The average price of a 7-day trip to Pai is $838 for a solo traveler, $1,505 for a couple, and $2,822 for a family of 4. Pai hotels range from $14 to $94 per night with an average of $24, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $280 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Mae Hong Son Airport (HGN) are between $418 and $1,018 per person for economy flights and $1,312 to $3,194 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $18 to $38 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Pai, TH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HGN and stay in a Pai hotel:

  • February 26th to May 20th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Pai is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Pai Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Pai for a week is $504-$1,296($72-$185 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $252 to $814 for economy

Lodging: $21 to $31 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $30 to $36 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Pai for a week is $1,214-$2,784($173-$398 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $76 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $504 to $1,628 for economy

Lodging: $21 to $31 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $30 to $36 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Pai for a week is $1,764-$4,692($252-$670 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $152 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,008 to $3,256 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $62 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $42 to $54 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Pai

How cheap can you make a vacation to Pai? The cheapest trip to Pai is about $54 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 37% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $12.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Pai for a week is $380-$1,286($54-$184 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $8 to $16 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $252 to $814 for economy

Lodging: $12 to $14 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Pai for a week is $688-$2,212($98-$316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $32 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $504 to $1,628 for economy

Lodging: $12 to $14 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Pai for a week is $1,376-$4,244($197-$606 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,008 to $3,256 for economy

Lodging: $24 to $28 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Pai cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Pai Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Pai.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Pai for a week is $1,230-$5,852($176-$836 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $68 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $592 to $2,352 for first class

Lodging: $69 to $94 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $504 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Pai for a week is $2,046-$8,680($292-$1,240 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $136 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,184 to $4,704 for first class

Lodging: $69 to $94 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $504 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Pai for a week is $4,092-$16,148($585-$2,307 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $272 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,368 to $9,408 for first class

Lodging: $138 to $188 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $448 to $806 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Pai Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Pai is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Pai due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Pai Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Pai hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Pai.

 

Flight Costs to Pai

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,018 average in late December to a low of $418 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $631. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Pai our data includes 4 originating airports, and 15 airlines. The area has much more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Pai from an airport like San Francisco International (SFO) in San Francisco, CA (the United States) for an average $1,155 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chiang Mai International (CNX) in Chiang Mai (Thailand) at an average of just $85.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Sunday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Sunday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Pai, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $600, so you can easily save about 144% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Pai can easily cost $120 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $8 per person. Private tours can cost $233 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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