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

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Recommended option

Mini Van, bus via Chiang Mai  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166

$18 - $22

2 alternative options

Mini Van, bus  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 166 CM - CR

$18 - $22

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Chiang Rai 194.3 miles

$27 - $40

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 33 min.

Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
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
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pai and Chiang Rai is 158 km. The road distance is 311 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿550 - ฿750 and takes 13 h 53 min.

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

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 33 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Pai to Chiang Rai, including transfers.