There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Don Muang to Chiang Rai, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI
  2. Take the bus from บ้านดู่ Ban Du to แม่สาย Maesai

$33 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mae Sai

$20 - $21

5 alternative options

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) BKK - CEI
  2. Take the bus from บ้านดู่ Ban Du to แม่สาย Maesai

$50 - $137

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Tachilek (THL) BKK - THL

$161 - $503

Train, bus  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Den Chai
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Phayao 780
  3. Take the bus from Phayao to Mae Sai

$23 - $63

Night bus  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai

$25 - $28

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Mae Sai 526.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai is to bus which costs ฿670 - ฿700 and takes 15 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai is to fly and bus which costs ฿1600 - ฿4600 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Mae Sai is 746 km. The road distance is 842.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Mae Sai. However, there are services departing from United Nations and arriving at Mae Sai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Mae Sai, Thailand?

Myanmar Airways International, Air KBZ and seven other airlines fly from Bangkok to Mae Sai every 4 hours. Alternatively, Budsarakham Tour operates a bus from Bangkok to Mae Sai once daily. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 14 h 5 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Yangon, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air KBZ
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air Mandalay
Website
airmandalay.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tachilek via Mandalay, Heho
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Den Chai
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from บ้านดู่ Ban Du to แม่สาย Maesai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Phayao
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phayao to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$4
Super
$5
Supreme
$5 - $6
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Night bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia

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