Mandalay’s strategic location makes it an important transport hub. The city is well-connected to the rest of Myanmar and the world at large.
Mandalay has an international airport, with daily direct flights to Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) and China (Kunming), and a weekly direct flight to Singapore. Other international destinations are all easily reachable through a layover in Bangkok. Several domestic airlines connect the city to the rest of the country. From the airport, it is a 45-minute drive to MIIT. Both shared taxis and private options are available.
Several bus operators serve the needs of customers who are more economically-minded. Luxury, ordinary, and public buses ply daily between Mandalay and other major cities, including but not limited to Bagan, Yangon, Pyin Oo Lwin, Taunggyi, and Lashio.