Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

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

RK
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
RH
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
JS
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
BD
Gods service, capable driver
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 29, 2020
SD
On time, right number and duration of stops on the way
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 11, 2020
VH
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
JR
Excellent!
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jan 3, 2020
WV
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
AP
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
SV
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
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 260.09. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 9.06.

How far is Chiang Mai from Mae Hong Son?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. Your trip will be a total of 101 miles (162 km). The flying distance is 78 miles (124 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 28 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 9.06 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 260.09.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son:

  • Bus tickets - USD 9.06 to USD 9.06;
  • Plane tickets - USD 105.52 to USD 260.09;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 170.09 to USD 234.60.

How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 10:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 10:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 105.52.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 170.09.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 97% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other