Super cheap 2800 kyats Upper Class
Both directions the train was on time and took 6 hours
The viaduct is great! And at both stations the ticket seller put the tourists on the correct side of the train and by the window, without being asked.
In POL you have to book the day before and in Hsipaw you can only book on the day.
POL was 8am ish ( forgotten already!!!!) and Hsipaw was 9:25am
A friend tried to book in ordinary class and the guard wouldn't let him!!!!
At Hsipaw, many of the guest houses send their vans to pick up guests without being asked.