Buses from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Buses from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

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Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son Schedule

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
JOY Van 9pax Any time฿ 8,800
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 17:20฿ 340
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:30 - 19:20฿ 340
Prem Pracha Minivan 12:30 - 21:20฿ 340
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 - 23:20฿ 340

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son Destination Reviews

We were given the seats at the back which weren't proper seats and fold down for luggage. The driver forgot to turn the air conditioning on for the first 2 hours of the journey.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 24, 2022
The driver customer service skills were excellent. Besides his curtesy he was also an impressive driver. We reached our destination ahead of the scheduled time.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 8, 2022
I was late by 2-3 minutes for my bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, and the driver was waiting, looking out for me, for which I was so grateful. Brilliant service, thank you.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 2, 2020
Gods service, capable driver
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 29, 2020
On time, right number and duration of stops on the way
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 11, 2020
I seem to always get the worst seat (back row above the wheel). The bus station in Mae Sariang is actually not close to where you likely are staying, so try to get out around the hospital. The bus will arrive late (they make lots of stops for misc. people, unlike the straight path for Pai).
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jan 18, 2020
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jan 3, 2020
I have travelled from Chiang Mae to Mae Hong Son on December 5th. The trip was pleasant with enough stops to stay comfortable. The landscape was beautiful and we arrived in Mae Hong Son within the expected timeframe. I cad advise to travel with this company.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 7, 2019
Amazed that it actually worked! Looks like I snagged the last remining seat on the 1500P hrs minivan, and would have beeen screwed bigly on my meeting obligations here in Mae Sariang if I wasn't able to access your service.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 12, 2019
The busdriver didn’t speak any English, while one of us gets really car sick and needed to sit in front. At the online booking we could’t choose our own seat so we hoped to change at the station. The bus driver was very rude and not helpfull at all. He didn’t adjust his drivingskills, it was a very bumpy ride. Thank god for the pretty view and a lovely Thai girl who helped translate and gave her seat!
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 6, 2019
43 customer reviews

How to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son is about 8h 50m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son by Bus?

The ticket price from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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