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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, taxi  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) BKK - CEI
  2. Take a taxi from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai

฿1240 - ฿3402

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Train, bus  •  18h 46m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Lamphun 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 619

฿569 - ฿2060

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Fly from Don Muang, taxi  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI
  2. Take a taxi from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai

฿1510 - ฿3200

Bus via Mae Sai  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai

฿721 - ฿1357

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai

฿600 - ฿900

Drive  •  12h 7m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Mae Sai 842.1 km

฿2300 - ฿3400

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿900 and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai is to fly and taxi which costs ฿1200 - ฿3400 and takes 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit and arriving at Mae Sai. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Mae Sai is 746 km. The road distance is 842.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai without a car is to bus via Mae Sai which takes 12h 35m and costs ฿700 - ฿1400.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Mae Sai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Bangkok Mochit station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Bangkok to Mae Sai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Mae Sai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Mae Sai is 842 km. It takes approximately 12h 7m to drive from Bangkok to Mae Sai.

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  • Distance: 745.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

Sombat Tour operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai once daily. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿1300 and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿2600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿2600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4100
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿5000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿6000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Lamphun
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿430 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿1300
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿636
Super
฿726
Supreme
฿1006
Greenbus Thailand
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿850
Taxi Chiang Rai
Phone
+66 0-5375-0773
Website
taxichiangrai.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com
Chiang Rai One Plus Taxi
Phone
+66 093-381-3157
Website
onepluschiangraitaxi.com

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Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Mae Sai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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