Yangon to Hpa An

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How to get from Yangon to Hpa An?

After exploring the many offerings of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, many travellers seek respite in a more tranquil setting. Hpa An is one of those destinations.

Known as the riverside capital of Kayin State in Myanmar, Hpa An is a serene town surrounded by limestone mountains, rice fields, and meandering subterranean caves. The area is teeming with the rich culture of the indigenous Karen ethnic group. Hpa An has much to offer to every traveller.

Taking the bus is the only option to travel the 270km journey from Yangon to Hpa An. The bus ride costs only around $5 and the journey will take about 7 hours.

Bus from Yangon to Hpa An

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus7h$5Check bus tickets
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Yangon to Hpa An by Bus


Duration: 7 hours
Cost: $5

It takes about 7 hours to get from Yangon to Hpa An. A one-way ticket costs at least $5 for a standard bus seat and up to $15 for a VIP bus.

We recommend taking the VIP bus as it provides soft reclining seats, arrives and departs on time, and has onboard toilets.

There are several bus companies operating from Yangon to Hpa An. See the schedules below:

Bus schedule from Yangon to Hpa An

Bus companyScheduleCosts
Mi Ba Gone Express06:30-13:30
07:30-14:30
08:00-15:00
09:30-16:30
11:00-18:00
13:30-20:30
14:30-21:30
16:00-23:00
18:00-01:00
19:30-02:30
20:00-03:00
$5
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Asia Express06:30-13:30
19:00-02:00
$6
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Mandalar Minn (VIP Bus)21:00-04:00$15
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Note that all buses depart from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station situated 15 kilometers north of Yangon city. To reach the bus station from the city center, you can take a taxi for around $7. Otherwise, you can take Local Bus Line 36 for a cheaper rate of only $0.10.

Mi Ba Gone Express

  • Departs from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station located 15 kilometers north of Yangon city
  • Arrives at Sat Pyit Kwin Bus Terminal located 4 kilometers from the center of Hpa An

Mi Ba Gone Express is the very first express car service in Myanmar.

Asia Express

  • Departs from Aung Mingalar Highway Station located 15 kilometers north of Yangon city
  • Arrives at Sat Pyit Kwin Bus Terminal located 4 kilometers from the center of Hpa An

Asia Express is a well-known bus operator with daily regular buses from Yangon to Hpa An.

Mandalar Minn (VIP Bus)

  • Departs from Aung Mingalar Highway Station located 15 kilometers north of Yangon city
  • Arrives at Clock Tower, the main transport hub in Hpa An
  • Bus has airconditioning, reclining seats, blankets for passengers, and tv

All express buses from Mandalar Minn Express are high-class models with airbags.

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Our favourite places to stay in Hpa An


Hotel Champion

Hotel Champion is located in central Hpa-an and features a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

  • Great location
  • Helpful concierge 
  • Family-friendly
  • Breakfast included

Private rooms start at $19 per night

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Hpa An Boutique Inn

Hpa An Boutique Inn offers rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms. The property provides free private parking and free WiFi. A continental breakfast is available each morning. The staff are known to be very friendly and welcoming.

  • Amazing staff
  • Very good breakfast included
  • Clean and comfortable rooms
  • Good location

Private rooms start at $28 per night

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Hotel Perfect Hpa-An

Hotel Perfect Hpa-An is centrally located near amenities and sights. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is an on-site restaurant, 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. A buffet breakfast is included with your stay.

  • Breakfast included
  • Close to attractions
  • Large and comfortable rooms
  • Amazing staff

Private rooms start at $42 per night

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