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

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Fly from Don Muang  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Mae Sot (MAQ) DMK - MAQ

฿2825 - ฿3340

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Bus  •  8h

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

฿350 - ฿800

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  3h

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Mae Sot (MAQ) BKK - MAQ

฿2015 - ฿6142

Train, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nakhon Sawan 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Sawan to Mae Sot 638

฿510 - ฿1659

Taxi  •  6h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Bangkok to Mae Sot 491.7 km

฿3500 - ฿4300

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Mae Sot 491.7 km

฿1300 - ฿1900

Bangkok to Mae Sot by bus

The bus journey time between Bangkok and Mae Sot is around 8h and covers a distance of around 483 km. The fastest bus normally takes 8h. Operated by The Transport Company, Sasanan Transportation and Tara Tour and Travel, the Bangkok to Mae Sot bus service departs from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arrives in Mae Sot. Typically 32 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bangkok to Mae Sot bus schedules

Bangkok → Mae Sot
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mae Sot is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mae Sot is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mae Sot is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot is to bus which costs ฿350 - ฿800 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot is to fly which costs ฿2800 - ฿3400 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Mae Sot. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Mae Sot is 389 km. The road distance is 491.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h and costs ฿500 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs ฿2800 - ฿3400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿350 - ฿800 and takes 8h.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Mae Sot Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Mae Sot.
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  • Distance: 389.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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

Nok Air flies from Bangkok to Mae Sot 5 times a day. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mae Sot 4 times a day. Tickets cost ฿350 - ฿650 and the journey takes 8h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿5500
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nakhon Sawan
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿95 - ฿1200
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)
฿95 - ฿200
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿300 - ฿410
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿850 - ฿1200
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Nakhon Sawan to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿200 - ฿290
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿505
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿800
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Bangkok to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Estimated price
฿3500 - ฿4300
Tom Taxi Services
Phone
+66 98 281 2537
Website
tomtaxiservice.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com
GoodTaxiThai
Phone
+66 85 046 6356
Website
goodtaxithai.com
All Thai taxi
Phone
+66 2 018 9799
Website
allthaitaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Mae Sot is 492 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Bangkok to Mae Sot.

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Nok Air offers flights from Don Muang Airport to Mae Sot Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Mae Sot. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs ฿150.

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