There are 3 ways to get from Mae Sot to Pai by bus, car or plane

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

Bus, Mini Van  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai 169 / ...
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$24 - $32

2 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Pai 302.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, Mini Van  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Chiang Mai (CNX) MAQ - CNX
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$71 - $226

What companies run services between Mae Sot, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Mae Sot to Pai via Lampang and Chiang Mai in around 12 h 26 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Yangon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Lampang
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
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
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mae Sot to Pai?

The distance between Mae Sot and Pai is 294 km. The road distance is 485 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai?

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿750 - ฿1100 and takes 12 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai?

The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai is to drive which takes 7 h 10 min and costs ฿1300 - ฿2000.

Is there a direct bus between Mae Sot and Pai?

No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot to Pai. However, there are services departing from Maesod and arriving at Pai via Lampang and Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 26 min.

How long does it take to get from Mae Sot to Pai?

It takes approximately 12 h 26 min to get from Mae Sot to Pai, including transfers.