By bus it takes 3 hours 15 minutes to travel from Mae Hong Son to Pai.
Bus Timetable from Mae Hong Son to Pai
Click on the ‘Mae Hong Son – Pai’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Mae Hong Son
Bus services to Pai depart from Mae Hong Son Bus Station, Chong Kham, Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son 58000.
Arrival in Pai
Bus services from Mae Hong Son stop at Pai Bus Station, Wiang Tai, Pai District, Mae Hong Son 58130.
Pai is a small town with a population of around 3,000 located in a valley on the main road about halfway between Pai and Mae Hong Son. Despite its small size, Pai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Thailand. Pai has a very busy small town centre area focused on catering to tourists with a range of guesthouses, restaurants and bars all within walking distance of each other. Over the past ten years Pai has become very popular with Asian tourists because it featured in the Chinese film Lost in Thailand and the Thai film Pai in Love. Places appearing in those films, such as Coffee in Love, are major stops for tour groups from both China and Thailand although they hold limited appeal for anyone who hasn’t seen these films.
The most popular activity for visitors to Pai is to rent a scooter and travel around the mostly quiet roads around Pai visiting attractions such as Pai Canyon, Yun Lai Viewpoint, Santichong Chinese Village, the hot springs, Ta-Pai Bridge, and Chedi Phra That Mae Yen, which is a newly built Buddha statue which you reach by climbing up over 300 steps with great views over Pai from the top. You can easily see all the attractions near Pai in a single day.