A: The roads in Myanmar are not like the roads in developed countries yet. They still have rooms to improve. Especially the roads to/from Taungyi (Inle and Kalaw) is quite winding since they are in the Shan hills. Other roads are on the flat land and the newly built high way are quite straight forward. The roads have been constantly getting upgrade work with the available resources the country has.
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A: Yes. JJ Express has a Complimentary Ferry Service and they are different for each city depending on the regulation. Please contact respective city JJ Express bus station for up to date information.
---- From Yangon(Ph - 09 449004880), JJ Express Ferry pick up point is Aung San Stadium near Downtown Sule Pagoda and it goes to Aung Min Ga Lar Bus Station.
To Yangon, JJ Express Ferry will go to Aung San Stadium along Pyay road and you can request for drop off near major traffic light. Be sure to request the driver plenty of time ahead.
Aung San Stadium JJ Express Map
---- From Mandalay(Ph: 09 402564440-41-42), JJ Express Ferry pick up point is at 83rd and 32nd st JJ Express ticket booth to the Bus Station.
To Mandalay, JJ Express Ferry will take you to 83rd and 32nd st to JJ Express ticket booth. Please check with the ferry driver for nearest drop off for your destination BEFORE the Ferry leave the bus station.
JJ Express ticket booth @ 83rd and 32nd st
---- From Bagan(Ph: 09 421152860-61-62), JJ Express will pick you up at your hotel but you have to let the Hotel call JJ Express for pick up and the Ferry will come 0-15 minutes depending on your Hotel location on the route.
To Bagan, JJ Express Ferry (for tourists) has been objected by local Taxi Union and you will have to arrange the trip yourself to your Hotel.
---- From Taungyi (Ph: 09 256253578-9, 09 256253572, 09 256253472 ), JJ Express will come and pick you up at your hotel but you have to let the Hotel call JJ Express for pick up and the Ferry will come 0-15 minutes depending on your Hotel location on the route.
To Taungyi, JJ Express will drop you off at your Hotel.
--- Kalaw is the passed through city on the way to Taungyi and there is no Ferry service but Kalaw is a small enough town and your Hotel should be able to provide the ferry. Please check with your hotel.
--- Inle, Nyaung Shwe, JJ Express do drop off and pick up at our authorized reseller and there is no Ferry service but Kalaw is a small enough town and your Hotel should be able to provide the ferry. Please check with your hotel.
A: The bus stops for rest room break for about every other 3 hours at the proper rest stops. The first break take 30 minutes for passenger to stretch out and to have a light snack; and the next break is 10 minutes only. If one needs an urgent rest room break, the stop can be requested for roadside break. We don't have toilet on the bus to avoid fouling the air in the air condition bus.
A: Our staff have limited English but they have proper training and experience; and they have been helping out both English speaking and non English speaking tourists successfully. Please give them a chance with simple English. If you have question about the ferry, there is FAQ entry for our complimentary ferry service.
A: The first class has a crew of 4 staffs: 2 drivers, 1 bus attendant girl and 1 helper. The business class does not have a bus attendant girl. The 2 drivers take turn driving and resting. The drivers have minimum 10 years experience and they have a certificate from international Higer bus company. The bus has the first aid kit and the bus attendant has the training and red cross certificate to use it in case of emergency.
A : There is an information for email and phone number at the top left corner of the page. emails are checked Monday through Friday at the end of the day. For urgent question for the next day trip or during weekends, it is recommended to call the phone number. Here is the list of phone number for JJ Express station in other cities https://jjexpress.net/contact_us
A: It means the number of seats in a row on bus. It means 2+1 has first Class , Bus Attendant , Service Snack Box, Coffee, Soft Drink, Digestive Sweet. And 2+2 Business Class is cheaper than 2+1, you can get the most comfortable and safest First Class(2+1) and Business Class (2+2) Super Seat.
A : You just need to provide our complete E-ticket at the Bus gate along with your NRC or passport to verify that you are the right passenger. Moreover, passengers are suggested that they bring along their NRC when they travel at all time.