There are 4 ways to get from Mae Sot to Pai by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Mini Van  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai 6721
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$24 - $27

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Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Pai 302.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  8 h 24 min

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

$73 - $229

Fly to Chiang Rai, bus, Mini Van  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Chiang Rai (CEI) MAQ - CEI
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$87 - $243

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The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿750 - ฿900 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Pai is to drive which costs ฿1400 - ฿2100 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot to Pai. However, there are services departing from Maesod and arriving at Pai via Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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The distance between Mae Sot and Pai is 294 km. The road distance is 484.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Pai without a car is to bus and Mini Van which takes 12 h 30 min and costs ฿750 - ฿900.

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It takes approximately 12 h 30 min to get from Mae Sot to Pai, including transfers.

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Mae Sot to Pai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Maesod station.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sot to Pai is 485 km. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from Mae Sot to Pai.

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Nok Air offers flights from Mae Sot Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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The nearest airport to Pai is Mae Hong Son (HGN) Airport which is 49.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Chiang Mai (CNX) (85.9 km), Chiang Rai (CEI) (164.6 km) and Tachilek (THL) (199.9 km).

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Map of how to get from Mae Sot to Pai.
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  • Distance: 183.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Mae Sot to Pai via Chiang Mai in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 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
Flights from Mae Sot to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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
Book at
12go.asia

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