There are 7 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Pai by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Mini Van  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$32

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Minivan, bus  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son

$33

Drive  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kanchanaburi to Pai 516.3 miles

$70 - $110

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$46 - $132

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$51 - $143

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) DMK - HGN
  3. Take the Mini Van from Mae Hong Son to Pai

$53 - $189

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$54 - $213

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The cheapest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿1041 and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Pai is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿1700 - ฿6500 and takes 10 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kanchanaburi to Pai. However, there are services departing from Kanchanaburi and arriving at Pai via Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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The distance between Kanchanaburi and Pai is 607 km. The road distance is 826.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kanchanaburi to Pai without a car is to bus and Mini Van which takes 16 h and costs ฿1041.

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It takes approximately 16 h to get from Kanchanaburi to Pai, including transfers.

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Kanchanaburi to Pai bus services, operated by Sasanan Transportation, depart from Kanchanaburi station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanchanaburi to Pai is 826 km. It takes approximately 12 h 10 min to drive from Kanchanaburi to Pai.

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  • Distance: 379.4 miles
  • Duration: 16 h

What companies run services between Kanchanaburi, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Kanchanaburi to Pai via Chiang Mai Terminal 3 and Chiang Mai in around 16 h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Bus operators
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
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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12go.asia
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Win Happy
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $7 USD per night.

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