The departure time on the bus ticket stated 6pm, but we were informed by our hostel that the bus would only arrive at 7pm. In any case,
it only arrived closer to 8pm, resulting in a delay of our arrival at Bagan -we only arrived at about 3.30am. The bus seats are standard, which is to say you'd be quite squashed if you were seated next to a big person. The AC was very cold. The one TV screen played Thingyan music videos loudly, ad nauseam. The bus also seems to take on locals who sit on fold-out seats in the aisle and as a result I had some stranger sleeping on my shoulder for the better part of the trip. That said, the bus driver seems pretty careful and we got down from the steep winding roads of Inle and Kalaw to Bagan in one piece.