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

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 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

$124 - $237

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, drive, bus  •  36 h 45 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. Drive from Aranyaprathet to Battambang Virak Buntham Express
  5. Take the bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$69 - $140

9 alternative options

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Hanoi  •  7 h 24 min

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

$96 - $192

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Ho Chi Minh City  •  7 h 47 min

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

$91 - $258

Mini Van, bus to Chiang Mai, fly to Hanoi  •  8 h 23 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 Hanoi (HAN) CNX - HAN

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Danang  •  9 h 24 min

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

$194 - $495

Mini Van, bus via Siem Reap  •  33 h 39 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 Mekong Express

$72 - $96

Mini Van, bus  •  34 h 4 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 Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City

$74 - $85

Mini Van, train, night bus, bus  •  38 h 56 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 58 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 distance between Pai and Vietnam is 1261 km. The road distance is 1589.6 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Vietnam without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 33 h 39 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Pai to Vietnam, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Vietnam is 1590 km. It takes approximately 23 h 27 min to drive from Pai to Vietnam.

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Thai AirAsia, Vietjet Air, Nok Air and two other airlines offer flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 788 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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 Mekong Express in around 33 h 39 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Don Muang, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $130
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
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
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 Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi via Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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 Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
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 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
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
Book at
12go.asia
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
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 10 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
5 times a day
Schedules at
coopthai.com
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
$10 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Khai Nam Transport
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
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
$27
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.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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