Last updated: Aug 06, 2019


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Bus or Flight from Mae Sot to Bangkok?



How to get from Mae Sot to Bangkok?

To go from Mae Sot to Bangkok, you can choose between taking the bus or flight. Traveling by bus is cheaper while flying gets you to Bangkok in less than 2 hours.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus7 hours410 THB (€11)No online tickets
Flight1h 20m1.816 THB (€51,50)Check flights



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Bus from Mae Sot to Bangkok

Duration: 7 hours
Costs: 410 THB (€11)

When you’re done taking in the nature of Mae Sot, you can take an early morning or night bus back to Bangkok.

The Transport Co. runs one day bus and several night buses. Your best option is to take the first-class bus leaving at 08:00 where you arrive in Bangkok at 15:00, but will take almost your full day.

To save some time, you can take one of the night buses which arrives at around 04:00 in Bangkok at Mochit Bus station. It’s early, but you will easily find a taxi or even local buses that can bring you to the center of Bangkok from the arrival station.

From Mochit Bus station takes about 1 hour by bus and just 15min by taxi to Bangkok city center. If you still prefer to take the bus, you can check Google Maps for the local bus schedule.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
The Transport Co.
7 hours638 THB (€17)
The Transport Co.
(1st class)
7 hours410 THB (€11)

The VIP buses have only 32 seats which imply more legroom, while the first-class buses accommodate 50 seats. There are also second-class buses but they tend to make more stops.

Unfortunately, you cannot book your bus tickets online. You can head over to the bus terminal in Mae Sot to purchase your tickets or call the bus company’s office at +66 2 872 1777.

The Transport Co.

  • Departs from Mae Sot Bus Terminal, 4km west of the city center
  • Arrives at Mochit Bus Terminal, 11km north of downtown Bangkok

The Transport Co. ‘s main routes are buses to Laos and Cambodia, but they also provide good service for local routes.



Flight from Mae Sot to Bangkok

Duration: 1h 20 min
Costs: 1.816 THB (€51,50)

Mae Sot Airport is only a 10min ride from the center. We recommend arranging a transfer through your hotel or guesthouse.

Nok Air is the only airline operating on this route and has 5 daily flights going from Mae Sot to Bangkok Don Mueang.

Flights depart at 9:55, 11:45, 13:35, 15:40 and 17:50 and tickets start from 1.816 THB (€51,50).

The flight only takes about 1,5 hours and from  Don Mueang Airport to the center takes about 30min by taxi and 50min by train.

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