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There are 6 ways to get from Pai to Laos by bus, night bus, car, taxi 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.

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Mini Van, bus Orsuksa Tour  •  20 h

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai

$53

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Mini Van, bus Phetprasert Tour  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani 876
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$32 - $52

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Mini Van, night bus  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai

$80 - $105

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Vientiane 467.7 miles

$65 - $100

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) HGN - LPQ

$145 - $338

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) CNX - LPQ

$91 - $308

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Laos is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1800 and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Laos is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿2900 - ฿11000 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Laos. However, there are services departing from Pai and arriving at Vientiane Naga Travel via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and Nong Khai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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The distance between Pai and Laos is 522 km. The road distance is 748.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Laos without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 20 h and costs ฿1744.

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It takes approximately 20 h to get from Pai to Laos, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Pai to Laos bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, arrive at Nong Khai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Laos is 748 km. It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to drive from Pai to Laos.

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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 20 h

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Laos?

You can take a bus from Pai to Vientiane via Chiang Mai, Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Nong Khai, and Nong Khai Bus Station in around 20 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
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Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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Bangkok Airways and Lao Airlines offer flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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