Travel and Flights to Mae Hong Son in North Thailand
Mae Hong Son is no longer the inaccessible out post that it once was, and is rapidly reached from Chiang Mai by short hop flights of around 30 minutes. There are also direct flights to Mae Hong Son from Bangkok.
We offer our guests free transfers from Mae Hong Son airport or from the town itself.
Flights from Bangkok to Mae Hong Son airport
There are three non-stop, direct flights each week between Bangkok and Mae Hong Son. These may be booked online on Nok Air's website.
Flights from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son airport
The quick flight between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son takes a mere 30 minutes to cover the distance it will take road travellers over four hours to complete. Flights are available and may be booked online with Bangkok Air. More adventurous visitors might like to fly from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son in a small Cessna operated by Wisdom Air. The flight in a small, single propeller aircraft is an experience in itself, far removed from the anodyne flights offered by more traditional airlines.
Getting to Chiang Mai
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai are numerous and a wide variety of airlines fly the route, with departures from both Don Muang and Suwannabhumi airports in Bangkok. Airlines serving the route include Thai Airways, Bangkok Air, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air and Air Asia. There are also direct flights to Chiang Mai from Pai, Mae Sot, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Samui and Khon Kaen. Chiang Mai airport is also accessible from international destinations such as Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming and Luang Prabang.
Travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son by road
The drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son forms part of the Mae Hong Son Loop, the main feature of which is the breathtaking scenery along the way, as well as the unusually high number of tight bends and curves along the way, totalling 1,864. You should allow a very good four hours for the trip, and longer should you plan to stop off at places of natural beauty along the way. Many drivers will stop off at Pai as a half way point. There are also regular bus services between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son.