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12Go Transport
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12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
2h 10m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
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11:40
Central Festival Beach Road, Pattaya
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12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
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11:30
Terminal 21 , Pattaya
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12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
2h 30m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
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12:00
Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

From Mochit New Van Terminal to Pattaya by Vans

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Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
09:00
Pattaya Pannipa
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10:30
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
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13:30
Pattaya T Tour Station
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12:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
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Pattaya Pannipa
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Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
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Pattaya T Tour Station
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Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
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19:00
Pattaya Pannipa
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18:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
3h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.7
21:00
Pattaya T Tour Station

From Khao San Mama Travel to Pattaya by Vans

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Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
2h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
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11:30
Walking Street Pattaya
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Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
2h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
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Walking Street Pattaya
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Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
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17:30
Pattaya Bus Station

From 12Go Makkasan Station to Pattaya by Vans

12Go Transport
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09:30
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
2h 10m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
4.9
11:40
Central Festival Beach Road, Pattaya
12Go Transport
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09:30
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
2h van ride in Van VIP 9pax
4.9
11:30
Terminal 21 , Pattaya
12Go Transport
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09:30
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
2h 30m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
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12:00
Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

From Bangkok Bell Travel to Pattaya by Vans

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Bangkok Bell Travel
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20:30
Pattaya Bus Station

Transport types between Bangkok and Pattaya

Bangkok to Pattaya Schedule

Bangkok to Pattaya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Premium 00:00 - 03:00฿ 2,550
Ground Business Economy 00:00 - 03:00฿ 2,200
Team Holiday Comfort 00:00 - 03:00฿ 2,100
MCC VAN Van 9pax 00:00 - 03:00฿ 3,520
Hua Hin Cars Economy 00:00 - 02:00฿ 1,600
Pannipa Pattaya Tour Regional 14pax 06:00 - 09:00฿ 210
Bell Travel Express 09:30 - 12:30฿ 410
Bell Travel Express 10:00 - 12:00฿ 320
Bell Travel Express 13:30 - 16:30฿ 410
Bell Travel Express 14:00 - 16:00฿ 320
Bell Travel Van 9pax 17:30 - 20:30฿ 410
Bell Travel Express 18:00 - 20:00฿ 320

How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya

Sitting only 150 km south of Bangkok along the Eastern Seaboard Pattaya is easily reached from the capital by bus, van or taxi. The travel time is between 2 and 3 hours and it is highly dependent on traffic and on the route as some buses call to Chonburi, Sri Racha or Laem Chabang on the way and others go direct. There are big buses to Pattaya from all the three bus terminals in Bangkok, all arriving to Pattaya Northern Bus Station plus a direct transfer from Suvarnabhumi airport. For more flexibility opt for Bangkok–Pattaya van. Vans leave from different locations throughout Bangkok and some bring you right into the centre of Pattaya. Bus and van tickets to Pattaya cost between THB120 and THB400. Taxi remains the fastest and plushest way to travel door-to-door with prices fluctuating from THB1,700 for a 3-passenger car to THB4,000 for a private van accommodating up to 9 pax.

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, 200 m 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. We recommend the company Glassflower because of their excellent service, comfortable and clean cars, best prices and their understanding that the safety of the passenger comes first. Glassflower also has minivan available that can accommodate groups with up to 12 people. PGS is another company that offers smart solutions both for an individual and a group transfer. Choose their Toyota Camry for 3 passengers 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.

Why go to Pattaya?

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 people beauties have been waiting money from foreigner – have been looking for their true love burdened with her extensive family.

Pattaya is a famous tourist city in Thailand. The nickname is a city that never sleeps. Because you can travel both day and night. In the past Pattaya famous for prostitution and vice. But currently there are changes to the city of city image a variety of people, food, including tourist attractions. Known as the city of truly independent. 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 colorful 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.

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.

Bangkok to Pattaya destination reviews

3.9
1115 customer reviews
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50%
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MW
4
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour, Dec 9, 2019
Van was a Lexis. It had leather seats and was comfortable. Temperature was good. Only negative was the attempt to get extra money to drop us off near pier when walking street is right next to pier.
LG
4
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Dec 9, 2019
Modern clean van and punctual service, friendly driver. I give 4 stars instead of 5 as there were no seatbelts for some of the seats. (I was lucky to change seat to one with a seatbelt, but I might not have been so lucky if no one would switch/if everyone wanted a seatbelt).
JT
5
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Dec 9, 2019
Clean van, driver was professional and on time. Staff on the ground was helpful. Highly recommend.
LS
3
van Regional 14pax, T Tour, Dec 8, 2019
We didn’t have luggage rooms.
AL
1
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour, Dec 8, 2019
I would like to know why if I book a Mini Van they ask me to pay extra for luggage, and then just take me from the office to the bus station so that I can get on the normal bus. There are many things that I am not happy about this trip: - if I book a minivan it's because I expect to travel in it, and not on a bus that is almost falling apart - I already don't think I should be charged for luggage when it's not listed on the website, but I could maybe understand if it was actually their van... But there is no way I'm paying to have my suitcase carried on the public bus. - departure should have been at 3pm, but basically they just escorted us to the bus station where the bus left at 4pm I arrived way later than expected, instead of a max 3hours journey I had a 5 hours one. So basically I got scammed. Paid for a minivan to drive me to another city but didnt happen, had to pay extra for my bag to board a public bus, all one hour later. I could have simply gone to the bus station myself and avoid all this crap; hop on the public bus and save 80% of what Ive spent (they surely wouldnt have charged me extra for luggage). Its ridiculous that I had to pay for a van to drive me to the bus station in the same city!!
TW
5
taxi Comfort, Glassflower, Dec 8, 2019
Excellent services and transport
EP
5
taxi Economy, Hua Hin Cars, Dec 3, 2019
The driver was in time, all went smoothly. We didn’t receive any additional notifications about car plates number, so we were concerned if we will be able to find a car. However the driver came right into the hotel lobby and informed the reception. The car was different than on the picture, but it was still ok. The driver was very polite and helped with bags.
LF
5
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Dec 1, 2019
Perfectly on time, convenient pick ups, comfortable transport
RL
5
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Nov 30, 2019
Well organised, there is a small office at the level of the trains, among the coffee shops and food places. The bus/van area literally under the station (which is quite large), signs directing you there, the station is so large you will get lost. Greeted by two staff waiting at bus/van bay, checked in with QR code which was on receipt that was emailed to me. Staff spoke excellent English.. My hotel was about 1 kilometer further down the road than the designated drop off point, I was taken there which they did not have to do. The van looked quite new, seat belts, comfortable seats, phone charger socket, Wi-Fi not available but they said will be fitted soon. The van had about 12 seats I have dealt with them three years ago for a train booking which I over paid, they told me and refunded the amount (200 baht)
LL
5
Bus Express, Roong Reuang Coach, Nov 26, 2019
Easy to change for tickets, counter just near the drop off. Luckily I purchased it from 12go, convenient and easy!
GR
5
Bus Express, Roong Reuang Coach, Nov 25, 2019
Safe, Easy and Comfortable. The only thing that would have made it better was help on the other side to get a reasonable price of transport to accommodation as it was very unclear what to do/ where to go and who to ask. In the end pretty sure I paid too much but I got to my hotel
KW
2
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour, Nov 22, 2019
The whole ride was really unorganized. The van was more than an hour late and really uncomfortable.
VN
5
Bus Express, Bell Travel, Nov 20, 2019
Value for money. I got pickup from Bangkok hotel and drop @ Pattaya hotel. Bus was comfortable & on time.
EK
4
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour, Nov 19, 2019
Drobne nedostatky pri odchode inak vsetko ok opat by sme si ich vybrali
AA
5
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Nov 14, 2019
Very friendly staff. We got trouble because of the traffic in Bangkok and only through one cellphone call they was waiting for us ready to go out as soon as possible. The van is really comfortable, real VIP 5*
RS
2
van Regional 14pax, T Tour, Oct 31, 2019
1st all I ordered and paid for a mini van, instead it was an old bus. Big difference and staff at the counter were laughing
WL
5
Bus Express, Roong Reuang Coach, Oct 30, 2019
Arrived early and got a earlier buss, Comfy ride down to Pattaya, Cheap and cheerful ????
LB
5
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour, Oct 28, 2019
Clean comfy bus. Good driver. Nice a/c stopped half way was good for break. Needed soft music on No problems
CA
3
Bus Express, Roong Reuang Coach, Oct 27, 2019
Its a normal bus, we booked because the page says that the bus leaves us near the hotel, and it does not happened ,, but its a normal service
GR
5
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport, Oct 23, 2019
Very efficient. On time nice vehicle good driver ,on time. I recommend

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