Air-conditioned bus services between Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon and Thailand’s capital Bangkok will be launched before the start of Myanmar and Thai New Year, highway bus operators say.
The Burmese New Year Water festival, or Thingyan, and Thai New Year festival, or Songkran, usually falls around mid-April.
“Double air-conditioned buses will make day trips from Yangon to Bangkok. Details of the service plan will be announced to passengers ahead of the launch,” said Ko Zaw Maung, a highway bus entrepreneur.
Ko Zaw Maung said passengers need to be explained in detail about the service that is going to be offered by the bus lines so that they get more customers.
A new bus line called Yangon Air Bus-Taxi will run about 20 buses between the cities every two days.
“It is a good project. The bus fare should be fixed and it has to be reasonable. There are a lot of buses that will run between the cities so we think the business will be good,” he said.
The fare for double air-conditioned bus is expected to be around K30,000 per person and buses will leave at 6am from Yangon and arrive in Bangkok at 6pm.