How to Reach Mandalay


  • By Air: To reach Mandalay, you must reach Mandalay International Airport (MDL), which is located at around 1 hour distance from the city. From the airport, you can easily get buses and taxis to central Mandalay. The airport has been recently revamped and is laced with all modern facilities.
  • By Train: If you are in the other big city of Myanmar such as Bagan or Yangon, you can easily get a train service to Mandalay. Trains are easily available and cost you less than any other means of transportation.
  • By Bus: From big cities like Yangon and Bagan, you can easily get sleeper buses to Mandalay. You can also get buses from Inle Lake, Kalaw or Mid-Eastern Towns.


  • By Bicycle: Riding around the city is the best way to explore the city of Mandalay. It is the fittest as well as the cheapest way.
  • By Motorbike Taxis: Motorbike taxis are easily available throughout the city. However, they might cost you bit extra.
  • By Trishaws: Trishaws are the USP of Asian cities. Perhaps the best and the most exotic way to explore Mandalay. 
Route Distance Time
Yangon to Mandalay 60.69 km 1 hour
Loikaw to Mandalay 128.12 km 2 hours 8 mins
Magway to Mandalay 128.53 km 2 hours 8 mins
Chiang mai to Mandalay 325.58 km 5 hours 25 mins
Nonthaburi to Mandalay 508.37 km 8 hours 28 mins
Bangkok to Mandalay 509.05 km 8 hours 29 mins
Petaling jaya to Mandalay 688.91 km 11 hours 28 mins
Kuala lumpur to Mandalay 692.97 km 11 hours 32 mins
Melaka to Mandalay 768.45 km 12 hours 48 mins
Singapore to Mandalay 932.75 km 15 hours 32 mins