Travelling Bangkok to Pattaya by Taxi,Train & Bus Guide With Fare

Why Travel Bangkok to Pattaya?

So you’ve completed your Bangkok trip and would like to take a trip from Bangkok to Pattaya. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. Over 8 million people live within the greater Bangkok area, which is undoubtedly detectable by the massive and vast amounts of traffic, which goes into the city each morning and gradually leaves the city in the evening. When you found yourself stuck in one of the busiest places of the world, and you wish to escape yourself from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and experience something a quite different, Pattaya is probably the closest and right places you can get to for hitting the beach. But you don’t know how to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya, or you might be interested in knowing transpiration cost. We have a look at the differences between taxis, trains and buses.

Bangkok to Pattaya Distance

Bangkok to Pattaya distance is about 150 km, and  Bangkok to Pattaya by taxi trip duration would be 2 hours in off-peak time. It may take little a bit longer, depending on the traffic situation.

Bangkok to Pattaya by Taxi

Travelling from Bangkok to Pattaya by taxi is most comfortable and also an expensive mode of transportation. Bangkok to Pattaya taxi fare depends on your pick and drop off location. Often,  drivers don’t speak English. So you might tell him “chai hàat” (ชายหาด) for the beach. When you get in a metered taxi in Bangkok, the meter will always start at 35 Baht which is a cost of 1 km. The metered taxi from the airport to Pattaya has an official price of 1110 Baht include expressway charges. However, you can expect prices from 1100 to 2000 (read the whole post to find out reasons). To get an idea of metered taxi fare in Thailand, check below picture.


Make sure when you get into taxi have a look at the taxi meter. If the driver hasn’t turned on the meter, then say in Thai “Bert meter”. Remember that hiring a taxi at airport 50 Baht extra fee be charged and as per Thailand transportation authority passenger has to pay express tollway fees. These rates are not changed for a long time so If you’re happy with your ride, be generous and pay little bit tip to the driver.

Additionally, Always get a metered taxi and try not to get a taxi from the hotel because most of them are waiting there for the whole day trip customer and have an un-metered taxi. Even though it’s not common, in some cases, you could come across a taxi with a rigged meter. This will likely empty your pockets quickly. This takes place in the event when the meter jumps like Bht2 every five seconds or when the driver applies the brake pedal continuously at the traffic lights.

Bangkok to Pattaya by train

First, let me say that travelling in Thailand by train is the cheapest way. However, Thailand railway has not upgraded its trains, and often you will encounter an old train which takes lots of time. The trip duration from Bangkok to Pattaya by train takes place in around 3 and a half hours. An awful thing is present; there is only ONE train from Bangkok to Pattaya. The train departs Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong train station at 6:55 am and comes to Pattaya at 10:34 am. The only train from Pattaya to Bangkok leaves at 14:21 (afternoon) and reaches 18:15. The good thing is Tickets fee 140. The good thing is Tickets fee 140 baht for first-class, 72 baht for second class and 31 baht for third class.

Bangkok to Pattaya by bus

Travelling from Bangkok to Pattaya by bus, by far, is the most famous mode of transportation. Unlikely trains, buses operate the whole day from around 05:00 until around 23:00 bus run after every 30 minutes. Most buses depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal, Eastern Bus Terminal, which is right next to Ekkamai BTS (Skytrain) station on Sukhumvit Soi 63. Bangkok to Pattaya bus fare is around 120 and trips take around 2 and a half hours. At the same cost, buses also leave every 30 minutes from the Northern Bus Terminal at Mochit, and from the Southern Bus Terminal at Sai Tai Mai there are buses every 2 hours from 05:30 to 19:30.

Note: You can also use vans(mini-bus). The vans leave from outside Victory Monument BTS station. It should cost around 150-200 baht.

Bangkok Airport to Pattaya Bus

Bangkok Airport to Pattaya

It’s a great decision to travel from Bangkok airport to Pattaya directly from airports unless you have some things to do in Bangkok. Based on your arrival, Bangkok airport to Pattaya distance could be between 115 KM to 163 km. As mentioned above, Bangkok airport to Pattaya taxi fare could be 1100 to 2000 (check below in details). Unfortunately, at the moment, going from Bangkok airport to Pattaya by train is not possible.

Suvarnabhumi Airport to To Pattaya

The most effective way to reach Pattaya from Suvarnabhumi Airport is by taxi or bus. Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya buses depart from Level 1 and cost around 250-300 baht. The bus requires around 2 hours. Taxis from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya cost around 1,200 to 1,500 baht.

Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya

Getting from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya is least complicated by taxi and will probably expense around 1,200-2,000 baht. It would be best if you had a taxi from the airport to one of the bus stations or to Victory Monument, from where you could easily get a van.

Bangkok to Pattaya Flight

As usual, the flight is an expensive way to move from Bangkok to Pattaya. Many airlines have daily flights from Bangkok to Pattaya include Turkish airline, Thai Airways & Bangkok airways. Ticket price often changes, and trip duration also varies. For flight schedule, you can check or any other flight site.


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Hey myself Kim , a fresh travel blogger in Bangkok who has recently graduated in computer science and working as a remote computer technician. I'm expert in exploring Bangkok and you can find Bangkok travel guide on my blog.

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