Getting to Pattaya by Car
Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is 147 km from Bangkok
and can be reached in 2 hours by car.
- Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7). The motorway is linked with
Bangkok's Outer Ring Road (Highway No. 9). There are entrances to the hightway at
Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
- Bangna Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bangna, Bangphlee, cross over Bang Pakong
River to Chonburi. Take Chonburi bypass to meet Sukhumvit Road (Highway No. 3),
pass Bang Saen Beach and Bang Phra to reach Pattaya.
- Bangkok - Minburi (Highway No.304), pass Chachoengsao and Bang Pakong river to
Most hotels in Bangkok provide limousine service from the hotel to Pattaya.
Getting to Pattaya by Bus
There are bus services departing Bangkok throughout the day. Air-conditioned
and non-aircon coaches regularly depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai),
Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) on Kamphaengphet Road and Southern Bus Terminal on
Borommarat Chonnani Road.
Fares and departure times can be obtained from:
The Eastern Bus Terminal, 02-391-2504, 02-391-8097
The Northern Bus Terminal, 02-936-2852 to 66, 02-936-3666
The Southern Bus Terminal, 02-894-6122
There is also direct bus service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. It runs
daily from 06.30 am. to 07.00 pm. More information on the service can be
obtained at the Public Transportation Centre at Suvarnabhumi International Airport,
Tel: 02-134-4099, 02-132-9171.
Getting to Pattaya by Train
On Mondays to Fridays, from Hua Lamphong Train Station, 3rd class train
(non-airconditioned) departs at 06.55 am. and arrives at Pattaya station at
10.34 am. before continuing to Sattahip. From Pattaya to Bangkok, the train
arrives at Pattaya Station at 02.21 pm. and terminates in Bangkok at 06.25 pm.
There is advanced booking available.
Pattaya has two train stations located in the east of Sukhumvit Road:
- Pattaya Train Station is the main stop, located in the north of the junction with Central Pattaya Rd.
There are local minibus and motorbike taxi services waiting around the station to
take passengers anywhere in the Pattaya Beach area. To board the train at this
station, passengers must buy tickets beforehand. The ticket office is open from
8 am. - 4 pm.
- Pattaya Tai Train Station is a small station located about 3 km further south.
It is closer to Jomtien, near the Sukhumvit -Thepprasit Road intersection.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Getting to Pattaya by Plane
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located only 110 km from Pattaya. Therefore, transfers by road are inexpensive and quick.
It is made easy and convenient by the Highway. There are licenced taxi services
from the airport. The one-way fares are around 1,200 Baht excluding 60 Baht for
two toll fees. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Pattaya in
Don Muang Airport
Don Muang Airport was superseded by Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006 and re-opened
in 2007. It currently handles Nok Air, One-Two-GO, PB Air and most Thai Airways
domestic flights. Travelling by taxi is the easiest way to Pattaya but one can
also go by bus via Mo Chit (Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal) or by train via
Hualamphong Train Station.
U-Tapao Airport is located 30km south of Pattaya, off the Sattahip - Chanthaburi (Sukhumvit)
Highway or 45 minutes drive to Pattaya. It is used as a military facility, it's the closest airport fielding commercial passenger flights.
There are no commercial passenger flights connecting U-Tapao directly with
Bangkok. Bangkok Airways provides daily flights connecting Ko Samui and U-Taphao