There are 5 ways to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus via Lampang  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang 6721
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai 876 / ...

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai 221.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai 221.5 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Chiang Mai (CNX) MAQ - CNX

$59 - $215

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿340 - ฿470 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1900 - ฿7000 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maesod and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Mae Sot and Chiang Mai is 235 km. The road distance is 354.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs ฿340 - ฿470.

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The bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai takes 8 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Mae Sot to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Maesod station.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs ฿340 - ฿470. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿1900 - ฿7000 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Mae Sot to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is 354 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai.

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Nok Air offers flights from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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  • Distance: 146.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

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

Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, Nok Air flies from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai every 3 hours.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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