The only way to travel direct from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai by pubic transport is to take the Prem Pracha minivan service.
Bus Times from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai
There are currently 6 direct minivan services a day from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai available to book online.
|Mae Hong Son
- The journey by minivan from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take 8 hours 50 minutes.
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Mae Hong Son Bus Stop
Prem Pracha minivan services from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai depart from Mae Hong Son Bus Station.
Chiang Mai Bus Stop
Prem Pracha minivan services from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2.
About Travel to Chiang Mai
The arrival point in Chiang Mai for minivan services from Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2, is more than 4 km from both Chiang Old Town and popular riverside area near the Changklan Road. Its much further than most people would want to walk.
Travel from the Bus Station to the City Centre
A tuk-tuk from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 to the Old Town normally costs a standard price of 100 THB. For cheaper travel into Chiang Mai Old Town walk across to the adjacent Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 from where shared taxi services towards the Old Town frequently depart. The fare is 30 THB per person.
Where to Stay
There are two main places where visitors to Chiang Mai tend to stay: the Old Town and Riverside Area between the Changklan Road and the Ping River. Both areas have a range of hotels on offer, however, the cheaper backpacker style accommodation tends to be found in the Old Town as well as the bars and restaurants most popular with younger visitors.
Chiang Mai Riverside Area
Families, older visitors, and visitors with a higher budget, tend to prefer the Riverside Area. This part of Chiang Mai has some large and great value for money 4 and 5 star hotels that cater well to foreign visitors such as the Melia Hotel (formerly known as the Porn Ping Tower), the Dusit Princess Chiang Mai, and the Le Méridien Chiang Mai.
The Changklan Road also several night markets such as the Kalare Night Market, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Anusarn Market, which are popular places to visit in the evening for meals, drinks and live musical entertainment.