There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng by bus, car or ferry

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

Bus, drive via บ้านต้า Ban Ta  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to บ้านต้า Ban Ta 166
  2. Drive from บ้านต้า Ban Ta to Pakbeng

$25 - $37

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiangkhong 1663 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Huay Xai to Pakbeng

$23 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ทุ่งช้าง Thungchang 169 / ...
  2. Drive from ทุ่งช้าง Thungchang to Pakbeng

Bus, ferry via Chiang Khong  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong 671
  2. Take the ferry from Huay Xai to Pakbeng

$24 - $27

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng 249.9 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Pakbeng, Laos?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng. However, you can take the bus to บ้านต้า Ban Ta then take the drive to Pakbeng. Alternatively, you can take the bus to ทุ่งช้าง Thungchang then take the drive to Pakbeng.

Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to บ้านต้า Ban Ta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ทุ่งช้าง Thungchang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiangkhong
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Huay Xai to Pakbeng
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
hobomaps.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Pakbeng is 257 km. The road distance is 400 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng is to bus and ferry which costs ฿700 - ฿850 and takes 10 h 31 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng is to drive which takes 6 h 45 min and costs ฿1100 - ฿1700.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng?

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Chiang Mai to Pakbeng, including transfers.