Pannipa Pattaya Tour
Pannipa Pattaya Tour is a minivan service that operates on the Bangkok to Pattaya route. The operator’s schedule and cheap tickets make it a popular choice with travellers on all budgets.
Routes served by Pannipa Pattaya Tour
Pannipa Pattaya Tour offers just one route – connecting the capital city of Bangkok with the incredibly popular tourist destination of Pattaya.
There are six services throughout the day from Bangkok to Pattaya with tickets available for just THB190 for the three hour trip. There is the same number of departures each day headed in the opposite direction, from Pattaya back to the capital. These services leave between 06.00 and 19.00 in both directions so there should be a departure which suits you.
There is a good range of departure times on Pannipa Pattaya Tour services connecting Bangkok with Pattaya. The 06.00 service could be perfect for those who have a lunchtime flight from one of Bangkok’s airports, whether it is from Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang International Airport.
Similarly, if you need to arrive into Bangkok to catch a connecting bus or train then the generous timetable offered by Pannipa Pattaya Tour can be useful when planning your journey. If you have a trip booked from Pattaya then it can be helpful to arrive in the city by 09.00, so Pannipa Pattaya Tour could be an ideal choice for you.
The range of routes offered by Pannipa Pattaya Tour is clearly extremely limited, this can be a hassle if you are arranging further transport as you will have to look for another operator for this stage of the trip. It can also work out more expensive to use several providers. It would be helpful if Pannipa Pattaya Tour also offered services to destinations such as Ayutthaya or Kanchanaburi which would be popular routes from Bangkok.
The other main issue with travelling with Pannipa Pattaya Tour is the operator’s use of minivans which are often a lot more cramped and uncomfortable compared to the larger buses that are used on some routes. This is especially problematic if you are travelling with quite a lot of luggage as space is extremely limited inside the minivan and it may be the case that you will have to pay for an extra ticket for your bags as they will take up a seat that could be used by another paying passenger. Even if you do not have to pay any additional fees for your luggage, minivans are best avoided if you have several bags as it will guarantee an uncomfortable journey and you probably will not be too popular with your fellow passengers!
Keep in mind
If you have a flight to catch from one of the airports in Bangkok it is worth remembering that it will probably take at least an hour from the bus terminal so make sure you have allowed for enough time when planning your trip.
Passengers choose Pannipa Pattaya Tour largely on the range of departure times throughout the day and the low cost of tickets. However, the operator is obviously only an option for those looking to travel between Bangkok and Pattaya, if you are not making this trip then unfortunately Pannipa Pattaya Tour cannot help. The lack of choice on routes that the operator offers is clearly an issue and means that passengers will have to do more planning and potentially spend more money when researching their trip. Given the choice, most people would probably prefer to book all of their transport through the same provider as it is far less hassle and ensures you can spend time planning the more interesting aspects of your trip!