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From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Mae Sot by Buses

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Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
6h 35m bus ride
Mae Sot
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Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
6h 35m bus ride
Mae Sot

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Mae Sot by Taxis

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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Premium
Mae Sot any hotel
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
5h taxi ride in Comfort
Mae Sot any hotel

Transport types between Chiang Mai and Mae Sot

Chiang Mai to Mae Sot Schedule

Chiang Mai to Mae Sot Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Premium 00:00 - 05:00฿ 7,118
GreenBus Express 08:30 - 15:05฿ 395
GreenBus Express 13:10 - 19:45฿ 395

Chiang Mai to Mae Sot destination reviews

49 customer reviews
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
the bus was comfortable and smooth...I slept a bit of the trip so was easy. I even got them to let me off within a short walk of my hotel the Queen Palace, instead of all the way by the airport. Remember to bring something warm, as the AC is quite good, and you may actually get cold.
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 8, 2019
We sat front row vip, great seats however the door between the driver and us was rattling a lot whilst driving and there was an audible alarm going off consistently. Bus stops too many times making the trip longer than needed
Bus Express, GreenBus, Oct 7, 2019
Lovely scenery. Windows clean enough to see it all. That's unusual. At least where I come from.
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 17, 2019
I actually went to Mae Sot on 16th of septembre. The host on the bus speaks English but she just doesn't speak out of stubbornness. Everything is very unclair for tourists. There was a delay but nobody tells people who are waiting an don't speak Thai. We stopped somewhere and she just run away. I had to run after her to ask how long the bus will have a stop. Then when we arrived she told in Thai something. Every thing was very unclair.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 10, 2019
The trip was quite comfortable and the bus arrived on time. The service was very good.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Aug 27, 2019
Safe and careful driver, clean and comfortable bus.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jul 17, 2019
Lots of leg room, super comfortable reclining seats, didn’t even feel like it was a six-hour bus ride
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jun 27, 2019
It was clean, on time, and I got free water and a snack
Bus Express, GreenBus, Apr 2, 2019
Unlike all the other trips in bused in SE Asia they only had 2 location stops with only one of these for toilet. There was no meal stop even though the trip was over 6 hours
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 1, 2019
Happy to have chosen the Green Bus Service. The bus is clean. It left on time. The driver is careful and the conductress is courteous.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 26, 2019
New cx bus had front rows wiith busness type class seats very comfortable recline leg rest etc supplied small water bottle and stopped at cafe for good food for 20 minutes. Left on time at 8.30 arrived a few minutes late. Due to arive 3.03 actualy arrived at 3.30. Road now very good expressway almost all the way and remaining sections being completed now. Bus terminates at Mae Sot South bus terminal but stops a couple of times to let people off closer to town if you only have hand luggage. All in all very pleasant.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 22, 2019
Rechtzeitig angekommen und komfortabler Bus!
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jul 5, 2019
taxi VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Apr 4, 2019
was a good trip, went smoothly thank you.
Bus Express, GreenBus, Apr 3, 2019
Perfect service
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 23, 2019
Perfect trip
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 11, 2019
Toilets not ok on this bus

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How to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot, 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 7,118. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 395.

How far is Chiang Mai from Mae Sot?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot. Your trip will be a total of 206 miles (330 km). The flying distance is 154 miles (247 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 7 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot 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 395 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 7,118.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 395 to THB 570;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 6,128 to THB 7,118.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 08:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:10. There are 6 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 Sot any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot. 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 6,128.

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 Sot

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot? 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.