the POSH guide
The best of Southeast Asia

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.