To facilitate transport and connectivity in the Mekong region, we are adding online ticket booking for buses in Myanmar in cooperation with the most reliable local bus companies.
How to travel by bus in Myanmar
Starting from today, you can search and book tickets for bus routes connecting the major tourist destinations in Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay, Naypyidaw, Bagan and Inle Lake.
We support advance ticket booking in partnership with JJ Express, one of the most popular and long-established bus operators in the country, connecting 7 destinations: Yangon in the Lower Region, Naypyidaw, Mandalay and Bagan in the Central Region, and Kalaw, Inle and Taunggyi in Shan State, East Region.
Passenger experience travelling by road in Myanmar
Road passenger transportation in Myanmar is traditionally carried out by bus.
The most common models of seating bus in Myanmar are single-deck Scania coaches equipped with reclining seats. Sleeper buses allow travellers to cover the distance between two cities overnight, sleeping during the most part of the trip.
Modern bus companies in Myanmar operate buses with reclining seats and air conditioning, offering passengers two types of bus service: First Class with 2+1 seats and Super Seat with 2+2 seats.
Reaching the main destinations in Myanmar by road
The main highways Myanmar are National Highway 1 from Yangon to Mandalay via Bago, Taungoo, Pyinmana and Meiktila, National Highway 2 from Yangon to Mandalay via Pyay, Magwe, Kyaukpadaung and Myingyan, and National Highway 4 from Meiktila to Tachileik on the border with Thailand passing through Taunggyi and Kengtung.
There is one expressway, Yangon–Mandalay Expressway, which features double carriageway and four lanes on its entire length from Yangon to Mandalay passing through Bago, Taungoo, Naypyidaw and Meiktila.
Central Myanmar comprises Magway Region, Mandalay Region and Naypyidaw, the modern capital of Myanmar.
Connecting with Mandalay
Mandalay is the old capital of Burma. The city is the spiritual and cultural centre of northern Myanmar, with many religious and pilgrimage sites. The Royal Palace gives an idea of the splendour that was the kingdom before the arrival of the British in 1885.
Connecting the Historic City of Bagan
Bagan is home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, stupas and ruins in the world, most of them built between the 11th and 13th centuries under the Pagan Kingdom.
Connecting with Naypyidaw
Naypyidaw is the modern capital of Myanmar, since 2005. The Uppatasanti Pagoda is the most visible landmark of the city, recognized from a far distance.
Eastern Myanmar comprises Shan State and Kayah State.
Connecting with Inle Lake
Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State. It lies north of Inle Lake, one of the most famous freshwater lakes in Myanmar inhabited by different tribes and fishermen with a peculiar paddling technique.
Lower Myanmar comprises the low-lying Irrawaddy Delta formed by Ayeyarwady, Bago and Yangon Regions, Kayin State as well as Mon State and Tanintharyi Region in the Southern coast.
Yangon (formerly Rangoon) remains as the largest city, the main economic hub and the international gateway to Myanmar.
How to book bus tickets in Myanmar
Booking your bus tickets in Myanmar is very quick and simple. Search for bus routes between any two cities for your travel dates.
Select your route
After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.
Find the services operated by different bus companies and select the most convenient option.
Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares. The bus companies in Myanmar offer various types of fares, depending if the service consists of a sleeper bus or seating bus.
Fill in the passenger and contact details
Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.
Baolau supports seat selection on certain buses in Myanmar. In case that seat selection is available, you can choose your preferred seats during the reservation process and the seat numbers will be guaranteed when the booking is confirmed. In other cases, we will carefully select the best seats for you and your travel company.
Don’t forget to provide the contact details of the person responsible for booking. We will send the ticket confirmation by email.
Complete your payment
Select your payment method. We accept international credit or debit cards and Alipay.
Check your itinerary and price breakdown. Confirm that the booking information is correct. Before you proceed to payment, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of booking.
Receive your tickets by email
Once your payment is complete, your reservation will be processed.
In the following 24 hours you will receive the itinerary and booking confirmation by email with the electronic tickets in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic tickets to your device.
The electronic tickets are valid boarding passes and can be used to board the bus at the departure point. Passengers must follow the instructions contained in the e-ticket and print a physical copy in advance or carry a digital copy in the mobile phone or tablet to present it before boarding.
Updated on Feb 9, 2020.