Last updated: Mar 19, 2020

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How To Get From Hpa An to Mandalay?

The 700km journey from Hpa An to Mandalay can be travelled by two buses or by a combination of bus ($15) and flight ($90). Travelling this distance with two buses will take about 15 hours, while combining bus and flight will take 7 hours for the bus ride to Yangon and about 1.5 hour for the flight to Mandalay.

Schedule from Hpa An to Mandalay

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus to Yangon
Bus to Mandalay
7h
8h
$5
$10
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Bus to Yangon
Flight to Mandalay
7h
1h 25m
$5
$90
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Hpa An to Mandalay via Yangon by Bus


Duration: 15 hours
Costs: $15

There are no direct buses going from Hpa An to Mandalay. Instead, you need to take a bus to Yangon first and then another separate bus from Yangon to Mandalay.

The journey between these 3 towns takes about 15 hours and Bear in mind that tickets need to be booked separately.

We recommend one of the two following schedules below:

Bus companyScheduleDurationCosts
Mi Ba Gone Express
(Hpa An - Yangon)

Man Shwe Pyi
(Yangon - Mandalay)
17:30-00:30


03:30-11:30
7h


8h
$5


$10
Mandalar Minn
(Hpa An - Yangon)

Gi Group Express
(Yangon - Mandalay)
19:30-02:30


04:00-13:00
7h


9h
$11


$12

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The schedules indicated in the table above lets you leave Hpa An in the afternoon and arrive in Mandalay at a reasonable time in the morning. An advantage of this trip is that it should save you a night on accommodation.

 

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Hpa An to Mandalay via Yangon by Bus + Flight


Duration: 8 hours 25 minutes
Costs: $95

The quickest option to reach Mandalay is by taking a 7-hour bus ride from Hpa An to Yangon and then continue with a 1 hour and 25-minute flight from Yangon to Mandalay.

We recommend taking the following schedules below:

Bus company/AirlineScheduleDurationCosts
Mi Ba Gone Express
(Hpa An - Yangon)

Golden Myanmar Airlines
(Yangon - Mandalay)
20:30-03:30


07:00-08:25
7h


1h 25m
$5


$90
Mi Ba Gone Express
(Hpa An - Yangon)

Golden Myanmar Airlines
(Yangon - Mandalay)
01:30-08:30


11:45-13:10
7h

1h 25m
$5


$90
Mi Ba Gone Express
(Hpa An - Yangon)

Myanmar Airways International
(Yangon - Mandalay)
03:00-10:00


13:30-14:55
7h


1h 25m
$7


$113

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The bus from Hpa an to Yangon arrives in Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station. From the bus station, you need to travel 8 kilometers to Yangon Airport for your flight to Mandalay. A private taxi should only cost you about $2.

The flight from Yangon arrives at Mandalay Airport, which is located 40 kilometers south of the city center.

To get to Mandalay city, there are buses near the baggage booth that can drop you off at your hotel for $4. Otherwise, you can take an airconditioned taxi for a fixed rate of $10. The journey should take about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

 

 

  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Mandalay


Royal Yadanarbon Hotel

Royal Yadanarbon Hotel is located centrally within walking distance of restaurants, bars, shops, and sights. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, bicycle rental, and luggage storage. The property offers free parking.

  • Super friendly staff
  • Restaurant
  • Clean and comfortable facilities
  • Excellent location

Private rooms start at $15 per night

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Ostello Bello Mandalay

Set 500 m from The Mandalay Palace, the Ostello Bello Mandalay features a bar and restaurant. Guests can enjoy the music and great views from the rooftop lounge. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The location is excellent and the staff is extremely friendly. 

  • Fantastic location
  • Amazing rooftop bar
  • Spacious and clean rooms
  • Good food

Private rooms start at $29 per night 

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Thiri Thitsar Hotel 

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and terrace, the Thiri Thitsar Hotel is a great choice for travelers. The hotel offers an on-site restaurant, 24-hour front desk, room service, and free WiFi. The property provides a concierge service, ticket service and luggage storage for guests. 

  • Very friendly staff
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spacious rooms and clean bathrooms

Private rooms start at $41 per night

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