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There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse by plane, bus, train, taxi, night bus or car

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Fly to Pakse  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Pakse (PKZ) CNX - PKZ

$115 - $267

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani
  2. Take the bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse

$26 - $36

4 alternative options

Fly to Ubon, bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Ubon (UBP) CNX - UBP
  2. Take the bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse

$52 - $232

Bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani 874
  2. Take the bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse

$27 - $34

Train, taxi  •  22h 56m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Ubon Ratchathani
  3. Take a taxi from Ubon Ratchathani to Chong Mek

$43 - $117

Drive  •  15h 39m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pakse 662.9 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse is to night bus and bus which costs ฿850 - ฿1200 and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse is to fly which costs ฿3700 - ฿9000 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Pakse. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Pakse via Ubon Ratchathani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Pakse is 832 km. The road distance is 1060.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse without a car is to bus which takes 19h 15m and costs ฿850 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Pakse bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse is to fly which takes 6h 31m and costs ฿3700 - ฿9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿850 - ฿1200 and takes 19h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Pakse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Pakse bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Pakse station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse.
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  • Distance: 519.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and four other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Pakse every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Ubon Ratchathani in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Udon Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Don Muang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ubon Ratchathani to Chong Mek
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Estimated price
$18 - $23

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pakse is 1061 km. It takes approximately 15h 39m to drive from Chiang Mai to Pakse.

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Thai Vietjet Air, Lao Skyway, Thai AirAsia and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Pakse Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Pakse. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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