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[Myanmar Sightseeing] Yangon local bus route map and how to get on

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Hello everyone, this is Takagi @ Yangon.

 

Today, I’d like to share with you the bus route map of Yangon and how to get on the bus. I was also a bus meister in Manila, Philippines.

 

Here in Yangon, too, my blood was stirring.

 

Knowing the three main barriers of local buses, routes, calls, and fares, will definitely make your Yangon sightseeing experience a glimpse of a different kind of local scenery.

 

Yangon Bus Overview

History of Yangon Bus

On January 16, 2017, Yangon’s bus routes were revamped and replaced with a new system called Yangon Bus Service (YBS).

 

The former 300 routes are now 61, and the number of buses has been reduced from 7,800 to 3,700.

 

Yangon bus fare and how to get on

Most of the buses that run in Yangon are local buses called YBS. It’s so appealing on the windshield that I think it would be better to use the space for something else.

 

fare box

The fare for the bus is 200 kyat (sometimes 300 kyat is available). The recently built airport bus connecting Yangon International Airport and Yangon City costs 500 kyat.

 

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When I get on the bus, I will put the fee in the fare box next to the driver’s seat and proceed inside the bus.

 

To get on, start from the front. To get off, press the buzzer and exit through the middle door.

 

Bus route numbers to keep in mind when sightseeing in Yangon

In Yangon, where trains are not well developed, there are countless bus routes. It’s very convenient once getting used to it, but it will take about a year to get used to it, so it’s a bit difficult for short-term tourists.

 

So, the main bus route numbers around the tourist spots are listed below. Bus route numbers are displayed on both sides of the top of the windshield.

 

Myanmar numeral conversion table

Burmese Numbers

Reference:https://www.quora.com/What-is-an-Only-in-Myanmar-moment

The numbers may be written in Myanmarese, so please refer to the conversion table above.

 

Yangon Bus Route Map

Yangon Bus Route Map

The above is the bus route after the 2017 bus route revamp. It would be tremendously large if it covered the whole city of Yangon, so here is a map of downtown only.

 

Click here to download and use the bus routes for the entire city of Yangon. (PDF will open directly.)

 

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Bus routes convenient for sightseeing

Number 36.

Yangon route bus No. 36 is convenient because it goes through all the popular tourist spots. The bus stops are as follows.

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Number 37.

Downtown – Saemai Market – University of Yangon – Chaikkalay Bus Station

Number 39.

Downtown – University of YangonInsein – Chaikkalay Bus Station

Number 56, 57, 58.

Downtown bus (ferry terminal, etc.)

Number 78.

Market near Da Nyin Gone Station ~ Yangon Central Station

 

An in-depth look at the route of Yangon downtown’s circular bus 57. From Chinatown to Pansodan ferry terminal, food stall village and cultural heritage sites.

Of course, the best way to get around Yangon at a very low price is to take the bus to the extreme. Cabs are inexpensive in Myanmar, but they don’t have meters, so bargaining is a troublesome process, and if the destination is minor or the pronunciation is difficult, the driver will have trouble.

 

Bus No. 36 mentioned above is the most powerful bus to go to the central and northern areas from the southern part of Yangon, but for sightseeing in the southern part of Yangon, there is a bus called the Downtown Loop Bus, and buses No. 56, 57, and 58 run in circles around Chinatown and India Town.

 

However, the route of the bus was quite vague in all media, so I took the 57th bus out of the three to actually see the route with my own eyes. However, since buses in Southeast Asia are haphazard, there is a possibility that this route was decided by the driver’s mood, so please understand that in advance.

 

Yangon Loop Bus Route 57

Yangon Bus Route Map

Above is the route of Yangon Bus 57. I thought it would be a normal route along Maha Bandula and Strand streets, but there were repeated right turns and left turns as we entered Strand Street.

 

First bus stop on the 57.

Bus stop for the first bus 57

Yangon Bus Route Map

On this day, we took the bus from the bus stop at the end of Chinatown (Maw Tin bus stop). It is the first stop, so you have a good chance of getting a seat. It is conveniently located from the 4 Rivers Guest House, a guesthouse for work.

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Featured bus route 57

The view from inside the car

Yangon Bus Route Map

Passing the Sule Pagoda, turn right on Maha Bandula Street, expecting to go straight on Strand Street, turn right immediately, then left at the first crossroad, bus 57.

 

The view from inside the car

Yangon Bus Route Map

After that, there are many twists and turns.

 

The view from inside the car

Yangon Bus Route Map

Finally, return to Strand Street and return to the Maw Tin bus stop, the first stop.

 

Street stalls next to Mahabandura Park

Yangon Bus Route Map

On this day, I got off the 57 bus on the way to the Sule Pagoda. The area shown on the map above has a lot of street vendors, so I felt like I had no trouble finding food.

 

Old town

The area on the map has not only street vendors but also many austere old buildings. Western tourists were taking pictures, so I tried to imitate them.

 

Old Building

Interestingly, there are traces of human habitation in these old important cultural heritage buildings. If I had the money, I would like to buy a whole building and live there.

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Drainage Infrastructure

I took this photo casually on the street next to Mahabandoola Park. Drainage facilities seem to be more important than in the Philippines, but the steps are quite ugly, so that will be an issue in the future.

 

Pansoedan Ferry Pier

Map of Panthodan Ferry Terminal

Before going to the food stall village, you can get off the bus and go to the Pansodan ferry terminal. This aerial is also the stop for the Yangon Water Bus and the pontoon boat to Dala.

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Extra: Yangon Bus App

In addition to the analog method of checking bus routes, there are also smartphone apps available these days.

 

According to a blog called I tried several bus apps in Yangon. The best app for foreigners is “Y Bus”. [JPN] , an android app called Y Bus is very easy to use.

 

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