Many tourists start their trip to Thailand from Bangkok, as there are two international airports here: Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang. So the route Pattaya-Bangkok is very popular and several kinds of transport ride in this direction such as buses, trains, transfers and taxis. In our article, we will describe the fastest and cheapest ways to get from Bangkok to Pattaya, including their advantages and disadvantages.
Bus is one of the cheapest and most popular kinds of transport. The bus trip from Bangkok to Pattaya will take about 2-3 hours. Buses to Pattaya depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport and Bangkok bus stations (Morchit and Ekkamai).
The main advantages of travelling by bus are cheap prices for a ticket and convenient bus schedule. The ticket price depends on the class of the bus and varies from 130 THB to 250 THB. One piece of luggage up to 20 kg is included in the ticket price, for extra baggage you will have to pay extra.
The disadvantage of travelling by bus is that the bus can stop far away from your hotel and you will have to take another transport to get to the needed place (for example, tuk-tuk).
A train to Pattaya leaves from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok every day at 6:55 am. The journey will take about 3.5 hours.
The main advantage of traveling by train is low ticket price (30-140 baht depending on the class of the coach). But train runs once a day and Pattaya is not the final station, so it is important not to miss 2 stops in the city.
A transfer from Bangkok to Pattaya provides the best combination of comfort and price. For 350-450 baht you can quickly and comfortably get from the airport or your hotel in Bangkok to Pattaya. You can book a transfer by filling out a simple form at our website. The driver will meet you at the appointed time and place and will help you to take your luggage to the car. The transfer is a great option for couples with children who need a comfortable transport.
The main advantage of a car rental is that you can move freely in any direction without depending on the schedule.
Although car rental is more expensive than a bus or train ticket, don’t forget that 4 people can travel by one car and the rental cost decreases in case of long-term rent.
You can rent a car at the airport, at the hotel or book it at special sites and the car will be delivered at any place you need.
In order to rent a car, you will need a passport, a driver's license and to be over 21 years old.
Taxi is the most expensive and comfortable way to get to Pattaya. You can order a taxi at special counters at the airport or at your hotel. The fare depends on the tariffs of the company and driver's honesty. To be sure of the quality of services and affordable prices, you can order a taxi online at our website. If you travel with a company of friends up to 7 people, the most profitable option will be to book a minibus.
Bangkok and Pattaya are the most popular resorts in Thailand, which are definitely worth a visit during a trip to the Kingdom. By choosing a transport which suits you in price and quality, you can fully enjoy this little journey and get unforgettable impressions.