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
- Click on the Khon Kaen – Mae Sot link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Khon Kaen - Mae Sot ฿ 568–643 9h 15m – 10h 45m
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.
Arrival in Mae Sot
Bus services from Khon Kaen to Mae Sot terminate at Mae Sot Bus Station.
About Travel to Mae Sot
Mae Sot is located in the far western part of Northern Thailand. 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.
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.
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.
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.