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

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Fly to Pakse  •  5 h 58 min

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

$154 - $757

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Bus  •  17 h 50 min

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

$27 - $47

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Fly to Ubon, bus  •  7 h 50 min

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

$51 - $232

Train, bus  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Ubon Ratchathani
  3. Take the bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse

$30 - $104

Night bus, bus  •  23 h 18 min

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

$43 - $50

Drive  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pakse 662.9 miles

$90 - $140

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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 17 h 50 min.

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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 17 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min 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 5 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Pakse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pakse is 1061 km. It takes approximately 15 h 39 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Pakse.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and Lao Airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Pakse Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse.
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  • Distance: 519.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Pakse 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Ubon Ratchathani in around 17 h 50 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Udon Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $28
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
14 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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