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Taking a Minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok
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The best thing about van travel between Pattaya and Bangkok is, honestly, how cheap it is. It’s super quick, and will get you to the big city without issue. There are few class options to chose from, but the cabin is air conditioned and in the warm Thai climate that's what's important. If you wan't to spend more and are travelling with a big group, a private van option is available for booking.

  • Pros
    • Shared van: inexpensive
    • Private van offers flexibility
    • Departure times throughout the day
    • Luggage allowance
    • Private van: free cancellation
  • Cons
    • Possibly no rest stops in shared van
    • Cramped conditions
    • Private van: more expensive
    • No bathrooms on board
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Taking a Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok
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A globetrotter definitely puts Bangkok on their list of destinations from Pattaya. 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
    • Well organized service
    • Plentiful leg room
    • Clean cabin
    • Safety-cautious drivers
    • Good amount of A/C
  • Cons
    • A/C set on high
    • Possible traffic delays
    • Many, varying pick up locations
    • Luggage limitations
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Taking a Car from Pattaya to Bangkok
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Since the journey is short, private cars and vans from Pattaya to Bangkok 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 changes in your right and to be aware of luggage restrictions.

  • Pros
    • Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)
    • Flexible and many departure times
    • Quick journey
    • Free cancellations
    • Clean cabin
  • Cons
    • Pricey
    • Possibly confusing pick up situation at airport gate
    • Not eco-friendly
    • Possible traffic
    • 30 minute limit for rest stop
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Taking a Train from Pattaya to Bangkok
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There is 1 operator that run from Pattaya to Bangkok, with 1 departure per day. If you decide to take a Train, you can take the Second Class Seat option.

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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.

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Reviews of the ride from Pattaya to Bangkok


Based on 165 review from Bookaway users who traveled from Pattaya to Bangkok

  • J
    Full bus, but it left and arrived on time. Workers checking in bags were pleasant and efficient. Easy to book online and get your boarding pass with seats assigned. Easy, inexpensive.
  • M
    Easy to find check-in at airport, seat assigned in advance. Departed on time, arrived on time. Comfortable seating.
  • T
    Easy transaction and transition
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