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There are 9 ways to get from Phuket to Pai by plane, bus, ferry, train, taxi or car

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Fly Phuket to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  8h 29m

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

$66 - $226

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Bus, Mini Van  •  27h 30m

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

$60 - $67

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Fly Phuket to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Mae Hong Son (HGN) HKT - HGN
  2. Take the Mini Van from Mae Hong Son to Pai

$94 - $394

Fly Phuket to Pai  •  6h

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Pai (PYY) HKT - PYY

$68 - $153

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Chiang Mai (CNX) KBV - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$83 - $239

Bus to Surat Thani, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) URT - CNX
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$64 - $255

Fly Phuket to Chiang Rai, bus, Mini Van  •  12h 2m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Rai (CEI) HKT - CEI
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$75 - $289

Bus, train, taxi  •  27h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
  4. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai

$103 - $194

Drive  •  23h 46m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Pai 1035 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿1900 - ฿2200 and takes 27h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Pai is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿5500 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phuket to Pai. However, there are services departing from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 and arriving at Pai via Chiang Mai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 30m.

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The distance between Phuket and Pai is 1275 km. The road distance is 1655.9 km.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Pai without a car is to bus and train and taxi which takes 27h 8m and costs ฿3300 - ฿6500.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Phuket to Pai, including transfers.

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Phuket to Pai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 station.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Pai is to fly which takes 6h and costs ฿2200 - ฿5500. Alternatively, you can bus and Mini Van, which costs ฿1900 - ฿2200 and takes 27h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Phuket to Pai bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, arrive at Pai station.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Pai.
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  • Distance: 797 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

What companies run services between Phuket, Thailand and Pai, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, RBS System and four other airlines fly from Phuket to Pai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phuket to Pai via Chiang Mai in around 27h 30m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
RBS System
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Pai via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Phuket to Pai via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Phuket to Pai via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Flights from Phuket to Pai via Macau, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Bus operators
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Pai is 1656 km. It takes approximately 23h 46m to drive from Phuket to Pai.

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Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Mentari and three other airlines offer flights from Phuket Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Pai. Prices start at $8 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 45m and costs ฿85 - ฿120.

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