Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located only 110 km from Pattaya. Therefore, transfers by road are inexpensive and quick.
It is made easy and convenient by the Highway. There are licenced taxi services
from the airport. The one-way fares are around 1,200 Baht excluding 60 Baht for
two toll fees. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Pattaya in
Don Muang Airport
Don Muang Airport was superseded by Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006 and re-opened
in 2007. It currently handles Nok Air, One-Two-GO, PB Air and most Thai Airways
domestic flights. Travelling by taxi is the easiest way to Pattaya but one can
also go by bus via Mo Chit (Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal) or by train via
Hualamphong Train Station.
U-Tapao Airport is located 30 km south of Pattaya, off the Sattahip - Chanthaburi (Sukhumvit)
Highway or 45 minutes drive to Pattaya. It is used as a military facility, it's the closest airport fielding commercial passenger flights.
There are no commercial passenger flights connecting U-Tapao directly with
Bangkok. Bangkok Airways provides daily flights connecting Ko Samui and U-Taphao
From Koh Samui
Boat Rentals Thailand a site about renting a luxury boat to tour the islands and
fish in the Pattaya area etc. Contact : +66 870399353
There are bus services departing Bangkok throughout the day. Air-conditioned
and non-aircon coaches regularly depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai),
Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) on Kamphaengphet Road and Southern Bus Terminal on
Borommarat Chonnani Road.
Fares and departure times can be obtained from:
The Eastern Bus Terminal, 02-391-2504, 02-391-8097
The Northern Bus Terminal, 02-936-2852 to 66, 02-936-3666
The Southern Bus Terminal, 02-894-6122
There is also direct bus service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. It runs
daily from 06.30 am. to 07.00 pm. More information on the service can be
obtained at the Public Transportation Centre at Suvarnabhumi International Airport,
Tel: 02-134-4099, 02-132-9171.
Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is 147 km from Bangkok
and can be reached in 2 hours by car.
- Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7). The motorway is linked with
Bangkok's Outer Ring Road (Highway No. 9). There are entrances to the hightway at
Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
- Bangna Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bangna, Bangphlee, cross over Bang Pakong
River to Chonburi. Take Chonburi bypass to meet Sukhumvit Road (Highway No. 3),
pass Bang Saen Beach and Bang Phra to reach Pattaya.
- Bangkok - Minburi (Highway No.304), pass Chachoengsao and Bang Pakong river to
Most hotels in Bangkok provide limousine service from the hotel to Pattaya.
On Mondays to Fridays, from Hua Lamphong Train Station, 3rd class train
(non-airconditioned) departs at 06.55 am. and arrives at Pattaya station at
10.34 am. before continuing to Sattahip. From Pattaya to Bangkok, the train
arrives at Pattaya Station at 02.21 pm. and terminates in Bangkok at 06.25 pm.
There is advanced booking available.
Pattaya has two train stations located in the east of Sukhumvit Road:
- Pattaya Train Station is the main stop, located in the north of the junction with Central Pattaya Rd.
There are local minibus and motorbike taxi services waiting around the station to
take passengers anywhere in the Pattaya Beach area. To board the train at this
station, passengers must buy tickets beforehand. The ticket office is open from
8 am. - 4 pm.
- Pattaya Tai Train Station is a small station located about 3 km further south.
It is closer to Jomtien, near the Sukhumvit -Thepprasit Road intersection.
Travel within the Resort
Travelling around Pattaya, Thailand, is most convenient by mini-buses
that continually ply the Beach Road and Pattaya 2nd Road in
counterclockwise circuits. Fares are 5 baht per person per ride, fares
beyond main bag one negotiable.
Those who wish to be independent
and explore Pattayas surrounding countryside and beaches at leisure, can
hire motorcycles, jeeps or cars. The visitor is advised to shop around
and consult local tourism publications, for different companies offer
different prices and conditions.
Getting around Pattaya
Pattaya City is divided ito four major zones: North Pattaya Central
Pattaya, South Pattaya and Chomthian. It should be noted that there is a
small mountain knows as the Hill, located between South Pattaya and
Chomthian. For a visual illustration take a look at the Map of Pattaya
and Chomthian with the Hill.
Motorbikes are the most popular mode of transportation in
However, transportation in the city is facilitated thorough the use of
special cars (Song taew), customized pickup
truck with passenger seats in a covered overhead back cabin.
These pickups, know a Baths- Bus, can easily carry 8-10 passengers in
the back, plus 1 or 2 passengers in front. The circle around the city
and are allowed to stop anywhere. In addition to motorbike-taxis,
the Bahts-Buses are the only form of public transport permitted in
Pattaya. If not occupied, they also can be hired as private taxis. In
fact, they are private vehicles in most cases belonging to the drivers.
There are so many of them that they end up looking for passengers.
This compact city consists of 3 major roads that parallel each other.
Right along the beach is Beach Rd., which is a one-way road from the
north to south that is a few kilometers long. Second Rd. is a hundred or
so meters away and carries city transport mainly from the south to
north, although it is partly a two-way road. The last road is Sukhumvit
Rd, a continuation of the highway leading to Bangkok. Many small streets
called Soi(s) cross the roads. And it's advisable to walk some of the
small streets, which are enumerated from north to south, although some
have names. Second Rd. continues on to South Pattaya and turns to
within 5 minutes, and continues alongside
, which is approximately 20 kilometers long with some
Jomtien Beach Rd., which is a two-way road, also parallels
Sukhumvit Rd ad is the only road in the Jomtien area , except for some
connecting streets. on the other side of sukhumvit road are several
country clubs, golf course and typical Thai rural villages, providing
charming escapes on the banks of sweet-water lakes.