Jed Yord
Instant Refundable Recommended Fastest
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Pai
Instant Recommended Fastest
11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
14:30
Pai
Instant Recommended Fastest
12:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
15:30
Pai

From Chiang Mai Arcade to Pai by Buses

Instant Fastest
06:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
09:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
07:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
10:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
08:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
11:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
09:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
12:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
10:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
13:30
Pai
Instant Recommended Fastest
11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
14:30
Pai
Instant Recommended Fastest
12:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
15:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
13:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
16:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
14:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
17:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
15:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
18:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
16:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
19:30
Pai
Instant Fastest
17:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h bus ride in Minivan
4.3
20:30
Pai

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Pai by Taxis

Jed Yord
Instant Refundable Recommended Fastest
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Pai
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h 30m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Pai
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Pai

From Chiang Mai train station to Pai by Taxis

Jed Yord
Instant Refundable Fastest
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Chiang Mai train station
3h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 - 03:00฿ 3,850
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax 00:00 - 04:30฿ 4,890
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

4.1
978 customer reviews
5
49%
4
31%
3
11%
2
4%
1
6%
91% of 978 travelers were happy with this destination
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.
OB
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 29, 2019
Everything was great except for the sit itself which was uncomfortable
HC
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 21, 2019
Good service en in time in Pai. Good driver. But quite some sick passenger because of the many bends in the road.
AY
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 13, 2019
Driver went very fast, me and my wife got nausea the ride - evan with the pill to prevent it.
AM
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 10, 2019
In general it was very comfortable. Sometimes he was driving too fast in curves. I didn’t have the feeling that safety was always more important than arriving in time
NG
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 7, 2019
The driver drove really nice, not as careless as other ones. We did not experience any road sickness but we only had one stop during the 4 hour trip, maybe 2 stops would be better
CF
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 4, 2019
Fast and not as bad as expected, allthough the driver drove quit fast (which made it a bit more uncomfortable)
MM
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 4, 2019
Very comfortable trip to Chiang Mai., that we would to everybody! Toilet in bus very clean, superb
SG
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 4, 2019
The bus was very small. You had very little leg room. We booked the bus together and didn’t get seated together.
PV
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 4, 2019
The ride to PAi wasn't that terrible as expected based on all the stories on the web. The driver took it really easy, but that was ok and made probably made the ride less harsh. I thougt it was strange that we made the booking 4 days beforehand and still were put in the back seats.
HM
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 4, 2019
Prima rit, aardige chauffeur, had iets rustiger kunnen rijden.
FS
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 3, 2019
Driver drove like a mad man, luckily there were no children on board.
KS
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 2, 2019
Good service driver got us to Pai safely and on time. Also seats were comfortable.
ET
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jul 31, 2019
The driver was excellent; very skilled, calm and patient
N
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jul 20, 2019
Our driver’s driving skills were excellent! I don't recommend eating during the stop to avoid trouble. "4" because it wasn’t allowed to choose a place at the bus station (I bought tickets to the other side, the seller gave me a choice).
CH
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jul 20, 2019
Beautiful ride, but it can definitely be hard for those who get car sick. Checking in was also a bit confusing at first because there isn’t a system in place for it and the language barrier can get in the way a bit. However, all in all it was a nice and stress free trip
HC
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jul 19, 2019
We were 5 minutes last and they waited for us. Thank you

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Chiang Mai to Pai

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Pai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 4,890. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 200.

How far is Chiang Mai from Pai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Pai. Your trip will be a total of 140 miles (225 km). The flying distance is 58 miles (92 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Pai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Pai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 200 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 4,890.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Mai to Pai:

  • Bus tickets - THB 200 to THB 200;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 3,850 to THB 4,890.

How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Pai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:30. There are 12 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Pai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Pai is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 3,850.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Pai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Pai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 996 decided to go for a bus.
  • 4 decided to catch a taxi.