Bus, Minibus, and Van Options From Pai to Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son

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For returning from Mae Hong Son, see Bus Options From Mae Hong Son to Pai and Chiang Mai

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The bus terminal in Pai really is just a small dirt area, more or less in the center of the village with a small ticket office, an ATM on the corner and a toilet in the back.

Pai bus station for vans minivans minibuses and buses to Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son

Summary of Van/Bus/Minibus Options

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Note : While listed as 3 hour trip on a van, our van ride to Mae Hong Son took only 2.5 hours including a 10 minute toilet break.

Van Schedule (Pai to Chiang Mai)

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Minibus Schedule (Pai to Chiang Mai )

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Note: While we were waiting for our van ride to Mae Hong Son, the minibus to Chiang Mai left at 8:25, five minutes before their scheduled time.

Bus Schedule (Pai to Mae Malai to Chiang Mai )

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Van Schedule (Pai to Mae Hong Son)

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Note: The guy at the ticket office mumbled something along the lines of there not being a 9:30 or 10:30 van to Mae Hong Son but then said that there is one. Go figure...

Minibus Schedule (Pai to Mae Hong Son)

There are no minibus service between Pai and Mae Hong Son

Bus Schedule (Pai to Soppong to Mae Hong Son)

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