Travel from Mandalay to Bagan
Flight from Mandalay to Bagan
There are different options to travel from Mandalay to one of Myanmar’s touristic highlights – Bagan. The fastest one would be to catch a flight with one of the airlines with domestic offers:
Bus from Mandalay to Bagan
There are several bus companies who travel daily between Mandalay and Bagan. Here you can find more information about their schedule, price etc: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g295408-i11091-k6155520-o20-Bus_from_Mandalay_to_Bagan-Mandalay_Mandalay_Region.html This will most probably be the cheapest option.
Boat from Mandalay to Bagan
What we chose was a boat trip which I highly recommend. Some people don’t consider this option as the journey takes about 9-10 hours. It, however, is totally worth it. We booked with Malikha online here: http://www.malikha-rivercruises.com/ The price of the ticket was $42 per person. Remember to arrive there around 6 a.m. because the good seats are taken very fast and if you are late you will have to sit on a plastic chair at the back side of the boat. You will definitely need a hat and sun protection cream. I would also advise to buy some snack. You can buy cold drinks on the boat and they will give you breakfast and lunch. A wind stopper would protect you from the strong wind early in the morning.