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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Lampang  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang 6721
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai 169 / ...

$12 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721

$10 - $15

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  •  4 h 5 min

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

$60 - $216

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mae Sot and Chiang Mai is 235 km. The road distance is 354 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs ฿1900 - ฿7000.

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.

It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Lampang in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways and Myanma Airways fly 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 2 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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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