Train to Mawlamyine
- Last Updated: 15 May 2014
Two trains services depart Yangon to Mawlamyine per day, with the first leaving Yangon at 6:00 AM and arriving Mawlamyine at 3:30 PM, and the next service leaving Yangon 7:15 AM and arriving Mawlamyine at 6:30 PM. For the return journey back to Yangon, the morning service departs Mawlamyine at 6:00 AM and arrives Yangon at 3:45 PM and the next train departs Mawlamyine at 10:00 AM and arrives Yangon at 8:00 PM.
The earlier trains which depart at 6am make only two stops, at Thaton and Kyaitiyo and therefore arrives at their destination quicker than the later trains. You'll need to show your passport when purchasing a train ticket at the station. Tickets Mawlamyine-Yangon costs $16 USD for upper class seats (4000 kyats for locals) and can be purchased from western end of the Mawlamyine train station terminal at counter number 7.
There are two classes; Upper Class and Ordinary Class. Foreigners are usually automatically assumed to want Upper Class seats which are generally a lot more comfortable and more spacious than the Ordinary Class seats. Your ticket will have a car number (eg, 1, 2 3 etc) as well as a seat number, eg, A6, B6, C6 D6 where the number refers to the row of the seat and the letter A,B,C,D whether you have an aisle or window seat. A and D are window seats and B and C are aisle seats.