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

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Fly from Don Muang, bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$35 - $105

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Bus  •  15 h 37 min

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

$20 - $21

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$47 - $132

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

$22 - $60

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 ฿660 - ฿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 ฿1500 - ฿4400 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 48 min and costs ฿700 - ฿2000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Bangkok to Mae Sai, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Mae Sai bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Rai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bangkok to Mae Sai bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Mae Sai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Mae Sai is 843 km. It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to drive from Bangkok to Mae Sai.

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  • Distance: 466.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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
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
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Den Chai
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
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
$1 - $2
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Phayao
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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
$6
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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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Mae Sai. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1 h and costs ฿150.

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