Getting to Bagan, Myanmar

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Foreign visitors to Myanmar require a visa, which must be obtained in advance. Tourist visas are valid for 28 days from the date of entry, but you should be aware that visas are only valid for only three months from the date they are issued. You can apply for a visa at a Myanmar embassy or consulate in your home country. Visa processing time ranges from one to two weeks.

Myanmar authorities have also granted pre-arranged visa-on-arrival for visitors from 48 countries. It requires pre-approval from authorities. Once the traveller has confirmation that the visa on arrival has been approved they take a flight to Yangon and have the visa stamped into their passport on arrival.

According to the visa exemption pact between Myanmar and some ASEAN countries, citizens need to have passports valid for a minimum of six months, and their stay must not exceed 14 days, without any facility to extend.


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    Nyaung-U Myanmar (Burma)

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    The airport in Bagan is Nyaung U airport, located in Nyaung U region. There are daily flights from Yangon to Bagan. The carrier flights are provided by Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Myanma Airways and Air Bagan. The flights take about an hour and ten minutes from Yangon.

    You can fly to Bagan from Yangon on Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Asian Wings or Myanmar Airways for US$ 93. Air Mandalay and Air Bagan also fly from Mandalay. From the airport to New Bagan, it takes about 15-20 minutes by car, and usually this will cost around 7000-10000 kyat. Most midrange and luxury hotels will provide free pickup from the airport.

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