A beautiful view from within central Laem Chabang-mobile

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Bangkok to Laem Chabang

Bangkok to Laem Chabang Trip Overview

Distance87 km (54.4 miles)
Price range$6-$6
Ride Duration Range1h 30m-2h 30m
Earliest Departure23:00
Latest Departure23:00

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Travel Schedule Options from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

Taking a bus from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

Fastest bus: 1h 30m

Cheapest bus: $6

The fastest: 1h 30m

The cheapest: $6




The fastest: 2h

The cheapest: $6

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A beautiful view from within central Laem Chabang

About the ride from Bangkok to Laem Chabang


While there is no questioning the allure of vibrant Bangkok, there is plenty to discover outside the capital city too. When you travel from Bangkok to Laem Chabang, you’ll go from bright lights and mayhem to the jumping-off point for loads of adventures. 

Laem Chabang is the largest port in Thailand. It serves as the starting point for cruises to Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the stunning Thai islands nearby. While there is not much by way of sightseeing in Laem Chabang, the town is the perfect launchpad for exploring some of Thailand’s famous attractions. 

The vibrant coastal town of Pattaya is a short 30 min ride away. Visit the awe-inspiring Sanctuary of Truth temple, stroll around the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, or kick back and relax at Jomtien Beach. 

The beautiful island of Koh Lan makes for a wonderful half-day or full-day trip from Pattaya too. 

Chonburi is a 45 min ride north of Laem Chabang and has some truly unique sights. Check out Buddha Mountain or Khoa Chi Chan, with the largest engraving of Buddha carved on it. 

Also nearby is Sriracha, the birthplace of the world-famous Sriracha sauce. The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is home to around 200 tigers and other animals and is worth a visit. The town is also known for its seafood delicacies, served with, you guessed it, a cup of fiery chili sauce!

The distance from Bangkok to Laem Chabang is around 80 miles (127 km). 

Travelers can choose to take a bus, minivan, or taxi.

The most economical way to cover the Bangkok to Laem Chabang distance is by bus. If you’re traveling with a group, you might want to consider hiring a private van. Similarly, solo travelers and couples can look at renting a private taxi. Though more expensive than a bus, they offer greater flexibility, comfort, and convenience. 


What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

The journey from Bangkok to Laem Chabang takes you on the Route 7 highway. Road conditions are good, and you can expect a smooth ride, even though there isn’t much to see from the highway.


How to get from Bangkok to Laem Chabang


Taking a bus from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

Travel time via bus is around 1.5 to 2.5 hours. 

There are over 30 departures every day. The earliest buses leave at 6:00 am, and the latest ones depart at around 8:00 pm, giving you plenty of options to choose from. 

With ticket prices starting from US$6 per person, traveling by bus is one of the best ways to travel from Bangkok to Laem Chabang, especially for budget travelers and backpackers. 

There are multiple departure points throughout the city, including the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Ekkamai Bus Station, Mo Chit Bus Station in Bangkok. 

The buses are air-conditioned and even have an attached washroom. Luggage allowance is typically one big bag and one smaller piece of hand luggage. 

Do note that depending on the number of passengers, the operator might choose to run a bus or minivan. 

Sriracha Tour is a well-known bus operator on this route. 


Taking a minivan from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

Another option for transport from Bangkok to Laem Chabang is to take a private minivan. With a seating capacity of 8-9 passengers, these are ideal if you’re traveling with family or a group. 

The travel time for private minivans is two to three hours, a little more than buses. However, since the minivans are booked for a group, they offer the comfort of hotel pick up and drop off and the convenience of picking a departure time that works best for you.

The minivans are equipped with air conditioning and cushioned seats. The driver makes stops along the way for restroom breaks. 

The cost of hiring a private minivan is around US$80-100. 

Glassflower, Team Holiday, Bangkok Taxi, and Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort offer private taxi and minivan services.


Taking a taxi from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

One more option available to travelers is to rent a private car. This is the best way to get from Bangkok to Laem Chabang for those who don’t want to compromise on comfort. It’s a good option for solo travelers, couples, or those traveling with children.

Travel time is around two to three hours, similar to that of minivans. The cost of renting a standard-size car (that is good for up to 3 people) is around US$85. Expectedly, it will be higher if you rent a larger vehicle or SUV.

With hotel pick up and drop off, you remove the hassle of getting to and from the bus stop. Plus, with the extra luggage space and choice of departure time, private cars offer a lot of convenience and comfort. 

All the vehicles are air-conditioned and come with comfortable seats. In addition, you can instruct the driver to make stops along the way for food or bathroom breaks. 

Companies Operating from Bangkok to Laem Chabang

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1h 30m - 2h 30m

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Popular stations and stops in Bangkok and Laem Chabang

Departure stations in Bangkok

Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak - Mochit)

Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai)

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Arrival stations in Laem Chabang

Sriracha Tour

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