Pattaya Transportation and transfer guide
This is probably
the best means of transport for travelling to and from Pattaya. For 200
Baht (one way) you travel from Don Mung Airport (Bangkok) directly to
Pattaya. There are both buses and vans operating as 'Airport Limousines'
(Bus) so don't be put off if you think you are choosing the wrong vehicle
in which to travel. Times are from Bangkok 9am, 12noon & 7pm to Pattaya
from Don Mung Airport or 6:30am, 2pm & 6:30pm from Pattaya. Look for
their booth and waiting lounge inside the airport (arrival). Try to schedule
your air flight accordingly. There are also airport taxis at the airport
for 1500 Baht to Pattaya. Travel time from Bangkok to Pattaya is 3 hours
The vast majority of tourists going
to Pattaya are unaware that the resort does have an airport...U-Tapo Airport
at Sattahip. Currently the only scheduled flights are operated by Bangkok
Airways to and from Koh Samui. Flight costs are around 1,900 baht (adult
fare) one way, to/from Koh Samui. For other areas take a look at our transport
pages for the following: Phang Nga, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Chiang
Rai and Phuket for local flights to/from these destinations and Bangkok.
For more information on flight timetables etc. telephone the department
you require as follows: International Flights: (Bangkok) 66+2+5351111,
Domestic Flights:(Bangkok) 66+2+5351253, Arrivals: (Bangkok) 66+2+5351301
and Departures: (Bangkok) 66+2+5351386.
services link Pattaya and Bangkok.
There are also direct buses from and to Bangkoks Don Muang Airport.These
also serve Naklua, immediately north of Pattaya, and Jomtien to the south
Bangkok has three main bus terminals serving different areas within THailand.
The Eastern Bus Terminal located on Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 40, Ekkamai, tel.
66+2+3912504 or 66+2+392-2391, usually referred to as Ekkamai, is for
Pattaya and points southeast, to Rayong and Trat province. Driving Time
to Pattaya from Bangkok is about 3 hours. The fare to/from Bangkok on
an ordinary bus is 90 baht one way and the fare on the airport bus costs
200 baht one way.
The State Railways of Thailand has
a weekend excursion train (Saturdays and Sundays only) departing from
Bangkoks Hua Lamphong Station at 6:20.
(Songthaew) transport within
Pattaya is most convenient by passenger pickup (otherwise referred to
as mini-buses or songthaew). They continually ply the Pattaya Beach Rd
and Pattaya 2 Road in counterclockwise circuits. Fares beyond the main
bay area have to be agreed upon before starting the trip. It makes a difference
whether one just boards a passenger pickup and drives along its route
while the or whether the trip is individual. The rates for individual
trips during which the driver does not pick up additional passengers are
Those who wish to be independent
or to explore Pattayas surrounding countryside and beaches at leisure,
can hire motorcycles, jeeps or cars. The visitor should shop around, for
different companies offer different prices and conditions. Driving Time
to Pattaya from Bangkok is about 3 hours if you are interested in hiring
a vehicle in Bangkok and driving yourself to Pattaya. Many street shops
don't fully insure. When renting any vehicle first walk around it and
write down any dents and scratches on the back of the rental form. This
will save you problems upon return. You will also need an International