Mae Hong Son is located at the North-western of Thailand. It is a small town lying amidst mountains. The famous attractions in Mae Hong Son are Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Wat Chong Kham, Wat Chong Klang and Padong Longneck Village.
Mae Hong Son also known as a gateway to Myanmar via Thai-Burmese border.
Travelling by bus from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son is the best way as compared to other options.
Most people would first come to Chiang Mai as a transit point before going to Mae Hong Son even though some direct bus services are available like Bangkok to Mae Hong Son. The reason is because the direct service from Bangkok to Mae Hong Son is simply taking too long at 17 hours. Besides that, Chiang Mai is also an attraction which is worthwhile to spend a few days before exploring the foggy, charming and tranquil Mae Hong Son.
There is no direct flight and train from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son.
With the steep and curving mountain road, bus usually takes 5 to 5.5 hours to pass through the zigzag mountain road. Buses normally have stopover midway to Mae Hong Son, allowing passengers to stretch their body and take a break from the winding road.
The route distance from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son is about 285 km (via Pai).
Prem Pracha is the bus operator offers bus service from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. Their departure time is at 9:00pm night.
The bus fare for bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai costs about THB 500.
Bus will pick up the passengers at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3.
The arrival point in Mae Hong Son is at Mae Hong Son Bus Terminal.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.