Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

Buses from Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time฿ 3,812
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 - 10:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 12:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:30 - 14:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 13:30 - 17:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 15:30 - 19:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 17:30 - 21:50฿ 240

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai Destination Reviews

I had a metal pin in the back of my chair
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Sep 23, 2022
The booking was perfect. The trip was the worst. The driver was driving like crazy and irresponsible
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Sep 19, 2022
Air Con didn't work and we were stuck in the back corner with no air whilst on the windy roads. Space for luggage on top of the van but everything was just crammed inside so there was no room for legs and limbs. Quick journey though.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Sep 18, 2022
Estuvimos en los peores asientos de la minivan, detrás de todo. Poco espacio para las piernas, muy incómodo y mucho calor. Había asientos libres en la minivan que eran mejores y no nos ofrecieron.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Sep 1, 2022
Very safe driver which we were pleasantly surprised at! The journey took approx 3hrs which was less than we expected. We made one stop to get a drink and go to the toilet, all and all we were impressed! Very cheap trip too
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Aug 24, 2022
Got there ok. Aircon not working, was hot 🥵 n back seats even on an overcast day
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Aug 12, 2022
Hugely uncomfortable seats, we were unlucky enough to get the back row seats on both journeys. The back seats don’t recline, the seats were hard, we were cramped in with the luggage stacked next to us and under our seats, reducing our leg room even more. Tossing and turning round all of the many corners through the journey. The only positive is that the mini bus arrived much ahead of schedule on both trips.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Aug 7, 2022
A verry rude driver
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Aug 6, 2022
The van is not comfortable for anyone who is tall and has bigger legs. The journey lasts about 3.30 hours with one stop on the way. The road has many many curves ( I am used to it back home, but even for me it was challenging. The best part is putting luggage on the roof of the van. You have to bring it up to give it to the drivers so if you have a heavy luggage this is not the easiest thing 😂. The price of the journey is good !
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Aug 5, 2022
I felt myself really unsafe with the driver. He was driving really fast and all the time tailgating. That close that other cars needed to go off the road. The only positive thing what I can say, we where 2 hours earlier in Pai compare to the time schedule.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jul 31, 2022
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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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