Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai
Pai
Mon, Jul 29
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Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 3pax Any time฿ 4,991
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 15:30 - 19:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 17:30 - 21:50฿ 240

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Pai

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Pai

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport3h
Earliest Departure6:30 午前
Latest Departure5:30 午後
Departures per day53
Distance140 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAya Service, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Jed Yord, Kim Transfers Thailand, Lanna Expert Driver, Prem Pracha, Smart En Plus

Chiang Mai to Pai Destination Reviews

ST
Driver was excellent
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jul 14, 2024
AK
Ride is expected but the people running it were unnecessarily rude both before and during the trip
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jul 4, 2024
LK
skay
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 14, 2024
EK
Perfect wasn’t not as bad as everyone says it is, ac was working well
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 13, 2024
JS
Fine ride :) arrived hour early
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jun 12, 2024
CJ
Driver was a little rude, but overall fine journey
Van Standard, Aya Service (Aya Service), May 6, 2024
LH
Very rude and angry driver
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 29, 2024
AJ
Best experience in Thailand if you love F1 xD 4h journey was done in 2h. Fernando Alonso would not have been able to complete the 762 curves on that time on a Ferrari. Congratulations driver! xD
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 23, 2024
J
Bus was very cramped.
Van Standard, Aya Service (Aya Service), Apr 20, 2024
D
Easy
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Apr 1, 2024
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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
  • Van
  • 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 USD 334.70. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.61.

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 88 miles (140 km). The flying distance is 59 miles (94 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 USD 6.61 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 334.70.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.61 to USD 6.61;
  • Van price : USD 6.88;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 96.93 to USD 334.70.

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.
  • Vans from Chiang Mai to Pai depart during the day - there are approximately 10 departures a 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 96.93.

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

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Chiang Mai to Pai. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

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:

  • 88% decided to go for a bus.
  • 11% opted for a van.
  • 1% Other