Flying from London to Pattaya, Thailand covers about 6,000 miles (or 9,640.9 kilometers) with a travel time of more than 12 hours. During the trip, it’s fairly easy to get lost in the moment, that’s why it’s important to start the experience on the right foot by coming in prepared.
London has always been known for having some of the world’s busiest airports. Conversely, the city is also famous – or notorious depending on how one looks at it – for having heavily congested streets. By allotting an extra hour to an hour and a half of commuting time to the airport, it greatly lowers the possibility of missing the flight and all the hassles involved.
For travellers who drive to airports, make note that at airports such as London Gatwick, there are four different parking options to choose from namely: long stay and summer special at the North Terminal; and long stay and long stay plus at the South Terminal. Additionally, it’s worth knowing that passengers have a choice to book a parking slot way ahead of schedule to save precious time and money.
Always look up the conversion rate before leaving. These days, one British pound equates to roughly 51.65 Thai baht. Another important thing to point out when it comes to maximizing funds is bargaining for the best prices. Just like in any other country, by haggling within the boundaries of what’s acceptable, a tourist can get the most out of every cent and the overall travel experience.
Once in Pattaya, everything slowly begins to become simple and straightforward. Hiring a private car with a driver to see the city’s many attractions normally costs somewhere in the vicinity of 800 baht. Tourists can shell out an additional 400 baht for a van trip to nearby cities as well.
Pattaya has this distinct appeal behind everything that’s been said about it in the past. From taking in the early evening vibe of the streets to getting a nice pampering in spas; watching a heart-stopping performance at the crocodile farm to absorbing the Thai culture in the tropical gardens, the city reflects the classic Asian charm in one unique package. Indeed, Pattaya has the making of a European traveller’s haven.