There are two main options for getting to Pattaya from Bangkok international Airport aka ‘Suvarnabhumi’. The options for getting to Pattaya are Bus or Taxi. The airport operates a shuttle service to take you to the main public transport center where you can embark a bus to various destinations within the country, getting to Pattaya by bus cost’s about 150 Baht on the bus. Taxi meters are available outside on level 1 at gates 3, 4, 7 and 8, you can expect to pay about 1200 Baht for a Meter Taxi to Pattaya. If you have already arranged a taxi to collect you, should follow the signs to meeting point 3 on the arrivals level. There is also a limousine service which is a rather more expensive means of getting to Pattaya and varies in price according to vehicle type/model, the most expensive being a BMW 7 series.
Getting to Pattaya by bus
Located on level 1 at gate 8, departing every hour between 7am and 10pm.
Bus 389 will take you to Pattaya via Laem Chabhang. The bus drop-off points are North, Central and South Pattaya intersections, then on to the corner of Thepprasit road next to Outlet Mall, last drop-off is on Thappraya Road. Cost is roughly 150 Baht. The 9pm and 10pm bus will only stop at the North Pattaya Bus Station. Website: http://www.airportpattayabus.com/
Alternatively you could the Bell Travel service which also departs from level 1, gate 8. The service can be pre-booked or you can pay at the counter, costs about 250 baht but slightly cheaper if you pre-book. Bell Service departure times are 08:00/10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00/18:00. Website: http://www.belltravelservice.com/
Getting to Pattaya By Limousine
If you want to travel in style, then there is the limousine service, they have various makes and models of car ranging from a BMW 7 Series costing 5,400 Baht, down to a Isuzu mu 7 costing 2,300 Baht.
The Sexiest Way to get to Pattaya
It’s pricey, it’s extravagant and flamboyant, it’s sexy and fun. You can take a ride to Pattaya with 2 gorgeous women to keep you entertained in complete privacy. Take a look at the Devils Den website for more details.
Getting to Pattaya by Train
Getting to Pattaya by train is an alternative although this does mean having to travel back into Bangkok first in order catch the train, and it only makes the journey once per day on Monday to Friday ‘no weekends’ and it leaves at 0650 a.m. This is a good alternative if you plan on spending some time in Bangkok before traveling to Pattaya, and good value, there are three classes, first class the dearest at about 140 Baht. Below is a link to the State Railway of Thailand where you can find a complete timetable and price guide.
Go to: Getting to Pattaya by train for more details.
Walking to Pattaya ?, Nah, just think of all the fun you’re going to miss.
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