There are 8 ways to get from Koh Tao to Pai by ferry, plane, bus, bus and ferry, train 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 Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  12 h 43 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

Cheapest option

Ferry, train, Mini Van  •  26 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$57 - $130

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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

$178 - $492

Ferry to Surat Thani, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  12 h 57 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

$89 - $286

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  13 h 47 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 Lampang to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$192 - $403

Bus and ferry, bus  •  25 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San Catamaran
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Pai Mae Hong Son

$73 - $74

Bus and ferry, train, night train, Mini Van  •  30 h 4 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

Bus and ferry, bus, Mini Van  •  30 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$64 - $76

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Pai is to bus and ferry and bus and Mini Van which costs ฿2000 - ฿2500 and takes 30 h 43 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 - ฿16000 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 which takes 25 h 49 min and costs ฿2350 - ฿2400.

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It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to get from Koh Tao to Pai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Mae Hong Son Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Koh Samui Airport to Mae Hong Son Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $7 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: 12 h 43 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 Mae Hong Son, 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 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
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
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
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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)
$20 - $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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
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
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book 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
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
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
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

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