Nok Air operates daily flights from Bangkok to Mae Sot. The scheduled flight time is 1 hour 5 minutes.
Flight Schedule from Bangkok to Mae Sot
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|Don Mueang Airport - Mae Sot ฿ 3,829 50m
Flights to Mae Sot depart from Don Mueang International Airport, 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Sanambin, Khet Don Mueang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210, Thailand.
Mae Sot Airport
Flights from Bangkok arrive at Mae Sot International Airport, Tha Sai Luat, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110.
About Mae Sot
Mae Sot is a border town with around 40,000 permanent residents, and another 100,000 to 200,000 refugees from Myanmar living mostly in camps outside the city itself. Mae Sot is an unusual place for a number of reasons. The most noticeable thing that makes it unusual for a Thai town or city is the strong influence of Burmese culture. A lot of Burmese style food and products are on sale.
A second unusual aspect to Mae Sot, is the large number of European and North American people staying for extended periods in the city, along with a local industry of restaurants, bars and guesthouses catering for them. Many of these long stay Western foreigners are working or volunteering in the local refugee camps, and there is a distinct and noticeable (if transient) community of Western foreigners in Mae Sot.
Thirdly, Mae Sot has an edgy side that makes it unwise for visitors for be out alone at night in deserted areas. Mae Sot is, amongst other things, a centre for illegal trades such as drug and gem smuggling, as well as human trafficking. Foreign visitors aren’t generally targets of crime but the city attracts some very unsavoury characters.
Prior to the 2021 military take over in Myanmar, Mae Sot was a popular overland crossing point for tourists travelling from Thailand into Myanmar. From Mae Sot it’s 3 km to the border, and once over the border it’s a few more kilometres to the town of Myawaddy from where you can take a bus to Yangon. Closure of the border to tourists has reduced the number of foreign tourists coming to Mae Sot.
Mae Sot is also a transit point for travel to the village of Umphang, 186 km to the south. Umphang is the starting point for white water rafting and trekking expeditions and a steady stream of adventurous younger travellers pass through Mae Sot to board a shared taxi to Umphang.