Bus times from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot

By public bus it takes 10 hours 45 minutes to travel from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot.

Bus Timetable from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot

Khon Kaen - Mae Sot ฿ 568–643 9h 15m – 10h 45m
  •   Express 21:00, 22:30

Departure from Khon Kaen

Bus services from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot depart from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3, Mueang Kao Sub-district, Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen 40000.

Google Map of Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3

Arrival in Mae Sot

Bus services from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot terminate at Mae Sot Bus Station.

Google Map of Mae Sot Bus Station

About Travel to Mae Sot

Mae Sot is located in the far western part of Northern Thailand.

Border Crossing to Myanmar

The border crossing on the edge of Mae Sot is the main overland route for travel from Thailand to Myanmar. From Mae Sot it’s a short distance to the Burmese town of Myawaddy. From Myawaddy you can board a direct bus service to Yangon, or travel by road a shorter distance to Mawlamyine to board a train.

Trekking and White Water Rafting

Mae Sot is also a transport hub for travel into the mountainous and heavily forest area that surrounds Thailand’s long western border with Myanmar. Trekking and white water rafting are popular adventure activities in this part of Thailand and most guided expeditions in the region depart from the small remote village of Umphang, which is 186 km south of Mae Sot.

The main overland crossing from Thailand to Myanmar is in Mae Sot
The main overland crossing from Thailand to Myanmar is in Mae Sot
Refugees from Myanmar

Mae Sot itself is a lively town with around 40,000 residents. The town is heavily influenced by the presence of large number immigrants from Myanmar. Somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 refugees from Myanmar live in camps near Mae Sot.

Significant Number of Foreign Visitors

A large international aid operation is active in this area and Mae Sot town hosts large number of foreign volunteers and NGO staff working to assist the refugees. As a consequence Mae Sot has lots of hotels, bars and guesthouses which cater to foreign visitors, making it a comfortable place for tourists to visit. Mae Sot also offers probably the best range of Burmese food available in Thailand and the markets sell lots and lots of Burmese handcraft items.

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