How to get from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya – all options!

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Bangkok Airport to Pattaya - best waysHow to get to Pattaya from the airport? This question often arises in travelers who will organize the first independent holiday in Thailand and who want to choose the best variant  along the route from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya a quick, comfortable and affordable. In this article I will talk about some of the most convenient and affordable way to enable you can spend minimal cost money and time for overcome the route between two airports in Bangkok and Pattaya. I am sure that after reading this page you are not will be doubt over the fact that the way from Bangkok airport to Pattaya is very simple and can be very cheap. Especially when you know about all types of transport from the airports of the capital.

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How cheap to get to Pattaya from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Due to the fact that the main airport in Thailand is between Bangkok and Pattaya, it makes sense to get to the resort right after the arrival in the country, without visit the capital (unless, of course, her visit is not included in your plans for the first few days of rest). So you’ve arrived at the main airport of the country, saving a lot of money due to the fact that you read earlier article How cheap to fly to Thailand and now you know where you can find most cheap airplane tickets. After passport control you can use two main and repeatedly proven ways: by bus or taxi from Bangkok airport to Pattaya. The plane I do not even consider because distance between Suvarnabhumi and Pattaya only 110 km.

From  Airport Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) to Pattaya by bus

The easiest way – after the arrival and passage of all procedures you must go down to the first floor Suvarnabhumi Airport (Level 1). Between the outputs of the street №7 and №8 you can find ticket office where you can purchase tickets for a comfortable bus from airport to Pattaya. Costs of this bus – 134 thai baht. The journey time is about 2 hours, and a final stop of this bus from Suvarnabhumi – small bus station on the south Pattaya (crossing of the Thappraya Road and Thepprasit Road). Bus service on the specified route are carried out by Airport Pattaya Bus company. Landing to blue bus of company №389 and disembarkation of it, is near the exit №8, under a canopy in Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi. Personally, I have used this bus some times in the opposite direction. I made the journey from Pattaya to the airport and I liked it.

Bangkok Airport Bus Schedule – buses from bangkok airport to Pattaya

Bangkok Airport Bus Schedule – buses from bangkok airport to Pattaya

Bus timetable Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya – from the official website of the company (picture is clickable). The site also states that the buses from the Bangkok airport to Pattaya with departure time in 21-00 and 22-00 comes to North bus station, not the South. On the website you can see also actually cost of ticket – Just 120 THB in 2019 year (sometimes prices change, so I remember 132 THB and 124 THB also in previous years). I draw your attention that the schedule may be change (during the low season not 16 flights a day, but can only be performed 10 buses from airport, ie the interval between flights in both directions is increased). The major disadvantage of this method to get from Bangkok airport to Pattaya by bus is the fact that in the desired for you time this specified bus can be full (without free places) and you must buy a ticket on the next flight and wait 1-2 hours (depending on time of day).

Also you can use big bus of another company – Bell Travel Service Co. Buses of this company not less comfortable and with this option you get a one big advantages. Firstly, the price includes delivery not only to the Northern Bus Station in Pattaya (near the intersection of Sukhumvit highway and North Pattaya Road), but also on the delivery by minibus directly to the entrance of your hotel. This is very handy when you have oversized baggage and you already know where you are going to stay in Pattaya. Transplant from a large bus to minibus carried out directly on the Northern Bus Station in Pattaya and pay extra at the same time do not need anything. You should not be afraid that because of flight delays or long passport control is likely you can miss your bus. The company promises that in this situation, you can easily get to Pattaya on the first next next bus from Bangkok airport to Pattaya.

Unfortunately, the bus transfer of this company from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya in 2019 became much more expensive. If earlier the transfer cost was 240-250 baht, now you can buy a ticket online for such a bus for 400-420 THB. Maybe it’s still a good option if you are traveling alone. But if you have two or three passengers, it is more profitable to order a taxi transfer from airport and get to Pattaya faster and with great comfort. If you didn’t buy your ticket online in advance, you can try to find free places for the nearest bus to Patatya. To do this, you can contact the representative of the bus company, which is located near gate No. 8 of Level 1 of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

At present, the company said buses depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport from 8-00 am to 18-00 pm, every two hours, ie, in the 08-00, 10-00, 12-00, 14-00, 16-00 and 18:00

The landing place on the bus to Pattaya In Suvarnabhumi Airport

The landing place on the bus to Pattaya In Suvarnabhumi Airport

Another way to make way from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya – public buses departing from the bus terminal near airport. If you want use this way, you can take a free shuttle bus in airport and go 10 minutes to bus station. Bus services to Pattaya performed several companies, so the cost of one ticket ranges from 106 to 250 baht. The first flight to Pattaya goes to 06-30 in the morning and the last – at 21-00. At the same time you must know that cheaper buses with red stripes on the sides, will take you to the North Bus Station in Pattaya, and on the way will make frequent stops, picking up passengers for free. Most expensive as buses for 230-250 baht dovezut directly to the chosen hotel (with a transfer by minibus to Pattaya). I think, more easy way to use Bangkok airport to Pattaya Bus from Gate №8 in Suvarnabhumi.

Transfer from Bangkok airport to Pattaya

The easiest and fastest way to get from Suvargabhumi Airport to Pattaya is by car transfer from the airport directly to your hotel door. As a rule, this service can be ordered on the website of many large hotels in which you have booked a room. The cost of such services for hotels of different classes can vary significantly, so you need to clarify in advance. When you ordered a transfer, after all the necessary procedures at the airport, you can see your taxi driver (when leaving the arrivals hall (2nd floor of the airport), he should have a sign in your hands with your name (surname). You can also always use the best car transfer from the airport, which allows you to pre-book a transfer from Bangkok airport to Pattaya.

You will be spared from long negotiations with taxi drivers at the airport, because you will know in advance the cost of the trip between Bangkok and your hotel in Pattaya. Another advantage of this option is a full-fledged 4-seater car with a roomy trunk. This means that you can make a comfortable trip by dividing the cost by 3-4 passengers, and the price will be the same at any time of the day. Finally, using an international car transfer, you can pay in advance online (partially or fully). This will allow you to avoid exchanging your money for Thai currency at an unprofitable exchange rate at the airport (unless, of course, you have read my article on how you can exchange currency at a good exchange rate at the Suvarnabhumi airport).

Taxi from the airport Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) to Pattaya

Due to the fact that you can use the buses from Suvarnabhumi (to overcome the distance of Bangkok – Pattaya) only 6-30 am to 22-00 pm, every arriving at night tourist must wait in airport first bus to Pattaya or use other ways.  At first, you can spend the night in the capital (the article How to get from the airport to Bangkok: all ways). But you can find a taxi to Pattaya and sometimes it most smart way. The latter option is more beneficial if you eat in Pattaya not one, but a company from 3-4 people. By the way, because of the placement in the luggage compartment the gas cylinder, some taxi drivers do not take more than 3 passengers with big baggage.

The fare from the airport to Pattaya now stands at 1000-2500 baht. If you want to get there as cheaply as possible, it is not necessary to order a taxi on the counters in the arrivals area (2nd floor), as it is the most expensive option. You can go out on the same floor and negotiate with a taxi driver on their own – a reasonable price in this case 1000-1500 baht (depending on time of day and your bargaining skills). But the most sensible option is -you have to climb to the 4th floor of the airport (departure zone) and try to catch a taxi at the entrance, which was arrival by tourists from Pattaya. Stay long time for taxi there prohibited, therefore the driver will be the most accommodating and the probability to take you by for 1000 baht is real.

Taxi in Suvarnabhumi airport for way Bangkok airport - Pattaya

Taxi in Suvarnabhumi airport for way Bangkok airport – Pattaya

Deciding to take a taxi from the airport to Pattaya, you need to agree on the amount in advance or go strictly by the meter. In the first case you need to immediately specify not only the taxi driver fee for delivery, but also to clarify whether the sum includes travel expenses for the toll road (about 100 baht). If you want to go by taxi meter, also check about the payment of toll road sections and remind to the taxi driver did not “forget” to include the counter (taxi meter). Taxi must arrive take you to the door of the selected hotel.

How to get from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya

Despite the fact that Don Muang now can not boast such passenger traffic as the main airport in Thailand, many tourists come to the country it is through this airport, because here you can buy cheap online flights from neighboring countries. Since a direct bus connection between this airport where almost all the budget airlines (loukost) and Pattaya is not have, you need or just take a taxi (the scheme is similar to that in the Suvarnabhumi Airport, only slightly higher price), or to get cheap way, but with transfers.

Firstly, it is possible to make way from Don Muang Airport on the North Bus Terminal in Bangkok, called Mo Chit. Just do not confuse it with the metro station, to which the bus station about 1.5 km. You can go to bus station from airport by bus A1, which can sit on near the Gate №6. The cost of the trip a little more than 30 baht, only you must say to conductor that you want leave bus on Nothern bus station, because bus stops only at the request and in the final he stop on metro station Mo Chit. Later you go to the ticket office and buy ticket on next bus to Pattaya (costs 134 baht.) The journey takes about 2.5 hours. Buses on this route with 5-00 am to 19-00 pm.

Shuttle bus Suvarnabhumi airport - Don Muang airport in Bangkok

Shuttle bus Suvarnabhumi airport – Don Muang airport in Bangkok

Another option, which allows inexpensive to make way from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya is the following: you must initially go to the main airport (Suvarnabhumi), and then – one of the methods described above. The easiest way to travel between airports are free shuttle bass who work with 5-00 am to midnight. The journey time is 40 minutes, in the shuttle bus have good air-conditioned. Shuttle bus departure from Don Muang is from the arrival area, and Suvarnabhumi Airport shuttle bus comes into the departure zone. Another option: a bus № 554 between the airports. Interval 30 minutes – 1 hour, fare from 34 to 40 baht, the journey takes about 50 minutes (the distance between the airport 50 km).

I hope, the information contained in the article has convinced you that to get from Bangkok airport to Pattaya not be a problem even for the beginner independent traveler with minimal knowledge of foreign languages. If you decide to initially see the sights of Bangkok, and only later to go to Pattaya, I advise you to read the article How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya, where I described the most convenient and inexpensive options.

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    • Max on June 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm
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    Thanks for the info, my friend. Now I know that way from Bangkok to Pattaya is very simple and inexpensive!

    1. You are welcome!

    • Marta on May 2, 2017 at 9:32 am
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    Thank you! Useful information for me. Now i know that my family can get to Pattaya from airport very easy!

    1. Yes, no problem. Have a nice travel to Pattaya!

    • Sudhir mehra on September 9, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    Boats from Pattaya to Corol island

    • Peder on August 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    Thanks for the detailed information about buses to Pattaya. If my flight in 03 am, should i wait till the morning?

    1. Yes, Peder. Or you can use other transport options to Pattaya, which I described in this article

    • Jeffrey on August 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    Indeed, the second bus has become too expensive. Better use a shuttle or first bus

    1. Yes, you right!

    • Poul on August 30, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    It is unfortunate that cheap buses do not go to Pattaya at night. I will have to use a taxi from airport…

    1. Unfortunately, this is so. You must either wait for the morning, or use a taxi, or pre-book a transfer from the airport to Pattaya

    • MaoMao on September 17, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    Thanks for the info, Farang. We always took a taxi at the airport, for three passengers it was not expensive and fast. In November, I will fly to Thailand alone, try to use the bus that you talked about here.

    1. Enjoy your trip, MaoMao! And good luck in your way from Bangkok airport to Pattaya!

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