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There are 3 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แม่สาย Maesai 619

฿328 - ฿389

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Taxi  •  3h 49m

  1. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 155.5 miles

฿2700 - ฿3300

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 155.5 miles

฿700 - ฿1100

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai is to bus which costs ฿320 - ฿390 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai is to taxi which costs ฿2700 - ฿3300 and takes 3h 49m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Mae Sai is 205 km. The road distance is 248.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai without a car is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs ฿320 - ฿390.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Mae Sai is 249 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Mae Sai. Prices start at ฿650 per night.

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  • Distance: 128.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Mae Sai, Thailand?

Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai every 4 hours. Tickets cost ฿240 - ฿280 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แม่สาย Maesai
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿240 - ฿280
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿3300
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307
Taxi Kingdom
Phone
+66 94 620 5134
Website
taxikingdom.com
Grab Taxi
Phone
+66 061 494 6191
Website
grab.com

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