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Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 - 03:30฿ 3,850
Glassflower Premium 00:00 - 04:30฿ 4,841
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 - 09:30฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 11:30฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:30 - 13:30฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 12:30 - 15:30฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 - 17:30฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:30 - 19:30฿ 200

Chiang Mai to Pai destination reviews

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1053 customer reviews
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49%
4
30%
3
10%
2
4%
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6%
PH
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 10, 2019
It felt like the driver was in a race. Tired squealing around every corner.
PB
1
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 10, 2019
Dirty!
JV
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 9, 2019
Netjes op tijd en goede chauffeur. Halverwege kleine pauze. Goede ervaring.
NL
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 9, 2019
Good driver and save, but bad seats in the back and couldn’t choose.
AE
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 8, 2019
Small cramped bus with luggage taking up room inside rather than on roof which would have made it more plesant. Driver very scary when overtaking on mountain roads
TN
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 1, 2019
Booking via online does not provide option to choose seat no. which is not an advantage. Changing seat at d counter requires new booking. Pls improve.
EM
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 31, 2019
No trouble and comfortable transportation. The driving is safety.
SF
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 31, 2019
It was spacious, we were with locals so no big bags in the way. They also had the AC blasting which is better than being hot because you can always throw a sweater on or close your vent. And we just took Dramamine and no car sickness like everyone warned. Way better than what you read online.
AW
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 26, 2019
The driver was freindly and the bus was comfortable and air conditioned... 3 hours of winding roads and mountains. Worth everyminnute
SD
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 20, 2019
Very old minivan. Driver doesn't speak any English.
AK
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 20, 2019
Took about 40 minutes longer than the journey stated, the coach had aircon but was tiny and very claustrophobic. Not enough space but an ok budget option
BH
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 19, 2019
Great service and departed and arrived in good time. Would definitely use again.
EZ
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 19, 2019
Not enough aircondition in the car and not enough space
RN
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 14, 2019
Driver drove very safely! We really appreciated that since the road was very curvy and steep.
MW
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 21, 2019
A very good service, but I wish they would allocate the seats starting from the front. We booked a long time in advance of the trip and so ended up with the worst seats, right at the very back of the bus where you feel every bump and turn.
EC
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 18, 2019
Everything was fine, but the road was so winding that i recommand to take plastic bag with you. It is nice that the drivers make a small break during the way
CL
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 14, 2019
We got a flat tire but the driver immediately pulled over and fixed it in 20 minutes! Nice guy
HJ
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 12, 2019
The journey was okay. Just that can't bring big luggage if you intend to ride the van as there's no luggage compartment.
JM
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 7, 2019
Done this trip many times. Never had such a crazy driver. Tires squealing around every corner. I had back seat (always the worst, so I took a dramamine) and was fine. But EVERYONE else threw up at least once. Most Van's have bags just in case. This one didn't. So other passengers were sharing 3 bags... yuck. Also there were 2 seats in the front open.. dunno why they shoved me in the back.
TL
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 2, 2019
I paid more on 12goasia than some people paid at the ticket booth. And I was forced to sit in the back with no headrest, even with priority payment.

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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 travelling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. Toless travelled 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 travelling 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?

Travelling 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 3h. Note that travelling 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 a type of a 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

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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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