Mama Travel and Tour

Company Information

Mama Travel & Tour runs a minivan service between Bangkok and Ayutthaya and Pattaya as well as offering tours from Bangkok. Tour options include half day tours around the capital as well as day excursions to Ayutthaya or Kanchanaburi to see sights such as the Death Railway and the bridge over the River Kwai.

Routes Served by Mama Travel & Tour

Bangkok–Ayutthaya

There are three departures from Bangkok to Ayutthaya each day, leaving the capital at 07.10, 10.30 and 16.00 and due to arrive two hours later at 09.10, 12.30 and 18.00 respectively. Tickets for this service are priced at THB270.

Bangkok–Pattaya

Mama Travel & Tour also provides services to Pattaya from Bangkok, with three buses each day departing the capital at 09.00, 12.00 and 15.00 (scheduled to arrive in Pattaya at 11.30, 14.30 and 17.30 respectively) with tickets also available for TH270.

Pros

Services depart from Khao San Road in the heart of Bangkok so it is very easy to reach the pick-up point to catch these buses. If you are staying in the capital’s backpacker district then you can just walk around the corner to the Mama Travel & Tour office.

Helpfully, these services terminate in the centre of Pattaya so you should be pretty close to your hotel and will not be required to pay extra for a tuk-tuk to take you from the drop-off point on the edge of town as is the case with some other travel operators across the country.

Mama Travel & Tour also offers tours which can be a convenient way for many travellers to visit some of the most popular tourist sites in the country. Many people will prefer to arrange all of their travel through the same company and Mama Travel & Tour can help with this, reducing hassle and planning time, as well as possibly saving you money!

Cons

Minivans are used on all routes operated by Mama Travel & Tour, which can become quite cramped if passengers have brought a considerable amount of luggage with them. Larger buses are usually more comfortable but this should not be too much of an issue as the journey should last less than three hours, even taking traffic into account.

As is the case with all transport providers operating in and out of Bangkok, the capital city’s traffic can be pretty hectic so it is worth factoring in some additional time in case of delays.

It would be helpful if these services continued throughout the day, for example, the final bus from Bangkok to Pattaya departs at 15.00. For those arriving into Bangkok, whether by air or land, this may be too early meaning that travellers wishing to visit Pattaya would have to spend a night in Bangkok first. If the services were extended for an additional couple of hours then it could be beneficial to many passengers.

Although these services are competitively priced, the tickets still cost more than travelling by train so those on a tight budget may prefer the slightly slower train ride.

Keep in mind

Mama Travel & Tour can arrange tickets and transport to attractions within Bangkok as well as in other cities such as Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Pattaya.

Travellers reviews

Mama Travel & Tour is regarded as a reliable operator to choose if you are looking to travel between Bangkok and Ayutthaya or Pattaya. Passengers also like the option of arranging tours and tickets through the operator as this can sometimes save money and certainly requires less planning.

If you are on a tight schedule then an organized tour to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok is a good option rather than heading to the popular city by yourself and staying overnight.

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Mama Travel and Tour Company Reviews

2.7
206 / 4,903
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98.0% of 4,903 travelers were presumably happy with Mama Travel and Tour as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Aug 21, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
The van was full and i was asked to sit not with my gf. The driver was also loud talking on the phone n rude. We were also asked to pay additional 100THB each for our small luggage. We were also asked to switchee van rudely by the driver half way thru the trip. Do not use this travel agency.
Aug 21, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Khao San Mama Travel felt like a complete scam to us. We booked a trip from Khao San to the island Ko Samet (which is a bus and a ferry trip). It started with the bus, we had to walk quite a bit from the Khao San office to the bus, then at the bus getting in was hectic. It was too small, baggage was flying around in the vehicle and everything was really unsafe and uncomfortable. When we arrived at the ferry pier (after taking a big detour to drop other passangers off) there was nobody there to give us the ferry tickets. The driver tried scamming us by sending us to another travel agency to book an expensive trip back. The other travel agency was a pure scam, telling us lie after lie about distances, taxis, not being able to buy a ferry ticket back on the island itself and more. When we pointed out those blatant lies they started shouting at us and were generally very rude and aggressive. We tried contacting Mama Travel on the phone, we called and they told us we would get a call back in 10 minutes, never got the call. We tried calling a couple of times after that but the phone didn't get picked up. The other travel agency was supposed to give us the ferry tickets, but didn't because we wouldn't buy a trip back. Mama Travel didn't help us a single bit here, we waited for hours on the pier, kept asking for tickets and contacting Mama Travel, and eventually bought the ferry tickets back (100 baht for round trip) In the end Mama Travel only fulfilled half of the trip, and even that half was really bad. My recommendation, don't trust this company, and if you're going to Ko Samet, only buy the ferry tickets at the official ticket stand at the pier.
Aug 19, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
We had to pay 300 baht extra for luggage. The van wasn’t even full!
Aug 16, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Really small van, driver drove very chaotic
Aug 14, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Had to pay an extra seat for my luggage. It's understandable but still annoying. We left with 40min of delay, and in the meantime, we were "locked up" in the van, with no ac or fan, and no notification of when we would go. The driver drove kind of carelessly... but it's usual, I won't blame that. I gave 3 stars 'cause we still arrived before the expected time.
Aug 13, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
Everything went well but the seats in the back of the minivan were really uncomfortable. Th y should have put the bags in the back instead of putting them in the first row with the "good" seats. Apart from that super punctual and we arrived 45min earlier than expected.
Aug 10, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
It was too long, we spent 2 hours for leave people to Pattaya. It was better create two differents transfert
Aug 10, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Absolutely no problems - no extra fees despite their being a number of bags. Speedy arrival in pattaya near walking street as advertised. Would use again.
Aug 8, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Trip was delayed by at least half an hour. No apology. Van wasn't air conditioned enough to be comfortable.
Aug 1, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Puntuales, eficientes, cómodo, limpio y organizados. Buen servicio.
Jul 29, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Van was really uncomfortable, driver unskilled. Hit the brakes all the time when there was no reason. Annoying way of driving. Had to pay 600 bath extra for backpacks.
Jul 29, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Nice staff, fast check in and departure, arrival before named time, comfortable seats and appropriate temperature, not very expensive
Jul 28, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Pros: - We arrived at our destination a little earlier than expected - Aircon was a blessing in the sweltering Thai heat Cons: - Extremely bumpy ride with little to no comfort given the seating design. Sleeping is difficult unless you're used to travel or absolutely exhausted when boarding - Upon arrival at Ban Phe pier, ready to board the ferry to Kao Samet, we were effectively abandoned by Mama Travel. Were it not for other staff on-site providing assistance, we would have been left stranded with no way of reaching the advertised Nadan Pier, and as it happens, we know that at least two other groups of passengers had to find alternative transport across the sea. We had to jump from boat to boat in order to board the correct ferry! - The ferry itself was not included, despite the initial The aforementioned staff member sold us tickets for a bus to Ekkamai at half the price and half the journey length. Assuming this alternative is legitimate, I see no reason to book with Mama Travel.
Jul 24, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
We wanted An hour before thé bus Came. Thé tour went Well.
Jul 21, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
The ride was verry well but de service at The loket self was not so good, she was not so friendly.
Jun 22, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
it was okay
Jun 18, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Cool
Jun 17, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Drop me at a wrong place not Pattaya walking street .
May 27, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
The bus left on time from Khao San Road, but we then drove around for half an hour only to arrive back to the same place to pick up more people. The AC was poor so it was very hot. I got dropped in Pattaya and had to wait for another bus to take me to Ban Phe Pier which was not explained at time of booking. The driver had his phone on the windscreen and it was playing music videos, which is obviously a dangerous distraction. The advertised arrival time at Nadan Pier on Koh Samet was 2pm, but I didn't get there until 3.30pm. You can get a cheaper, faster and direct option from Ekkamai so I would recommend that (I did that on the return journey).
May 14, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
As had been told in advance, the counter office at Khao San was closed at the programmed time, but the driver came in time as arranged. It was a safe and comfortable trip. We recommend this agency!
May 9, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
good
Apr 13, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Not adequately air conditioned, poor communication, had a stop half way through that didn't have toilets. Left late. Got to the destination at least.
Apr 8, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
1 hour delay overall
Apr 6, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Very hot inside the car
Apr 3, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Bus left 35 mins after the scheduled departure, even though the driver and most guest were already sitting in the van for 30 minutes. A in my opinion unnecessary stop just 25 mins before our arrival also extended the trip by some more time. The van was luckily not full so there was sufficient space for the guests and our luggage. Also the car was already a bit old and the seats had several cuts in the leather.
Mar 27, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Booked a bus but got a car where we had to share with another couple
Mar 25, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
All great. Trip started and arrived on time and driver very fun
Mar 24, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
I bought the ticket for the bus and ferry to Ko Samet. Bus arrived at twelve on time, but we had to wait 45 minutes before it actually left. As a result I missed my ferry by 10 mi it's and had to buy a ticket for a speed boat. The bus was crammed with people and bags and was extremely uncomfortable. I would not reccomend this company at all. I arrived two hours later than expected to Ko Samet and an expensive cost.
Mar 24, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
Punctuality could be better
Mar 19, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
The van was full but they still made us wait more than 30 minutes inside an insufficiently air conditioned vehicle without any apparent reason or any explanation. The driver was not around, so I walked back to the agency to ask why we were waiting. In the end we departed 45 minutes after the scheduled time and arrived 1 hour late in our destination after a bumpy and uncomfortable ride.
Mar 15, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Driver 30min late, drives too fast but arrived 30min in advanced regarding the initial estimated arrival time.
Mar 12, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
The trip was really good, I just miss one star cause the minivan was really small but it’s normal it’s a minivan so!
Mar 4, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Late start due to the fault of travellers arriving late. Personally, I feel that 15 minutes over the due time is long enough to wait for anyone, considering I arrived 30 minutes before time as per my instructions. Driver, van, travel time were all exactly as advertised. No problems. Good trip!
Feb 27, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
It was difficult to find.My taxi driver had no clue. Once I found it the trip went smoothly and the driver was excellent !
Feb 18, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Водитель какой-то торчок . Надеюсь вы доедите до пункта назначение безопасно, как и я
Feb 18, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
Arrived on schedule, we had to pay extra seat for luggage
Feb 14, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Journey was two hours longer than what is announced. Driver stopped three times at gas stations, and made us switch buses. We were crammed in tiny, old, noisy and dodgy vans, but that's the usual in Thailand. I found the trip tiring but I'm not sure you can find better to be honest
Feb 13, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Loved the driver
Feb 4, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
Was a little bit apprehensive when I booked this as it all seemed a bit shady but it was perfect! Got there before 9, we were directed to where the minibus would be. Only a short wait and we left before 9.30. Had a toilet break after about 2 hours. Driver was very friendly and helpful and directed us to a woman at the pier who sorted out tickets and pointed out the boat. Would recommend completely. Koh Samet is paradise!
Jan 30, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
Bus left in time but no clear instructions on what when going on prior to getting in the bus. No future instructions on washroom breaks, bus driver was rude, bus kept beeping almost all the way for 4hrs. Very annoying. Bus made in time to the pier. Again no clear instruction on what how to get on ferry. Driver was on the phone all the time, not good driving.

Mama Travel and Tour Stations

Khao San Mama Travel Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon Walking Street Pattaya Chao Phrom Market Kanchanaburi Bus Station Baan Phe Nadan Pier Hua Hin