How to get to Mae Hong Son:
In contemporary times, embarking on a journey to Mae Hong Son has become notably more convenient and user-friendly. Travelers with limited time or those seeking added comfort now have the option to swiftly fly from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, completing the trip in a matter of minutes. Alternatively, for those with a more leisurely schedule who wish to savor the ambiance along the route, the choice of a bus ride presents itself. This can involve a direct bus journey from Bangkok to Mae Hong Son or a two-step approach, commencing with a bus ride to Chiang Mai followed by another bus to Mae Hong Son. This choice unfolds along two distinct routes, providing flexibility to suit different preferences. Furthermore, for those inclined to drive independently, there remains a plethora of avenues to explore. Comprehensive details concerning travel options, whether by air, bus, or car, encompassing distances and routes, are meticulously outlined for the convenience of travelers. (Now all flights to Mae Hong Son have been temporarily suspended.)
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Bangkok – Mae Hong Son: Mae Hong Son is located 924 kilometers from Bangkok. Sombat Tour operates an air conditioned bus which runs directly from Bangkok to Mae Hong Son. The bus departs from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal at 18.00 hours every day. The trip takes about 17 hours.
Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son: This route is much easier; you can take many buses operated by many companies at Bangkok northern bus terminal to Chiang Mai. The buses leave frequently every day from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal. You will reach Chiang Mai first; after that you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. Bus Online Tickets / 12go
Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son: Mae Hong Son can be reached from Chiang Mai either by Highway No.108 via Mae Sariang, or Highway No.1095 via Pai which shortens the distance to some 274 kilometers. Regular buses are operated by Prem Pracha Transport. Buses depart from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station daily to Mae Hong Son on two different routes.
Southern Route (Highway No. 108): Buses leave frequently from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son via Mae Sariang, Mae La Noi and Khun Yuam districts from 6.30-21.00 hours. The journeys take 8 hours.
Northern Route (Highway No. 1095): Buses leave frequently from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son via Pai and Pang Mha Pha district from 7.00-14.00 hours. The journeys take 6 hours.
One can travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by rail and then continue to Mae Hong Son by bus. State Railway of Thailand
Travel to Mae Hong Son by Car
Chiang Mai – Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son: The journey can begin from Muang district in Chiang Mai province by using the highway no.108 pass through Hangdong district, Sanpatong district, Chom Thong district, Hod district, Mae Sariang district, Mae La Noi district, Khun Yuam district, and Mae Hong Son Muang district in Mae Hong Son province. It is altogether 350 km.
Chiang Mai – Pai – Mae Hong Son: Begin from Chiang Mai province with the highway no.107 Chiang Mai – Fang then turn left at Baan Mae Malai, Mae Tang district, Chiang Mai province. Entering into the high way no.1095 to Pai district, Pang Mapha district, and Mae Hong Son Muang district in Mae Hong Son province. It is totally 245 km.
Tak – Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son: Begin from Tak province by taking the highway no.105 pass through Mae Sod district, Mae Ramaad district, Ta Song Yang district, Sop Moei district to join with the highway no.108 in Mae Sariang district to Mae Lanoi district, Khun Yuam district, and Mae Hong Son Muang district in Mae Hong Son province altogether about 397 km.
Chiang Mai – Mae Cheam – Mae Hong Son: Start from Muang district in Chiang Mai province by taking the highway no. 108 after arriving Chom Thong district turn right to the high way no. 1009 Doi Inthanon National park – Chom Thong before arriving the top of Doi Inthanon turn left to the high way no.1192 to Mae Cheam district and entering the highway no.1263 to join with the highway no.108 in Khun Yuam district, then continue going to Mae Hong Son Muang district in Mae Hong Son province. It is altogether about 250 km.
The Distance to Other District
Mae Hong Son to Pai district 111 km.
Mae Hong Son to Pang Mapa district 67 km.
Mae Hong Son to Khun Yuam district 65 km.
Mae Hong Son to Malanoi district 134 km.
Mae Hong Son to Ma Sariang district 164 km.
Mae Hong Son to Sob Moei district 192 km.
Chiang Mai to Pai district 135 km.
Pai district to Pang mapha district 44 km.
Khun Yuam district to Mae Lanoi district 67 km.
Mae Lanoi district to Mae Sariang district 30 km.
Mae Sariang district to Sob meoi district 25 km.
Mae Sariang district to Chiang Mai 191 km.