There are 3 ways to get from Pai to Chiang Rai by bus, ferry or car

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Mini Van, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 619 / ...

$18 - $22

2 alternative options

Mini Van, bus, Public Boat  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai 612
  2. Take the bus from ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station Tt
  3. Take the Public Boat from Boat Landing Thaton to Chiang Rai

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Chiang Rai 194.3 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿550 - ฿750 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai is to drive which costs ฿850 - ฿1300 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Pai and arriving at เชียงราย Chiang Rai via เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Pai and Chiang Rai is 158 km. The road distance is 310.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs ฿550 - ฿750.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Pai to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Pai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, depart from Pai station.

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Pai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at เชียงราย Chiang Rai station.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Pai to Chiang Rai via Chiang Mai and เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai in around 7 h 12 min.

Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Ferry operators
Public Boat
Ferry from Boat Landing Thaton to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11

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