Travel from Mae Sai to Bangkok

There are two ways to travel direct from Mae Sai to Bangkok by public transport:

  • By plane
  • By bus

Travel by bus is the cheapest option but takes 13 hours longer.

Travel Times from Mae Sai to Bangkok


There is a single direct bus service a day from Mae Sai to Bangkok available to book online.

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17:1507:30807 THBVIPBudsarakham Tour

  • The journey by bus with Budsarakham Tour is scheduled to take 14 hours 15 minutes.

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Mae Sai Bus Stop


Bus services to Bangkok depart from Mae Sai Bus Terminal, Wiang Phang Kham, Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai 57130.

Google Map of Mae Sai Bus Terminal

Bangkok Bus Stop


Bus services from Mae Sai to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

About travel to Bangkok


Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Morchit or Mo Chit Bus Station, is located to the north of Bangkok city centre near to Chatuchak Weekend Market. This bus terminal is not connected to Bangkok’s metro system (MRT) or its elevated suburban railway system (BTS), which are the most efficient forms of public transport in Bangkok. To reach the MRT or BTS you need to travel by road slightly over 2 km. The closest stations are Chatuchak MRT or Mo Chit BTS. From the bus station to either MRT or BTS it should cost around 60 THB in a meter taxi although many meter taxi drivers are reluctant to do such a short journey particularly as it means rejoining the back of the line of waiting taxis at the station’s official taxi rank. Motorbike taxis are keener on doing the journey and cost the same, although many visitors choose not to use motorbike taxis in busy Bangkok for concerns about their safety. A more reliable and less troublesome option is to wait for the A1 Shuttle Bus to Don Mueang Airport which drops passengers off at the BTS and MRT stations on route. This service costs 30 THB per person for journeys as far as the airport itself.

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Bangkok
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Bangkok

For travel to riverside areas, such as near to the Khao San Road, the best option for travelling from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal is to take a meter taxi. On the meter the trip should cost around 100 THB although during busier times of day this can be a slower and more expensive journey because of the long waits at junctions for the traffic lights to change. For foreign visitors, especially with the taxi drivers at official rank at the bus station, they are often asked for a flat fee of around 400 THB for the journey to the Khao San Road area. For better prices you can try waiting in front of the main entrance to the bus station for drivers dropping people off. As the arriving passenger exits the taxi approach the driver and ask whether they will use the meter to your destination and then commence your journey if they agree. Prices on the meter in Bangkok are almost always less than any flat fee you will offered to pay for the journey.

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