Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Myanmar without taking internal flights

Jump to last reply

Hi good folks,

I know Myammar is a hot topic these days and I am sorry if I'm being redundant. My friend and I are thinking of travelling to Myanmar in October but without taking
any domestic flights. One of us is afraid of flying the local airlines, but I won't say who.

Anyway, assuming we want to hit the big 4 plus other interesting stops along the way, is it possible to do it fairly comfortably with only using trains and/or car with driver? We are thinking about a 2 week trip or possibly slightly longer if necessary. The big 4 of course would be Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake. I know the distances are pretty far and have read some of the time tables that show 12+ hours on the trains...but if there are hidden spots in between could we break up the trip?

I have heard bad things about the trains but don't know if the upper class train cars are really that bad. And if the roads are as bad as they are made out to be.
I'm sure there's a large hole in my question...but since I'm just starting my research thought I'd ask you good folks.

Thoughts anyone? Thanks much for any insights you can share!

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  2. 2 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  3. 3 Hanoi driver wanted
  4. 4 Trip Report We Did It Our Way--an Unusual 6 Weeks in India & Nepal (long)
  5. 5 Thailand during the rainy season, have you been?
  6. 6 Is Boutique Sri Lanka out of business?
  7. 7 narrow down destinations, Japan 2 weeks in April
  8. 8 Hong Kong Airport Transfer
  9. 9 Budget Restaurants in Varkala
  10. 10 best time to visit Sri Lanka to avoid rain?
  11. 11 MYANMAR- LONELY BIKER LOOKS FOR OTHERS TRAVELLING THERE HALF JANUARY 2015
  12. 12 Trip Report A week of blue skies in Beijing, who would've guessed?
  13. 13 Suggestion for travel memories
  14. 14 First Time Solo Trip To Thailand Itinerary
  15. 15 Trip Report From Ryokan to Buddhist Monastery: Two Weeks in Japan
  16. 16 1st time to Southeast Asian January 14 to 31
  17. 17 Your favorites in south India & places you'd probably not recommend
  18. 18 Southern India itinerary help needed
  19. 19 Factory "outlet" stores in Vietnam?
  20. 20 Missing Air Asia flight
  21. 21 Crossing Myanmar with own car (Thailand -> India) in Aug or Sep 2014
  22. 22 5 nights in Japan.
  23. 23 Delhi this winter, in pictures!
  24. 24 2nd location on the beach
  25. 25 Buying loose sapphires in Sri Lanka
View next 25 » Back to the top