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Mandalay

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The Burmese city of Mandalay might be immortalising Roger yard Kipling’s poem, which mentions the “Road to Mandalay”. This is actually talking about a spiritual journey by river, not a literal road trip.

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Mandalay car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Mandalay is in car rental price band: 0/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Mandalay? 

No. No online bookable car hire.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Mandalay between the peak and the off peak season?

0/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 1/10

Non car score:3/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Mandalay using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Mandalay ?


  • Few reasons to hire a car here on a self drive basis.

Why not? Visiting Mandalay without a car

Why don't you need a car in Mandalay ?


Situated deep inside the Burmese jungle, there are few roads leading in and out of Mandalay, so there isn’t really a great deal of point in getting a hire car here. All of the main temples and palaces in the city can be found within a very tightly defined square, and hotels and accommodation are a usually just a short walk from this. Although a larger and more distant replacement is planned, the current airport in Mandalay is situated within the city’s main urban area, and easy transfers are available by bus or taxi.

Although there are a number of excursions which can be undertaken from Mandalay, these are probably easier to do by taking an organised bus tour, especially as car hire options at Mandalay International airport are limited anyway.

Ratings: How does Mandalay compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Mandalay? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Mandalay, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Mandalay? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Mandalay (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Mandalay? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

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Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Mandalay airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Mandalay car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 2

2019 - 3

2021 - 1

Average score - 2

Notes:

 

Do you need a car in Mandalay? No!

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Mandalay ?

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Burma

Yangon

Asia > Burma > Yangon

See: Why hire a car in Yangon ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

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Quick Ratings

Price band

Yangon is in car rental price band: 0/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Yangon? 

No. No online bookable car hire.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Yangon between the peak and the off peak season?

0/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 3/10

Non car score:5/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Yangon using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Yangon ?


Why not? Visiting Yangon without a car

Why don't you need a car in Yangon ?


Ratings: How does Yangon compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Yangon? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Yangon, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Yangon? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Yangon (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Yangon? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Yangon airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Yangon car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 1

Average score - 1

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Yangon ?