Chiang Mai to Pai @ bus Jan 21, 2018

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From Chiang Mai to Pai by bus

06:30
Chiang Mai
10:50
Pai
4h 20m
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07:30
Chiang Mai
11:50
Pai
4h 20m
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08:30
Chiang Mai
12:50
Pai
4h 20m
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09:30
Chiang Mai
13:50
Pai
4h 20m
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10:30
Chiang Mai
14:50
Pai
4h 20m
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11:30
Chiang Mai
15:50
Pai
4h 20m
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12:30
Chiang Mai
16:50
Pai
4h 20m
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13:30
Chiang Mai
17:50
Pai
4h 20m
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14:30
Chiang Mai
18:50
Pai
4h 20m
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15:30
Chiang Mai
19:50
Pai
4h 20m
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16:30
Chiang Mai
20:50
Pai
4h 20m
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17:30
Chiang Mai
21:50
Pai
4h 20m
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From Chiang Mai town to Pai by taxi

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Chiang Mai town
Time
Pai
3h
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From Chiang Mai train station to Pai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai train station
Time
Pai
3h
Instant Refund
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Passenger reviews out of total 8,328 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The system of ordering worked perfectly. Now waiting for the minivan, because out trip starts in 3 minutes????
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
We actually arrived 3hours too early for this trip and although unable to change the tickets to an earlier minibus as they had been bought on line we were able to buy new tickets for under £4 each to board the bus leaving just then 3 hours before our booked one. We actually had 5 empty seats so could be really comfortable for this mountainous ride. We had just the needed short stop and the driver delivered us appropriately upon arrival in Pai.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
It was a good trip, sat next to the driver who was driving the right speed and was carefull on the Road.
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Really nice, slept the whole trip.
★★★☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The service is good for what it offers and the price it is offered at.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Good driver, nice and smooth ride!
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Driver was very efficient and very fast. Got to Pai in exactly 3 hours from when we left, and that includes stopping for gas and a good break. Well done!!!
★★☆☆☆ Jan 6, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Booking through 12Go is always a blast — simple and fast. HOWEVER, this drive up to Pai was horrendous. Yes, we made it in one piece and cut an hour off the projected timetable. But, this came at the cost of serious comfort. The driver sped through all 700+ turns so quickly he was never in his lane. Several times, the back tires slid off the road and into the shoulder as he turned. I was thrown from my seat at least once, despite holding onto the rail in front of me and being strapped in tightly. Two passengers in the van vomited from the haphazard back and forth swaying, though i think not because of the actual motion, but because of the speed of the driver. It was memorable, but for a lot of the wrong reasons. 1 Star for us making it all alive and 1 Star for 12Go.
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Reasonably comfortable, left on time and was a smooth journey
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
We lost our ticket and 12go Asia was so helpful! Curvy roads err beautiful and not nearly as bad as we’d been told to expect! Great driver
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Crazy driver, fast & furious, 1million bumpy turns till the destination. Welcome to Pai.
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Easy and Convenient... Highly recommend...
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2018 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Pleasant and comfortable journey. Driver was good. Drive up was smooth and safe.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
They mixed up the vans which led to confusion about which one to get on and multiple people fighting over the same seats. The customer service is terrible and not much English is spoken. However, once we were finally in the correct van, the ride was perfectly fine. The driver, who was a bit older, drove fast but not recklessly, even as he constantly passed other vehicles. We got to Pai in just around 3 hours. I recommend taking your motion sickness meds if you need it, as one of our passengers was vomiting the entire trip.
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Easy as Pai, great driving
★★★☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very disorganized in bus terminal. Driver however was brilliant
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Made it to Pai in good time. Thanks!
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Finding the checkin desk was easy enough and the staff spoke enough English to communicate the loading procedure and minivan position. Our backpacks were accommodated with out charge. The seats are comfortable enough but a large person would struggle especially for the length of the journey which was supposed to be 3 hours. Our driver left Chiang mai at a reasonable speed but once out of the city into the mountains fairy raced along at times cutting the corners which is a bit fast on roads with continual switch backs for 100k even the most seasoned traveler could not help be travel sick. Warning take sickness pills as this is the road from hell the view of primordial rain forest just about makes up for the journey. We had constant rain all day even in the dry season. The scary bit was the series of horrendous crashes were saw on route cars overshooting corners headlong into trees one had gone over the cliff edge completely out of site. Our journey stopped completely for an hour because some had tried to overtake on a blind bend and the front of his new car was missing. We saw 7 fresh accidents in 3 hours backing up Thailand position as 2nd most dangerous roads in world. Having said that we survived and are doing it all in reverse again soon. Jeremy Clarkson if you are reading this, have ago
★★☆☆☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Good driver which is needed on very curvy roads - more than 700 curves they say! On negative side: Very litle room for baggage made it difficult when all seats were taken. The fastening part of safety belt did not work on several seats made it nonsence to annonunce that using safety belt is mandatory!
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
I would have rated 5 but for the speed with which the driver took the bends and for overtaking on blind bends. Driver was friendly though and allowed my son to move up front with him as he was feeling very car sick. Clean and comfortable bus with assigned seats, 3 hours including 10 min stop. Amazing scenery and I would recommend to anyone who doesn’t mind the scary driving! Hoping the return journey back to Chiang Mai is as good, though I would prefer to stay in beautiful Pai!
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very pleasant ride Professional driver. Could ask if enough air conditioning.
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 21, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Was a good trip not much trafic.
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very good service!
★★☆☆☆ Dec 18, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The driver was driving so fast on the curves that I ended up having a motion sickness and vomiting and diarrhea.. Terrible..
★★★★☆ Dec 17, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Safe, gast and comfortable trip to Pai. Vertrek friemelt chauffer.
★★★★★ Dec 12, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
On time and only 3 hours drive from chiang mai to pai
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Dec 9, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Dec 8, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Good drivers
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Our driver was excellent. He held the bus for a few minutes while my traveling partner was late getting to the train station. He still made good time on the long road to pai. We arrived on schedule.
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Good driver right on time at Pai
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Smooth trip with an experienced driver
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Caring and careful driver
★★★★★ Nov 27, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Nov 26, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Not much space for my legs
★★★★★ Nov 24, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very smooth and quick trip to pai
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very comfortable small coach, driver was good and safe. A lot of sharp turns but fantastic countryside. A good trip
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The bus ride is fun and scenic. You can't beat the price. There is typically a rest stop on the way where you can stretch your legs, relieve yourself and avail yourself to good food. Once in Pai everything is easy to negotiate. It is worth visiting Pai if only for the trip from Chaing Mai. Book your seat either at the stations or on line a little in advance. You can choose your seat. I recommend from Chiang Mai to Pai get a window on the left. Other direction try the right side for the splendid vistas. Sure there are a lot of curves up and down the mountains but it really is not bad. It is fun!
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Driver was great
★★★☆☆ Nov 16, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The vehicle was clean and equipped with seatbelts. Driver drove very carefully, taking the beds at a steady pace which made the over 700 bends bearable. But the Aircon was very hot, stuffy and uncomfortable. Bring along a fan.
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Make sure you are at the bus station not terminal, but other than that it was good. 7/11 at station to buy goods at. Bus was airconditioned and had selected seats. Stopped half way for a bathroom and quick snack break. Got in 50 minutes early. Definitely a winding bus ride due to the terrain, taking gravel before would be recommended.
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
After all the horrors we read about this trip, I guess we were very lucky. The drivet was very careful, no speed racing. Neither me or my girlfriend got d
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The road was beautiful and the driver drived safely even if the road was winding and dangerous. Try to do it at the sunset, amazing view of the mountains! 3.5h from Chiang Mai with mini-van.
★★★☆☆ Nov 12, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Drive too fast
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★☆☆ Nov 9, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Driver was fast and cut off many corners.
★★★★★ Nov 9, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Nov 8, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Are driver, Mr Taweewat dongrumkan, drove perfectly! Normally I get motion sickness very quickly but with 2 motion sickness pills and his excellent driving I had no problem AT ALL. not all drivers are like that! Mr Taweewat dongrumkan wasn't in a hurry, he did not go fast in corners. THANK YOU! More drivers have to drive like him!
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★☆☆ Nov 7, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The customer service was poor. Not one smile. I offered to help open a packet of chewing gum for the driver whilst driving and he shrugged me off rudely. Other than that, the driver was responsible on the road, and we got to Pai safely. Van was confortable.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 6, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Betaalbaar en snel. De chauffeur rijdt werkelijk als een idioot en geeft extra gas als iemand begint over te geven. Voorin zitten en reispilletjes innemen is een must!
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The driver was friendly; the whole journey was consider not so horrible if compared to day before experienced to Chang Rai. Would recommend this to others.
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Great journey the driver was first rate and stop midway served fanatastic coffee 50 baht. Just under three hours for the journey (Sunday) The scenery was stunning so would recommend the journey.
★★★★☆ Nov 4, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Oct 31, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★☆ Oct 31, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Not really enough space for bagpacks and legs together if you sit in the last row. Helpful and friendly staff. Very good driver! Clean car!
★★★★★ Oct 31, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
The guy drove fast but wasn't reckless and got us there earlier than expected and was pleasant
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Oct 27, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★☆☆☆ Oct 26, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
We had the trip from Chiang mai to pai at the 26th of october 10:30. The bus number 45 was ok but the driver drove like a maniac. He not only cut all corners and was more on the other side of the road but he used the break at the last possible moment before each turn. I took medicine against motion sickness at the first stop but couldn't prevent getting dizzy. This was really unsafe and irresponsible driving. The driver even refused to drive slower with the explanation that he has no time and is on a tight schedule. However we arrived an hour and 15 minutes early. I wouldn't recommend that driver. The service at the station was good and the bus clean.
★★★☆☆ Oct 20, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very fast driver, with sometimes taking risks to pass another driver. With slower riding and arriving 15-20 min later it was also okay
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Driver was excellent, very safe
★★★☆☆ Oct 17, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★☆☆ Oct 16, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Warm and uncomfortable, driver was going so fast in the mountains.
★★★★★ Oct 16, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Driver was good and relaxed
★★★★☆ Oct 13, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
In 3 hours we arrived in pai
★★☆☆☆ Oct 12, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
We drove so fast that some of us got sick. That made us arrive 1 hour earlier as planned
★★★★★ Oct 11, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Fuckin’ wild as shit +1
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha)
★★★★★ Oct 9, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
On time, even arrived early. Careful and considerate driver. No complaints. Thank you.
★★★★☆ Oct 4, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Good
★★★☆☆ Oct 3, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Tight bus ride. Very seat specific.
★★★★★ Oct 1, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Very good service
★★★★★ Sep 30, 2017 (bus Minivan, Prem Pracha) :
Excellent, driver got us there an hour and a half before scheduled time.

Book Tickets from Chiang Mai to Pai Online

Where do you book tickets Chiang Mai - Pai? How long is the Chiang Mai - Pai route? It takes on average 4h 8m by Bus, taxi, depending on operator and vehicle. The route is going over a distance of 92 km. Having 14 departures to Pai, 12go gives a choice of 2 operators for Chiang Mai - Pai route. Earliest departure goes at 00:00, while the latest is 17:30 local Thailand time.

Operators serving the route Chiang Mai - Pai are Prem Pracha, Jed Yord. Cheap ticket for Chiang Mai - Pai by Bus is ฿ 195 (US $ 6.11) by Prem Pracha (4h 20m), while most expensive fare and presumably best would be ฿ 3,690 (US $ 115.64) by Jed Yord which takes 3h on schedule. Some operators provide snacks, others stop at a foodcourt on the road (some also include it in the ticket price).

To have a safe and a comfortable trip Chiang Mai - Pai you may want to choose highest rated trips, and leave your own review.

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