Phuket to Pattaya

Phuket to Pattaya

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Phuket to Pattaya Schedule

Phuket to Pattaya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time฿ 10,750
Bangkok Air Economy 09:30 - 15:40฿ 6,560
Bangkok Air Economy #PG28212:40 - 14:20฿ 3,610
Bangkok Air Economy #PG28215:10 - 16:50฿ 3,610

Transportation from Phuket to Pattaya

Phuket to Pattaya Destination Reviews

All staff I met net were friendly and efficient.
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), May 13, 2022
All good, only please need to discipline, teach driver's helpers, those who are controlling, always count passengers,they're impolite, AC is too cold, when you ask to reduce AC a bit, they never do;) All night you feel cold;) But food on they way stop is good, Thailand is good;) Just service need to be improved a bit more;) Thank you.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Feb 19, 2020
Thank you so much for taking us to Pattaya safely.
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Feb 8, 2020
I was given the wrong ticket for seating and attendants were not helpful or caring.
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Jan 29, 2020
Long trip. One stop at rest terminal w/ a meal served inside. Blanket, water, and small cake provided at beginning of trip. No usb chargers, seats weren’t that comfy. Cheap way to get to pattaya but honestly I was so exhausted from the trip it kinda ruins the day you arrive. It’s not the worse but it’s not the best, if you can fall asleep for a good portion of the trip it wouldn’t be bad otherwise it’s rough. All staff were nice tho but could def use a morning stop and drop off location was in between bus terminal and downtown pattaya, very inconvenient location.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Jan 26, 2020
The journey was fine, staff were nice but I had concerns when I couldn't open door or communicate with the driver as the intercom was not working, the air conditioning was permanently on freezing and needed to get more clothes out of the back of the bus from my suitcase, I had asked the driver that it was really cold but he didn't care.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Jan 25, 2020
The bus needs updating! For 17 hours only 1 stop for smoke break whilst the drivers are wifi.. no plug sockets to charge phone, offer of food stop dreadful.. bus stops and does pickups despatchester on way.. I chose a seat at the back and the the driver took turnso sleep on floor right at back.. only plus point is seating.
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Jan 25, 2020
The bus did indeed depart from Phuket in time and also did arrive at the destination in time other than that while the journey was relatively pleasant but could have been better. The staff never tell you where the bus is going to halt for refreshment and when it did it was close to midnight. The seats also could have been more comfortable. The compartment/deck smelled of loo whenever somebody entered or exited the loo but thankfully they have room freshners up. Overall for the amount paid for the journey was as best as it could get. One cross observation about the staff: one of the farang lady onboard deboarded the bus with the complimentary blanket on, which while wrong on her part but the staff instead of asking for it politely just tried to pull and grab it off her and we're also seen laughing and joking about it . (A personal observation) it in no way speaks about the journey in particular but the staff can be sensitised
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Jan 6, 2020
Air con was too free wifi or charging port in the bus
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย), Dec 31, 2019
Flew in time and the check in process was hassle free too. Thumbs up to their service
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Nov 22, 2019
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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
  • Van
  • Taxi

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 taxi+Van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 4,009.49. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 43.97.

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 516 miles (829 km). The flying distance is 881 miles (1417 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 Roong Reuang Coach (รถรุ่งเรือง), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 43.97 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+Van - a one-way taxi+Van ticket can cost as much as USD 4,009.49.

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

  • Bus price: USD 43.97 - USD 180.16. From Phuket to Pattaya starting from 18:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 18:30 Mochit
  • Plane tickets - USD 113.16 to USD 113.16;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 2,712.87 - USD 3,206.80. From Phuket to Pattaya starting from 15:30 Southern Terminal Bangkok until 18:30 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • taxi+Van price: USD 4,009.49. From Phuket to Pattaya starting from 04:00 Pattaya Transfer until 04:00 Pattaya Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 280.79 to USD 403.55.

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

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

  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Phuket to Pattaya any time of the 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 USD 113.16.

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

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phuket to Pattaya. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 280.79.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

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:

  • 96% chosen Bus
  • 3% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other