Roong Reuang Coach

Company Information

Roong Reuang Coach are a well established company who specialise in providing cheap and safe coach travel between Pattaya and Bangkok. These are two of the most popular tourist destinations in mainland Thailand, and as such it is a popular service used by many travellers. Many companies offer various options when it comes to bus travel along this route, but Roong Reuang are well known for their spacious and comfortable coaches, which are kept in good condition compared with many other buses.

Routes served by Roong Reuang Coach

The only route this particular bus company provides is the one between Pattaya and Bangkok, and there are numerous daily departures in both directions – approximately every 40 minutes to/from Ekkamai, every hour to/from Morchit and 6 departures a day to Sai Tai Mai.

The Roong Reuang Coachbuses depart from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit), Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) and Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai), so you can choose when booking which one you would like to travel from or arrive into. In Pattaya, buses depart and arrive into Pattaya Northern Bus Station in Pattaya Nuea. The cost of a one-way journey is around THB130 per person with the cheapest tickets to Ekkamai and more expensive – to Morchit and Sai Tai Mai.

The journey is around 150km, so it’s fairly straightforward although be prepared for unpredictable traffic conditions, particularly at busy hours or on holidays. Generally though, the journey will take about 2 hours (to Ekkamai) up to 3 hours (to Morchit), so it’s a fairly quick coach journey that is mainly on highways and well developed roads. Bear in mind that road safety standards in Thailand aren’t always the best so do be sure to wear your seat belt.

Note When travelling back from Ekkamai to Pattaya, Roong Reuang Coach almost always calls to Chonburi, Sri Racha or Laem Chabang en route if there are any passengers on board who need to get off in these locations. If you are unlucky to catch the bus where there are travellers heading to these locations, the trip may take up to 4 hours.

Pros

Generally, Roong Reuang coaches are considered to be one of the best budget friendly options when travelling from Bangkok to Pattaya or vice versa. They generally operate on time, and sometimes even depart early, whilst they take care to maintain their coaches to decent standards. Being able to choose between three different bus stations in Bangkok is also very useful when you may be staying far closer to one rather than the other.

The company is known for its reliability and for providing low prices compared to many other tour operators who tend to charge higher prices as they know that tourists aren’t always aware of what sort of prices are typical for this journey. You can also book online making it easy to organise your travel plans in advance.

Cons

Some things that can cause issues are the air conditioning. Some may find that this is too cold for their liking and would be advised to pack some extra layers just in case. Other times it is possible to find the air conditioning is running at higher temperatures than are strictly comfortable for those not used to the hot Thai weather. It’s worth being prepared for being too warm or cold just in case of any issues!

As with any coach travel it’s best not to rely on having the highest standard of on board bathrooms - it’s often best to try and avoid using on board toilets if possible as they may not be maintained as well as the rest of the Roong Reuang Coaches.

Keep in mind

Buses do run on schedule but if the bus is full, it can leave some 10-15 minutes prior to its schedule.

During holiday periods, especially New Year and Songkran, you can end up waiting for hours to get a ticket if you have not booked your seat at least 3 days in advance.

Travellers reviews

Customers are generally satisfied with the service they receive - most people are happy to have chosen a cheap, simple and safe transfer between the two cities and say that they would use the service again.

Roong Reaung Coach are preferred by many passengers because they have friendly helpful staff who will happily assist with heavy luggage and will even be flexible when it comes to changing and adjusting reservations. The staff is used to having foreigners on board so chances that they will have an English-speaking coach attendant are much higher compared to other bus companies.

Other customers praise the generous legroom, comfortable seats and the efficiency of the service.

Some reviews criticise the bathrooms, quality of the air conditioning units and the fact that sometimes coaches will run ahead of schedule, but generally Roong Reuang get positive reviews from their customers and are one of the most popular companies covering this route by bus.

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Roong Reuang Coach Company Reviews

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4 160
3 56
2 23
1 29
99.6% of 14,151 travelers were presumably happy with Roong Reuang Coach as they left good or no review

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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)
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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.

Dec 11, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Affordable and convenient way to get to Pattaya. It left on time and it got there on time. That was on a Saturday. They helped me to arrange my seat next to my partner as our tickets had separated numbers.
Dec 10, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
very good
Dec 10, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
The bus is to old. need to be upgrade.
Dec 7, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Good journey, comfortable bus, easy to book on the website and no need to print the ticket. Good value for money.
Dec 3, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Comfy air conditioned bus. Easy to use, efficient ticket and boarding service.
Dec 1, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
It was perfect everything was on time and well organized
Nov 27, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Much better service and price than the mini bus cross the road.
Nov 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
I love the way the attendant handled the trip. Before leaving Pattaya, she made sure everyone was wearing seatbelt. She also oriented us about the do's and don'ts of the trip. She was also very attentive to the needs of all passengers. She even called the attention of passengers who had loud voice while conversing with each other.
Nov 25, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Bus is nice. Very strict in terms of using the seatbelt. Efficient boarding procedures.
Nov 21, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
It was all very komfortable.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Was nice getting seats ,comfortable cheaper
Nov 8, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very convenient service
Nov 7, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Extreme unfriendly stuff! They can't speak english. You have to pay if your luggage is more heavy than 20 kg. The bus was on time, clean and had air condition. The driver stops the bus two times on the highway and left the bus for a few minutes, we don't know why. For the price of about 5€ it's a good possibilty to drive to Bangkok.
Nov 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Not luxury bus. Can boarding early if the bus not full. Convenient but if you have big luggage they will charge you.
Nov 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
We booked online as we afraid we can't get the seat but actually can buy straight at counter and its cheaper. We boarded 2 hours earlier than actual time 930am!!! We have no problem to go early. Overall the journey was fine, driver drive safety. You might need jacket as air con not adjustable or close.
Nov 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very convenient service
Nov 2, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Right on time :-)
Oct 30, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Not the most luxurious journey but the bus was clean and staff were helpful.
Oct 29, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Even though it was a huge bus station it was easy to get tickets and find the platform
Oct 28, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
A tiempo , muy comodo y limpio
Oct 28, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
In our ticet was writen one bag for free and in the final from 0 to 20kg was 20baht, from 21-30kg was 50baht etc. So we had to pay additional 50baht per bag. But still it is cheep traveing so not big problem. Bus is normal. Not bad, not luxury. Inside bus was toilet, seat belts and seat was positionable backrest so journey was more comfortable. Space for legs also good. With changing our comfirmation paper for real tickets at cashier counter no problem. Everything was smooth. Thank you 12go asia. Everything was working perfectly. Next time we use your web site again and we will recomand you to our friends. Good luck.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Bus quality is good, comfortable ride, took about 2hrs, good to see toilet in the bus but it is just a basic service. over all worth the money and recommend people to choose.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
We should leave at 13:30 and left at 13:00. For a little bit bigger luggage we should pay extra 20bath. Not possible close air condition ventilation. Ride perfect. No problem.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Please change the process for those who booked online tickets provide separate counter or make online ticket as primariy
Oct 9, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
Price more expensive than buy ticket directly at station. Bangkok to pattaya by roong reuang 149bath. If buy directly u pay only 108bath.
Oct 6, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Everything went very smoothly
Oct 6, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Old bus, but with Air Conditioner.
Oct 5, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Good bus condition, good drivet and pleasant journey
Oct 1, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Smooth ride overall but last 10 minutes driver honk for no reason and blasting the music...
Sep 21, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very good trip.
Sep 20, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Départ 9h du matin arrivée 11h05 bus climatisé siége réglable nikel pour le rapport qualité prix ????????
Sep 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Good
Sep 3, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
easy booking - price seemed great. unfortunately we couldnt cancel somewhere so nobody could have our 2 seats....
Aug 31, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Good service for penny :). Please follow the advice to be at least 30 mins earlier when bus is packed leaves station .
Aug 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
As expected. Received the service paid for.
Aug 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Fast, comfortable and very cheap.
Aug 25, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
Unfriendly and irresponsible counter staff.
Aug 21, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
We are tourists from Canada and we had a pleasant experience. Buses are with AC and comfy. Trustworthy !
Aug 19, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Cheap and easy. Took about 3 hours.
Aug 13, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Good price, on time and on schedule.

Roong Reuang Coach Stations

Ekkamai Pattaya Bus Station Morchit