Travelling by train can be one of the most attractive ways to explore Myanmar. The journeys by train can afford the ways of local life and scenic view of Myanmar.
Most reliable train journey is from Yangon to Mandalay by express train.
Below are the primary train routes accessible to foreigners.

  • Yangon – Mandalay
  • Yangon – Bagan
  • Yangon – Thazi – Kalaw – Shwenyaung (for Inle Lake)
  • Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Gokteik – Hsipaw – Lashio
  • Mandalay – Bagan

If you want to see how the locals live their day to day lives in Yangon, you can take a ride on Yangon circular railway train. It operates 39 station loop system that connects Yangon’s downtown, satellite towns and suburban areas. Circle trains run every 30 minutes during daylight hours and it takes about 3 hours to complete, is a way to see a cross section of life in Yangon for common people.