A beautiful view from within central Pattaya

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Bangkok to Pattaya

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4 way to get from Bangkok to Pattaya

Taking a minivan from Bangkok to Pattaya
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Since the journey is short, private cars and vans from Bangkok and Pattaya are also heavily discounted compared to other routes in Thailand. Drivers are always friendly and navigate the roads like professionals. Make sure to notify if there are any changes in your travels and be aware of luggage restrictions.

  • Pros
    • Shared cabin option exists
    • Comfortable seats
    • Great value
    • Price includes up to 9 people
    • Shared cabin option exists
    • Airport pick up available
  • Cons
    • No time advantage
    • Possible language barriers
    • Possible traffic delays
    • Baby car seat for additional fee (300 Baht)
    • Baby car seat for additional fee (300 Baht)
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Taking a bus from Bangkok to Pattaya
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A philosophical traveller definitely puts Pattaya on their list of destinations from Bangkok, most likely to see the Sanctuary of Truth temple. But, to get there, one can take an inexpensive bus. The journey is not so long, a realistic 2 hours, with flexible pick up options available.

  • Pros
    • Safety conscious drivers
    • Clean
    • Ample leg room
    • Great value
    • Good amount of A/C
  • Cons
    • Luggage limitations
    • Limited pick up options
    • Few departure times
    • Traffic delays
    • A/C on high
    • Possibly confusing: many bus companies
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Taking a train from Bangkok to Pattaya
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There is 1 operator that run from Bangkok to Pattaya, with 1 departure per day. If you decide to take a train, you can take the Second Class Seat option.

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Taking a car from Bangkok to Pattaya
Know before you go

Since the journey is short, private cars and vans from Bangkok and Pattaya are also heavily discounted compared to other routes in Thailand. Drivers are always friendly and navigate the roads like professionals. Make sure to notify if there are any changes in your travels and be aware of luggage restrictions.

  • Pros
    • Clean
    • Flexible cancellation
    • Quick
    • Many departure times
    • Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)
  • Cons
    • 30 minute limit for rest stop
    • Possible traffic
    • Not eco-friendly
    • Possibly confusing pick up situation at airport gate
    • Pricier option
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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.

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Reviews of the ride from Bangkok to Pattaya

4.5

Based on 137 review from Bookaway users who traveled from Bangkok to Pattaya

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    j
    Bus clean and comfortable. Only downside was instructions were not clear on where to find bus station at the airport
  • E
    E
    Booking was easy. It's best to book in advance, otherwise you might wait for an hour or 2.
  • M
    M
    Un embouteillage empêche le transporteur d'arriver à l'heure mais bookaway nous envoie un transporteur plus luxueux sans frais additionnel bravo et merci
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