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Transportation to Pattaya

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Introduction of how to get to Pattaya

 
There are several options for visitors to get in Pattaya , depending on where they are. Both metered taxis and buses are very popular if visitors depart from Bangkok or Suvarnbhumi Airport. But there is also a train a day from Bangkok to Pattaya as well. Other provinces having an airport also offer domestic flights to U-tapao Airport, Sattahip (40 Kilometres to Pattaya city), but keep in mind that there is no domestic fligt from Bangkok to U-tapao Airport. The following is a list of sub topics provided:
  • By Metered Taxi
  • By Bus
  • By Train
  • By Airplane
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    By Metered taxi

     

    From Suvarnabhumi Airport
    There are metered taxis offering visitors to go to Pattaya , but before accepting to take one, please remember that there is an official price for metered taxis – approximately 1,300 Baht with additional 60 Bath for express way charges.

    From Bangkok
    In the case of metered taxi from Bangkok, visitors can take one from there, but the visitors need to negotiate the price before. The price should be about 2,000 Baht. However, it depends on where visitors are at as well.

       

    By Bus

     

    From Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Nowadays, arriving visitors who would like to enjoy Pattaya do not have to get in Bangkok because there are air-conditioned bus direcly to Pattaya provided in Suvarnabhumi airport (by Roong Rueng Coach Co., Ltd.). Bus departs every hour from 07.00 to 22.00. This option has established since 2008. To visit Pattaya become really easy, in other words.

    The counter for going to Pattaya is located near gate 8 at 1st floor of Suvarnbhumi Airport. Its price currently is 134 baht. Bus stop at Pattaya is at the Junction to North Pattaya, Central Pattaya, South Pattaya, Thepprasit, and Thappraya Office. Note that the 21.00 bus and 22.00 bus will go to Pattaya Bus Terminal Only because of late arrival at Pattaya.

    Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya Counter Tel: +66 (0) 86-324-2391

     

    From Bangkok
    There are 2 options to go to Pattaya from Bangkok by an air-conditioned bus. The first one is to catch a bus from Eastern Bus Terminal or “Ekkamai”, while the other option is “Mochit2”, but the visitor needs to look for Eastern Bus Terminal at Mochit 2 because it is quite large. For both options, buses depart every 30 minutes, but Ekkamai from 05.40 to 21.00 whereas Mochit 2 from 05.40 to 19.00. However, the departure time for buses can be altered any time, especially during long-holidays, so it would be better for visitors to check the time again in the case that you would like to depart early or late from standard departure time.

    Eastern Bus Terminal, tel. +66 (0)-2391-2504, +66 (0)-2391-8097
    Northern Bus Terminal, tel. +66 (0)-2936-2852-66

     
    *Note that in the case you are not familiar with Bangkok, to go to Ekkamai is much easier than Mochit 2 because you can get to Ekkamai Directly with BTS (Sky Train) and get off at Ekkamai Station, but to go to Mochit 2 you need to go to Chatuchak Station first and then catch a taxi or motorbyte taxi to go to mochit 2.

    bts-Ekkamai
    Ekkamai Earntern Bus Terminal (Yellow Color) from BTS Ekkamai Station (Blue Color)


    There are also two options for air-conditioned buses, First and Second Class Buses, to go to Pattaya.

    Bangkok-Pattaya Bus station in Pattaya city First Class Bus - 1st class buses from Bangkok to the North Pattaya bus station are air-con, almost always have an on-board toilet, are essentially direct (ie no stops), and provide a no fuss, no frills, hassle-free service. Departures from the Eastern (Ekamai) Terminal and Northern (Moh Chit) Terminal are frequent (every 20-40 minutes, depending on the time of day; more frequent still at public holiday weekends) and usually take 2-2.5 hours; those from the Southern (Sai Tai Mai) Bus Terminal are less frequent and take a little longer

    Second Class Bus - 2nd class services (air-con, usually no on-board toilet) don't use the expressways, and make frequent (and sometimes lengthy) stops, hence it is not a recommended option as they take considerably longer than their 1st class counterparts (which at worst will only halt momentarily once or twice to let passengers jump off on the final approaches to their destination). Many 2nd class buses from Bangkok continue on to Jomtien


    The following is the summary of options to go to Pattaya by Bus

    Detail
    From Suvarnabhumi
    From Ekkamai
    From Mochit
     Bus options 1st Class 1st Class, 2nd Class 1st Class, 2nd Class
     Time 09.00 – 19.30 05.00 – 23.00 05.00 – 19.00
     Departure Every 2 hours Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
     Contact Number +66(0)-2134-4099 +66 (0)-2391-2504
    +66 (0)-2391-8097
    +66 (0)-2936-2852-66
     Fare (approximately) 90-130 Baht 90-130 Baht 90-130 Baht
    Summary of Bus Options from Bangkok or Suvarnbhumi Airport to Pattaya

    By Train

     

    Another interesting option to go to Pattaya is to catch a train because this could avoid traffic jam in Bangkok. Visitors can catch the third class train to Pattaya at Hua Lamphong station. There are twice train a day, so visitors should check the departure time in order to spend the time on a trip effectively. The train will take about 3 hours for a journey. However, after arriving g in Pattaya, visitors would have to take Songtaew or Motocycle taxis to Pattaya city.

    Hua Lamphong Train Station contact: +66-2223-0341

    Train at Hua Lamphong Station

    By Air

     

    Bangkok Airways offers flights from Ko Samui or Phuket to U-Taphao airport, located about 30 Kilometre from Pattaya. However, U-Tapho airport locate at Sattahip instead of Pattaya (somebody misunderstand that U-Taphao airport is Pattaya airport). Once arriving in the U-Taphao, visitors can take ground transportation directly from airport to Pattaya, or they can take a bus from the high way, where it is pretty cheap.

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    kao chee ming
    visitor photo
    what are the First class bus departure TIMES from the airport to Pattaya.
    how long is the journey ?

    thanks
    2011-10-11  

     

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