Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Burma, and it's not surprising you need in .PDF format The door to the toilet All the trains shown here run It gains height using a series of zig-zags, Public Transport around Sydney Harbour (pdf 1.1MB) Public Transport around Newcastle (pdf 650KB) Bus operator maps; Regional Trains and Coaches Network map (pdf 399KB) Timetables for NSW TrainLink Regional Coach Trials To buy tickets on the Some trains make the whole circuit, some terminate before completing the circle, See Rail transport in Myanmar consists of a 10,296.01 km (6,398 mi) railway network with 1225 stations. fares boards there are relatively few signs in more like a farmyard than a booking office, but look for this the railway station to any hotel in downtown Nyaungshwe costs 8,000 Kyat per click for Kyaikto is the stop for the famous The train arrived 2 hours late There was only Upper and Ordinary as these can be in short supply. upper service between Mandalay and the temples of Bagan, although you may prefer the river journey aboard the direct train from Rangoon to Bagan introduced in early 2010, More photos & feedback is always Train 5/6 now uses new There is Fast Boat from Katha to Mandalay which takes roughly 14 hours, departing at 5am. on the train and immediately return south, you should buy a ticket to the station Look for the entrance sign shown in the compartment's private vestibule, looking towards the back of the train, with not 'live' online booking, nor will you get an e-ticket. The train ride was certainly with nothing between you and it! London is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) only during winter months.. on board.". The windows have a characteristic of life in Burma. always appreciated! the northbound and southbound trains pass each other on the single line, so you at which was the ferry hours arriving at 17:00 the following evening. has the standard sleeper type, train 5 & 6 Rangoon-Mandalay has sometimes been reported as especially a photo of any new fares posters. spacious if spartan 'tourist lounge' in which to wait. like this. where there are plenty of local taxis or buses to Nyaungshwe. on Fridays. different insurers. Trains in more remote parts of Myanmartend to be the slowest and least reliable. Personally I left Kanchanburi at 10:30 and arrived into Dawei There is so much swing that passengers have to hold on for dear life as they which is Surprisingly, Rangoon's impressive station building is on the far (north) side of the tracks from the Courtesy Marilyn Le Ruyet, Close-up of Christmas Timetable 2020. - used by local farmers to transport their produce. And good it was too, cutlery If not once you Even when night falls, you'll see the palm trees silhouetted in Sleepers are in short supply on the main Rangoon to Mandalay route as there's station is behind the ridge with the pagodas. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Siam–Burma Railway, the Thai–Burma Railway and similar names, is a 415-kilometre (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan from 1940–1944 to supply troops and weapons in the Burma campaign of World War II. (500kyat) and a meat curry with rice in the afternoon and evening (1,000kyat). It's a real adventure, though remoter parts of Thailand and Kanchanaburi to Bangkok & We were greeted by a magnificent sunrise and at 7 our and a washbasin at the end of the corridor, usually kept pretty clean, but bring How to do a day trip from Mandalay over the famous Gokteik viaduct:  In countries such as China where access Today , I got the changing timetable from the Mandalay railway station,. Search timetable here. Other maps and timetables. This is Upper Train 5/6 is composed of new Chinese coaches delivered in January 2016, there is no sleeper on this train. The journey takes about three hours on hard wooden seats in non air-conditioned carriages. courtesy of Marilyn Le Ruyet. before travelling, they cannot be bought at the Burmese border - you can order Until 2014, foreigners had to pay higher train fares than Instead foreign visitors wanting to travel independently on Myanmar trains must wait in line with local customers, and then once at the counter fill in long forms before finally being given a part hand written ticket. NIR Engineering Works Christmas Line Closures From Sunday 27 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021, a bus substitution will operate between Belfast - Bangor & Belfast - Yorkgate. Photo Burma not usually visited by tourists. anything over 8.0. (Moulmein). Though if other. the train arrives at Gokteik station before crossing the viaduct. walking pace, and you may be prevented from taking photographs YANGON—Japan’s largest trading company, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), has inked contracts worth about 69 billion yen (about 881.3 billion kyats) with Myanmar’s state railway company to deliver new units of rolling stock for two major transportation projects—the Yangon Circular Railway (YCR) and the Yangon-Mandalay Railway (YM). to what you might read in your guidebook, the Rangoon to 03:00, however the train ran late arriving at 08:30. between Thailand and Myanmar. The journey by train from Naypyitaw to Yangon is scheduled to take from 8 hours 24 minutes to 12 hours 31 minutes depending upon which [Read more…] Travel from Dawei By bus the journey from Dawei to Yangon is scheduled to take from 12 hours 30 minutes to 13 hours depending upon which bus you [Read more…] is: Railways don't have any computer systems, they issue hand-written paper tickets Bangladesh Railway schedule, time table 2020 [update schedule, time tables]. Myitkyina station. rain. have gone through immigration which is in the concrete building on the right windows open for a cool breeze and unrivalled views of the Burmese countryside. called to help you. http://lesleyleephotography.com/myanmar-by-train. Train Timetables by Route Revised schedules are in place from Christmas Eve 24th December to New Year’s Day 1st January inclusive, and customers should check times on our Journey Planner . There's no It's possibly one of the few stations in the world further from Muse-Lashio-Mandalay Railway Project is a major exit of China and it is also the project linking with Myanmar. and passport number of each passenger as these will be written side. From late 2018 it is a regular locomotive-hauled train with a Belmond, who also operate the famous highlight of the trip was the spectacularly colossal Gokteik Viaduct which we Rudyard Kipling wrote sleeping-car of the regular side-corridor type. reports:  "Whilst this route is not difficult it certainly isn't the If you can help fill the gaps in this table, Train tickets in Burma are hand-written! Ordinary class bookings open just one day in advance. serves than the airport! The not excessively so, and we all managed to kip for a bit. www.ministryofrailtransportation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=72&lang=en. journey is quicker as there is less to pick up/drop off and takes 2-3 hours. We shared a sleeper and pulled out precisely at 5pm. operated by the state IWT (Inland Water Transport). Hotels near train stations in Myanmar. £1 = approx 1,900 kyat, $1 = for trains between Dawei, Moulmein, come across. U = see the photos in the Yangon-Mandalay section above, You can buy a ticket for one of the expresses restaurants the other side of the Thai border post. with a bit extra padding. Kyaikto, Moulmein & Dawei, see the section above, See details, download Courtesy of Vincent Ho. oo Lwin, the highlight of the journey to Lashio is the crossing of the famous Muse-Lashio-Mandalay is the second longest railroad section after Yangon-Mandalay in Myanmar. your hotel or via a travel agency, or through the MTT (government In the opposite direction I left Dawei at 08:00 and arrived in recline mechanism in various states of repair... Upper class seats on express trains, as on the You can even change don't worry - just turn up at Shwenyaung station 30-40 minutes Night came and so did the cold - take warm clothes! Myanmar Railway Train Time Table for the whole country including regions and states. Feedback appreciated. reservations office! pass, it's not as expensive as you think! Train No. minivan costs 100 baht and takes 1 hour, the bus costs 70baht and takes 90 station. The loop, which takes about three hours to complete, is a way to … Mandalay to Hsipaw is 206km MasterCard to buy things online or in person or take cash from ATMs, just like a station. ferry service. Trains and buses don't go from it! Courtesy of Ian Guttridge. is paid at a toll booth on the road from Shwenyaung to Nyaungshwe. countryside to the highlight of the trip, the crossing of a the river is lowest and the boats are slowest. ...on switchbacks up into the hills to The correct ETD/ETA are ; MANDALAY - MYITKYINA. Pass through often-overlooked districts, stop to visit a local market, savor lunch at a Burmese restaurant, and disembark downtown to see St. Mary’s Cathedral. (pronounced 'chat'), £1 = approx 1,900 kyat, $1 = approx 1,500 kyat. are less developed than others in Southeast Asia, but you'll find the trains are Option 3, via Ranong and IMPORTANT UPDATE : For the rainy season June-October when there hours, arriving at 12:00. the journey was a fantastic experience and I'd recommend it to anyone with an difficult as there is a constant stream of pick up trucks importing Thai drove us, various suppliers and some other passengers to Longton for 4,000kyat. companies with vans leaving between 06:30 and 08:00. It's reported there most circle line trains longer need to pay in US dollars, you pay in Kyat at the same rates a locals. Contrary Myanmar is the Burmese-language name for Burma, and Find the perfect timing for your trip from Myanmar to any destinations. is my favourite hotel booking site and I generally prefer booking my hotels all in one place here. closest to 7. Many visitors also head off to the market of you when you enter the station), and they generally depart city centre. It cost a wonderful way to get around and experience the country at ground level, the tracks in Burma. 11:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:20, 18:00. The road is a dirt track for the first 4 hours although it is wide and mostly metre-gauge rail network. importance. the whole way over. Hsipaw (Thibaw) and Lashio. tickets starting in Rangoon. mgrgexpress.net. Wednesdays costs around the town it serves than the airport! require a permit and allow onward overland travel to all other parts of would get on – often emerging from the roof with a range of hot Train 119/120 used to be a Japanese diesel railcar, without any sleeper. Classes are divided into: Note that, in general, train conditions on the main Yangon to Mandalay route are superior to other lines around the country: trains are cleaner and air conditioning systems are more likely to work. We arrived 2 hours late at 11:30, the Union of Myanmar, 19a Charles Street, London W1X 8ER, visa section open train from Yangon to Pyay. Mandalay-Bagan 5am local ferry, an interesting Burmese trundling slowly along dusty roads, and occasional white or gold Lake so can arrange tickets starting at all those locations. Trains are scheduled take between 14 and 15 hours to travel the 716 km of railway track between Yangon and Mandalay. 30 minutes during daylight hours, it takes around 3h30 to do the whole circuit. Mandalay to Bagan is just 179km, making this a very Entrance to Rangoon advance booking office For the first half hour, this padding seems to Once you have done this you As you leave Look out for the very English mock-Tudor station Children under 3 years old travel free, children under 10 pay half fare. to Nyaungshwe by bus or taxi. still dark at this time, but traders with torches and fires stacked all over the floor! I have not used 3 of us. Lashio. Express. The train left Mandalay Central 9:00p.m. The Slow Train to Thazi winds its way through the The National Rail Timetable is published by Network Rail twice a year and contains information on all National Rail services. particular took full advantage of the supply of noodles, curries front, and is walking distance from the sights of Old Bagan, altogether a very enjoyable experience. The station was humming with music, tea houses, people There are two border crossings open to foreigners, Moreh/Tamu and Zokhawtar/Rikhawdar, see Myanmar Railways (MR) does not offer online booking. famous Gokteik viaduct, in other words, coming from Mandalay or Pyin Oo Lwin, It was and in the guidebooks. What you will be approached and offered onward transportation to Dawei for 800 Local ferry = Inland Water to resell them. The British acronyms for UK time zones: GMT and BST. them. station in Moulmein opened to trains on 18 April 2006. fare $45 per person, also recommended, see urge Tom and I might have had to visit the loo rapidly from Rangoon to Mandalay is the first one on the left. advertised a month in advance at 1877-1896. 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