Pattaya is more than just Pattaya Beach and Walking Street. Check out the perfect one day itinerary in this resort city that will leave you wanting more!
Looking for a low-priced bus ride from Pattaya to Bangkok? Read on, experience the joys of traveling on this trip and find out everything you need to know.
From luxury boat cruises to cultural performances, muay thai boxing and drinking till the sun comes up, this is why you need to party in Pattaya.
Popular Pattaya, one of Thailand’s most sought after tourist destinations, has something for every kind of traveler. Those seeking some sand and surf will be spoilt for choice - head to lively Pattaya Beach or find a spot at Jomtien Beach if you prefer a quieter environment. Of course, you could also hire a boat and ride out to Coral Island, located a short distance from the Pattaya Pier and known for its white-sand beaches and water activities, including snorkeling, parasailing, and windsurfing.
If you are looking to delve into the country’s rich culture, then a walk up the steps of the Big Buddha Hill and a visit to the Sanctuary of Truth is a must. The Pattaya Floating Market is a treat for your senses with boats filled with local fruits, authentic Thai foods, and colorful souvenirs. Reserve your evenings for strolls down Walking Street that is the party hub of Pattaya and known for its eclectic restaurants and lively street performances.
Koh Chang’s allure is multifaceted - beautiful beaches to laze upon, lush forests to explore, and an exciting night scene that emerges after the sun goes down. Part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park, the island is replete with natural wonders. Hike to one of seven spectacular waterfalls on the island and dive in for a refreshing swim.
Adventure seekers will love the opportunities to go hiking on Salak Phet, the island’s tallest mountain, and head off on snorkeling trips nearby. The fun doesn’t stop there and as dawn turns to dusk, the island shows off its wild side at the party hub of Koh Chang, Lonely Beach. And the perfect way to recover from all that late-night partying is by lazing around White Sands Beach and indulging in a relaxing seaside massage!
The distance from Pattaya to Koh Chang is around 167 miles (269 km) and can be covered by taking a bus and ferry combination or by hiring a private minivan or taxi. Buses are a popular option, primarily due to how budget-friendly they are. Private minivans and taxis are a good choice if you are traveling along with your family or friends and need a little more flexibility and convenience than what a bus offers.
The bus and ferry combo service is a popular choice for those looking to travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang. Ticket prices for this service start at $21 per passenger, making it the cheapest option available and an excellent choice for budget travelers. There are around seven departures every day with the earliest bus leaving at 06.00am and the latest at 10.00am. The total travel time is between 5 and 6 hours and involves a ferry transfer.
Private minivans are another option available to travelers looking to get to Koh Chang from Pattaya. It’s perfect for small groups or families. While not as economical as the bus and ferry combination, the minivans are a reasonably cost-effective option if booked at full capacity (9 passengers). Please note that the price does not include ferry tickets, which have to be purchased separately. One of the most significant advantages of renting a private minivan is that it offers flexibility in departure time and the convenience of hotel pick up and drop off.
Minivan pickups in Pattaya:
Minivan drop-offs in Koh Chang:
If you are looking for the fastest way to get to Koh Chang, then hiring a private taxi is your best choice. These air-conditioned cars take around five hours and offer hotel pick up and drop off. With multiple departure times, private cars allow for flexibility in planning your travel. Perfect for 3 to 4 passengers, this is particularly useful for families traveling with young children or older travelers who prefer to plan their itinerary according to their preferences. Please note that the price does not include the ferry tickets which need to be purchased separately.
There are around seven bus and ferry combo departures every day. Most of these are in the morning hours between 07.00am and 10.00am. If, however, you need flexibility in timings, are traveling with children, or are part of a bigger group, you have the choice of renting a private car or minivan. With this option, you can choose your departure time and also have the flexibility of hotel pick ups and drop offs.
The Standard Bus-Ferry by Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus is the most popular way to travel this route by Bookaway’s customers. With ticket prices starting from $27 per passenger, the air-conditioned mini bus is an economically priced option. Departure time is at 06.00am, and travel time is around six hours. The journey from the pick up point, Big C South Pattaya, to the Thammachat Pier, takes about 4.5 hours. From there, a one-hour ferry ride takes you to the Ao Sapparot Pier (Pineapple Bay Pier) in Koh Chang. A short bus ride then drops you off at your hotel.
The SUV car by Bangkok Taxi 24 has a five-hour travel time making it the quickest way to get to Koh Chang from Pattaya. Perfect for couples and families with young children (up to 4 passengers), the cost of renting the car is around $140. Please note that this does not include the price of the ferry, and tickets for the ferry ride need to be purchased separately.
With ticket prices starting from $20.50 per passenger, the Standard Bus-Ferry by 35 Group Pattaya is the most cost-effective way of traveling from Pattaya to Koh Chang. A good choice for backpackers, the minivan-ferry service takes around five hours to reach Koh Chang. The provider offers hotel pick up and drop off, making it a convenient option.
The five-hour bus ride takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya and into the charming countryside as you wind your way through small towns and villages. Sit back and enjoy the laid back beauty of Thailand’s small towns and villages. Your boat ride offers you the first glimpse of the natural beauty surrounding Koh Chang. Feel the breeze caress you and revel at the sight of its sparkling, cerulean waters - you are about to experience beachside bliss!