Buses from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

Buses from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

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Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Bus Schedule

Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand Economy 3pax Any time฿ 7,700
GreenBus VIP Combo 08:00 - 13:10฿ 459
GreenBus Express Combo 12:30 - 17:40฿ 322
GreenBus VIP Combo 15:00 - 20:10฿ 459

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

Facts about the bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

Cheapest Bus$10
Fastest Bus5h 10m
Earliest Bus8:00 AM
Latest Bus3:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes6
Distance235 kilometers
Bus CompaniesGreenBus

Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Destination Reviews

It was very fast and easy to find, very cheap, seats were not that comfortable but would recommend doing it again! ❤️
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 28, 2024
The journey was smooth and on time. The ticket is very misleading as i thought I'd booked to chiang rai but it said mai sae. Turns out it stops in chiang rai en route but it doesn't say this anywhere and 12 go were not helpful. .
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 19, 2023
It was a smooth ride. Thank you
Bus VIP combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Aug 30, 2023
attractive hostess
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jul 8, 2023
No information or announcement made to passages on bus whenever bus stop at stopover station. Rather confusing for all those first time taking the services. The ride was above average .
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 28, 2023
The best bus I haver ever been, best commodities, conditioner air, etc.
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Oct 6, 2022
Pleased with the experience.
Bus Express Combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jun 10, 2022
Very welcoming and smiling companionship.
Bus VIP combo, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 23, 2021
116 customer reviews

How to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 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 Sai 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 Sai?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 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 Sai by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai is about 5h 10m. 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 Sai 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 Sai by Bus?

The ticket price from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 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 Sai timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 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.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.