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From Pai to Chiang Mai by bus

07:00
Pai
10:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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08:00
Pai
11:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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09:00
Pai
12:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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10:00
Pai
13:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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11:00
Pai
14:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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12:00
Pai
15:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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13:00
Pai
16:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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14:00
Pai
17:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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15:00
Pai
18:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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16:00
Pai
19:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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16:30
Pai
19:30
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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17:00
Pai
20:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
3h
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From Pai Hotel Transfer to Chiang Mai by taxi

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

Pai to Chiang Mai Schedule

Pai to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 – 03:50฿ 3,839
Glassflower Premium 00:00 – 04:30฿ 4,841
Prem Pracha Minivan 07:00 – 10:00฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:00 – 11:00฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:00 – 13:00฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 12:00 – 15:00฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:00 – 17:00฿ 200
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:00 – 19:00฿ 200

Pai to Chiang Mai destination reviews

4.1
764 customer reviews
5
49%
4
29%
3
11%
2
6%
1
5%
RS
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 6, 2019
Good value for money but a little cramped. Expect to go in a simple small van filled with people and some luggage. The driver I got was a bit impatient but, at least, flew and made a 3h trip in 2.5h.
SA
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 4, 2019
Driver was very experience and helpful towards people.
ZE
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Dec 2, 2019
This driver was really good! The best one in all of my trips to and from Pai! Very smooth ride, no delays. Thank you!!
DB
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 28, 2019
Excellent driver. Left and arrived on time despite traffic. Excellent set up. Will travel with this company again.
JY
2
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 28, 2019
Driver was going way too fast. Made me sick. Wouldn’t mind to arrive half an hour later with a relaxed tour.
KM
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 27, 2019
Decent trip, convenient times and no need to do extra planning. Safe and efficient.
AE
2
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 25, 2019
Driver was fast on all the curves and did not ease into the turns and there are so many when going to Pai on the mountain. Made us all very nauseous and dizzy. Would be better if there was more care and less speed into the sharp turns.
DD
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 25, 2019
Everything was great! The driver was friendly and helpful and the temperature inside was perfect :) he took the curves a bit fast so there was a tiny bit of sliding in my seat but nothing to complain about! Thanks Prem Pracha!
MF
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 24, 2019
Rode in the front of the bus and it was a much better ride!
LS
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 22, 2019
The road is crazy with many turns, but I never felt unsafe during the drive. The driver was very kind and drove at a reasonable speed. Thank you!
BT
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 21, 2019
Very good! On time and good amount of leg room for a 6ft person. Motion sickness tablets worked a treat. Enjoyable ride.
TD
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 21, 2019
It gets you there. Could be worse though I've travelled on better. It's what you expect for the price
TH
3
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 20, 2019
the service was ok, the driver got us there early which was a positive. But to do this he drove like a maniac so felt pretty unsafe. The seats are also pretty uncomfortable which isn’t ideal given how windy the road is - ended up with a terrible bad back. But worth it for pai
MD
2
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 18, 2019
On such a dangerous road why do the drivers treat it like a race to probably save 10 minutes. I took the 4pm bus so imagine that once the driver finishes that run he must finish for the day as that was his style of driving. I rode a scooter to Pai and wish I’d have done the same back as I felt safer. Uncomfortable and dangerous driving for the sake of a few minutes.
CS
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 18, 2019
The ride is quicker back to Chiang Mai than than up to Pai. Driver drove safely and the van was in good working condition. Recommend the vans! Unless you plan on doing the 762 turns on a bike.????????????
AG
5
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 17, 2019
No issues finding the bus, minibus was full but still enough space. Driver was much safer than one I had previously used elsewhere
JM
2
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 17, 2019
The driver was in a huge rush to get to Chiang Mai. Taking turns much too quickly. 90% of the people on the bus got motion sickness. I felt like an astronaut in training.
AR
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 16, 2019
Very good trip but not very comfortable- we were at the back of the bus and it was pretty cramped and very bumpy! But driver was very good
SS
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 10, 2019
Quick ride, but absolutely too small tosit for 3 hours
MT
4
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 6, 2019
Es war eine sehr angenehme Fahrt. Der einzige Nachteil war, dass der fahrer ziemlich langsam gefahren ist. Aber sonst alles top.

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How to get from Pai to Chiang Mai

When you want to get from Pai to Chiang Mai, 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 Pai from Chiang Mai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Pai to Chiang Mai. 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 Pai to Chiang Mai?

The travel time from Pai to Chiang Mai 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 Pai to Chiang Mai?

The cost of the trip from Pai to Chiang Mai 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 Pai to Chiang Mai:

  • 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 Pai and Chiang Mai?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. 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 Pai to Chiang Mai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Pai to Chiang Mai 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 Pai to Chiang Mai. 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 Pai to Chiang Mai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Pai to Chiang Mai? 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:

  • 989 decided to go for a bus.
  • 11 decided to catch a taxi.