Direct Yangon-Phnom Penh flights to launch July 1

Good news for travelers — starting from July 1, Emirates will be serving a direct flight from Yangon to the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, the airline announced in a statement today To clarify, the new route is part of a longer Dubai-Yangon-Phnom Penh route that will run on a daily basis The flight will leave Dubai at 9:15am, arrive in Yangon at 5:25pm, leave Yangon at 6:55pm, and land in Phnom Penh at...

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Water taxi service to launch in early May

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has announced that the city’s new water taxi service will launch in early May “We opened a tender for a water taxi service [from...

Water taxi service to launch in early May

YBS card payment system to be implemented in April

When the Yangon Bus Service launched a little over a month ago, one of the main proposals that the Yangon government drew up was the implementation of a digital payment system...

YBS card payment system to be implemented in April

Operators to be selected for Yangon water taxi service

Yangon Region authorities are expected this week to select companies to operate the city’s water taxi service, announced regional transport authority secretary Dr Maung...

Operators to be selected for Yangon water taxi service

Two YBS buses collide; one takes a tumble

Two Yangon Bus Service (YBS) vehicles collided in downtown Yangon on Monday According to Eleven, a No 36 bus rammed the side of a No 56 while driving through the intersection...

Two YBS buses collide; one takes a tumble

Six injured in YBS bus crash in Mingaladon

Six people were injured in a collision involving two Yangon Bus Service vehicles in Mingaladon Township on Tuesday One No 36 bus was dropping off passengers at a bus stop when...

Six injured in YBS bus crash in Mingaladon

Electronic toll booths might be coming to the Yangon-Mandalay Highway

Authorities are drawing up plans to implement an electronic toll collection system along the Yangon-Mandalay highway, reports Eleven The Ministry of Construction recently...

Electronic toll booths might be coming to the Yangon-Mandalay Highway

Out with the old as Myanmar restricts used car imports

Myanmar has restricted imports of right-hand drive used cars in a bid to boost local production, draw foreign investment -- and phase out notoriously chaotic driving...

Out with the old as Myanmar restricts used car imports

YBS announces plans to add new bus routes

To no one’s surprise, it turns out that setting up a brand new public transport system isn’t easy While Yangon’s new bus system is supposed to make everyday travel more...

YBS announces plans to add new bus routes

Citizen helps out stranded YBS commuters with makeshift ‘bus’

While yesterday was theoretically a huge day for Yangon as its public bus system underwent a major renovation, the reality didn’t exactly line up with everyone’s expectations...

Citizen helps out stranded YBS commuters with makeshift ‘bus’

Coconuts Yangon Transportation

Transportation is a big story in Yangon and in remote areas of the country. Five years ago, the government relaxed rules on importing cars, and traffic quickly became a major problem for the city. Yangon is one of the few cities in the world that still has a circular railway line. With the help of a Japanese aid agency, it has been undergoing renovations. There are new carriages and even air-conditioning. The bus system is changing, too. A new bus system launched in January 2017, but it has proven far from perfect. We're all still waiting for someone to do something about the surplus of taxis that are choking the city's roads and about the city's mysterious ban on motorbikes.