There are 11 ways to get from Bangkok to Pai by plane, bus, train, taxi, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  7 h 45 min

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

$42 - $133

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Bus  •  15 h

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

$26

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Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai, bus, Mini Van  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX
  2. Take the bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market
  3. Take the Mini Van from Ban Mae Malai to Pai

Fly Don Muang to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  9 h 31 min

  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  •  7 h 20 min

  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

Fly Don Muang to Chiang Rai, bus, Mini Van  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$51 - $121

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai, bus, Mini Van  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) BKK - CEI
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$63 - $148

Train, taxi  •  13 h 14 min

  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  •  14 h 22 min

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

$28 - $39

Night train, Mini Van  •  17 h 48 min

  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  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Pai 509.6 miles

$70 - $110

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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 15 h.

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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 13 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min 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 station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bangkok to Pai bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, arrive at Pai station.

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

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $7 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Pai.
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  • Distance: 413 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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, Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, and Chiang Mai in around 14 h 22 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Ban Mae Malai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sankamphaeng Co-Operative.,Ltd
Phone
053-215343
Website
coopthai.com
Bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs .

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