About Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Yangon International Airport is the primary international airport of Myanmar (Burma). Our guide to the airport includes important contact details, local transport information and nearby accommodation options.
After several delays the airport’s new Terminal 3 is slated to open at the end of 2016.
Information and assistance desks are available in both terminals, along with tourist information counters which can assist with hotel and transport booking.
From central Yangon, head north past the Hlaing University campus via the Pyay Road, which links directly to the Yangon Airport Road.
Transfer between terminals:
The three terminals are a short walk apart.
The airport is located approximately 15km (9 miles) north of central Yangon.
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Public transport road:
Taxi:Taxis from the airport are plentiful and relatively cheap, with fixed fares in operation – though these tend to fluctuate depending on whether you are a local or tourist. Depending on traffic, the trip into central Yangon takes about 30 minutes and fares start at around US$6. Payment can be made in either US Dollars or Burmese Kyat, but be sure to use an authorized taxi and confirm the fare with the driver in advance.
Public transport rail:
Rail:There are two railway stations a short taxi ride from the airport terminals, where local trains (Yangon Circular Railway) link to the city’s central station. The journey time to the city is around 40-50 minutes and fares are minimal (around US$1).
From Yangon Central, trains run to Mandalay (journey time: 12-14 hours; fare: US$30-50) and other cities throughout the country. Further details can be found on the Tourism Myanmar website (www.tourismmyanmar.com).
A number of bureaux de change are available at the airport, primarily concentrated in the Arrivals areas. Numerous ATMs are also available.
There are self-service cafés in the public areas of the airport, and further dining options are offered in the international Departures VIP lounges.
Several shops selling local souvenirs and handicrafts are available, along with duty-free outlets in both international Arrivals and Departures. There are also jewellery and bookshops.
Porters are available – confirm the fee in advance – and luggage trolleys are free to use, but not allowed outside the terminal building. Left luggage is not available.
First aid facilities are available, but otherwise terminal facilities are relatively limited.
Special assistance should be arranged with the airline before travel. Otherwise, the airport is more or less on a single level, so it is relatively easy to negotiate in a wheelchair. Note that while the International Terminal is equipped with airbridges, it is necessary to board a bus to reach domestic flights.
Limited parking facilities are available immediately outside the Domestic Terminal.
It is customary to rent a car with a driver when visiting Myanmar. The various travel agency desks will advise passengers on their options.