There are several ways to get from Bangkok To Pattaya Thailand. You can bus it, take a taxi, grab or bolt, private taxi, rent a car, scooter?. You get it. There are endless options. So it all depends on your travel budget and time frame really. The most popular way to get there is by a bus from the Bangkok station that takes you to Pattaya.
You can grab a minibus for as little as 200 baht or spend up to $200 for a private tour. Learn below all the different ways to travel the short distance between Bangkok and Pattaya.
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Buses start leaving Bangkok in the wee early hour of 6:00 am and the last bus usually leaves around 21:00.
You show up at the bus station, and it is a big ole open room with different desks around. We walked around until we found a window that said Bangkok Pattaya bus. There were about 4 different Bangkok to Pattaya private bus companies. And one of us stayed in line while the other went around to see what times the others were leaving.
We got very lucky and were able to get right on a bus. You can always check the Bangkok to Pattaya Bus Timetable, but I personally saw that it’s not right. Do not buy a ticket beforehand either, you pay on the bus.
Bangkok to Pattaya bus fare should be right around 200 Baht per person. Do not pay until you are on the bus. The bus has about 12 seats and is jammed packed with everyone’s luggage, if you are a heavy packer the bus may not be your best choice.
The distance from Bangkok to Pattaya is 148.3 km (92 miles). And the Bangkok to Pattaya travel time should be around 2 hours depending on traffic and your driver. Pattaya is southeast of Bangkok and is one of the most popular beach towns near Bangkok.
When taking a bus they drop you on the outskirts of town and say get out. Or at least they did for me. Here is where they dropped me, it was weird, but okay.
They actually drop you at a “taxi” stop. The men there will offer to take you on their tuk-tuk to downtown Bangkok Pattaya walking street for 100 baht/per person. You could try to barter for a cheaper price, I’m not very good at that.
You can also grab a private bolt from here to wherever you are going. WORD of advice though, they yelled at my driver, and another passenger in my minibus got so mad when they swooshed away their grab driver he walked away steamy. I actually had to holler to the driver not to leave for us too.
I get it, but still super annoying and unnecessary. If you are traveling solo they also have bikes available to cruise you into town. It should be reasonably priced, but as always agree beforehand.
How to get around Pattaya
A scooter in Pattaya is easy to find and should cost you 3500 Baht a month and your deposit should be around 2000 baht. Try not to pay more, go to a local shop, and just be nice they should do it for you. Also, ask for a helmet the cops are out.
There are two main roads for Pattaya, the beach road and the main road. Baht buses run down each and are eager to pick you up. The baht buses here are only 10 baht, and you don’t really know where they are going until you get in.
There is also bolt/grab available and it is very reasonably priced. If you bolted around all day long it will still only cost you about 20 USD.
The Bangkok to Pattaya taxi fare should be around 1500 Baht, or $44.00 USD. So it doesn’t break the bank, but you can’t be hailing a taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya every day. This works if you are in a pinch, if it is a weird time of the day, or if you just don’t want to mess with the bus station.
Most people don’t taxi from Pattaya to Bangkok, a private site-setting tour is almost the same price, and you will get to see so much more.
How much is a ride from Bangkok to Pattaya?
There are a couple of different options on a ride from Bangkok to Pattaya, here are the most common.
130- 200 baht on the bus
$100/3000 baht for a private transfer.
Taxi Bangkok Pattaya is $50 one way.
Each mode of transportation has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, convenience, and travel time. Pick what works best for you and get ready to enjoy Pattaya!
What is the best transfer from Bangkok to Pattaya?
The best transfer Pattaya to Bangkok package is here. They will take you from your Bangkok hotel to your Pattaya hotel, door to door service. This is the best, hassle-free option, but also comes with a price.
I suggest that if you have the time and a laid-back attitude, take the buses that run from Bangkok to Pattaya, they are the cheapest option. Just make sure you give yourself a few extra hours in case you are traveling on a busy day.
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