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There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Pai by plane, bus, train, taxi, night train or car

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Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$43 - $128

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Bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son

$26

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$44 - $135

Fly Don Muang to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$52 - $208

Fly Don Muang to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) DMK - HGN
  2. Take the Mini Van from Mae Hong Son to Pai

$51 - $186

Train, taxi  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai

$83 - $134

Bus, Mini Van  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$28 - $39

Night train, Mini Van  •  17h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$26 - $62

Drive  •  11h 44m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Pai 509.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Pai is to bus which costs ฿850 and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Pai is to fly and Mini Van which costs ฿1400 - ฿4500 and takes 7h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Khao San Road and arriving at Pai Mae Hong Son. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Pai is 661 km. The road distance is 815.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Pai without a car is to train and taxi which takes 13h 14m and costs ฿2700 - ฿4400.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m to get from Bangkok to Pai, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Pai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bangkok to Pai bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, arrive at Pai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Pai is 815 km. It takes approximately 11h 44m to drive from Bangkok to Pai.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Pai.
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  • Distance: 413 miles
  • Duration: 7h 59m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Bangkok to Pai via Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, and Chiang Mai in around 14h 25m.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Train operators
Bus operators
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
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easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $8 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ฿150.

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