There are 4 ways to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Chiang Rai (CEI) MAQ - CEI

$68 - $221

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Bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang 6721
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$15 - $24

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Bus via Chiang Mai  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$16 - $20

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai 310.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Maesod and arriving at เชียงราย Chiang Rai via ลำปาง Lampang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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The distance between Mae Sot and Chiang Rai is 379 km. The road distance is 496.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Rai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sot to Chiang Rai is 497 km. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai.

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

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Map of how to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 237 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Nok Air flies from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai via Lampang and ลำปาง Lampang in around 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Mae Sot Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs .

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