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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399 / 12,326
5 171
4 140
3 45
2 18
1 25
99.7% of 12,326 travelers were presumably happy with Roong Reuang Coach 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)
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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.

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.
Aug 12, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
It was an alright trip arrived 1 hour earlier than expected
Aug 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Accept one moment the lady attendance gesture to me with sign telling not to talk. Very embarrassing when I was not speaking loud. Lol!
Jul 31, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Very good
Jul 31, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
Bus driver hit a concrete pole and shattered a window, spraying glass all over some of the passengers. He then checked the window from the outside of the bus, determined it was okay, and kept driving. Those passengers must have sat on glass that entire trip back.
Jul 30, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
This was a very enjoyable trip - bus left on time, arrived safely early and all good.
Jul 26, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The journey was pleasant and worth of price
Jul 22, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
the drive was quick. we reached in 2hrs on Sunday morning. But the Ac was too cold, wherein I got cold so quick.
Jul 13, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Basic & budget bus service, probably better suited to locals more than international travellers
Jul 6, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Det er super billigt og enkelt
Jul 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Its ok.
Jun 27, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
The ticket price is way pricey compared to book at the bus terminal counter. Overall is still OK.
Jun 22, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Bus left Pattaya on time and reached Ekkamai earlier than the scheduled time. Smooth journey!
Jun 19, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★☆☆☆
Toilet is dirty eventhough i use it only after get in before depart. The direct fee is cheaper than buying online! The location of bus stations is far from city. Staffs can not speak english
Jun 18, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Fast and smooth ride, no stop over as toilett is on-board. Things are arranged professionally and neat.
Jun 17, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
The most convenient way to purchase your bus tix Thailand. I definitely recommend it!
Jun 12, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Printed the ticket. But still got a boardingpass at the terminal. Arrived hour early at terminal, and was asked if i would like to take a bus sooner. So left an hout earlier. The seating numbers could have been better visable, they was on the backside of the seats, overhead like in plane would have been better. Seats were a little tight specially for the bigger/taller european men. Bus left nice on time, driving was good, Arrived well within the 3 hours that was mentioned on the booking. I would suggest booking extra seat so have a little moving space during the trip. Overall i was satisfied with it
Jun 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
bus was nice and good condition (like new) time respected nothing wrong to say.. maybe only A/C should be higher temp.. was very cold and many travelers used a blanket
Jun 1, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Board the earlier bus as there was still vacany seats upon arrival @ pattaya bus terminal.
May 17, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Staffs were friendly, and working efficiently
May 15, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
nice and easy... just need to print .. very near ekkamai bts.. recommended to get ticket online
May 13, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★☆
Everything went perfect...at the ticket counter they already had my ticket ready.
May 4, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Nice trip.. although the driver can not spaek English .. i enjoyed the trip. thank you
Apr 30, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★★★
Excellent on time
Apr 29, 2018
bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach
★★★☆☆
Old bus...
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

Roong Reuang Coach Stations

Ekkamai Pattaya Bus Station Morchit