Instant Recommended
06:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 20m bus ride in Express
4.4
11:20
Mae Sai
Instant Recommended
16:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 20m bus ride
21:35
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable Recommended Fastest
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Chiang Mai Airport
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Mae Sai by Buses

Instant
05:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
10:00
Mae Sai
Instant Recommended
06:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 20m bus ride in Express
4.4
11:20
Mae Sai
Instant
08:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
4.5
12:45
Mae Sai
Instant
09:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
4
14:15
Mae Sai
Instant
12:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
3.7
17:15
Mae Sai
Instant
14:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
18:45
Mae Sai
Instant
15:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
20:15
Mae Sai
Instant Recommended
16:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 20m bus ride
21:35
Mae Sai
Instant
16:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
4h 45m bus ride
21:15
Mae Sai

From Chiang Mai Airport to Mae Sai by Taxis

Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable Recommended Fastest
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Chiang Mai Airport
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
5h taxi ride in Economy
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
5h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Smart En Plus
Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
4h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Smart En Plus
Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai Airport
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

From Chiang Mai City Transfer to Mae Sai by Taxis

Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai City Transfer
5h taxi ride in Economy
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Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai City Transfer
5h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai City Transfer
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
--:--
Chiang Mai City Transfer
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
--:--
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Mae Sai by Taxis

Smart En Plus
Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Economy
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mae Sai
Jed Yord
eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
--:--
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Smart En Plus
Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

Transport types between Chiang Mai and Mae Sai

Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 - 05:00฿ 4,323
Smart En Plus Van 9pax 00:00 - 05:00฿ 4,620
GreenBus VIP 05:15 - 10:00฿ 427
GreenBus Express 06:00 - 11:20฿ 254
GreenBus VIP 08:00 - 12:45฿ 427
GreenBus VIP 12:30 - 17:15฿ 427
GreenBus VIP 14:00 - 18:45฿ 427
GreenBus Express 16:15 - 21:35฿ 254

Chiang Mai to Mae Sai destination reviews

3.7
16 customer reviews
5
25%
4
44%
3
19%
2
0%
1
13%
DB
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Bus is noisy. Seats are hard and some not adjustable. Toilet needs to be fixed and improved. Urine doesn’t drain and sloshes all over. Need a better system to announce arrival and departures. Drivers are very good.
RH
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 20, 2019
Not the most comfortable seats, but on time for once!
KK
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 4, 2019
Seats are comfortable and have lots of room. They give you water and a snack. Our driver was good and I felt safe.he didn't drive too fast. One tip: bring a blanket or wear a coat. wear long pants because the bus gets very cold especially at night on the way back. I bought the VIP tickets and would recommend those seats.
ZA
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 9, 2019
Good timing both arrival and departure, only negative being the free snack having eggs in it (allergic) so I couldn't eat, then just the cabin being quite cold, but that's expected for A/C buses. Bring a Jacket/Blanket.
MW
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jul 19, 2019
Not worth paying extra for the VIP bus at all. The 2nd class bus took more food/toilet /bathroom breaks and was actually FASTER. It arrived on time as well. I would never take a VIP bus with this company again and would always choose this 2nd class option, which was perfectly comfortable and did the job.
RW
3
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jun 1, 2019
Lots of mosquitos in the bus and a grumpy hostess other than that it was ok
KL
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jun 8, 2019
Bus was on time
ST
3
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jun 7, 2019
Late

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

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

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 6,050. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 254.

How far is Chiang Mai from Mae Sai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. Your trip will be a total of 147 miles (235 km). The flying distance is 121 miles (194 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 254 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 6,050.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 254 to THB 427;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 4,323 to THB 6,050.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 05:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. There are 17 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 Sai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai 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 Sai. 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 4,323.

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 Sai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai? 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:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.