Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai

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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Economy
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11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
14:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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09:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
12:30
Pai
3h Minivan

From Chiang Mai Arcade 2 to Pai by Buses

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06:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
09:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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07:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
10:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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08:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
11:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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09:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
12:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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10:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
13:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
14:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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12:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
15:30
Pai
3h Minivan
Fastest
13:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
16:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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14:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
17:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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15:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
18:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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16:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
19:30
Pai
3h Minivan
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17:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
20:30
Pai
3h Minivan

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Pai by Taxis

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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Economy
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
4h 30m Premium
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
4h 30m Comfort
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Van 9pax

From Chiang Mai Airport to Pai by Taxis

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Chiang Mai Airport
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Economy
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Chiang Mai Airport
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai Airport
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Van 9pax

From Chiang Mai City Transfer to Pai by Taxis

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Chiang Mai City Transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Economy
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Chiang Mai City Transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai City Transfer
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Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m Van 9pax

Transport types between Chiang Mai and Pai

  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy Any time$ 121.68
Glassflower Premium Any time$ 153.45
Prem Pracha Minivan 06:30 - 09:30$ 6.34
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 11:30$ 6.34
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:30 - 13:30$ 6.34
Prem Pracha Minivan 12:30 - 15:30$ 6.34
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 - 17:30$ 6.34
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:30 - 19:30$ 6.34

Chiang Mai to Pai destination reviews

MP
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 22, 2020
Weak air-conditioning
JC
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 16, 2020
I was very worried about this journey but I didn’t feel sick at all and the driver was very good
OB
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 16, 2020
Professionnal driver. A bit to fast sometime but I guess that's the normal way to do here.
AM
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 12, 2020
The bus was really too small and uncomfortable for 13! people..
LC
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 11, 2020
Nice ride , stopped for a break half way through,
SJ
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 10, 2020
Rough ride. It's most nauseating in the back seats, especially when the AirCon is weak, which it was on our trip.
KP
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 8, 2020
The driver thought he was Lewis Hamilton, whizzing around the steep corners so fast! Most of the bags was knocking around people's feet and few people felt sick due to the rough ride, got to Pai earlier than expected lol
RV
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 4, 2020
The booking agency was hard to locate.
HC
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Feb 1, 2020
Road is quite bendy, not too terrible but would take some anti-sickness tablets before if prone to motion sickness. Stopped halfway for a 10 minute comfort break. Bus a little cramped and be aware you may not be sat together even if on the same booking. Overall a good trip.
TJ
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 31, 2020
Seat was a little uncomfortable, but driver was safe and efficient
MJ
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 30, 2020
Driver was nice and everything was ok
RV
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 30, 2020
Good, on time, and on point! beware for people who want to travel to PAI. the road to pai is very bendy, people get sick easily!
SF
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 28, 2020
Journey was good, arrived on time and had a 10 minute stop at a small station with coffee fruit and a bathroom
SM
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 27, 2020
Overall trip was fine. Had a small break in between if people needed toilet or coffee. The driver was fast and efficient but needs to stop burning the clutch out going up and down the hills. You could smell it after awhile in the van.
CN
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 27, 2020
Website efficient and easy to use with no issues at time of travel.
JB
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 26, 2020
Great customer service couldn’t ask for more help
AV
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 24, 2020
Relaxed, comfortable, fast and a good driver
PL
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 24, 2020
The trip was beautiful. The road is windy. Someone did get sick in the front of the bus.
DM
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 23, 2020
On time, clean and very friendly!
JM
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 23, 2020
Vertrok precies op tijd. Op de helft van de route een korte plas pauze van 10 minuten. Chauffeur reed prettig. Niet te hard door de vele bochten. Niemand in de bus werd ziek.
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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 Bus. 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 USD 144.69. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.34.

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 120 miles (192 km). The flying distance is 55 miles (88 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 4 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 USD 6.34 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 USD 144.69.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.34 to USD 6.34;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 121.68 to USD 144.69.

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 USD 121.68.

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:

  • 99% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.