Exploring Myanmar Via A Myriad Of Transportation Options

Heading to Myanmar soon?

Unfortunately, traversing the busy streets of Yangon (the largest city in Myanmar) requires a certain level of finesse as Myanmar’s public transportation system isn’t particularly as cheap nor as efficient as its Southeast Asian peers.

Getting around the city may pose a slight challenge, but anything may be solved with a simple and quick Google search. 

Getting Around Myanmar

On that note, there are a couple of options when it comes to transportation in Myanmar. For instance, you could always rely on good old e-hailing apps à la Grab. 

Otherwise, the best way by far (excluding Grab) to get around this congested city is to fall back on taxis as they’re one of the most efficient modes of transportation in the city. Of course, motorcycle taxis are fine to zip you through traffic but do note that these vehicles may only be found in Mandalay as they have been banned in Yangon city.

On the other hand, public buses are a big no-no as they’re usually quite packed, coupled with the terrible traffic will waste a ton of your precious holiday time. You’d be better off shelling a few extra notes to call a Grab or taxi for the convenience and comfort — unless you have ample vacation days, that is.

In a similar vein, overnight buses are an experience not to be missed when you visit Myanmar. This is a popular transportation option in the country as it’s one of the best ways to get from Yangon to two of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions — Bagan and Inle Lake. 

Some other ways of getting around also include trains, trishaws, hot air balloons, boats, and your own two feet!

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