Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son by bus, flight, taxi

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From Chiang Mai Arcade to Mae Hong Son by bus

06:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
12:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
07:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
13:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
08:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
14:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
09:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
15:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
10:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
16:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
17:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
12:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
18:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
13:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
19:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600
14:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
20:30
Mae Hong Son
6h
eTicket  Instant 
฿ 300
2 Adults: ฿ 600

From Chiang Mai Airport to Mae Hong Son by flight

#PG237
09:20
CNX Chiang Mai Airport
10:05
HGN Mae Hong Son Airport
45m
eTicket  Instant  20kg
฿ 2,527
2 Adults: ฿ 5,054
 
#PG351
09:20
CNX Chiang Mai Airport
10:05
HGN Mae Hong Son Airport
45m
eTicket  Instant  20kg
฿ 2,527
2 Adults: ฿ 5,054
 
#PG239
15:35
CNX Chiang Mai Airport
16:20
HGN Mae Hong Son Airport
45m
eTicket  Instant  20kg
฿ 2,527
2 Adults: ฿ 5,054
 
#PG353
16:15
CNX Chiang Mai Airport
17:00
HGN Mae Hong Son Airport
45m
eTicket  Instant  20kg
฿ 1,374
2 Adults: ฿ 2,748
 

From Chiang Mai Airport to Mae Hong Son by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,380
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Mae Hong Son
5h 30m
Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,380
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai City Transfer to Mae Hong Son by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,380
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Mae Hong Son by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,380
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
5h 30m
Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,380
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Mae Hong Son
6h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
฿ 6,985
  vehicle, all incl

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son Schedule

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 – 06:50฿ 6,380
Smart En Plus Van 9pax 00:00 – 05:30฿ 6,380
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 – 12:30฿ 300
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 – 14:30฿ 300
Bangkok Air Economy #PG23709:20 – 10:05฿ 2,527
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:30 – 16:30฿ 300
Prem Pracha Minivan 12:30 – 18:30฿ 300
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 – 20:30฿ 300
Bangkok Air Economy #PG23915:35 – 16:20฿ 2,527
Bangkok Air Economy #PG35316:15 – 17:00฿ 2,527

Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son destination reviews

3.8
103 customer reviews
5
41%
4
27%
3
17%
2
6%
1
10%
JK
1
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 18, 2019
I honestly thought we were going to die. I know the trip has lots of turns in it, since it’s a famous loop but our driver forgot that he was in a van not a race car! We almost rear ended about 10 people and he would accelerate and pass someone going into the turn and then slam on the brakes to make the turn successfully. The body roll was insane the entire trip and I’m thankful it’s over
AP
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Mar 12, 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.
SV
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Mar 6, 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!
BD
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 27, 2018
Booking and payment were easy and correct. Chiang Mai Airpirt is nice to wait 2 houres. The flight was ontime. So i can’t find any negative point. = maximum score
MA
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Feb 10, 2019
Easy
VK
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 16, 2019
Good service..good driver

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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 Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 6,380. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 300.

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 152 miles (244 km). The flying distance is 85 miles (136 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 1 to 6 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 THB 300 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 6,380.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 300 to THB 300;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,836 to THB 1,836;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 5,490 to THB 6,380.

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 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:30. There are 9 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a 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 THB 1,836.

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
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์)

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 THB 5,490.

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:

  • 765 decided to go for a bus.
  • 235 users took a plane.