Getting into Myanmar’s largest city is easier than ever
before. There are flights from surrounding countries but Yangon is easily
accessible from Bangkok by bus as well.
The Yangon airport is situated about 30 minutes from the
town centre. Low cost carrier, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines has flights to
Air Bagan, a local carrier has many domestic flights as well
as international flights to Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, Myanmar Airways International and Thai Airways also have flights to
Bangkok. Myanmar Airways has flights to other neighboring countries as well.
Once you arrived at the airport your best bet is to take a taxi to the center of the city. It
will cost you about 8,000 kyat ($8 USD).
Once you are in the city, there will be plenty of taxis and trishaws available. Your hotel will
most likely arrange a taxi for you to the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Taxis from the Shwedagon to the center of Yangon should not cost more than 3000 kyats (around $3
Bus no 204 also stops next to the pagoda.