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How to get from
Pattaya to Bangkok

Pattaya to Bangkok Trip Overview

Distance86 km (53.8 miles)
Price range$4-$93
Ride Duration Range1h 25m-3h 20m
Earliest Departure17:30
Latest Departure23:00

Taking a bus from Pattaya to Bangkok is the most convenient and affordable way to travel. There are buses that make the trip throughout the day so you never have to stress about missing one and getting stranded. Bring your camera to Bangkok as it is a great sightseeing destination. Be sure to take pictures and visit The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Bangkok is also notorious for its exotic nightlife. The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and February.

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Taking a bus from Pattaya to Bangkok

Fastest bus: 2h

Cheapest bus: $4

The fastest: 2h

The cheapest: $4

Pros

Safety-cautious drivers

Clean cabin

Well organized service

Plentiful leg room

Good amount of A/C

Cons

Luggage limitations

Possible traffic delays

A/C set on high

Many, varying pick up locations

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Blanket

WC

Reclining Seats

TV

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

The fastest: 1h 25m

The cheapest: $4

Pros

Luggage allowance

Shared van: inexpensive

Private van offers flexibility

Departure times throughout the day

Private van: free cancellation

Cons

No bathrooms on board

Possibly no rest stops in shared van

Cramped conditions

Private van: more expensive

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

TV

The fastest: 1h 30m

The cheapest: $43

Pros

Free cancellations

Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)

Quick journey

Clean cabin

Flexible and many departure times

Cons

Pricey

Possible traffic

30 minute limit for rest stop

Possibly confusing pick up situation at airport gate

Not eco-friendly

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

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A beautiful view from within central Bangkok

About the journey from Pattaya to Bangkok

Pattaya is an awesome place to visit, but all good things must come to an end. Don’t worry, though... it’s time to pack your bags, and what’s coming next will assault your senses. It’s Bangkok time! Get ready for amazing parties, some of the best street food in the world, and the beautiful royal palace and stunning temples waiting for you to explore them.

When traveling the 149 kilometer (93 mile) distance between Pattaya and Bangkok, you can choose between 3 options. The first one is the bus, which usually takes around two and a half hours to make the trip. For those looking for less travel time, a good option is a minivan, which takes around an hour and a half. And, based on your budget, you can choose between private and shared rides. The last option is driving to Bangkok with a private car, which is the most comfortable, but priciest option.

Bangkok is a vibrant city that never sleeps. It doesn’t matter what time you arrive, there’s always something to do here. As soon as you step foot onto Bangkok’s streets, you should go on to explore its eclectic lanes, try the amazing street food, and visit the markets. This is a great way to get to know what Bangkok is all about.

 

What to see when traveling from Pattaya to Bangkok?

The journey between Pattaya and Bangkok is very short. Before you know it, you’ll arrive in the capital of Thailand, the city with rich history and culture.

While you’re here, you’ll have plenty of things to do. Start off with roaming the streets, and exploring its numerous museums, shrines, palaces, and temples. Some of the most popular attractions to visit in Bangkok are the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Erawan Shrine, Bangkok National Museum, Jim Thompson House Museum, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and many more.

When the sun goes down, you’ll have a chance to experience some of the best nightlife in the world. The city has many rooftop bars, hip cocktail bars, and clubs. If you want to get a taste of it all and meet more travelers, join a pub crawl tour.

Once you get tired of the city’s energy, relax in one of the many parks around the town, and recharge your batteries. 

No matter how long you’re staying in Bangkok, there’s always something new and exciting to do. 

How to get from Pattaya to Bangkok

Taking a bus

Getting from Pattaya to Bangkok with bus is one of the most popular ways of traveling between these two places. The buses are well-equipped with A/C, lots of legroom, and professional drivers. The bus ride usually lasts between 2 and 2 and a half hours. 

Driving  with a private car

Driving to Bangkok from Pattaya with a private car is a great option for travelers who need more privacy during their trips. Traveling with a private car is more expensive than other available options, but it’s still heavily discounted compared to other routes in Thailand because of the short distance. Another advantage of choosing a private car is the flexibility you get. You’re free to choose your departure and drop off points, as well as the departure time. 

Taking a minivan

For travelers who want to travel between Bangkok and Pattaya with a minivan, there are two available options: a private or a shared ride. A shared ride is cheaper than the private one, but the travel time is the same for both options. The differences between the two are the privacy you get when booking a private ride, as well as the flexibility. When traveling with a private minivan, you’ll be able to choose your pick up and drop off points, and a departure time that suits your needs.

Companies Operating from Pattaya to Bangkok

Average time

1h 30m - 2h

Average price

$43 - $69

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1h 30m - 2h 30m

Average price

$48 - $65

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Average price

$45 - $73

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Average time

2h - 2h 30m

Average price

$73 - $93

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Popular stations and stops in Pattaya and Bangkok

Departure stations in Pattaya

Pattaya - Any hotel

Pattaya - Any hotel

Big C South Pattaya

Pattaya Bus Station

Pattaya Train Station

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Arrival stations in Bangkok

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Thaisriram Transport (Khaosan Office) Bangkok

Khao San Tara Travel office

Bangkok - Any hotel

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