By bus it takes 10 hours to travel 483 km from Bangkok to Mae Sot. You can also fly from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Mae Sot with low cost airline Nok Air.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Mae Sot
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Mae Sot’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Mae Sot ฿ 495–770 8h – 11h 36m
|Bangkok - Mae Sot ฿ 800 12h
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Mae Sot depart from Khaosan Tara Travel, Ban Phan Thom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.
Arrival in Mae Sot
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Mae Sot Bus Station which is marked on the map below.
About Mae Sot
Mae Sot is a remote border town the around around which is home to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled from persecution in Myanmar. Mae Sot is multicultural town as a consequence, including a large presence of foreign aid workers assisting organisations providing help to the refugees.
For those not involved in assisting refugees their principle reason for coming to Mae Sot is to cross the border into Myanmar and therefore travel from the border town of Mywaddy in Myanmar onto Yangon and thereafter to popular destinations such as Bagan and Mandalay. The border is 3.6 km from the main station in Mae Sot.
Mae Sot is also starting point for travel to Umphang for trekking and white water rafting. Umphang (186 km south of Mae Sot) is an even more remote town than Mae Sot and it takes around 4 hours in a shared taxi to travel there.