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From Chiang Mai Arcade 2 to Pai by bus

06:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
09:30
Pai
3h
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07:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
10:30
Pai
3h
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08:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
11:30
Pai
3h
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09:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
12:30
Pai
3h
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10:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
13:30
Pai
3h
eTicket  Instant 
11:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
14:30
Pai
3h
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12:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
15:30
Pai
3h
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13:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
16:30
Pai
3h
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14:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
17:30
Pai
3h
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15:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
18:30
Pai
3h
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16:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
19:30
Pai
3h
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17:30
Chiang Mai Arcade 2
20:30
Pai
3h
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From Chiang Mai Airport to Pai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
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  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai City Transfer to Pai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Pai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
4h 30m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
4h 30m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Pai Hotel Transfer
3h 50m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy Any time฿ 3,839
Glassflower Premium Any time฿ 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

4.1
1202 customer reviews
5
50%
4
30%
3
11%
2
4%
1
6%
LH
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 18, 2020
Broken chairs. Painful to lean on metal poking out .
KG
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 16, 2020
Driver drove dangerously fast. Passed every single vehicle we came upon. We did not feel safe.
BE
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 15, 2020
Perfect trip.
JE
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 14, 2020
eaay ticketing
AW
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 11, 2020
Easy to buy ticket on line. Nice staff at station helped us to the right check in. The roads are very squiggly, but the driver were good and also made a short stop along the way.
LG
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 10, 2020
Quick and easy journey
HR
2
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 9, 2020
Driver was speeding and passing all the cars. It was not a comfortable experience.
ES
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 7, 2020
fast.
MK
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 7, 2020
All good
DG
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 6, 2020
It was fast but no break.
SS
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 6, 2020
Bus was a little cramped journey was ok. It is a very windy road so expect to be thrown about just a little bit. Arrived on time
JO
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Jan 3, 2020
Perfect journey!
CD
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 31, 2019
The driver was driving so fast it made me dizzy and scared. Please drive slower and more carefully.
AL
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 29, 2019
All good
MF
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 28, 2019
Very good , many turns though ..if carsick better take seasick pills!
SM
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 25, 2019
Nice and affordable.trip
MC
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 24, 2019
Great value and views along the way. Slightly cramped but still good.
CV
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 24, 2019
Trip was fine but there is limited space in the van but good value for money dont aspect comfort om seating
SD
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 22, 2019
Everything was on point!
MT
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 22, 2019
I got to Pai! Hopefully the next driver isn’t so crazy!

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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 THB 4,841. 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 4,841.

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 3,812 to THB 4,841.

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 3,812.

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.