There are 11 ways to get from Pai to Vietnam by bus, plane, taxi, train, night bus 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

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Ho Chi Minh City  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) CNX - SGN

$93 - $260

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, bus  •  35 h 37 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Don Mueang
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
  4. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh

$64 - $116

9 alternative options

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Ho Chi Minh City  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) HGN - SGN

$123 - $236

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Hanoi  •  9 h 23 min

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

$95 - $375

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Danang  •  9 h 59 min

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

$196 - $497

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Vinh  •  11 h 57 min

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

$113 - $330

Mini Van, bus  •  33 h 44 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
  4. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh

$65 - $89

Mini Van, train, bus via Aranyaprathet  •  38 h 34 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  4. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap
  5. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh

$69 - $133

Mini Van, train, night bus, bus  •  38 h 51 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the night bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$74 - $113

Bus  •  40 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

$76 - $79

Drive  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Ho Chi Minh City 993.5 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Vietnam is to bus which costs ฿2500 - ฿2650 and takes 40 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Vietnam is to taxi and fly which costs ฿4000 - ฿8000 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between Pai and Vietnam is 1261 km. The road distance is 1589.6 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Pai to Vietnam, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Pai to Ho Chi Minh City via Chiang Mai, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Mekong Express, and Ho Chi Minh in around 33 h 44 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Suvarnabhumi, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vinh via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
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
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Night bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Giant Ibis
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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