How to get from the airport and Bangkok to Pattaya - by bus, taxi, car

Quite often people travel from Bangkok to Pattaya and this is one of the most frequently asked questions - how to get to Pattaya. There are many ways, from budget buses to taxis, probably because the distance from Bangkok to Pattaya is short (about 150 km). I'll tell you about everything in order. Also, you may be interested how to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang or transfer from Pattaya to Chang. I don't seem to be campaigning for Chang, but it seems to me that there is a much better beach holiday than in Pattaya..

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Bangkok Airport to Pattaya

From Suvarnabhumi International Airport (where you will arrive from Russia), you can get to Pattaya in three ways: by bus, taxi or by rented car.

Yes, another such moment - you can get to Pattaya both from Bangkok itself and from Suvarnabhumi Airport. The second option is more common with him and let's start.

Bus Bangkok-Pattaya

This bus company Belltravelservice makes 6 trips a day (08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00). Tickets can be booked, cost 250 baht, travel time - 2 hours. This price includes delivery to the hotel - upon arrival in Pattaya, you will be transferred to a minibus. The ticket counter is located on the 1st floor (1st floor) between gates 7 and 8, it is impossible to walk by. That is, you need to go down after arrival just one floor down..

The Airportpattayabus bus counter is located in the same place. The final stop is Jomtien, the bus passes through the whole of Pattaya. Runs from 7 am to 10 pm, every hour. Ticket price is 122 baht, travel time is 2 hours. And if you buy a ticket to the hotel, then 250 baht.

Buses also run from the airport bus terminal, which is 10 minutes from the airport itself, there is a free shuttle bus..

It sells tickets to Pattaya and Hua Hin

It sells tickets to Pattaya and Hua Hin

Ordering a taxi via the Internet

Anyone who wants a minimum of body movements can order a transfer to Kiwitaxi via the Internet in advance. You will be met in the arrivals hall, picked up your luggage, put you in the car and taken to the right place. The method is good because there are no problems at all, but it costs AS MUCH as a regular taxi, about 1500 baht.

I have already traveled on a transfer from this company and was completely satisfied with it. We were met with a sign, put in the car and taken to the hotel. Here my review about Kiwitaxi.

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Regular taxi Bangkok-Pattaya

A taxi to Pattaya from the airport will cost from 1500 baht and more, depending on where you take it. Yes, there are cases when they managed to leave cheaper, but you need to have a certain skill and be able to bargain. If you order at the counters on the second floor of the airport (arrivals area), then the price will be about 2500-3000 baht. Alternatively, go up to the 4th floor (arrival hall), go outside and catch the taxi driver who has just dropped off the passengers. The price should be the lowest.

Do not forget that you need to clearly negotiate the price in advance. Alternatively, go on the meter, but this is more relevant for short trips, I have no idea how much the meter will count, I did not check. And look, so that the taxi driver understands you, Pattaya is not close, otherwise he will think that it is somewhere in Bangkok. In case of problems, mention the touristic police, take a photo of the driver and the taxi number.

Car rental

I understand that Pattaya is only 3 hours away, but nevertheless I will tell you about this option. It can be useful for active travelers who are going to travel around the neighborhood or Pattaya is their intermediate destination. IMHO, driving around Tay by car is a pleasure: good roads, everywhere gas stations with cafes and 7/11, you can go with a company. All the nuances rent a car in Tae, I have already detailed.

The car must be taken through verified Economybookings, this is a broker. The price will be lower than directly. He will display on his website offers from all the major distributors in the country. I always take through them and get almost 2x discount from Hertz. Well, I also like Hertz, because if you take a car from them for a period of 5 days or more, you can return it elsewhere for free (other companies charge a commission for this). And just on this site it is convenient to compare what will be cheaper, pay this commission, or not pay, since the price per day for all companies is different.

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From Bangkok City to Pattaya

If you get to Pattaya not from Suvarnabhumi Airport, but from Bangkok itself, then the easiest way to get there is by buses (or minivans) from two bus stations. By the way, if you are staying in the center of Bangkok, in the area of ​​Kao San Raod street, then most likely it will be possible directly from the guesthouse to go to Pattaya or with some travel agency that is located on this street, or in the vicinity, the cost of a trip in the area 200 baht. You can also order a taxi to Pattaya at the hotel, the cost is from 3000 baht.

How to buy a ticket online

Not everyone knows, but there is a site where you can buy bus / train tickets online. It is now the only service offering such an opportunity. It covers many destinations in Thailand, of course there is Pattaya. Tickets for minibuses / buses from different stations, taxis / transfers, etc..

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Payment by credit card or PayPal, electronic ticket, very convenient. I hope that they will continue to add different routes and expand the functionality..

Ekkamai Bus Station

Buses run to Pattaya from Ekkamai East Bus Station. It can be reached by BTS to Ekkamai Station (BTS Skytrain). There you are Bangkok metro map and on the same link a post about the metro, bus stations and so on. Ekkamai bus station is right next to the metro.

Buses run from 5 am to 10 pm every half hour. Cost about 100 baht, travel time 2 hours, air-conditioned buses. The bus arrives at North Pattaya Street. It makes sense to make sure that this is an express, not a local bus, otherwise you will go longer, about 4 hours, and you will get off on the outskirts of Pattaya, on Sukhumvit Road.

Ekkamai Bus Station

Ekkamai Bus Station
Eastern bus station. From here, buses travel mainly to the east of Thailand. Located right next to BTS Ekkamai metro station of the same name.
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Eastern bus station. From here, buses travel mainly to the east of Thailand. Located right next to the BTS Ekkamai metro station of the same name. More details.

Moh Chit Bus Station

You can also go to Pattaya from the Moh Chit Bus Terminal (Mo Chit), which is located 1.5 km from Chatuchak Park (MRT metro) and Mo Chit (BTS Skytrain) stations. From these metro stations (they are nearby), you can either walk about 15-20 minutes on foot (as on the map), or take a bus 130 or a tuk-tuk. This bus station is closest to Don Muang airport, so from this airport you can go here.

Buses run from 5 am to 7 pm every half hour, hour. Cost about 100 baht, travel time 2 hours, air-conditioned buses. The bus arrives at North Pattaya street.

Bus station in the southeast of the city

Buses run from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm every half hour. Price 108 baht.

Good schedule and cost, but the location is not very convenient, you get tired of getting there only if you live somewhere nearby, or don't mind taking a taxi.

Buses to Pattaya

Buses to Pattaya
Buses run to Pattaya from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm every half hour. Price 108 baht

Buses run to Pattaya from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm every half hour. Price 108 baht

Victory Monument

Since October 2016, minivans no longer run from here to other cities in Thailand. The military junta fought the traffic congestion in the square caused by the 4,000 minibuses that created what was essentially an illegal bus station in the middle of the city. Minivans have been distributed among the three main bass terminals in Bangkok and free shuttles are now available from Victory Monument to these three bus stations. If you are closer to the monument than to the train stations - come here. Shuttles run from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm every 20 minutes.

Trains Bangkok - Pattaya

You can also get to Pattaya by train from the Hua Lamphong railway station (Hua Lamphong), which is located right next to the Hua Lamphong underground metro station of the same name (MRT). However, trains do not run as often as buses and you will have to arrive at a strictly defined time, IMHO, an inconvenient option.

Departure time 6.55, and arrival at 10.30. Train without air conditioning, 3rd class, runs on weekdays. Tickets cost about 80 baht. In Pattaya, the train station is located next to Siam Country Club on the north of Sukhumvit Road.

Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Hua Lamphong Railway Station
Train station in the heart of Bangkok

Train station in the heart of Bangkok

P.S. If you are interested in housing in Pattaya, then for a short period, it is best to look for housing through RoomGuru, reading reviews, booking in advance. The service is convenient in that it allows you to find out discounts in all existing booking systems, and in particular on Agoda, which not everyone knows about, and on it the same hotels are often cheaper than on Booking.