NAYPYIDAW

Transportation

Transportation - Get In

Transportation - Get In

By plain

To handle increased traffic to the capital, the existing airport at Ela was upgraded to handle larger planes. It lies 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Kyatpyae. This airport is now listed as a destination for all domestic airlines: Myanma Airways, Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay and Air Bagan.

In reality, only the army generals and a few foreign visitors fly to Naypyidaw while most others travel by bus.

Transportation - Get In

By rail

From Yangon, a train leaves at 12:00 and arrives in Naypyidaw at 21:00 (9 hr).

Transportation - Get In

By Bus

From Yangon a bus travels along the new 8-lane toll highway for about 4 hr from Yangon to the capital, which unusually just springs out of nowhere at a nondescript intersection.

  • From Bago - 8,000 kyat, 8hr

Transportation - Get In

By Car

A newly built toll motorway connects Yangon to NPT. It's 320 km (200 mi) long with a service area containing a fuel station and an outrageously expensive, grubby and tasteless restaurant just past the halfway point if you're coming from Yangon.


Transportation - Get Around

Transportation - Get Around

By motorbike taxi

This is typical transportation in Naypyidaw.

Transportation - Get Around

By tuk-tuk

Similar to those in Bangkok although called a "thaw lar gyi" in Myanmar.

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