There are 2 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Pai by bus or car

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Bus, Mini Van  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 166 / ...
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$19

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Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Pai 194.4 miles

$27 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Rai to Pai. However, there are services departing from เชียงราย Chiang Rai and arriving at Pai via Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Pai is 158 km. The road distance is 311.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Pai without a car is to bus and Mini Van which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Chiang Rai to Pai, including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Pai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from เชียงราย Chiang Rai station.

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Chiang Rai to Pai bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, arrive at Pai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Pai is 311 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Chiang Rai to Pai.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $7 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Chiang Rai to Pai via เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai and Chiang Mai in around 7 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
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