Getting to Mae Hong Son

View of the airport
View of Mae Hong Son's airport from Mu Kong Hill.

You basically have only two options for getting to Mae Hong Son - air or road. Mae Hong Son's small airport is more or less in the center of town. Currently, only budget carrier Nok Air flies into Mae Hong Son from Chiang Mai. There are usually two to three flights a day between the two cities. By road, there is also regular bus service to Chiang Mai. Be warned that it's a long winding road for much of the distance between the two cities. This is not a trip for those who easily get car sick.