00, 20hrs
ta Asia Express:. main bus station(B1) 1500k 6hr dep16:00, 17:30
Many buses, from B3 bus stations, pass this town. 5-800k. Also you can take city bus #51 to Hlegu, 50k, then take a pickup, back 200k front 400k, to save money.
Golden Temple(Kyaikhto):
  From B3 bus station, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 11:30 4000k 5hrs

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