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There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Pai by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Bus, Mini Van  •  7h 30m

  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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Public Boat, bus, Mini Van  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the Public Boat from Chiang Rai to Boat Landing Thaton
  2. Take the bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market Tt
  3. Take the Mini Van from Ban Mae Malai to Pai 612

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Pai 194.4 miles

$27 - $40

Bus, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Pai (PYY) CNX - PYY

$61 - $186

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿600 - ฿640 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Pai is to drive which costs ฿900 - ฿1300 and takes 4h 49m.

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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 7h 30m.

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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 7h 30m and costs ฿600 - ฿640.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m 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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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Pai Airport is the direct flight which takes 25m.

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Chiang Rai to Pai bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, arrive at Pai station.

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

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

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 7h 30m.

Airlines
RBS System
Flights from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Ban Mae Malai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
(+66)53-215604
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Ferry operators
Public Boat
Ferry from Chiang Rai to Boat Landing Thaton
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13

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RBS System offers flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Pai Airport.

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