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There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pai by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Mini Van  •  3 h

  1. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$13

Cheapest option

Bus, Mini Van  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market Mt / ...
  2. Take the Mini Van from Ban Mae Malai to Pai 612

$10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai 82.6 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pai 82.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿324 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai is to taxi which costs ฿2200 - ฿2800 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Pai. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Pai is 85 km. The road distance is 132.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai without a car is to Mini Van which takes 3 h and costs ฿400.

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The Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai takes 3 h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Chiang Mai to Pai bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pai is 132 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Pai.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $7 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pai.
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  • Distance: 53.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

Prempracha Transport operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Pai every 2 hours. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 3 h.

Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
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
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 5 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com
Nakorn Chiangmai Dernrote 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
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
(+66)53-215604
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ธ.ไทยพาณิชย์ สาขาประตูช้างเผือก SCB Chang phueak to ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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