There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Pai by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  7 h 36 min

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

$44 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h

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

$26

7 alternative options

Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  8 h 14 min

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

$38 - $125

Fly Don Muang to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  7 h 24 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

$46 - $183

Fly Don Muang to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  9 h 58 min

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

$46 - $206

Bus, Mini Van  •  14 h 24 min

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

$26 - $38

Train, Mini Van  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$26 - $61

Night train, Mini Van  •  17 h 40 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 - $61

Drive  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Pai 509.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Pai is to fly and Mini Van which costs ฿1500 - ฿6500 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Bangkok to Pai, including transfers.

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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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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, and Chiang Mai in around 14 h 24 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
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 Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
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 Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
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
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
Greenbus Thailand
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 Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
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

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