Chiang Mai to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai

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Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Pai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services Economy 3pax Any time฿ 3,244
Prem Pracha Minivan 07:30 - 11:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 08:30 - 12:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 11:30 - 15:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 13:30 - 17:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 14:30 - 18:50฿ 240
Prem Pracha Minivan 16:30 - 20:50฿ 240

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Pai

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Pai

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport3h
Earliest Departure6:30 AM
Latest Departure5:30 PM
Departures per day59
Distance140 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAya Service, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Jed Yord, Kim Transfers Thailand, Lanna Expert Driver, Prem Pracha, Smart En Plus

Chiang Mai to Pai Destination Reviews

NL
Decent. Not super comfortable or uncomfortable. The driver went pretty fast at some points which scared people in the bus bc we had heard of an accident that had happened just a few days before. Would recommend a private transfer if carsick.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 25, 2024
BF
Comfy enough. Left and arrived on time.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 15, 2024
DL
For as windy the road is the driver did a good job managing the curves.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Feb 1, 2024
LL
On time and efficiant. Good driver.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jan 27, 2024
SC
The train in ok, simple, average maintenance. I don't have high demands, so for me it was enough and I slept ok. The only thing is the operator's service, the communication was very bad, from on boarding impatient, picking on thinkgs, loud voice from 6am, always with angry face... I felt very inconvenient to ask, move or do something not to get their bad reaction, avoid even I looking... As I'm not a costumer, just a bother to him. That was very bad.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Jan 2, 2024
SP
We left slightly after the giving time (+10mn). Van was full with passengers and many bags. Got to sit at the back with all luggage on the left hand side which could feel a bit overwhelming. Driver was good though and for the first time in Thailand, A/C was not full on. We got there 50mn ahead of given time. Road with lots of curves (+700) so I took tablets to avoid being sick and it worked wonders. I highly recommend if you are subject to sickness as others in the van were feeling nauseous.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 29, 2023
AR
The bus left one out too late. My child Forgot a bag on his seat and it was not left at the desk for Lost and found.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 27, 2023
KK
The driver was good and quiet on time
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 14, 2023
LK
The bus was very small and uncomfortable. But that was not even the issue. We where scared to dead by the drivers drivingstyle. He took over busses and cars in a turn and drove way too hard.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 10, 2023
CL
Arrived 1h30’ before.
Bus Minivan, Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง), Dec 9, 2023
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Pai

Travelling between Chiang Mai and Pai is possible by Bus, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 337.45 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 6.66.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Pai?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 5 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Pai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Pai. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 4h 30m to reach Pai.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Pai?

Travelling between Chiang Mai and Pai can be as cheap as USD 6.66 if you opt for a Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง) bus and as expensive as USD 337.45 if you buy a Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Pai ?

  • 23 from Chiang Mai to Pai starting from 06:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 17:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
  • 5 from Chiang Mai to Pai starting from 09:30 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer until 14:30 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer
  • 31 from Chiang Mai to Pai starting from 00:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Chiang Mai to Pai.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Chiang Mai to Pai overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Chiang Mai and Pai

Prem Pracha (เปรมประชาขนส่ง)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Chiang Mai and Pai

BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด), Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel), Lanna Expert Driver (หจก.ลานนา เอ็กเปอร์ท ไดร์เวอร์), Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส)

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Chiang Mai and Pai, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Chiang Mai and Pai

Aya Service

What is the most popular transport to get from Chiang Mai to Pai?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 90% opted for a bus
  • 9% took a van
  • 1% Other