How to get from Koh Tao to Pai

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Recommended option

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  11 h 50 min

  1. USM - HGN

$188 - $679

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus Tara Tour and Travel, Mini Van  •  33 h 1 min

  1. 612

$72 - $73

7 alternative options

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  10 h

  1. USM - CNX

$171 - $482

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  14 h 2 min

  1. CJM - CNX

$197 - $248

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  13 h 11 min

  1. USM - LPT

$186 - $393

Ferry, train, taxi  •  24 h 59 min

$113 - $206

Bus and ferry, ferry, train, Mini Van  •  27 h 22 min

  1. 612

$75 - $113

What companies run services between Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Koh Tao to Pai. However, you can take the drive to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Koh Samui Mae Nam, take the drive to Koh Samui airport, fly to Mae Hong Son, then take the Mini Van to Pai. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Koh Samui Mae Nam, take the drive to Koh Samui airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to Chiang Mai Airport, take the bus to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, take the walk to Chiang Mai, then take the Mini Van to Pai.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Phuket, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice 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 Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$22
Supreme
$30 - $32
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Chao Phraya Express Boat
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Koh Tao and Pai is 1041 km.

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Pai is to bus and ferry and bus and Mini Van which costs ฿2310 - ฿2350 and takes 33 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Pai is to ferry and fly and Mini Van which takes 10 h and costs ฿5500 - ฿16000.

It takes approximately 11 h 50 min to get from Koh Tao to Pai, including transfers.