Train Service in Naypyitaw
Do not miss the chance to visit Naypyitaw when visiting Myanmar, which has been the country’s capital city since 2006, a title previously held by the much larger city of Yangon. The name ‘Nay Pyi Taw’ can be translated to “abode of the king” or generally known as “royal capital” by the locals. Nay Pyi Taw holds many government headquarters such as the Supreme Court as well as the Office of the President of Myanmar. It is a growing transportation hub located near Shan, Kayah and Kayin.
Take a train to Naypyitaw operated by Myanmar railway network that can be accessed across the country. The trains have classes ranging from ordinary with simple wooden seats to first and upper class furnished with cushioned seats to sleepers with sleeping compartments. Acquiring the train ticket for the ordinary class is the most reasonable choice to board the bumpy train to Naypyitaw.
Do not entirely rely on the timetable given as train arrivals and departures can change when the routes are further away from the cities.
How to Get to Naypyitaw Railway Station
Nay Pyi Taw has one of the largest railway stations in Myanmar. The Naypyitaw Railway Station is rather different in structure from all the other buildings in Myanmar as it is modern and relatively new. Notable landmark close to the station is a small golden pagoda, as far as the eye can see.
There are car services and taxis around the city, in which passengers can even opt for an air-conditioning one if needed that will cost a little bit higher. Another cheap car alternative is by booking from a ride-hailing service.
Regular bus trips also head to the railway station that takes about 24 minutes from the nearby town. Passengers outside the area can travel to Nay Pyi Taw by bus as well due to its strategic location between Yangon and Mandalay but will take approximately six hours.
Travel to Naypyitaw with Myanmar Railways
Myanmar Railways (MR) is a state-owned agency that operates the railway network in Myanmar, as well as train to Naypyitaw. It is the only train operator posted at Naypyitaw Railway Station with regular trains running from north to south, as well as east and west.
Train Schedule From Yangon to Naypyitaw
Yangon – Naypyitaw Line
Train timetable departing from Yangon – Naypyitaw
|11||06:00||15:20||9 hrs 20 m|
|31||08:00||17:00||9 hrs 00 m|
|9||11:00||22:50||11 hrs 50 m|
|5||15:00||00:20||9 hrs 20 m|
|3||17:00||02:20||9 hrs 20 m|
|7||20:30||05:00||8 hrs 30 m|
The most popular train to Naypyitaw is from Yangon, usually with several direct trains a day. In terms of distance, trains from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw is 372 km away with a travel time of approximately 8 to 12 hours, depending on the speed of the trains. Passengers must be flexible and not completely rely on the timetable provided, instead opt for the fastest train to Naypyitaw that journeys during the day to save time. Online booking in advance is much encouraged as it can be difficult to get hold of the train ticket due to high demand.
The train ticket prices for train to Naypitaw ranges from USD14 to USD16.
Popular train routes to Naypyitaw Railway Station
Things to do in Naypyitaw
Nay Pyi Taw packs a lot of surprises for tourists, especially if they don't know what to expect. The National Museum that opened in 2005 has an eclectic range of displays ranging from some very old anthropological findings of great importance in human history. Modern artworks are also exhibited in the museum.
Besides the usual temple visit to Uppatasanti Paya, tourists can also check out the National Landmark Gardens, a 400-acres worth of site featuring replicas from across Myanmar. There is the Naypyitaw Safari Park which is a zoo with segmented continents.
Online bookings through Easybook must be made at least five days ahead of the departure date. Otherwise, tickets must be bought at the train station from which you will be departing. Passengers can book tickets at the railway station one day in advance for normal class seats and three days in advance for upper class seats; sleepers can be booked a week or two in advance. Passport is needed to purchase any kind of train ticket.
Seats are usually numbered in all classes, passengers with reservations should be able to secure a seat. Trains and other public transport in general, tend to be heavily booked during then Thingyan festival in April. Booking early is highly recommended.
Please take note that travellers need to pay the train ticket in Kyat instead of USD, so make it simple by booking online through Easybook.
The exciting journey to Nay Pyi Taw may take many hours to complete, so it is best to dress comfortably and enjoy the ride. To take the train to Naypyitaw, passengers can make the online booking in advance through Easybook to avoid disappointment.
For more details on the timetable or train ticket find the details for your trip on Easybook to visit the wonderful Naypyitaw, Myanmar today!