Duration: 15 hours
Bus is comfortable with working AC, comfy reclining seats and plenty of leg room. We arrived at the Aung Mingalar Bus Station in Yangon well rested. By now I had grouped up with two other Westerners who were going to the same hotel in Yangon. A lovely local man found us a pick-up taxi to the city for 5000 kyat (I heard others being quoted 8000 kyat for the same trip).
The bus station in Yangon is far from the city centre, but apparently there is a cheap shuttle service – ask someone on the bus about it when you arrive in Yangon; we were told that there is a free shuttle and then we were told that it would cost 1000 kyat, but since we arrived on the first day of the water festival, the shuttle service never turned up anyway.
Cost: 15 000 kyat.