A beautiful view from within central Pattaya-mobile

How to get from
Bangkok to Pattaya

Bangkok to Pattaya Trip Overview

Distance103 km (64.4 miles)
Price range$4-$101
Ride Duration Range1h 30m-3h 30m
Earliest Departure22:00
Latest Departure23:30

You can travel by land or sea from Bangkok to Pattaya. The best way of travel that allows you to relax, save money, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way is by bus. It’s only two-and-a-half hours and operates from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Pattaya is not just known for its exciting nightlife and parties, but is also great for tourists who want to go fishing, beaching, sightseeing, golfing, or exploring. The most pleasant weather is between November and February.

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Taking a bus from Bangkok to Pattaya

Fastest bus: 2h

Cheapest bus: $6

The fastest: 2h

The cheapest: $6

Pros

Safety conscious drivers

Clean

Ample leg room

Great value

Cons

Luggage limitations

Limited pick up options

Few departure times

Traffic delays

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

TV

Blanket

Reclining Seats

The fastest: 2h 14m

The cheapest: $6

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

The fastest: 1h 30m

The cheapest: $6

Pros

Comfortable seats

Great value

Price includes up to 9 people

Shared cabin option exists

Cons

No time advantage

Possible language barriers

Possible traffic delays

Baby car seat for additional fee (300 Baht)

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

TV

English Speaking Staff

Food

The fastest: 1h 30m

The cheapest: $55

Pros

Clean

Flexible cancellation

Quick

Many departure times

Cons

30 minute limit for rest stop

Possible traffic

Not eco-friendly

Possibly confusing pick up situation at airport gate

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

English Speaking Staff

Food

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A beautiful view from within central Pattaya

About the journey from Bangkok to Pattaya

Bangkok is an exciting city to visit, but after some time in the city, you’ll need something different, so maybe a trip to the beach is in order. Pattaya is one of the most popular resort beach cities in Thailand, often visited by both locals and tourists. 

When traveling the 149 kilometer (93 mile) distance between Bangkok and Pattaya, you can choose between 3 options. You can take a bus which usually takes around two and a half hours. You can choose to travel in a private car, which only takes an hour and a half. Or, you can go with a minivan, where you can choose between shared and private rides.

As soon as you arrive in Pattaya, you’ll see that this is a very lively place to visit. The city is full of life during the day, and full of partying at night. However, this isn’t the only reason to visit Pattaya. The city is a great place for those who want to combine their vacation with a spiritual journey. Pattaya has several beautiful temples that you should visit while you are there. A few must-visit temples include Wat Phra Khao Yai,  Wat Yansangwararam, and the Sanctuary of Truth. 

The best time to visit Pattaya is during the winter, between November and April. Monsoon season begins around July and lasts until October. In addition to that, during the summer the weather is very warm and humid. 

 

What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Pattaya?

The journey between Bangkok and Pattaya is short and sweet. As soon as you leave Bangkok, you’ll be traveling on a highway, and before you know it, you’ll arrive at your destination.

Pattaya is a hugely popular beach resort destination in Thailand, so don’t expect it all to yourself. Even though it’s known for its lively atmosphere and parties, it doesn’t mean that it’s not suitable for families. If you’re traveling with your kids, Pattaya has many great, affordable activities for them too.

The city also has many beautiful gardens where you can relax, and markets where you should go and try some of the local specialties. While you’re there, make sure to check out the Pattaya Floating Market. For travelers who are looking for an adventure, there are extreme activities available, such as zip-lining, skydiving, bungee jumping, and many more. 

 

How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya

Taking a bus 

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya with a bus is a breeze thanks to multiple departure points, good roads between the two places, and low prices. The buses are well equipped with A/C and lots of legroom. The bus ride usually lasts between 2 and 2 and a half hours. 

Taking a private car

For travelers who need a bit more privacy during their trip from Bangkok to Pattaya, there are many private cars available. Even though this is a pricier option, it’s still heavily discounted compared to other routes in Thailand because of the short distance. When traveling in a private car, you have lots of flexibility. You can choose your departure and drop off points, as well as the departure time.

Taking a minivan 

If you want to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya with a minivan, you have two options. You can choose between a shared and a private ride. For those who are traveling with a larger group and need more privacy during their trip, private minivan rides are a great option. If you’re traveling with a private ride, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your pick up and drop off points, as well as the departure time that suits your needs.

Companies Operating from Bangkok to Pattaya

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2h - 3h

Average price

$48 - $69

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1h 30m - 2h

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Average price

$49 - $64

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Average time

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Average price

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Popular stations and stops in Bangkok and Pattaya

Departure stations in Bangkok

Mochit Terminal Platform 3

Eastern Bus Terminal Bangkok Ekkamai

Khao San Mama Travel

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak - Mochit)

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Arrival stations in Pattaya

North Pattaya

North Pattaya Bus Terminal

Wat Chai Mongkron

Jomtien bus stop

Bali Hai Pier (T Tour Office)

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