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
147 / 3,573
5 21
4 30
3 25
2 31
1 40
98.0% of 3,573 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.

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
May 9, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
1,5 hours delay, bad driver, had to buy our own boatticket while it was price inclusief...
Apr 27, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Terribly to say no to Mama travel. I paid for 3 pax and extra fee for my luggage. But in the end, they transfer me to another bus (a taxi drive me to the bus station- where is for domestic passengers, not for foreign travellers), they gave me just 2 tickets and my daughter had to seat on my legs. A terrible trip that I had pass in my life. All that big problem is belong to Mama travel and they have respondsibility but they did nothing. I swear I will never see them again in my life.
Apr 17, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Hoirrible vehicle, unsafe. Very late departure. Rude staff and driver. NEVER use this company.
Apr 16, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
When booking the tickets I was under the impression that the ferry to Koh Samet was included due to the fact that the reservation stated Bangkok to Nadan Pier mini bus and ferry. Was disappointed to be dropped off with no instruction from the driver and left to figure out that we needed to purchase an additional boat ticket.
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 extremely unsafe. Driver sexually harassed my girlfriend. Driver groped my girlfriend
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!
Mar 2, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Start from bkk 9.30 arrived in koh samet 6.30p.m.... standing for 4 hours in pattaya waiting for a second pick up, if you wont i have a photo of the number of pickup, paid 300,00 baht more for two cabin trolley
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
★☆☆☆☆
Was probably the worst journey we have done in six months, I’ve seen bad driving but nothing like this, speeding and heavy breaking the whole journey, I’m amazed we did not crash
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.
Jan 28, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
The van left at 13h and not 12h. In addition, the driver was a bit crazy, while having a full 12 persons in the van... A bit disappointed for the price won't lie.
Jan 23, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
I’m not even sure this is worth reviewing as they obviously have so little regard for customer service I can’t think it would make a difference It started ok, a little bit late but nothing serious, but about half way through the trip the driver slowed right down and was driving on the hard shoulder, for about twenty minutes, we thought maybe there was a problem with the van, i and other passengers asked what the problem was, he point blank refused answer... Then he stopped on the side of a very busy highway(when there was a gas station just by he could have safely stopped at) He wouldn’t answer any questions... he couldn’t speak English but even some sign language might have helped, then he started shouting at various passengers in Thai - me included and getting very aggressive... Eventually another minibus turned up and I was more or less pushed out of the first one, some money changed hands between drivers and I was left with the new van... turns out he REALLY didn’t want to take me to Samet as the other people were going to Pattaya, anyway the new random van which was over packed eventually dropped me at the port for Samet ... at the wrong pier
Jan 21, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★☆
Partis avec 30 minutes de retard mais arrivés à l'heure,et à bon port. Coincés à 11 dans le van et traités un peu comme du bétail, je préfère encore le bus public ou bien la voiture privée si on a le budget.
Jan 9, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Minivan turned up on time but the driver had absolutely shocking manners . He ranted loudly on his mobile phone for the whole journey from Bangkok . At one point , it became so bad that a female passenger who was siting behind him put her hand over his mouth for him to be quiet , but it made him shout even louder. I didn't realise I would be changing minivans and when the time came , he screamed at me to get off the bus . I never ever want to have that experience again . It was appalling .
Jan 7, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★☆☆
12go gave me a good service, they changed my date the day before my departure. The agency is very good. But we arrived more than 1 hour late at our destination, because we had to wait for local people to join, so the van is that full that all luggage is filling the floor between the seats. So every time a local passenger want to jump off somewhere, we used alot of time to move the luggage around so they could get out. I dont know why it's like that every time with the minivans. When you pay alot more than the locals, then we should sit comfortable, have space and get there in time.
Jan 6, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
PLEASE! Do yourself a favour and NEVER go with this company Mama Travel! The lady their was so rude and not nice, she yell at us at some point for no clear reason. They charge an extra seat for every suitcase, not a big one because they say that it will take seat from them, but what really happend is that all the bags was on only one seat! We waited on the van for more than 45 minutes, and the air con barely works. Do yourself a favor and give money to this people
Jan 4, 2018
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
I booked a but from Bangkok to Ayutthaya and it never picked up me. I lost my time and my money.
Dec 29, 2017
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★☆☆☆
the driver so crazy.. driven the car very fast and the destination not to walking street.. we were end the destination 1 km before walking street
Dec 28, 2017
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Please train your staff properly
Dec 21, 2017
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
I was running a little bit late and the bus turned back around to pick me up! Great service, thanks very much!
Dec 21, 2017
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★★★★★
all perfect, thank you
Dec 16, 2017
van Regional, Mama Travel and Tour
★☆☆☆☆
We arrived1,5 hours later than scheduled, because mama tours decided that we had to drop off a group of people first. In pattaya, far out of the way. Because of this missed the last ferry and had to pay 300 bath more for a speedboat. Also the people working at mama tours are rude and don't tell you anything....

Mama Travel and Tour Stations

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