There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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

Fly, bus  •  5 h 52 min

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

$50 - $231

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 45 min

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

$28 - $49

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  25 h 46 min

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

$30 - $104

Night bus, bus  •  23 h 19 min

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

$45

Drive  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pakse 662.9 miles

$90 - $140

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

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Pakse via Ubon Ratchathani in around 18 h 45 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
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 Phachi
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Phachi to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 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 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
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
15 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $29
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
$21
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
$24
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Pakse?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Pakse is 832 km. The road distance is 1061 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse is to bus which costs ฿850 - ฿1600 and takes 18 h 45 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 52 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿7500.

Is there a direct bus between Chiang Mai and Pakse?

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 18 h 45 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Chiang Mai to Pakse, including transfers.