2 types of trips available:
>>> JOIN-IN TRIPS:
1890 THB (Per person.)
(TRIPS ON: TUES, WED, FRI AND SAT.)
>>> PRIVATE TRIPS:
5900 THB (Hire the whole bus.)
PRICE: 1890 THB (Per person.)
(TRIPS ON: TUES, WED, FRI, SAT.)
PRICE: 5900 THB (Hire the whole minibus.)
Trips to Mae Sai border are currently suspended due to the temporary and unexpected closure of the border on the Burmese side (Tachilek). To book a join-in or private border run with us, please do it from the page below at this time:
> CHIANG KONG BORDER RUN SERVICE
You have an expiring 30-day or 45-day visa exemption/visa waiver stamp in your passport,
OR, you have an expiring single entry 60-Day Tourist Visa
OR, you have an expiring Multiple Entry Tourist Visa.
OR, another type of expiring visa (Non-O, Non-B…)
AND, preferably, you have been in Thailand for less than a year.
AND You have done less than two border runs overland this year.
(You can take this trip even if you have extended your current visa for 30 days at the immigration office.)
Do not overstay, and if possible, avoid going to the border on the last day of your visa.
If you have a student visa or a work permit, you must have it cancelled at immigration before going on this trip to the border.
if you are on a VOA (Example: Chinese or Indian nationals), you may cross the border in Mae Sai and come back on a new VOA provided that you have all documentation required for an new VOA visa.
If you are from a country which a bilateral agreement with Thailand which grants you a 3 month entry (Ex: Korea), we recommend not exceeding 1 border run by land per calendar year at this time.
TO RE-ENTER THAILAND
Your trip to Mae Sai border will start early in the morning.
For Join-in trips, We will pick you up between 6:30 am, and 7:30 am. The minivan will pick you up at the location you choose in the list of available locations in the booking form and on the map above. We only pick up passengers from these 11 locations above. This way, everyone spends less time in the minibus, and the whole trip is faster.
For private trips, the minivan will pick you up at the location of your choice in Chiang Mai (or in close proximity) at 6:30 am.
The trip to and from the border takes on average 4 hours each way for a total of 9/10hrs, including stops on the way and time at the border.
Your driver will take a short break along the way so all passengers can use the toilets and buy refreshments.
All passengers will pay the driver for their trip at the last quick stop we do at a gas station before arriving at the border.
The minibus will wait at the border for passengers to return for around 60 minutes which is usually more than enough.
We try to keep the process as short as possible for everyone in order not to delay the return to Chiang Mai.
Bring some snacks; It’s a long trip.
If you are tall or likely to get road sick, consider securing a specific seat on the minibus (+100 THB only on request).
Don’t forget your passport .
We cannot transport large bags and backpacks. The minivan is not equipped to store them. Contact us before booking if you carry a bag larger than 45cm x 30cm x 20cm which would not fit on your lap or below your seat.
No alcohol is allowed on the minibus.
It is your responsibility to make sure your visa/passport and travel documents are compliant with Thai and Myanmar immigration regulations.
Book early to ensure that you do not risk overstaying passed the expiration date of your current visa (Overstay is fined 500 THB per day by Thai Immigration Police).
We do not offer any warranty regarding the outcome of your border run. We can offer advice regarding your visa situation in Thailand, but we only provide transportation services from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai.