There are 8 ways to get from Phuket to Pai by 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.

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Fly Phuket to Mae Hong Son, Mini Van  •  9 h 10 min

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

$94 - $395

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Bus, train, Mini Van  •  30 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai 612

$48 - $126

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Fly Phuket to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  8 h 40 min

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

$67 - $228

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  11 h 25 min

  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

$85 - $241

Fly Phuket to Lampang, bus, Mini Van  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Lampang (LPT) HKT - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Pai

$66 - $179

Fly Phuket to Chiang Rai, bus, Mini Van  •  11 h 50 min

  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

$76 - $293

Bus, Mini Van  •  27 h 30 min

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

$49 - $64

Drive  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Phuket to Pai 1035 miles

$140 - $220

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Pai is to fly and Mini Van which costs ฿2100 - ฿7500 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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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 27 h 30 min.

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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 Mini Van which takes 27 h 30 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿2100.

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It takes approximately 9 h 10 min 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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There is no direct flight from Phuket Airport to Mae Hong Son Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Phuket to Pai bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, arrive at Pai station.

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

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  • Distance: 797 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Phuket to Pai via Chiang Mai in around 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
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 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Ferry operators

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