Border Run Service
Chiang Mai <> Mae Sai <> Tachileik 
(Join-In or Private Minubus)

THE SIMPLEST WAY TO GET TO THE BORDER FROM CHIANG MAI.

2 types of trips available:

>>> JOIN-IN TRIPS:
1890 THB (Per person.)
(TRIPS ON: TUES, WED, FRI AND SAT.)
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>>> PRIVATE TRIPS:
5900 THB (Hire the whole bus.) 
(TRIPS EVERYDAY)

JOIN-IN TRIPS:
PRICE: 1890 THB (Per person.)
(TRIPS ON: TUES, WED, FRI, SAT.)

PRIVATE TRIPS:
PRICE: 5900 THB (Hire the whole minibus.) 
(TRIPS EVERYDAY)

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

BOOK YOUR JOIN-IN TRIP TODAY - 1890 THB PER PERSON.
Travel with a group of other people also doing a border run.

BOOK YOUR PRIVATE TRIP TODAY.
5900 THB (Minibus + driver + gas included).
- Travel by yourself (Maximum 4 people)
- Pick up from a single location in Chiang Mai (or close proximity)
- 2000THB Deposit required.

Fully booked? Need to travel on a different date? Join our standby list by filling out this form.

Fully booked? Need to travel on a different date? Join our standby list by filling out this form.

FOR JOIN-IN TRIPS, PLEASE DECIDE ON YOUR PREFERRED PICK-UP LOCATION AND SELECT IT IN YOUR BOOKING FORM.

Sarah Kuhlemann
Sarah Kuhlemann
08/01/2024
Smooth and reliable service, easy payment, kind and helpful staff.
Stefi Davies
Stefi Davies
07/01/2024
Excellent company with excellent service
Tania Wahyu Setiawati
Tania Wahyu Setiawati
29/12/2023
Traveling with you is very safe and reliable. Everything runs smoothly because the admin is always responsive if I have questions or there is something I don't understand. Travel time is also fast because the driver is experienced and familiar with the terrain. your van is also clean and comfortable, I always fall asleep on the way 😅
권은영
권은영
25/12/2023
The agency proceeded with detailed guidance and double confirmation as they already knew about my concerns and anxiety about visa run. And I completed the visa run very simply and easily yesterday. thank you. Strongly recommend!!
haim malka
haim malka
08/12/2023
Great service!!!
Marcela Mörsch
Marcela Mörsch
08/12/2023
My trip was very spontaneous but everything went perfectly!
Brendan D
Brendan D
08/12/2023
The service was simple incredible. It was very comfortable, the driver was kind, mature and safe, the process was seamless thanks to the instructions provided. Great business that I'd highly recommend. We Chose to pay the little extra for a vehicle to ourselves.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR SERVICE:

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR

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.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

 
TO ENTER MYANMAR
    • A valid passport with at least two completely blank pages. (You should exit and re-enter using the same passport.)
    • Enough money to pay the Myanmar temporary entry permit (500 THB or 10 USD). Your USD may be refused for whatever reason, but if you want to try and pay in USD you should have brand-new bills only. 
    • You can now cross the border to do a border run without having to present any covid-19 documentation.

TO RE-ENTER THAILAND

    • You may occasionally be asked for documents on the Thai side of the border upon re-entry. Be ready to show any of the following if requested:
      • Hotel reservations or proof of address in Thailand ( a TM30 is fine). 
      • Onward flight reservation within the period of your allowed extended stay in Thailand. 
      • Proof of funds: 10000 THB for a single traveler or 20000 THB for a family in cash ( this is something immigration very rarely asks for).

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

    • Same-day round-trip border run service. We do not go to an embassy. We take our passengers to the border and back in a day.
    • Departure from Chiang Mai.
    • Destination: Mae Sai / Tachileik (Myanmar) border checkpoint.
    • Maximum 8 passengers for Join-In trips.
    • Maximum 4 passengers for private trips.

ADDITIONAL COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

    • Food and drinks are not included.

YOUR BORDER RUN ITINERARY

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 arrive at the Mae Sai border around 11am, where passengers will complete the steps below:
    1. All passengers will exit the minibus in Mae Sai on the Thai side of the border, and your driver will set a time and place for you to meet him again after you have completed your ‘border run’ for the ride back to Chiang Mai
    2. Passengers exit Thailand, cross the bridge on foot and arrive at Myanmar border checkpoint. 
    3. Passengers obtain a temporary permit to enter Myanmar. The fees are preferably paid in THB (500THB) using bills (No markings, no discolouration.)
    4. Passengers enter Myanmar, turn around immediately, to return directly to Thailand.
    5. Passengers cross the Thai border and re-enter Thailand (There is currently nothing to pay upon re-entry).
    6. Passengers board the minibus again for the return trip back to Chiang Mai.
    7. Passengers arrive in Chiang Mai around 5 pm, depending on traffic and weather. Passenegers are dropped off at the same location where they were picked up in the morning.

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.

AVOID ISSUES AT THE BORDER

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. 

Sarah Kuhlemann
Sarah Kuhlemann
08/01/2024
Smooth and reliable service, easy payment, kind and helpful staff.
Stefi Davies
Stefi Davies
07/01/2024
Excellent company with excellent service
Tania Wahyu Setiawati
Tania Wahyu Setiawati
29/12/2023
Traveling with you is very safe and reliable. Everything runs smoothly because the admin is always responsive if I have questions or there is something I don't understand. Travel time is also fast because the driver is experienced and familiar with the terrain. your van is also clean and comfortable, I always fall asleep on the way 😅
권은영
권은영
25/12/2023
The agency proceeded with detailed guidance and double confirmation as they already knew about my concerns and anxiety about visa run. And I completed the visa run very simply and easily yesterday. thank you. Strongly recommend!!
haim malka
haim malka
08/12/2023
Great service!!!
Marcela Mörsch
Marcela Mörsch
08/12/2023
My trip was very spontaneous but everything went perfectly!
Brendan D
Brendan D
08/12/2023
The service was simple incredible. It was very comfortable, the driver was kind, mature and safe, the process was seamless thanks to the instructions provided. Great business that I'd highly recommend. We Chose to pay the little extra for a vehicle to ourselves.