Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

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Chiang Mai to Pai Bus Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord SUV 4pax Any time฿ 4,202
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 - 10:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 09:30 - 13:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 11:30 - 15:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 13:30 - 17:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 - 18:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 17:30 - 21:50฿ 240

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai Destination Reviews

Clearer instructions for the address of the pickup location are needed.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 3, 2023
The train was 1 hour late but the beds are comfortable and the aircon works good! I am happy I paid more for the beds because13/14 hours in the seats with no aircon looked like a nightmare
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), May 24, 2023
Felt reasonably safe. Arrived ahead of schedule
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 23, 2023
No stops on the 12-hour journey
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 11, 2023
Take motion sickness medication! There is a LOT of turns on the road.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 3, 2023
The driver drove SO aggressively I had to keep my eyes closed the entire time. He did not slow for the hundreds of curves on the road and the passengers were being thrown all over. Very unsafe. The van’s Aircon was not working properly, so it was very hot the entire ride.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 21, 2023
Absolutely the fastest way to Pai!
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 16, 2023
Easy to find. Bus was just in time. Personal at bus station was very friendly
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 15, 2023
Very good service. Makes travelling g very easy
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 10, 2023
Very very bad driver!! Thank God nothing horrible happend. But the staff were very nice
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Mar 4, 2023
1626 customer reviews

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.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.