How to get from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai

Transport Time (approx. hours) Cost (approx. local) Cost (approx. USD)
Bus 6-8 hours 150-250 THB $4.90-8.15 USD
Plane 35 minutes 3100 THB $100 USD

Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai by Bus

Time: 6-8 hours      Cost: 150-250 THB; $4.90-8.15 USD

Mae Hong Sons bus station is located just outside of town. You will arrive at Chiang Mai’s Arcade Bus Station (for longer distance buses) Address: Th Kaew Nawarat. The station is NorthEast of town. It costs approximatly 50-60 THB for a tuk-tuk from the bus station to the center of town. Price and time it takes to reach Mae Hong Son depends on whther you purchase air-con bus or a private mini-bus tickets. You may book tickets at the station, travel agencies, and possibly your hotel. Booking at the station is the cheapest option, but paying a premium at a travel agency or your hotel can save time and worry, often providing travel from your hotel to the station. It is wise to reserve your seat for travel on weekends and during festivals at least one day in advance.


Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai by Plane

Time: 35 minutes      Cost: 3100 THB; $100 USD

You will depart from Mae Hong Son’s airport which is located near the center of town. You may book tickets at the airport, travel agencies, and possibly your hotel. Paying a premium at a travel agency or your hotel can save time and worry, often providing travel from your hotel to the station. It is wise to reserve your seat for travel on weekends and during festivals at least one day in advance. Thai Airways, Nok Air, and SGA Airlines offer flights available from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son.





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