Pattaya is a popular travel destination in Thailand. The coastal city offers fantastic beaches, endless entertainment and attractions, and a lively nightlife scene. It is also just a short distance from Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok. The quick trip from Bangkok to Pattaya is made easy with a variety of convenient and affordable travel options.
The distance from Bangkok to Pattaya is only about 147 kilometers, or 91 miles. Several major highways (Highway 3 and Highway 7) conveniently connect the cities. The trip takes approximately two hours depending on your mode of transportation and traffic (rush hour and Fridays are travel peak times on this route).
The most cost-effective and highly utilized travel option is arriving in Pattaya via bus. Taking a first-class bus is the preferred option by many, providing an air-conditioned ride with minimal stops. Buses to Pattaya depart from several stations in Bangkok, some as frequently as every 30 minutes. Departing stations include the Eastern Bus Terminal and Northern Bus Terminal. Traveling by first class bus typically costs 120 baht or less for travelers. Taking a second-class bus costs slightly less at about 100 baht but does not provide air conditioning and has much more frequent stops. While taking a bus is a great option, it does have a few minor inconveniences. When arriving to Pattaya, travelers will have to arrange transportation to their final destination in the city. Additionally, traveling by bus can be a minor challenge depending on the amount of luggage a traveler brings along with them.
Many travelers also choose to drive from Bangkok to Pattaya. While more expensive, it is an attractive option for those wanting a more private means of transportation and a slightly shorter overall trip. If driving, travelers often consider renting a car. Several major rental companies have locations near Suvarnabhumi and offer competitive rates. These include Budget, Hertz, Avis, and National. Travelers can also check rates and reserve vehicles through company websites.
Traveling to Pattaya by taxicab is also an option, but a more expensive one. The official meter-taxi rate is about 1500 baht from central Bangkok and 1110 baht (including expressway fees) from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Taxi fares can often be negotiated, though, prior to starting the trip. Hotels and travel agencies can arrange for a taxi, or travelers can call a taxi from the street, with the latter providing the most flexibility when negotiating. Travelers should always make sure taxis have proper licensure before departing.
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