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There are 4 ways to get from Pai to Chiang Rai by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Mini Van, bus  •  7h 2m

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

$17 - $19

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Mini Van, bus, Public Boat  •  8h 42m

  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  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Pai to Chiang Rai 194.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Pai (PYY) to Chiang Mai (CNX) PYY - CNX
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai

$62 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿550 - ฿650 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Chiang Rai is to drive which costs ฿900 - ฿1300 and takes 4h 49m.

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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 7h 2m.

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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 7h 2m and costs ฿550 - ฿650.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from Pai to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Pai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, depart from Pai station.

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The quickest flight from Pai Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Chiang Rai is 311 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Pai to Chiang Rai.

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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 2m

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 7h 2m.

Airlines
RBS System
Flights from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Bus operators
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
(+66)53-215604
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ตลาดสดวัดป่าสัก แม่มาลัย Wat Pa Sak Mae Malai Food Market to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Ferry operators
Public Boat
Ferry from Boat Landing Thaton to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13

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RBS System offers flights from Pai Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 293+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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