THE WHAT’S UP GUIDE TO SOPPONG TRANSPORTATION

Only one major road, the one between Mae Hong Son and Pai, travels through Soppong. Soppong’s two main public transportation choices are more modern minibuses or older buses which travel slower and are often cooled only by fans. Buses are frequently full of passengers picked up at Pai, Mae Hong Son, or Chiang Mai by the time they arrive in Soppong.


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 Soppong Transport: 
Minibus | Motorcycle | Further Reading
 Minibus Timetables: 
Chiang Mai <–> Soppong | Mae Hong Son <–> Soppong 



MINIBUS

Minibus travel must be arranged in advance because these more modern vehicles only depart Mae Hong Son and Pai once they are filled with passengers. Older buses take about two and a half hours to travel to Mae Hong Son from Soppong, while the journey to Pai lasts about 90 minutes. The faster minibuses can travel from Soppong to Mae Hong Son in 90 minutes or to Pai in 45 minutes. Older buses only make one trip to both Mae Hong Son and Pai daily, while minibuses depart from Soppong to both larger cities once per hour from morning to early evening.

MINIBUS TIMETABLES – PREMPRACHA TRANSPORT
Chiang Mai – Soppong (Pang Mapha) Soppong (Pang Mapha) – Chiang Mai
Bus Type Departure Arrival Day Fare (B) Bus Type Departure Arrival Day Fare (B)
Minibus 06:30 10:30 Daily 250 Minibus 08:00 12:00 Daily 250
Minibus 07:30 11:30 Daily 250 Minibus 08:30 12:30 Daily 250
Minibus 08:30 12:30 Daily 250 Minibus 09:30 13:30 Daily 250
Minibus 09:30 13:30 Daily 250 Minibus 10:30 14:30 Daily 250
Minibus 10:30 14:30 Daily 250 Minibus 11:30 15:30 Daily 250
Minibus 11:30 15:30 Daily 250 Minibus 12:30 16:30 Daily 250
Minibus 12:30 16:30 Daily 250 Minibus 13:30 17:30 Daily 250
Minibus 13:30 17:30 Daily 250 Minibus 14:30 18:30 Daily 250
Minibus 14:30 18:30 Daily 250 Minibus 15:30 19:30 Daily 250
Minibus 16:30 20:30 Daily 250
Minibus 18:30 22:30 Daily 250
Fares and Timetables do change, we recommend you to check with the bus company before making reservations.
PREMPRACHA TRANSPORT: Chiang Mai Bus Station 2 – Tel: +66 90 514 1111 | Pang Mapha Bus Stop – Tel: +66 53 492 999


MINIBUS TIMETABLES – PREMPRACHA TRANSPORT
Mae Hong Son – Soppong (Pang Mapha) Soppong (Pang Mapha) – Mae Hong Son
Bus Type Departure Arrival Day Fare (B) Bus Type Departure Arrival Day Fare (B)
Minibus 07:00 08:30 Daily 100 Minibus 10:30 12:30 Daily 100
Minibus 08:00 09:30 Daily 100 Minibus 11:30 13:30 Daily 100
Minibus 09:00 10:30 Daily 100 Minibus 12:30 14:30 Daily 100
Minibus 10:00 11:30 Daily 100 Minibus 13:30 15:30 Daily 100
Minibus 11:00 12:30 Daily 100 Minibus 14:30 16:30 Daily 100
Minibus 12:00 13:30 Daily 100 Minibus 15:30 17:30 Daily 100
Minibus 13:00 14:30 Daily 100 Minibus 16:30 18:30 Daily 100
Minibus 14:00 15:30 Daily 100 Minibus 17:30 19:30 Daily 100
Minibus 15:00 16:30 Daily 100 Minibus 18:30 20:30 Daily 100
Minibus 16:00 17:30 Daily 100
Minibus 17:00 18:30 Daily 100
Fares and Timetables do change, we recommend you to check with the bus company before making reservations.
PREMPRACHA TRANSPORT: Mae Hong Son Bus StationTel: +66 53 684 100 | Pang Mapha Bus Stop – Tel: +66 53 492 999

MOTORCYCLE

Although many people choose to travel to Soppong by motorcycle, renting these vehicles within the community is not always easy. Two hours is the recommended amount of time to safely navigate the winding mountain road between Soppong and Pai by motorcycle. Soppong itself is small enough to explore on foot, but caution is recommended on steep and slippery unpaved tracks, especially during the rainy season.


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FURTHER READING
•  Mae Hong Attractions
•  Mae Sariang Restaurants
•  Visiting Sop Moei
•  Pai Night Life Guide
•  Chiang Mai Transport