There are 6 ways to get from Pai to Laos by bus, night bus, car, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

$52

Cheapest option

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 - $51

4 alternative options

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

$79 - $104

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Vientiane 467.7 miles

$65 - $100

Mini Van, fly to Udon Thani, train  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  3. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$97 - $240

Mini Van, fly to Luang Prabang  •  7 h 16 min

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

$94 - $311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Laos is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1700 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 ฿3100 - ฿11000 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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

Get driving directions

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

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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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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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
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 - $27
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
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
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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