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There are 9 ways to get from Koh Tao to Pai by ferry, plane, bus, train, taxi, bus and ferry or night train

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

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Chiang Mai (CNX) USM - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$177 - $491

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  30 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son

$61 - $62

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Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) USM - HGN
  3. Take the Mini Van from Mae Hong Son to Pai

$195 - $689

Ferry to Surat Thani, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) URT - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$88 - $285

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Fly from Chumphon (CJM) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) CJM - HGN
  3. Take the Mini Van from Mae Hong Son to Pai

$153 - $304

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Lampang (LPT) USM - LPT
  3. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$192 - $401

Ferry, train, taxi  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
  4. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai

$113 - $201

Bus and ferry, bus, Mini Van  •  25 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
  2. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

Bus and ferry, train, night train, Mini Van  •  29 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
  2. Take the train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Pai is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1980 - ฿2030 and takes 30 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Pai is to ferry and fly and Mini Van which costs ฿5500 - ฿17000 and takes 10 h 18 min.

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The distance between Koh Tao and Pai is 1041 km.

The best way to get from Koh Tao to Pai without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and Mini Van which takes 25 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 18 min to get from Koh Tao to Pai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $8 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Koh Tao to Pai.
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  • Distance: 650.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 18 min

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 taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to กองบิน 41 Wing 41, take the bus to สถานีขนส่ง Arcade, take the walk to Chiang Mai, then take the Mini Van to Pai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Mae Hong Son, take the walk to Mae Hong Son, then take the Mini Van to Pai.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Phuket, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Chumphon to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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)
$22 - $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
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
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
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
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
Bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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