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.

Recommended option

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Phuket  •  10 h 11 min

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

$140 - $453

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, bus  •  29 h 3 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

$46 - $120

4 alternative options

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Phuket  •  9 h

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

$65 - $227

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  11 h 55 min

  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

$84 - $240

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

$47 - $62

Drive  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Phuket 1036.1 miles

$140 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿1500 - ฿2100 and takes 27 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Phuket is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿2100 - ฿7500 and takes 9 h.

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

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It takes approximately 10 h 11 min to get from Pai to Phuket, including transfers.

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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 nearest airport to Phuket is Phuket (HKT) Airport which is 26.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Krabi (KBV) (68.2 km), Langkawi (LGK) (226.5 km), Hat Yai (HDY) (244.3 km) and Koh Samui (USM) (260 km).

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Map of how to get from Pai to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 797 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 11 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
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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 Utapao
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Phuket via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
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
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $45
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 - $45
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
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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