Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai to Pai Bus Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services Van 10pax Any time฿ 5,390
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 - 10:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 12:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 11:30 - 15:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 13:30 - 17:50฿ 240
Aya Service Standard 14:30 - 18:30฿ 250
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:30 - 20:50฿ 240

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Pai

Facts about the bus from Chiang Mai to Pai

Cheapest Bus$7
Fastest Bus4h 20m
Earliest Bus6:30 AM
Latest Bus5:30 PM
Daily Bus Routes23
Distance140 kilometers
Bus CompaniesPrem Pracha

Chiang Mai to Pai Destination Reviews

Very rude and angry driver
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 29, 2024
Best experience in Thailand if you love F1 xD 4h journey was done in 2h. Fernando Alonso would not have been able to complete the 762 curves on that time on a Ferrari. Congratulations driver! xD
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 23, 2024
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 1, 2024
The driver was great He drove slow and safley The minibus itself is spacious and nice
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 16, 2024
Comfortable ride. Driver handled the windy road conditions. Short comfort stop midway. Left on time. Arrived early.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 8, 2024
The driver drove like a madman, sometimes you really thought it was a race track for him... we arrived 2 hours earlier than planned
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Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 7, 2024
Everything worked well, the bus was just very small and hot, but other than that, all good!
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 7, 2024
Comfortable bus, airco too much so really cold in the night. Bring large towel or have long sleeves. We arrived almost an hour late due to the heavy traffic in the beginning so keep in mind that this can happen
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 1, 2024
Decent. Not super comfortable or uncomfortable. The driver went pretty fast at some points which scared people in the bus bc we had heard of an accident that had happened just a few days before. Would recommend a private transfer if carsick.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 25, 2024
Comfy enough. Left and arrived on time.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 15, 2024
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Pai by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Chiang Mai to Pai is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Chiang Mai to Pai tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Pai?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Chiang Mai to Pai depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Pai by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Chiang Mai to Pai is about 4h 20m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Chiang Mai and Pai may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Pai by Bus?

The ticket price from Chiang Mai to Pai can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Chiang Mai to Pai timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Chiang Mai to Pai timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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