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

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Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Phuket  •  10h 4m

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

฿4765 - ฿11251

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, bus  •  29h

  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 Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿965 - ฿3665

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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

฿2018 - ฿6958

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

฿3083 - ฿8288

Mini Van, bus  •  28h 10m

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

฿1800 - ฿2100

Drive  •  23h 49m

  1. Drive from Pai to Phuket 1657.8 km

฿4800 - ฿7000

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2100 and takes 28h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿7000 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 10m.

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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 28h 10m and costs ฿1800 - ฿2100.

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It takes approximately 10h 4m 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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There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Phuket Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 15m 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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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 10m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿7000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿8500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿8500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Utapao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿8500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿8500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿9500
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿3700 - ฿11000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿12000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿3700 - ฿11000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿11000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿11000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿9500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3100 - ฿13000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿12000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿18000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿11000
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 18m
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
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿1800
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿1700

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Phuket is 1658 km. It takes approximately 23h 49m to drive from Pai to Phuket.

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Thai AirAsia and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 4482+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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