Pai to Chiang Mai

Pai to Chiang Mai

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Pai to Chiang Mai Schedule

Pai to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Van 9pax Any time฿ 4,565
Prem Pracha Minivan 07:00 - 10:55฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 09:00 - 12:55฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 10:00 - 13:55฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 13:00 - 16:55฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 15:00 - 18:55฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:00 - 19:55฿ 240

Transportation from Pai to Chiang Mai

Pai to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

A bit too little room for tall people when it comes to leg space, but further it is a great ride. We took some medication against car sickness which was very helpfull.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Nov 26, 2022
motion sickness pill worked well. drive was very smooth :)
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Nov 25, 2022
Nearly everyone got carsick. Even when we took pills.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Nov 18, 2022
When i looked for a bus to do chiang mai to pai,
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Nov 12, 2022
Fast and carefully even on them mad roads 😊
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Nov 11, 2022
Driver drove way too fast and dangerously
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Oct 27, 2022
Driver drove really fast. It wasn't a very comfortable ride.
taxi Economy, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด), Oct 25, 2022
The vehicle is not very comfortable (the seats do not recline and there are not arm rests). The driver did not stop for a washroom break.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Oct 20, 2022
The vehicle was late arriving. Driver was going very fast and the windy road made it hard to stay upright at times.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Oct 18, 2022
We didn’t stop for a short toilet stop, the bus had a terrible fishy smell
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Sep 17, 2022
1008 customer reviews

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 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 155.20. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.71.

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 120 miles (192 km). The flying distance is 120 miles (192 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 4 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 USD 6.71 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 155.20.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.71 to USD 6.71;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 107.35 to USD 155.20.

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 11 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?


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.


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 USD 107.35.

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:

  • 99% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other