There are 3 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

$12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 12 min

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

$65 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pai 82.6 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pai is to Mini Van which costs ฿400 and takes 3 h.

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

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

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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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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 $12 and the journey takes 3 h.

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
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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