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Distance between Bangkok and Mae Sot

Driving non-stop from Bangkok to Mae Sot

How far is Mae Sot from Bangkok? Here's the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 306 miles or 492 km

Driving time: 5 hours, 50 minutes

Realistically, you'll probably want to add a buffer for rest stops, gas, or food along the way. To get a better idea of how long this trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

Flying non-stop from Bangkok to Mae Sot

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Bangkok, Thailand and Mae Sot, Thailand. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 242 miles or 389 km

Flight time: 59 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 64 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/6th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Bangkok to Mae Sot road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Mae Sot, and you want to stop along the way to rest. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and maybe even find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over more than one day.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 4 hours on the road with 1 overnight


Start in Bangkok.

Drive for about 50 minutes, then stop at Ayutthaya Historical Park and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 37 minutes then stop in Lopburi and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1 hour then stop in Nakhon Sawan. Stay overnight.

The next day, drive for about 1.5 hours, then stop in Kamphaeng Phet and stay for about 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 5 hours and arrive in Mae Sot.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Bangkok to Mae Sot airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Arrival airport: Mae Sot Airport (MAQ)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 38 minutes

Getting to your destination: 5 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from DMK to MAQ on Nok Air and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 59 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Bangkok to Mae Sot including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours

Plan a trip to Mae Sot

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Mae Sot, Thailand. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Mae Sot. Click the button below to explore Mae Sot in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Mae Sot to Bangkok, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Bangkok, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Bangkok!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 306 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 50 minutes
flight distance is 242 miles
flight time of 59 minutes
297 Bangkok travel answers
3 Mae Sot travel answers

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