Bangkok to Mae Sot BusMae Sot Bus from Bangkok
Transportation Thailand - Buses from Bangkok to Mae Sot
There is a truly astonishing ambience to the Thai overnight train with its sleek dining coach turned into a club! It' often an unforgettable journey, although you can't really appreciate the area. In order to be sure that you have a sleeping person, it is advisable to reserve your ticket in advanced via reservation pages such as 12Go. The Khao San Road is known as the Backpacker's Area in Bangkok.
The Khao San Road offers bus or boat and bus services to the famous Thailand island of Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan.... but also to other places in the state. From Bangkok there are busses to Phnom Penh or Sieam Reap (the town near Angkor) in Cambodia with a frontier cross.
Busses leave from Mo Chit Northern Bangkok BUS Terminal. As the number of places is restricted, it is better to reserve in advanced to 12Go. So if you would rather organise your journey and pre-booking your rail passes, you know that this is possible through the website 12go, which we have tried and verified.
The pre-sale is especially recommendable for sleeping cars on overnight services, but can also be a good option for some extra-expresses.
From Bangkok to Mae Sot by bus, taxicab, flight #800.
The Mae Sot is a Thai frontier city, which is almost always overseen and miss by people. Most of those who come to Mae Sot remain long enough to just eat a dish of pasta and go directly to the Myanmar/Borders. However, if you choose to remain, you will find a lovely place to refuel on the Mai Sot-Maywaddy boundary before you continue your journey.
When you plan to go from Bangkok to Mae Sot, the most immediate approximation is flying. From Bangkok Don Mueang International Airports (DMK) there are 4 daily departures. You leave at 9:40, 11:00, 14:30 and 16:10. The Bangkok DMK (Don Mueang Airport) is located in the northern part of the town relatively near the Morchit Bus Terminals - there is a bus connection from the BTS Morchit train stop, which is a 10 minute stroll from the bus shelter.
Busses leave outside the large parking lot opposite the BTS-turn-off. In the Khao San Road area you will find many tourist agents that offer a mini van shuttle to the nearest THB120 or so. Mae Sot has an international airports only 1 km from the city. You will find a taxi to the frontier and to the city center at THB100.
Even if the journey by bus from Bangkok to Mae Sot takes longer, it is simple and uncomplicated. From the Morchit bus station in Bangkok there are busses directly to Mae Sot. Several busses run between 6.00 and 10.00 in the mornings. They leave in the evenings between 18.00 and 21.00 o'clock.
Bangkok-Mae Sot is about 500 km away and the bus journey takes about 8-9h. Affordable expedited and V.I.P. busses are available to serve this itinerary. There are also many tourist agencies providing service between Bangkok and Mae Sot in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok.
If you travel directly from Bangkok to Mae Sot, many travelers miss some interesting parts of Thailand. sot is one of the most beloved diversions on the way to Mai Sot. Sukhothai, once the center of the mighty realm, or "The Morning Glory ", as the name suggests, is now home to one of the most spectacular historic gardens in the area.
The historic parc of Sukhothai houses the remains of the over 800-year-old town. It is very easy to get to Sukhothai. We offer departures from Bangkok to Sukhothai every day. There are 3 departures to Bangkok Airlines every day at 7:00, 13:15 and 17:00. 00 o'clock from Suvarnabhumi International and Nok Air and AirAsia airports are operated from Don Mueang International Airfield.
There is also a bus to Sukhothai from Bangkok Morchit bus station. On this line you will find normal and V.I.P. busses. The busses run every hour during the whole workday between 7.00 and 14.00 o'clock. You can also find many overnight busses that leave between 8.00 and 10.40 pm. Sukhothai offers a large selection of accommodations, both in the Old Town and New Town, to suit every taste and pocket - from luxurious accommodations to inexpensive rooms from THB200.
It is best to explore the historic reserve by bike - they can be rented in many accommodation facilities or at the entry to the historic reserve. Mae Sot is a frequent minivan service from Sukhothai. Please note: There are two other historic sites near Sukhothai, and if you don't have too little to spare, try to add them to your route.
First in Kamphaeng Phet Historical Parc with similar remains to Sukhothai, but not so well conserved. Situated 100 km southwards of Sukhothai on the 12 road with many busses that travel all the time. Other is Si Satchanalai Historic Parc, 60 km northern of Sukhothai, with restricted transportation - it is better to hire a motorcycle to get there.
From Kamphaeng Phet you can drive via Tak directly to Mae Sot, while from Si Satchanalai you have to follow your way back to Sukhothai and only afterwards to Mae Sot. Mae Sot is your gate to Myanmar. Like many other frontier cities, Mae sot may be lacking in global tourist attraction, but an interesting mixture of different nations, colorful customs and food compensates for this.
It' s often difficult to tell which side of the boarder you are on when strolling through the roads of Mae Sot and the bustling inner city square. The Mae Sot region has nothing in common with the touristically oriented Bangkok or Phuket states. If you can only stay a few hrs in Mae Sot before crossing the frontier, you will certainly be able to relax.
If you are willing to travel across the Myanmar frontier, simply go to the frontier migration centre or take a tuk-tuk. This does not exist on entry - you must apply for your visas in advanced either through the Myanmar Bangkok Mission or through the Myanmar e-visa website.
As soon as you cross the line, you are in the frontier city of Maywaddy. Maywaddy only has busses and cabs. From Myawaddy there are busses directly to Yangon and Hpa An. There' s only one bus a day to Yangon, which leaves at 9.30 am and arrives at 10 pm.
Myawaddy has a good choice of agencies that are happy to work for you - they also provide a vehicle and a cab service. There' s a good choice of accommodations and catering in Myawaddy and since the asphalt has been removed from the highway between Myawaddy and Yangon, the trip is not as difficult as it used to be.