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

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Bus via ลำปาง Lampang  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang 6721
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 169 / ...

$10 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721

$10 - $13

Taxi  •  5h 5m

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai 221.5 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  3h 57m

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

$60 - $216

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The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿350 - ฿410 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1900 - ฿7500 and takes 3h 57m.

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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 8h 30m.

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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 8h 16m and costs ฿330 - ฿600.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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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 8h 16m and costs ฿330 - ฿600. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿1900 - ฿7500 and takes 3h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 146.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 16m

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

You can take a bus from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via ลำปาง Lampang in around 8h 16m. Alternatively, Nok Air flies from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai hourly.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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
5h 5m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sot to Chiang Mai is 354 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m 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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There are 2217+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Mae Sot Airport is to taxi which takes 4m and costs ฿120 - ฿150.

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