How to : Visa Run from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

How to : Visa Run from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai

If you are in Thailand for an extended stay you will most likely do a visa run or two or five! We recently did a visa run from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai which is the easiest and quickest land crossing that you can do from Chiang Mai. It takes about a total of 15 hours and you can come right back into Thailand. Currently (December 2018) you can do these land crossings twice a year.

We took the 8:00 am bus to Mae Sai and the 14:30 bus from Mae Sai back to Chiang Mai. I would recommend taking the 6:00 am bus as 14:30 was really pushing it. We got back to our bus with only 4 minutes to spare.

Here’s a video of exactly what to do.

  1. Buy your ticket online 2-3 days in advance ( 4-5 days if it’s high season ) on www.GreenbusThailand.com

    You will need the to bring the following :

    1. Passport with departure card.

    2. 500 baht or $10 USD ( crisp bills only)

    3. Toliet Paper or wipes

    4. Hand santizter

    5. Good book or movies to watch for the bus ride.

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