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There are 10 ways to get from Pai to Vietnam by bus, plane, taxi, train or car

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Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Danang  •  8h 3m

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

$75 - $157

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Mini Van, train, bus via Siem Reap  •  38h 44m

  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 Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
  5. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

$55 - $145

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Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Noi Bai International  •  8h 32m

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

$63 - $1,214

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) CNX - SGN

$67 - $219

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  19h 15m

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) HGN - SGN

$115 - $200

Mini Van, bus  •  36h 24m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$71 - $84

Mini Van, train, bus  •  37h 40m

  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 Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$67 - $118

Mini Van, bus via Bangkok  •  38h 57m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya to Ho Chi Minh

$86 - $100

Mini Van, bus, train  •  42h 42m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chachoengsao
  3. Take the train from Chachoengsao Junction to Ban Klong Luk Border
  4. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
  5. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City

$56 - $109

Drive  •  23h 16m

  1. Drive from Pai to Ho Chi Minh City 1585.8 km

$140 - $210

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Thailand

Last updated: January 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Vietnam is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿2100 - ฿2600 and takes 36h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Vietnam is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿4800 and takes 8h 3m.

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The distance between Pai and Vietnam is 1261 km. The road distance is 1585.8 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 36h 24m and costs ฿2100 - ฿2600.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Pai to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Danang Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Vietnam is 1586 km. It takes approximately 23h 16m to drive from Pai to Vietnam.

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Thai AirAsia and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Danang Airport.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1260.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Pai to Ho Chi Minh City via Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, and Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office in around 36h 24m.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Danang
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Danang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Tan Son Nhat via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang, Manila
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $55
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)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$14 - $20
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $55
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)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$14 - $21
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $40
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)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$20 - $27
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$10 - $14
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$29 - $40
Train from Chachoengsao Junction to Ban Klong Luk Border
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $40
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)
$2 - $7
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$20 - $27
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$9 - $14
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$28 - $40
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
royalrailway.easybook.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Phone
+855 70 877 727
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$18
Super
$20
Supreme
$28
Travel Mart
Phone
02 629 1300
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
travelmartbkk.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phnom Penh Sorya
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chachoengsao
Ave. Duration
14h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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