There are 5 ways to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 35 min

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

$68 - $219

Cheapest option

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

3 alternative options

Bus via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao 780
  3. Take the bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$17 - $28

Bus via Chiang Mai  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 619 / ...

$16 - $23

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai 310.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿500 - ฿800 and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿7500 and takes 3 h 35 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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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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

Nok Air flies from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai 3 times a day. 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
5 h 17 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
Book at
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 Phitsanulok to Phayao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phayao to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4

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