Bus Travel

Myanmar has an extensive bus network and although many roads are pretty rough, this is the cheapest way to get around. The quality of buses varies—there are the "luxury" buses that run the Mandalay–Yangon route, and then there’s the rest. Because so many roads are in poor condition, trips take longer than advertised; the drive from Yangon to Bagan should be around 10 hours and the fare no more than K80,000. When possible, opt for the air-conditioned buses (pack something in which to wrap yourself) and sit in the front next to a window, where it’s least bumpy.

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