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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Pattaya by bus

Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Pattaya Sawasdee Tour
16h 25m
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Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Pattaya Sawasdee Tour
16h 25m
eTicket  Instant 

From Phuket Airport to Pattaya by flight

HKT Phuket Airport
UTP Utapao Pattaya Airport
1h 15m
HKT Phuket Airport
UTP Utapao Pattaya Airport
1h 20m
HKT Phuket Airport
UTP Utapao Pattaya Airport
1h 20m

Phuket to Pattaya Schedule

Phuket to Pattaya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD110308:45 – 10:00฿ 1,455
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD110112:50 – 14:10฿ 1,455
Sawadee Tour VIP 17:00 – 09:25฿ 867
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD110517:55 – 19:15฿ 1,785

Phuket to Pattaya destination reviews

96 customer reviews
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Sep 24, 2019
The service was very good and the vip seats comfortable. However the bus was also picking up fish in cartons along the way and the fish water leaked all over our luggage and everyone else's luggage and this made everuones luggage smell very strongly of fish. The meant our bedding was covered in bad smell.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Feb 12, 2019
The bus itself was comfortable enough, the aircon above my seat developed a leak and was dripping water in the latter stages of the journey, the reading lights did not work and they switched of the main cabin lights so I was unable to read. A charging port for mobile devices would be a big advantage.
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Jan 23, 2019
Povoljno i pouzdano. Sve je bilo uredno. Obratiti pažnju za potrebnu nadoplatu za kofere.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Jan 22, 2019
Nice leg room space but driver and staff were very rude and wouldn't even answer any of our questions.. Fell asleep and my leg fell out on the Isle of the bus and insaid of asking me to move it as I was asleep he just kicked me into my leg... And our stop was to all tai food as alot of people on the bus couldn't find much to eat as then we had to wait 9 more hours to get to our hotel we where staying at for something to eat.. Wasn't very helpful
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Jan 10, 2019
Bus was impeccably clean. Left right on time and arrived 5min ahead of schedule. There are toilets on board, so there was only one break for dinner between 11:30 and midnight. Dinner was included in the ticket price, and was a buffet. The only negative point is for how late dinner was. The rest was spot on.

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Phuket to Pattaya

When you want to get from Phuket to Pattaya, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 1,785. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 867.

How far is Phuket from Pattaya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phuket to Pattaya. Your trip will be a total of 511 miles (821 km). The flying distance is 386 miles (621 km).

How long does it take to get from Phuket to Pattaya?

The travel time from Phuket to Pattaya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 17 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Pattaya?

The cost of the trip from Phuket to Pattaya varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 867 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 1,785.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Phuket to Pattaya:

  • Bus tickets - THB 867 to THB 1,141;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,269 to THB 1,785;

How many trips per day are there between Phuket and Pattaya?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Phuket to Pattaya depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 17:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Phuket to Pattaya. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 1,269.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Phuket to Pattaya
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)


Taking a bus from Phuket to Pattaya is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Phuket to Pattaya

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phuket to Pattaya? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 587 decided to go for a bus.
  • 413 users took a plane.