Yangon Airport Bus / RGN Shuttle: Yangon Airport to City

RGN shuttle bus service running all the way from Yangon International Airport (RGN) to Yangon Central Railway Station, Sule Square and other locations in Central Yangon was recently opened. Yangon Airport bus is a very convenient and budget friendly option for getting from Yangon Airport to city.

Shuttle Bus Company

Yangon Bus Service (YBS) shuttle bus is run by the company called Omni Focus. New air-conditioned buses of this company serve the route making a journey from Yangon airport to the city really comfortable.

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

Yangon Airport Shuttle Bus Routes

Currently there are 2 RGN shuttle bus routes connecting Yangon Airport and Yangon Central Railway Station.

Pyay Road Route

The first shuttle bus route (Pyay Road route) connects Yangon Airport and Yangon Central Railway Station via Pyay Road. Important landmarks passed by this route:

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Miles Ocean
  • Miles Junction
  • Mile Hotel
  • Ady Junction
  • Lotte Hotel
  • Innya Kan Boung
  • KBZ Head Office
  • Junction Square
  • Dagon Centre
  • TawWin Centre
  • City Mall (St. John)
  • General Hospital
  • Junction City
  • Yangon Railway Station

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

Kabar Aye Pagoda Road Route

The second shuttle bus route (Kabar Aye Pagoda Road Route) connects Yangon Airport and Yangon Central Railway Station via Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. Important landmarks passed by this route:

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Miles Junction
  • Yangon Hotel
  • Nawaday Cinema
  • Kabar Aye Pagoda
  • Sedona Hotel
  • Myanmar Plaza
  • Melia Hotel
  • Excel Hotel
  • Shwe Gone Dine
  • Shwedagone Pagoda
  • Zoological Garden
  • Park Royal Hotel
  • Thamada Cinema
  • Shangrila Hotel
  • Sule Square
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Yangon Railway Station

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

If you’re planning to get off the bus before reaching the final bus stop at Yangon Railway Station, ask the driver which route he is taking – Pyay Road or Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. There are also representatives of the company present at the bus stop of the airport so they can help you choose the correct bus if asked for help.

Yangon Airport Bus Fare

Yangon Airport bus fare is 500 MMK (~0.3 USD) per person.

The fare should be paid on board the bus. You need to have an exact fare ready when boarding the bus as you will need to insert money into a metal box which can be found near the driver. No change will be given back so ask for 500 MMK notes when exchanging currency at the airport.

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

As taxi fare from Yangon Airport to Central Yangon can easily be 8000 MMK and more, taking a shuttle bus is really worth it.

Operating Time

YBS - Airport shuttle bus service is operating 24 hours starting from 25 November 2018. The announcement can be found here: Omni Focus Facebook Post.

The frequency of the bus depends on the time of the day and traffic conditions but we didn’t need to wait more than 10 minutes after missing out on the first bus.

Length of Journey

The distance between Yangon Airport and Central Yangon is about 18 km. It took us about 50 minutes on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road route when traveling off peak hours from the airport to the city and about 1 hour 10 minutes on Pyay Road route when traveling back to the airport during rush hour. Traffic conditions in Yangon can be harsh so add at least 1.5 hour extra when traveling to the airport.

Yangon Airport Bus Stops

Yangon Airport shuttle buses park on the street just outside International Departures. Just walk to the left after leaving the airport building and you will notice 2 or 3 buses parked by the road.

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

RGN shuttle buses also make a stop at domestic terminal which is on the right side when leaving the airport building.

Bus Stops in the City

You can get on Yangon airport bus at any bus stop on one of shuttle bus routes. However, clear signage is lacking as all the signs at the bus stops in Yangon are in Burmese only and even their own Burmese numbering is used for naming the routes.

Shuttle Bus from Yangon Airport (RNG) to Central Yangon

Waiting at the bus stop nearby one of the landmarks passed by the shuttle bus would be recommended.

Tips

If you are looking for the most convenient way to get from Yangon Airport to the city, book Private Yangon Airport (RGN) Transfer for Yangon.

Most of foreigners need to get Myanmar Visa in advance if they want to enter Myanmar and travel around the country. Myanmar eVisa is the best option in most cases as it really saves time and money. How to apply for it, check here: Myanmar Visa Online Application - Getting Myanmar eVisa.

Currency exchange rates at Yangon Airport are as good as in the city so you can exchange your money here (don't forget to ask for small notes to pay for the bus). More information about Yangon Airport currency exchange can be found here: Yangon Airport Currency Exchange Rates & Money Changers.

More tips on traveling to Myanmar can be found here: Myanmar Travel Tips.