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Getting There

The main drawback to Pattaya for the independent traveller is getting there. Pattaya lies about 190 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Via the new motorway it's less than a two hour drive. Buses leave Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Skytrain Ekamai station) on a very frequent schedule. There is also more or less hourly service from Bangkok's main international airport. You can often get a car service through your hotel if travel by bus doesn't appeal, or you can book a transfer in advance through our partner Viator.
 

Pattaya Arrival Transfer  
Duration: Varies
$ 51.04

Travel from either the Bangkok Airport or hotel to your Pattaya Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose between a shared vehicle transfer, and your own private vehicle transfer.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

Vehicles used:

  • SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / Minicoach
  • PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Standard Sedan Car (2000cc) (1 to 2 people)
  • PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Minivan (3 to 6 people)
At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details:
  • Departure Flight Number
  • Departure Time
  • Hotel Name (where you would like to be picked up from)
  • Hotel Address
Don't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

More information & booking »
 

Pattaya Departure Transfer  
Duration: Varies
$ 51.04

Travel from your Pattaya hotel to either the Bangkok Airport or hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose between a shared vehicle transfer, and your own private vehicle transfer.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).

Vehicles used:

  • SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / Minicoach
  • PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Standard Sedan Car (2000cc) (1 to 2 people)
  • PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Minivan (3 to 6 people)
At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details:
  • Departure Flight Number
  • Departure Time
  • Hotel Name (where you would like to be picked up from)
  • Hotel Address
Don't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

More information & booking »
 

Traveling to Pattaya from Bangkok by air is not recommended. The closest airport to Pattaya is the U-Tapao air force base, which also serves as a domestic airport. It's nearly an hour's drive from there to Pattaya. With the time consumed checking in before the flight and collecting your baggage at the end, it's really not recommended if you're already in Bangkok.

 

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