Locating just 147 km from Bangkok, Pattaya is the closest beach resorts to the capital city of Thailand. Pattaya offers a wide variety of activities from water sports, floating market, theatre shows as well as nightlife; the city certainly has something for everyone.
How to get to Pattaya
Pattaya is 147 kilometers away from Bangkok. It is also one of the easiest cities to get to. Here are the following transportation options to choose from to get here:
Most guests departing from Bangkok opt to travel by bus to get to Pattaya. Air-conditioned buses are similarly priced and they are cheaper than other transport options. The journey usually takes 1 and a half to 2 hours.
Eastern Bus Terminal is situated right next to Ekkamai BTS station. A bus travelling to Pattaya Bus Terminal in North Pattaya Road departs from this terminal every 30 minutes.
Other Options: Northern Bus Terminal and Southern Bus Terminal
There are also buses that departs from the Bangkok International Airport’s Transport Centre.
By a Rented Car
If you are coming from Suvarnabhumi Airport, then renting a car is a good option as you don’t have to drive through Bangkok to get to Pattaya. The best way for you to get a rent a car service is by booking it online. This is a lot easier since you would have a car available to you once you arrive at the airport.
You can also go for a taxi but it is more expensive as a metered taxi’s rate from the airport to Pattaya is around 1,500 to 2,000 baht.
There is a direct train that travels from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok to Pattaya Railway Station once a day. It operates every day and takes around 3 hours and 38 minutes to reach Pattaya.