Bangkok to Pattaya @ bus, van Mar 5, 2017

23 trips (THB 127 — 9,900)

From Khao San Mama Travel to Pattaya by van

Mama Travel and Tour
09:00
Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
11:30
Walking Street Pattaya
2h 30m
aircon
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available
Mama Travel and Tour
12:00
Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
14:30
Walking Street Pattaya
2h 30m
aircon
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available
Mama Travel and Tour
15:00
Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
17:30
Walking Street Pattaya
2h 30m
aircon
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available

From Morchit to Pattaya by bus

Roong Reuang Coach
09:00
Morchit, Bangkok
12:00
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 131
× 2 = ฿ 262
10 seats available
Roong Reuang Coach
13:00
Morchit, Bangkok
16:00
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 131
× 2 = ฿ 262
10 seats available
Roong Reuang Coach
18:30
Morchit, Bangkok
21:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 131
× 2 = ฿ 262
10 seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Pattaya by taxi

Glassflower
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Laem Chabang, any Ship terminal, Chonburi
2h
aircon steward
฿ 2,300
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Laem Chabang, any Ship terminal, Chonburi
2h
aircon steward
฿ 2,530
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Laem Chabang, any Ship terminal, Chonburi
2h
aircon steward
฿ 2,185
  vehicle, all incl
Ground Business
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 3,300
 
Ground Business
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 3,400
  vehicle, all incl
Ground Business
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 2,300
  vehicle, all incl
Bell Transport
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 9,900
  vehicle, all incl
Bell Transport
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 8,800
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 2,185
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya, Chonburi
3h
aircon steward
฿ 2,530
  vehicle, all incl
Glassflower
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Pattaya (any hotel)
2h
aircon steward
฿ 2,300
  vehicle, all incl

From Bell Travel Office to Pattaya by bus

Bell Travel
09:30
Bell Travel Office, Bangkok
12:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 387
× 2 = ฿ 774
10 seats available
Bell Travel
13:30
Bell Travel Office, Bangkok
16:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 387
× 2 = ฿ 774
10 seats available
Bell Travel
17:30
Bell Travel Office, Bangkok
20:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 387
× 2 = ฿ 774
10 seats available

From Ekkamai to Pattaya by bus

Roong Reuang Coach
09:30
Ekkamai, Bangkok
12:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 127
× 2 = ฿ 254
Only 3 seats left!
Roong Reuang Coach
13:30
Ekkamai, Bangkok
16:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 127
× 2 = ฿ 254
Only 7 seats left!
Roong Reuang Coach
17:30
Ekkamai, Bangkok
20:30
Pattaya Bus Station
3h
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 127
× 2 = ฿ 254
10 seats available

How to get to Pattaya from Bangkok

What about

Pattaya is notorious for its red lights districts, lady bars and obtrusive ladyboys hunting for easy victims under the stately coconut trees along Beach Road. For years Pattaya has been rightfully dubbed the City of Sin: poor Isan beauties have been waiting for their Western ATMs there, and Western ATMs – aka sexy men – have been looking for their true love burdened with her extensive family and a lonely buffalo grazing in the middle of endless fields of Northeastern Thailand.

Though sex tourism is still flourishing in Pattaya, the city has got a major facelift over the last few years and is now attracting a fair share of international package tourists, families and bangkokians who flood the city on weekends and during Thai public holidays.

Though Pattaya cannot boast rare or unique sights, the festive mood of the city never fails to conquer the hearts of its visitors. Restaurants of authentic cuisine from all over the world at astonishingly affordable prices and street food cheapies; first class international hotel chains and simple guesthouse rooms; elegant high-rises and traditional shophouses; modern shopping malls and entertainment centres and colourful night markets are all there. There is a choice of nearby islands which literarily transport you to that perfect island paradise and a growing number of family-oriented attractions secure Pattaya;s status of one of Thailand’s most popular vacation destinations.

How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya

One of the best motorways in the whole country, motorway 7, links Bangkok to Chonburi and Pattaya, so getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by bus, by taxi or by private car is usually smooth as silk.

From Bangkok to Pattaya by bus

There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok: the southern Sai Tai Mai, the northern Morchit and the eastern Ekkamai, the two latter being the most convenient option for getting from Bangkok to Pattaya due to their location. Buses to Pattaya leave throughout the day and seats sell out quickly as the route enjoys great popularity both with locals and foreign travellers.

Ekkamai bus terminal is the most logical starting point if you are heading to the Eastern Seaboard. It is conveniently located by the eponymous BTS station. Buses from Ekkamai may bring you to Pattaya in mere two hours, but to be more realistic, consider three hours as a norm as they often detour from motorway to let passengers get off in Chonburi, Sri Racha or Laem Chabang. Pattaya Bus operates three buses from Ekkamai – in the morning (9.30am), in the afternoon (1.30pm) and in the evening (5.30pm), all at THB127.

Morchit, located in the north of the capital, is a convenient choice if you stay anywhere in the area or arrive to the bus terminal by a shuttle bus from Don Mueang airport. Note that regardless the fact that there is a BTS station of the same name, you will need to take a bus or a taxi for a short ride to the bus terminal from BTS Morchit. Buses from Morchit take about three hours to reach Pattaya and also cost THB127 with Pattaya Bus company. There are three buses a day at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

In Pattaya, buses arrive to the Northern bus station located in North Pattaya Road, 200m from Sukhumvit intersection. To get to the city from there you have a choice of songthaews (THB40 per person), motorbike taxis or normal taxis – always negotiate the cost of your ride in advance.

From Bangkok to Pattaya by train

Technically, it is also possible. There is a morning train #283 which leaves Bangkok at 6.55am and arrives to Pattaya at 10.34am. It makes plenty of stops on the way and in general not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prepare to spend about four hours in a third class fan seats only carriage and do not expect breath-taking views. But true, you will have a lot of opportunities for exciting people watching. Out of all Pattaya train stations the most picturesque one is probably Huay Yai train station. And yes, tickets are dirt-cheap.

From Bangkok to Pattaya by taxi

If you travel with a lot of luggage or with a large family or a group of friends, consider taking a taxi which will bring you from Bangkok to Pattaya door-to-door. PGS company offers smart solutions both for an individual and a group transfer. Choose their Toyota Camry for 3 pax at THB2,200 or opt for a roomier Toyota Commuter which accommodates up to 9 passengers and costs THB2,530 – which makes it a great option. The rates are all-inclusive – no extra tolls, no additional fee for pickup and drop-off in specific locations, and the trip should last no more than three hours – normally less, depending on your starting point in Bangkok.

Just arrived to Suvarnabhumi? Go to Pattaya from the airport!

If you enter Thailand through its main airport, Suvarnabhumi, with Pattaya being your next destination, use bus and taxi services to get from Suvarnabhumi directly to Pattaya without calling to Bangkok’s bus terminals. Bell Travel operates buses from the lower level of the airport near gate 8.

Buses depart every two hours from 8am till 6pm. Their VIP24s are comfortable enough – and much roomier than an economy seat with any of the air carriers. The whole trip lasts about two hours. In Pattaya, passengers are brought to Pattaya Northern bus station in Pattaya North Road.

Note: Tickets for the Suvarnabhumi-Pattaya bus can be bought on the spot, but note that the route is extremely popular, so in the overwhelming majority of cases you will not be able to get the tickets for the next bus and will have to wait till the next but one departure. If booked in advance, tickets cost THB272.

Tip: Right next to the gate 8 on the lower level of Suvarnabhumi, from where buses to Pattaya depart, there is a cheap Thai-style canteen, Magic Point, where you can refill your stomach with mouthwatering Thai favourites, including rice with chicken (khao man gai), rice with pork leg (khao kha moo), tom yam and the like at very moderate prices (starting from THB40 per dish).

Charters of PGS bring you to Pattaya from Suvarnabhumi door-to-door even with more comfort. You can choose between Toyota Camry for three passengers (THB1,980) and Toyota Commuter accommodating 9 people (THB2,200). The latter is a great option from the point of view of a price-quality ratio. Rates are all-inclusive, meaning no extra tolls, luggage or drop-off charges.

Getting around

Songthaews are your prime choice for getting around Pattaya. They are cheap – one trip costs from THB10 to THB40, depending on the distance you go – and several routes cover the whole city. The most useful routes of blue songthaews are from the junction of South Pattaya Road and Second Road to Jomtien; from Jomtien to the Dolphins roundabout in the north; and a Second Road-North Pattaya-Pattaya Beach Road loop. White songthaews run along Sukhumvit Road and bring you as far as Sattahip. Songthaews also work as hired taxis – you have to agree on the cost of the ride before you go.

Motorbike taxis are ubiquitous and affordable. With city traffic getting worse and worse these days, motorbike taxis offer a great solution.

Renting a car or a motorbike is also an option. Rental shops are located throughout the city. Scooters cost from THB200 per day (from THB2000 per month) and small cars like Honda City go at THB1000. Scams when you are forced to pay for ‘damage’ after you return the vehicle are not common, but note that police often stops both cars and motorbikes to check drivers’ licences. Belts and helmets are a must, too.

More bicycles are seen on Pattaya roads these days, but with quite chaotic traffic it is neither safe nor pleasant to pedal between speeding cars, tourist buses and bikes.

Where to stay

It is always a matter of taste, but if you are after a happening nightlife with a seedy flavour, look for centrally located hotels and guesthouses around Soi Buakhao and between Beach Road and Second Road. The North and Nakluea house respectable five-start chain hotels. Jomtien is a realm of relatively cheap guesthouses and mid-range hotels and the Jomtien beach, though mediocre, is still ok for swimming and sunbathing. Pratamnak is a bit off the public transport routes, but the area is very green and tranquil, and there are several nice beaches there, including Cozy Beach. Ambassador City Hotel area is far from the entertainments of the city and can be considered only if a lazy beach vacation is your thing.

Activities

Thought there are decent beaches in Pattaya and the vicinity, it is definitely not the prime beach destination. Yet visiting Pattaya is a very diverse and exciting experience. Here is our TOP-5 things to do in Pattaya to ensure you have a great time in the city.

  1. Visit world-famous Walking Street: go-go dancers, roaring music and visitors from every corner of the globe any day of the week.
  2. Go up View Point Hill to catch a postcard perfect view of the city while taking a cup of coffee in a no-frills but relaxed and friendly cafe.
  3. Spend a day in Khao Khew Open Zoo admiring elephants, giraffes and rhinos – both children and adults will enjoy it.
  4. Take a THB30 ferry boat to Koh Larn, find a secluded bay and savour your own island paradise.
  5. Feast on seafood in a restaurant in Bang Saray while watching the fishermen boats sailing to the night or delivering their daily catch.

Passenger reviews out of total 2,140 passengers traveled with us on this route

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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Thanks for an efficient trip
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Réal value for thé price
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Good trip
★★★★☆ Feb 4, 2017 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
On time, easy and safe payment system, online verification was immediate so there was no doubt that my payment was successful and that my ticket was delivered, clean vehicles and safe drivers, crew was not rough with bags! Whats not to like?
★★★★★ Jan 30, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
GOOD SERVICE LIKE IT...
★★★★★ Jan 29, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★☆ Jan 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
It is great when pick up at hotel when you have some big luggags. Reasonable good experience. Except, the bus lady can to me during the trip and said talking is PROHIBITED, I remember very clear the talked with my friend at quite low voice. I don't think we talk loud and bother other passengers. How can she said "talking is PROHIBITED".
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
Ok but not exceptional
★★★★★ Jan 27, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★☆ Jan 23, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★☆ Jan 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
Starting time in E-Mail and pdf are different, we almost missed the bus!!! Please improve and send clear informations in E-Mail that there is a different pick up time !!!!
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2017 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
It was sharp on time to pick us from hotel in Bangkok. Trip started well ahead on time as all booked were brought to bus station early. We could reach early to hotel in Pattaya and hence could get more time in Pattaya. Overall very happy and thankful to excellent organising.
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (charter Comfort, PGS) :
Good service even though drove the car quite fast. Also took me to the wrong address
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (bus VIP, Bell Travel)
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
Fantastic, polite, efficient. Will certainly use again when possible
★★★☆☆ Dec 12, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2016 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
Excellent service. Picked up by bell travel from my bangkok hotel by minibus and taken to coach park to get on bus, swiftly arrived in pattaya and transferred again to hotel by minibus very efficient all for 400 baht private taxi would have cost me 1800 baht so massive savings and everything ran smoothly.
★★★★★ Dec 7, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
good trip.
★★★★☆ Nov 26, 2016 (bus VIP, Bell Travel)
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
For the money I paid, it was OK trip. Nothing special nothing bad. It was easy to find ticket counter and bus departure gate. When I reached at counter, ticket was ready. My reservation was for 1 pm bus but as I reached early at 8 am, they were happy to change it to 9 am bus. Overall good experience.
★★★★☆ Nov 22, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Was good, very cheap, punctual and comfortable. The ticket counter lady was friendly.
★★★★☆ Nov 15, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2016 (bus VIP, Bell Travel) :
Driver on time and congratulations for the organization ! I will use again for next time Best regards
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Bus is good but terminal is not too good. Toilet in terminal is smelly
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Comfortable bus !
★★★★☆ Aug 3, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Really appreciate the ticket issuing staff members from both bus stations in Bangkok and Pattaya for their flexibility in putting us on the next available bus once we have arrived to the station.
★★★★☆ Aug 1, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
clean bus
★★★★☆ Jul 18, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
I arrived a bit early, and was offered an earlier departure, since space was available. So, I didn't lose anything by booking on-line, and would have been ahead of the queue had space not been available.
★★★★☆ Jul 7, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Vi hade både behaglig och safe resa. Känner oss nöjda.
★★★★★ Jun 30, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
departures on time and arrived 15mins earlier. Excellent service
★★★☆☆ May 20, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)
★★★★★ Apr 30, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bell Travel) :
5 stars and big " + ".
12Go response:

Thank you for your kind review and rating, truly appreciated! We are happy that you are satisfied with the service. Thank you for using 12go.asia and we hope to serve you once again for your next trip!

★★★★★ Apr 7, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bell Travel) :
easy, fast & comfortable trip, timing is not very sharp but it's safe. Thank you.
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Quick and easy :)
★★★★☆ Apr 6, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bell Travel) :
We arrived at the Bangkok Centre Hotel having travelled overnight from Chiang Mai by train. You can access the hotel via the underground station underpass so no need for a rip off tuktuk. The Bell staff picked us up as planned but be warned your luggage allowance is for one large case only (despite the small print saying you can have two hence hence the 4 star rating) If you're travelling from abroad with a carry-on case as well as a rucksack you will pay an extra 20baht per case. However in the grand scheme, this isn't too bad as you will be dropped off at your hotel direct after a transfer to a minibus at the the main bus station. I would recommend booking Bell Travel via 12Go of you're trying to save pennies by travelling independently and pulling your itinerary together yourself, like we did.
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bell Travel) :
Our Bell Travel event was a smooth one. However, the Bus left Bangkok at 0930, our pick up was at the Bangkok. Centre Hotel. Our Bell Transportation guide arrived at 0830 to fetch us to the main Bell terminal. We had not planned for the earlier pick up because our emails all stated ..pick up/Bangkok Centre Hotel/0930/ Just a note for those being picked up away from the main bus terminal Again, all aspects of Bell were professional and flawless.
★★★★★ Mar 2, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Super
★★★★★ Feb 16, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Gooddddddd
★★★★☆ Jan 21, 2016 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Everything ok, but after rain fall our hand baggage was wet.
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Trip was really good, thanks
★★★★★ Dec 16, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
The bus is very good Only to much air conditioner
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2015 (charter Comfort, PGS) :
Good service!
★★★☆☆ Nov 13, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
Old bus, with a bit hard seats. Good leg space. Efficient.
★★★☆☆ Jul 2, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
The bus was fine and comfortable and the luggage was handled with care. The trip was 2hrs - not 3 as suggested on the ticket. Also paid about THB160 for premium reservation but people who paid THB119 on the day got the front seats - that was disappointing as my husband needs the extra legroom
★★☆☆☆ Jun 21, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach) :
The trip said it included food, but didn't. It got me to pattaya earlier than before which was problematic because I couldnt check in until later
★★☆☆☆ Mar 22, 2015 (bus Premium, Roong Reuang Coach)

News @ Pattaya

28 February 2017

The governor of Bangkok has announced that the first section of a Skytrain line extension will launch on 1 April 2017. Aswin Kwanmuang said the southern stretch of the Sukhumvit Green Line will be extended from the current terminus at Bearing Station to Samrong at Sukhumvit Road Soi 80.

16 February 2017

Today marks the start of the 2017 edition of the Wonderfruit Festival at the Siam Country Club near Pattaya. Wonderfruit provides a thrilling fusion of art, music, food and adventures and is a four-day event running through until Sunday.

07 February 2017

The operator of a recently launched ferry service linking two Gulf of Thailand seaside towns has started selling travel tickets. Daily round trip services between Hua Hin and Pattaya launched last month and were free for all travellers.