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

4.0
320 / 10,057
5 136
4 113
3 38
2 14
1 19
99.7% of 10,057 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.

Apr 17, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
The driver no need to shout in the bus, try to talk slowly.. but average driving and bus condition is good.
Apr 9, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Punctual. Whole tri was feel safely(smooth-not fast not slow). Book ticket online, but u have to print ticket at counter. After arrive bus driver will not have any announcements. Then we pay 80THB for motorcycle and take large luggage together. Overall stuff there is friendly.
Apr 8, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
Retard de 50 minutes au départ. A l'arrivée, personne pour obtenir un renseignement cohérent (à "l'information", on parle à peine l'anglais) : la gare routière de Mochit n'est pas du tout au même endroit que la station de métro du même nom. C'est un monde inconnu pour un occidental et il faut une bonne dose de chance pour se retrouver finalement, après des couloirs, des halls et un bus, à la station de métro prévue.
Apr 5, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Good condition of the bus and fast travel time. All was great!
Apr 5, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Very old bus. Torn seats.
Apr 2, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Great, safe and on schedule.
Apr 1, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Confortable
Mar 24, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Perfect
Mar 19, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Dangerous driver
Mar 13, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The terminal in pattata is so far from center of the city
Mar 12, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The buses remain the easiest and most economical way to get back and forth between Bangkok and Pattaya. The seats are comfortable enough . . . I do like it cold . . . and it's not that long a trip. The drivers I've had are competent and conscious of being responsible for other peoples' lives.
Mar 6, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very good service.
Feb 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Really good service. Recommend
Feb 19, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Simple & self-explanatory explanations. I'd definitely book through 12Go Asia again!
Feb 18, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The buses are badly maintained. Sometimes the air blows down your face from above and you can't close it. Seats are narrow. Had an XL person next to met and I was squashed against the window. But was ok overall.
Feb 18, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★☆☆☆☆
My bus was scheduled to leave at 1pm. Arrived to bus station at 12:30 pm and waited till 12:40 on line to pick up tickets. When I get to my scheduled bus at 12:40, they already filled the bus and made us wait for the 1:20 bus which didn't arrive till almost 1:40.
Feb 13, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Driver drove us safely to our destination.
Feb 9, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★☆☆☆☆
Rough ride. Bumpy. Toilet was not nice. Nearly fell off the seat from driver slamming on brakes!
Feb 9, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very nice service n cheap too
Feb 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
The staff at Mo Chit Terminal was quite confused with my booking and it took about 15-20 min before they gave me a bus ticket. Also the online ticket was a bit overpriced (149 THB) compared to the official price (108 THB) at the counter (where I had to go anyways). So only recommended if you are afraid that you wouldnt get a seat on the bus!
Feb 3, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Good experience, departed on time, arrived 1 hour earlier. Easy to find at bus station. A bit cold for my taste though (but Thai people love their AC), and the bus seems a bit old - but comfortable. I will use it again on my way back gladly.
Feb 1, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★☆☆☆☆
The price is 108 while u sold at 150
Jan 29, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Hi...the bus was easy to identify and board...Good climate control and reasonably good speed and reached destination before time with comfort....I like it...
Jan 28, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
The price expensive than couter selling price
Jan 27, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
best service best co operation but bus was 2 hrs late
Jan 27, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★☆☆☆☆
It was a farce ... the lady selling the tickets was very nice .... the other staff were absolutely awful ... the bus was over an hour late .... but no one knew as the LED display wasn't working ... there were 4 staff talking I tried to ask a question and I was told to WAIT! This young man never even looked at my ticket or bothered to listen to my question ... he was very ignorant ... I would think twice before using this service again ... there is no excuse for bad manners. This company really needs to dismiss the incompetent idiots working there and employ some workers who care about giving a service. I cannot emphasise enough how bad these staff were 3 ladies and one young man .... disgraceful attitude!
Jan 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★☆☆☆☆
Nothing wrong with driver or ticket agent. Problem was with 12goasia website that states 9:30 departure when it actually departed at 9:00 am. Luckily we arrived early, but not good business to give wrong info. Also site showed bus had washroom which it did not.
Jan 22, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very nice and helpful. Got me on my bus with out any issues. Comfortable bus as well. More leg room than most airliners.
Jan 22, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
overall very good, just the bus need upgrade to new bus .
Jan 22, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
overall is ok , driver driver very safety . just the bus a bit old . if change to new bus will nice
Jan 21, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
It’s OK. You can even change travel time, there on place. Don’t forget to change your printed ticket for “legalone/officiall”. You can do it in kassa.
Jan 19, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Great job driving
Jan 15, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
everything was ok. seats are not large but for short trip is completely normal
Jan 14, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Reached early and was able to leave early due to help from ticket counter. Little trouble on the ride but smooth ride.
Jan 14, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The Ticket counter personal know about my trip but made delay my ride by half hour, cause of rush day.
Jan 12, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
No complaints ...
Jan 6, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Pleasant trip!
Dec 26, 2017
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
This is my first time go by bus from Bangkok to Pattaya. It was good experience. Driver drive with safely with speedy around 60km/h. Interior of the bus was clean and the air-cond adjust was just nice. Overall is good.
Dec 23, 2017
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
AC so cold... For me is too cold. The seat is comfortable. The price is cheap 108 baht. But the traffic is bad, keep brake and brake... Maybe is not driver fault, mayb is traffic issue. Anyway, I rate 4 stars
Dec 20, 2017
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Extremely punctual and much faster than a private taxi. Highly recommended indeed

Roong Reuang Coach Stations

Ekkamai Pattaya Bus Station Pattaya Bus Station