There are 6 ways to get from Mae Sai to Bangkok by bus, plane, 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.

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Bus, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 8 min

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

$49 - $132

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Bus  •  14 h 40 min

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

$21 - $22

4 alternative options

Bus, fly to Don Muang  •  4 h 42 min

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

$33 - $102

Bus, train  •  14 h 44 min

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

$24 - $64

Night bus  •  13 h 31 min

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

$29 - $30

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sai to Bangkok 525.1 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sai to Bangkok. However, there are services departing from Mae Sai and arriving at Wat Ratchanatdaram via Mochit 2 Bus Depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Mae Sai and Bangkok is 746 km. The road distance is 840.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mae Sai to Bangkok without a car is to bus and train which takes 14 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Mae Sai to Bangkok, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sai to Bangkok is 840 km. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Mae Sai to Bangkok.

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

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There are 2976+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mae Sai to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 466.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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

Budsarakham Tour operates a bus from Mae Sai to Bangkok once daily. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 14 h 5 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Den Chai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from แม่สาย Maesai to บ้านดู่ Ban Du
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phayao to Phrae Bus Terminal
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 Mae Sai to Phayao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 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 Mae Sai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
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 Mae Sai to Bangkok Mochit
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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