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There are 6 ways to get from Pai to Phuket by taxi, plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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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Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Phuket  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Phuket (HKT) HGN - HKT

$141 - $454

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, bus  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$45 - $121

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Mini Van, bus to Chiang Mai, fly to Phuket  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Take the bus from ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market to ห้างทองโอ้วจินเฮง Ao Jin Heng Gold Shop
  3. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Krabi (KBV) HGN - KBV
  3. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

$150 - $267

Mini Van, bus  •  27 h 30 min

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

$57 - $67

Drive  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Phuket 1036.1 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2200 and takes 27 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to taxi and fly which costs ฿4600 - ฿15000 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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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 27 h 30 min.

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The distance between Pai and Phuket is 1275 km. The road distance is 1657.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Phuket without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 27 h 30 min and costs ฿1800 - ฿2200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Pai to Phuket, including transfers.

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Pai to Phuket 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 Phuket Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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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 1658 km. It takes approximately 23 h 46 min to drive from Pai to Phuket.

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  • Distance: 797 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Pai to Phuket via Chiang Mai in around 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Krabi via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Krabi via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Krabi via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Sankamphaeng Co-Operative.,Ltd
Phone
053-215343
Website
coopthai.com
Bus from ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market to ห้างทองโอ้วจินเฮง Ao Jin Heng Gold Shop
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com
Nakorn Chiangmai Dernrote Co-Operative .,Ltd
Phone
053-215343
Website
coopthai.com
Bus from ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market to ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดเทศบาลนครเชียงใหม่ Opposite Chiang Mai City Municipal Market
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
coopthai.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
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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Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Phuket Airport.

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