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There are 7 ways to get from Pai to Phuket by bus, plane, ferry, train or car

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Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Phuket  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT

฿2023 - ฿4358

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Mini Van, train, bus, Local Bus  •  30h 22m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
  4. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
  5. Take the Local Bus from Khao Lak to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿1422 - ฿4242

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Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  3. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

฿2373 - ฿4888

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Nakhon Si Thammarat, bus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) CNX - NST
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal

฿1612 - ฿4407

Mini Van, bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Phuket  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
  3. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Phuket (HKT) CEI - HKT

฿1450 - ฿4510

Mini Van, bus  •  28h 35m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779

฿1700 - ฿2400

Drive  •  23h 45m

  1. Drive from Pai to Phuket 1655.1 km

฿4300 - ฿6500

Pai → Phuket
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The social distance requirement in Phuket is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1700 - ฿2400 and takes 28h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿4400 and takes 8h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Phuket. However, there are services departing from Pai and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 via Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 35m.

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It is 1277 km from Pai to Phuket. It is approximately 1655.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Pai to Phuket without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 28h 35m and costs ฿1700 - ฿2400.

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It takes approximately 8h 52m to get from Pai to Phuket, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Pai to Phuket bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Phuket is 1655 km. It takes approximately 23h 45m to drive from Pai to Phuket.

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  • Distance: 1276.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 52m

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Phuket, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Pai to Phuket via Chiang Mai in around 28h 35m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4700
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿5000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿6500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿5500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿3500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿3600
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿3600
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿3800
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿4900
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿6000
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿6500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿5500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿5000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿4200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿4300
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿4600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿6000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿4800
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿7500
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿6500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Bus operators
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿389
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿300
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2100
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿200
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Local Bus
Bus from Khao Lak to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿77
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, Thai Lion Mentari and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport.

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