Mae Sot to BangkokFrom Mae Sot to Bangkok
Sot to Bangkok by cab, coach, flight
A lot of travelers hurry from Myawaddy in Myanmar and then get on the first coach or airplane from Mae Sot to Bangkok. But both Mae Sot and his Myanmar equivalent to Myawaddy offer an interesting stopover to take a brief rest before continuing the journey. The fastest way to get from Mae Sot to Bangkok is by air.
You can reach the airfield easy with the tuk-tuk (THB100) or even on feet. The Nok Air has 4 departures to Bangkok every morning. From Bangkok you can reach Don Mueang International Aerodrome. Between Mae Sot and Bangkok there are busses running directly every night. The busses depart from the large central train terminal on the edge of the city.
You can reach the coach terminal with tuk-tuk and the journey costs no more than THB100. Busses leave for Bangkok between 6.00 am and 10.00 am. It takes between 8 and 9 hrs, and the overnight busses obviously do a better job, so you can cut down on your board.
From Bangkok you can reach the Morchit bus station in the northern part of the town. It' the biggest turntable for all trips due out to the Noth and northwest, so if Bangkok is not your ultimate goal and you're either going to Isaan or the Noth, it's very convenient.
To get to the center of the town, take a cab (from THB150) or a shuttle service from the adjacent THB10 central train stop - these are much less expensive (THB10), but you will need to calculate your journey. BTS Morchit train is a little confusing 10 minutes on foot from the main train stop - it is easy to take a cab.
Please note: If you are travelling across the Myanmar-Thai frontier, please make sure to verify the immigration regulations for your travel document in time. - will now be given a 30-day postmark on arrivals - a relatively recent amendment that has been greeted by many Europeans and Americans who had previously only received a 14-day residence permit.
In case you want to remain in Thailand longer than your franking period, please request your visas in advanced or renew your franking at the Aliens Department of Thailand - according to your residency card you can get an overtime of 7 days or 30 days, both of which cost THB1900. Sukhothai lies on Route 12, 150 km eastwards of Mae Sot and is a great place to share your trip to Bangkok.
It' a tolerable 3-hour coach or delivery truck journey from the frontier with transportation from Mae Sot, which often departs from the same stop you will use if you travel directly to Bangkok. Sukhothai' s major tourist attractions are the name-giving historic reserve, one of the 10 in Thailand. It is the first Siamese town and the historic reserve offers you a view of the Thai capitol 8 centuries ago.
Hint: From Sukhothai there are two more historic parcs to visit:
The Kamphaeng Phet Historic Parc and Si Satchanalai Historic Parc, both 60-100 km from Sukhothai. They are both much less frequented than Sukhothai, and if you are off the well-trodden paths, you should not miss them. Bangkok is easily reached by air or coach from Sukhothai. There are 3 flights to Bangkok every day starting at 8:45, 15:00 and 18:45.
It is easily accessible by public transport (buses, trains and taxis) and has a fleet of busses and delivery trucks to other locations throughout Thailand, including Pattaya, Koh Chang, Koh Samet and Hua Hin. There are regular daytime services between the new cities of Sukhothai and Bangkok, most of which run between 6.00 and 10.00 in the mornings and between 17.00 and 22.00 in the evenings.
From Bangkok, take a coach to Morchit station in the city. You can take a coach from Bangkok Morchit station to all the larger urban areas in Thailand's Northeast and Northwest. Favourite places are Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen or Nong Khai in Isaan.
Some privately owned bus operators also run Morchit to Phuket, but for a greater selection of bus services to other locations such as Krabi or Suratthani, visit the Sai Tai Mai terminal, situated on the west shore of the Chao Phraya River. From Bangkok, some of the above goals can be achieved by railway - and we definitely suggest that you take the railway at least once in Thailand.
Bangkok railway is in the center of the town and can be reached via MRT. Bangkok's two Bangkok airfields, Suvarnabhumi main airfield and Don Mueang airfield, where most of the region's low-cost carriers are headquartered, are a gate to many major global locations, as are all of Thailand's province centers and many major local towns such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia and many more.