There are 6 ways to get from Phuket to Pai by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Phuket to Mae Hong Son, taxi  •  7 h 32 min

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

$143 - $459

Cheapest option

Bus, Mini Van  •  27 h 1 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

4 alternative options

Fly Phuket to Chiang Mai, Mini Van  •  8 h 11 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  •  10 h 56 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

Bus, train, Mini Van  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
  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

$61 - $170

Drive  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Phuket to Pai 1035 miles

$140 - $220

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 1 min.

Airlines
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 55 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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $750
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 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
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
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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
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
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 - $30
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 Chiang Mai to Pai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
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
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$5
Super
$6
Supreme
$5 - $7
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Phuket and Pai is 1275 km. The road distance is 1656 km.

The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Pai is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿1500 - ฿2100 and takes 27 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Phuket to Pai is to fly and taxi which takes 7 h 32 min and costs ฿4600 - ฿15000.

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 1 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Phuket to Pai, including transfers.