This is a selection of resources on transportation in Myanmar available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
One of the best ways to get a quick overview of how to use a country’s transport system is the tourist guidebook. To find out more about how to get around in Myanmar, check out Lonely Planet: Myanmar, which includes many useful details such as typical transport fares.
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Yangon International Airport
This site provides a useful listing of airlines and airports that connect to Yangon as well as transport from the airport to Yangon itself. It also includes a section on immigration, visas, customs and quarantine laws.
Yangon Bus Directory
This is a list of bus routes plotted on Google Maps. Click on the “Transit Map” tab to see all the bus routes but note that the text is in Burmese.
Taxi service firms compete hard for Yangon’s customers
This 12 June 2017 Myanmar Times article provides useful information on the state of taxi and private car hire services in Yangon.
Road Transport Administration Department
Aside from public transport, there is, of course, the option of driving your own vehicle in Myanmar. The government department overseeing this is the Road Transport Administration Department, whose website hosts information about driving licenses to vehicle inspections. The site is in Burmese, with an English translation of basic information.
This site provides information for official train fares and schedules. However, do note that while the site can be translated into English, some sections remain in Burmese and train tickets must be purchased in person at the train station.
Yangon Water Bus
The most recent addition (2017) to Yangon’s transport system is the water bus or ferry service along the Yangon River. The website has a map of the route and jetty locations as well as the ferry schedule. Tickets are available from ticketing counters or online.