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From Mae Hong Son to Pai by bus

Mae Hong Son
3h 15m

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How to get from Mae Hong Son to Pai

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

  • Bus

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 Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 200. 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 Mae Hong Son from Pai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Mae Hong Son to Pai. Your trip will be a total of 102 miles (163 km). The flying distance is 34 miles (54 km).

How long does it take to get from Mae Hong Son to Pai?

The travel time from Mae Hong Son to Pai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Mae Hong Son to Pai?

The cost of the trip from Mae Hong Son 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 Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as THB 200.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Mae Hong Son to Pai:

  • Bus tickets - THB 200 to THB 200;

How many trips per day are there between Mae Hong Son and Pai?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 16:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 16:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Mae Hong Son 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.

The most popular transport from Mae Hong Son to Pai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Mae Hong Son 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:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.