Explore Southeast Asia with business class flights to Yangon.
Enjoy Business Class Flights to Yangon International
Just nine miles from the city center, Yangon International Airport is the most popular airport of entry to Myanmar. Travelers can easily find a number of first and business class flights to Yangon. Unfortunately, none of the flights are direct routes from North America. There are plenty of non-stop flights from other countries however.
Some of the most popular direct international routes link Yangon with:
-Singapore’s Changi Airport,
-Doha’s Hamad International Airport,
-Seoul’s Incheon International Airport,
-China’s Guangzhou International Airport,
-Hong Kong International Airport,
-Thailand’s Bangkok International Airport.
Other international destinations served by Yangon International Airport include Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, Beijing, Delhi, Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. North American travelers can get to Yangon International Airport with one- or two-stop flights through any of these airports.
A number of international airlines known for their premium luxury services fly to Yangon International. Some of the top-rated airlines serving Yangon International Airport include:
-Singapore Airlines and
-Cathay Pacific’s Cathay Dragon Airline.
Getting Around Town After Your Business Class Flights to Yangon
Ground transportation from the airport is varied and often gives travelers the feeling of stepping back into an earlier, more rustic Asia.
-Taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel is the most direct way to travel between the airport and your destination. Taxis here usually charge flat rates to specific destinations, and the cost is often relatively inexpensive.
-For travelers who want to mix and mingle with locals, public buses are also an option. The nearest bus stop is about a mile away, and none of the bus routes are direct from the airport to the city center. If you want to reduce walking time to the bus stop, take a taxi to the nearest stop at Se Mai.
-The local circular commuter train is also an option for ground transport. Its nearest train station is also about a mile from the airport. Riding the circular train is incredibly cheap. If you’re traveling from the airport to downtown Yangon, you’ll likely get on the train at the Pa Ywet Seiki Kone station. You’ll travel through 11 stops and disembark in downtown Yangon, also known as Kyauktada Township in Yangon’s Western District. This is not only a popular area for hotels, but it’s also near the famed Sule Pagoda, the Zoological Gardens and Maha Bandula Park.
The train travels at about 9 miles an hour, so those 11 stops can take a while to get through. Riding the entire three-hour loop of the circular railway is a popular way to see the city and its surrounding villages. It’s also a terrific opportunity to see authentic local lifestyles.
Alternatives to Business Class Flights to Yangon
While business class flights to Yangon International Airport is the quickest, most direct way to access Yangon, other Asian airports may be good alternatives. This is especially true for travelers who want to visit other Southeast Asian destinations and want to immerse themselves in local flavor.
-While Yangon, as Rangoon, was once the Burmese capital, the new Myanmar capital is in Naypyidaw. The international airport there is not quite as big as Yangon, but it’s a good alternative for those who want to see both Yangon and Naypyidaw. The capital city’s airport serves a few international routes, including Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The airport is rapidly expanding, and it will eventually outpace Yangon International Airport in the number of flights and passengers it handles. Getting from Naypyidaw to Yangon takes about 12 hours aboard the country’s British colonial railway system.
-Mandalay is about 400 miles from Yangon, but its international airport is a good alternative to Yangon’s if you plan to visit northern Myanmar. The train ride from Mandalay to Yangon can be completed in 14 to 15 hours.
Sightseeing With Business Class Flights to Yangon
While Yangon overflows with amazing sights like Botataung Paya and Inya Lake, there are other delights outside the city limits. After all, exploring the countryside is a great way to make good use of the time you invested in your business class flights to Yangon.
-Dallah offers unforgettable experiences, beginning with the ferry ride to the village. Often, you’re fellow ferry riders are vendors selling everything from tea to watermelon slices. Once in Dallah, the pagoda and markets are in interesting change of pace from Yangon. Local transportation scams are prevalent here, though, so always be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for very persistent street vendors.
-From Dallah, it’s a 40-minute taxi ride to Twante. There, you can explore the Shwesandaw Pagoda, learn about rice fields and discover the ins and outs of growing local betel nuts.