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Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

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Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

We plan to take the train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw on either a Sunday or Monday in March 2016. Does anyone know the time the trains leave Pyin Oo Lwin and arrive in Hsipaw, and is there more than one train each day? Is there any difference to the timetable on the Sundays and Mondays in March 2016?

Also, is it easy just to buy tickets locally Pyin Oo Lwin on the day or maybe the previous day, or do you need to book tickets further in advance?

Thank you to anyone who replies.

I also appreciate the quick responses to the other questions I have posted recently, they have been really helpful to my itinerary planning!

Merton Australia
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1. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Check the times on Man in Seat 61 and I think we checked again when we arrived in P/L. We went that way….I think we arrived Hsipaw late afternoon. Good trip. Just buy tickets on the day….in fact I think it could be confusing to buy in advance.

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2. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Dear Andrew F,

According to seat61.com, the train departs at 0822 from Pyin Oo Lwin and arrives at 1455 to Hsibaw.

There is only one train each day. The timetable is the same for everyday throughout the year.

Burma Specialist

Mandalay, Myanmar
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3. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

There is only train from Mandalay to Lashio! To get sure for left seat , you better book it in Mandalay before you leave to Pyin Oo Lwin.

australia
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4. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Hi

#2 has got it right

tried to buy the day before and they said come back tomorrow morning

Suggest you get there as early as possible for your ticket particularly if you want the left side

I was there in August and it was quite busy

London, United...
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5. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Thank you for your information. We will be staying in Mandalay and then travelling to Bagan and then we will go from Bagan direct to Pyin Oo Lwin by bus. While we are staying Mandalay is it possible to book in advance the train tickets for the train journey trip from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw? We would be in Mandalay about 1 week before the actual train trip from Pyin Oo Lwin so I just need know whether it is possible to book the train trip 1 week in advance and where in Mandalay to go make the train ticket reservations.

Thank you for any further information you can provide.

Andrew

Mandalay, Myanmar
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6. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Not one week in advance! Only 3 days in advance! As your schedule , you better buy it in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Austria
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7. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

seat61.com/…20Lwin

as the first poster indicated already,

this is a very informative page about all train rides in myanmar, and even traveller reports with fotos. dont forget your passport, when buying a train ticket.

Marseille, France
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8. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

We took the train from Pyin Oo Lwin yesterday. There is no idee to book tickets in advance, it is a small local train. According to the timetable so the train will leave at 8:20 but we are in Myanmar and here the trains are rarely on time. We were at the station at 7:40 and we were the first customers. Ticket sales had not yet begun. The ticket costs 2750 kyat. The train departed after 9:00 and arrived in Hsipaw at 16 o'clock. According to the schedule, it would have been arrived at 14.30.

Have a nice trip

Taipei
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9. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

hello,

i have the questions.

my flight arrive Yangon and want directly to catch night bus to Pyin Oo Lwin at same day. as per bus schedule, we expect to reach Pyin Oo Lwin at 5:30am. going to take 08:22 train to Hsipaw, how can we buy ticket in advance? the Pyin Oo Lwin bus station is far to train station?

Moreover, only Elite express bus to Pyin Oo Lwin in Yangon? our flight arrival time is 18:10 & Elite bus to Pyin Oo Lwin is 19:30, we scared to miss this bus.......................XD

London, United...
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10. Re: Train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

At Pyin Oo Lwin we were only allowed to buy our tickets late afternoon the day before we travelled. You purchase them at the station and you can reserve seats. It was straightforward. It's a very interesting train journey to Hsipaw.

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