Official Map of Pattaya produced by Pattaya City is available at Pattaya City Hall, Pattaya Police Station, the Tourist Police Stations and the Immigration Police.

Songtaew or Minibus
Songtaew or Minibus
Getting Around by Songtaew or Minibus
Songtaew literally means two rows. It is a minibus or sometimes called a Baht bus in English. Songtaew in Pattaya is small pick-up trucks in dark blue colour with canopy on the top. The service is available all around Pattaya. White songthaews run on Sukhumvit Rd. and go towards Si Racha and Sattahip. You can wave at them wherever you are and press the buzzer when you reach your destination. They will pick up other passengers all the way they run. The routes vary. Therefore, it is best to ask before boarding. Usually, the fare is around 10 Baht for short destination. For longer destination for example from Jomtien to Naklua costs around 20 Baht. Songtaew can also be chartered for private group or alone. The fare should be negotiated beforehand.
Local Bus
Local Bus
Getting Around by Local Bus
Pattaya City has started a bus service on 3 routes around the city but they are not as regular as Songtaew and cover the main streets of Pattaya, Naklua and Jomtien. 3 routes are designated by 3 colours, green, red and yellow. The bus stops are also coded with colours and numbers for passengers to know where to board and disembark. All routes start from Big C supermarket. One-trip fare is around 20 Baht. Brochure with the information on the routes and bus stops are available from the bus drivers and in most hotels and resorts.

The green line route is Big C - South Pattaya Road - Pattaya 2nd Road (reverse route = Beach Road) - Dolphin Roundabout - Naklua Road - Soi Potisan - Sukhumvit Road (back to Big C).
The yellow line route is Big C - Sukhumvit Road - Thepprasit Road - Thappraya Road over the hill - Pattaya 3rd Road - North Pattaya Road - Dolphin Roundabout - North Pattaya Road - Sukhumvit Road (back to Big C).
The red line route is Big C - Sukhumvit Road - Soi Chaiyapruek - Jomtien Beach Road - Dongtan Corner - Thappraya Road over the hill - Pattaya 2 Road (reverse route = Beach Road) - Dolphin Roundabout - Naklua Road - Banglamung Police Station - Sukhumvit Road - Kratinglai intersection (u-turn) - Sukhumvit Road - Soi Chaiyapruek (u-turn) - Big C.
Motorbike Taxi
Motorbike Taxi
Getting Around by Motorbike Taxi
Motorbike taxi is possibly the quickest way to travel around the town but may be less safe than other types of transport. They are less expensive than a Songtaew charter. Their stations scatter around the town but it is also possible to flag down one that pass by along the road. The motorbike taxi drivers can be identified by vest top uniform with number on the back but colours can vary according to their based station. The fares vary according to the distance of the destination. Trips around inner parts of the town can cost around 30 - 40 Baht.
Taxi
Taxi
Getting Around by Taxi
Pattaya itself does not have local meter- taxi but there are some travelling from Bangkok to bring their customers to Pattaya. It is possible to flag down the available one. Car services and non-metered taxis are available on an on-call basis which is more suitable for out of town destinations. It can be arranged through most travel agencies and many hotels and resorts. The price is more expensive than songthaew charter.
Motorcycle Rental
Motorcycle Rental
Getting Around by Motorcycle Rental
Motorcycle is a great way to get around. There are numerous motorbike rentals throughout the town. The rental costs around 150 - 200 Baht for a short time rental. A lot of motorcycles for rent are automatic gear. However, manual-geared ones are also available. Usually, driving licence is not required but tourists are asked to provide their passport as security. Some places accept photocopy of passport. Cash deposit are often required but insurance is not included. Wearing a helmet is a must.
Car Rental
Car Rental
Getting Around by Car Rental
There are car rental companies around Pattaya. Prices start 600 Baht per day for an older car and about 1,500 Baht per day for a newer model and newer car. Long term rental is more reasonable. However, driving in Pattaya might not be an ideal holiday as the traffic in Pattaya can be very frustrating especially during the rush hours, weekends or long weekend holidays of Thailand residents.
Bicycle
Bicycle
Getting Around by Bicycle
Bicycle is a good way to discover Pattaya. It is healthy, environmentally-friendly and cheap. There are less bicycle rental services than the motorcycle or car. Most of them can be found at the motorbike rental shops or you can buy one for the trip at malls or hypermarkets but these bikes may be not in a very good quality. Specialised bicycle shops have more options and better quality to choose from. They are also available at some hotels and resorts but may be only for their guests only.
Walking
Walking
Getting around Pattaya by Walking
It is a great way to explore the area but it may be best to walk in the morning or evening as the heat in Thailand can be unbearable at midday. If ones would like to walk along the street, they might have to pay extra attention to the path and the cars. There is a promenade along the Beach Road which provides a good view of the sea. There are many vendors and shops on the other side of the promenade. Good walking shoes, loose clothes and a bottle of water are recommended.
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Map of Pattaya
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Airline Companies
Thai Airways
Thai Airways
International (TG)
Airport : (02) 134-5483 to 4
Reservation : (02)356 1111
website : www.thaiair.com
Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways (PG)
Airport : (02) 270-6699
Reservation : (02)356 1111
website : www.bangkokair.com
Air Asia
Air Asia (D7)
Office : (02) 515 9999
Reservation : (02)356 1111
website : www.airasia.com
Nok Air
Nok Air (DD)
Office : (02) 900-9955
Reservation : 1318
website : www.nokair.com
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