The distance from Pattaya to Bangkok is 150 km and it takes between 2 and 3 hours to get there whichever means of transport you choose. Big buses are the cheapest way to get to Bangkok with tickets starting from THB130 one-way. They all leave from Pattaya Northern Bus Station and head to all the three different Bus Terminals in Bangkok. Vans can be faster and slightly more expensive but may come handy as there are several van stations throughout the city – there can be one right next to your hotel, too. The most expensive way to travel is to take a taxi. They are great for door-to-door trips and are priced quite reasonably (from THB1,700). If you are travelling as a group consider ordering a private van for 9 passengers which can cost anywhere between THB2,400 and THB4,000. There are direct buses from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi airport from 6am till 9pm.