Pai to Chiang Mai

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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 train station
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Pai Hotel Transfer
Time
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Pai Hotel Transfer
Time
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h 30m
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  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 Airport
3h
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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 – 03:00฿ 3,850
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
707 customer reviews
5
49%
4
29%
3
11%
2
6%
1
6%
TS
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 11, 2019
Great guy !
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.
AC
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Nov 4, 2019
Driver drove way too fast and kept overtaking other cars. Dangerous considering the windy roads downhill from Pai to Chiang Mai. Also provided no break in between the trip.
SM
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 30, 2019
Bought my ticket weeks in advanced and still ended up at the back of the van, I have a bad neck/permanent whiplash and my partner explained this but the driver shrugged us off. On the ride to Pai and back there were only Thai’s in the first 2-3 rows of seating, seems like a deliberate thing. The ride has so many turns and the drivers take them at a crazy speed. I don’t regret my visit to Pai and using the van as transportation but it was certainly not comfortable.
AL
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 28, 2019
Professional driver, still this is not the most pleasant route in A minivan
TH
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 28, 2019
Overcrowded bus, AC minimal, luggage stored on top of bus in the scorching heat, no curtains in windows which means sun beaming in on me for most of the trip.
BH
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 27, 2019
Lots of people saying about being sick but on the way and way back there was only one girl who felt a bit queezy but she wasn't sick. The bus was fine for me, good fun. The only thing I will say is be careful coming back to the city at rush hour. The bus arrived to the city on time but we were stuck in traffic for what seemed like forever and I nearly missed my connection to Chiang Rai. Or, of course, allow more time than I did. Can't fault the driver or service though. Friendly and efficient and would use again.
RA
2
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 27, 2019
Online reservations should allow the customer to chose the seat. Both trips we were seated in the very back with all of the bags.
GB
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 26, 2019
Very pleased, good sensible young driver, easy trip
PR
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 25, 2019
Member took those windy roads back to Chiang Mai in a careful manner. It was much appreciated and helped to ensure there was minimal motion sickness.
MW
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 22, 2019
Forcing people to turn off their devices is 2019 makes no sense, there’s no reason for it and other airlines don’t force you to
EZ
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 18, 2019
It’s not an overly comfortable trip given all the twists and turns of the mountain road, but there isn’t much helping that. The van is packed, with barely any luggage space and small seats, everyone is squished in like sardines. Driver will stop for bathroom break if needed.
AH
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 17, 2019
Good journey, van left on time. Stopped halfway for a toilet break. Bumpy and windy ride so take travel sickness tablets before
CJ
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 17, 2019
No issues. Van left on time & stopped mid-journey for a much-needed bathroom break. Driver was careful around the many sharp corners. Great option traveling between Chiang Mai and Pai!
EA
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 15, 2019
Was a good trip, a bit confusing at times but comfortable enough
DH
4
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Oct 8, 2019
The driver of my trip was good, he drove carefully and smoothly.
JR
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 27, 2019
Quick, easy, cheap! No complaints at all. Very convenient leaving at various times as well.
HJ
3
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Sep 17, 2019
No plastic bag provided for this trip. My companion was nausea due to the curves and luckily I brought along a plastic, for just in case.
JW
5
bus Minivan, Prem Pracha, Aug 22, 2019
Left on time, arrived early. Driver drove well considering very windy roads on cliff edges at times.

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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 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 THB 4,890. 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 4,890.

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 3,819 to THB 4,890.

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 08:00 - 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?

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 3,819.

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:

  • 992 decided to go for a bus.
  • 8 decided to catch a taxi.