Listed below are the main bus stations/terminals in Pattaya, from where you can take the bus to Bangkok, the airport, and from Pattaya to multiple destinations throughout Thailand.
Where applicable, I’ve added links to the operator’s website, a few pictures to help you get familiar, and a handy map of Pattaya bus stations/terminals at the bottom of the page.
For reference, and how to get to and from bus stations in Pattaya by taxi, baht bus, or motorcycle taxi, use this guide to getting around Pattaya.
BUY PATTAYA BUS TICKETS ONLINE
For some of the popular bus routes to and from Pattaya, especially Pattaya to Bangkok and the airport, you can buy bus tickets online through the operator’s website or on 12GO.
If you want to get to any destination in Thailand from Pattaya by bus, it’s always worth checking on 12GO.
In addition, if you’re searching for routes such as Pattaya to Koh Chang, or Pattaya to Koh Samet, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and so on, you can often find alternative transport such as flights, taxis, trains, and even combination bus + ferry tickets to the islands.
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NORTH PATTAYA BUS STATION
From the North Pattaya Bus Station, Roong Reuang Coach Company and its sister companies Bell Travel Services and Yellow Bus, operate frequent, inexpensive bus services from Pattaya to Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and several other destinations in Thailand.
The Roong Reuang bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit (northern) bus terminal departure times: 05:00, 07:30, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00.
The Roong Reuang bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Ekamai (eastern) bus terminal departs every hour from 04.30 to 21.00.
Roong Reuang also has a bus service that goes once daily from Pattaya to Hua Hin.
The Yellow Bus goes from Pattaya to Mukdahan and from Pattaya to Koh Samui, stopping at several locations on both routes to pick up and drop off passengers. Please check the website for more information.
The Yellow Bus from Pattaya to Mukdahan (preferably VIP bus) is a good option for anyone doing a visa to Savannakhet in Laos. From the same bus station in Mukdahan, you can take the bus over the Friendship bridge to Laos.
Website: Sorry, I haven’t linked to the website; it’s not secure (no https). if you would like to use it, search for “iloveyellowbus.com.”
Bell Travel Services offer a door-to-door service from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport and from Pattaya to Bangkok.
NAKHON CHAI AIR PATTAYA BUS STAION
The Nakhon Chai Air Pattaya bus station is on the southbound side of Sukhumvit Highway just south of the Central Pattaya junction, between sois 57 and 59, just a few meters north of the King Power duty-free center on the northbound side.
From the Nakhon Chai Air bus station, you can take the bus from Pattaya to Chiang Mai, Mae Sai, Nan, Ubon Ratchatani, Surin, Sisaket, and multiple other destinations in northern and northeastern Thailand.
En route to the above destinations, the bus from Pattaya stops to drop off and pick up passengers at many other towns and cities, including Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, and Phitsanoluk.
To check all destinations, open the Nakhon Chai Air website, then look at the routes which go to and from Rayong.
CHAN TOUR PATTAYA BUS STATION
Chan Tour operates a bus service between Pattaya and Khon Kaen. The bus terminal is on the slip road, which enters Sukhumvit Highway from Pattaya Klang Road (Pattaya Central Road). You can call them on 038-719-090.
407 PATTANA BUS STATION IN PATTAYA
The 407 Pattaya bus terminal is in the far left corner of the forecourt at the Bangchak Petroleum petrol station, just north of the Central Road junction and opposite Soi Nernplubwan (soi 53) on Sukhumvit Highway.
From here, there are regular bus trips from Pattaya to Nongkhai, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen every day. A VIP sit-alone ticket to Nongkai costs 620 Baht. Tel: 038 249162 (038 733167)
PHET PRASERT PATTAYA BUS STATION
The Phet Prasert bus station is on the southbound side of Sukhumvit highway, opposite Boonthavorn, approximately 900 meters north of the Pattaya (central) Klang junction.
The bus stops at Pattaya en route to and from Trat and Rayong. The website is Thai language only, but you can use google translate to check the schedule. For buses to and from Pattaya, look for all routes to and from Trat and Rayong.
The Phet Prasert bus is handy if you want to travel cheaply from Pattaya to Koh Chang. Once you arrive in Trat, you can take a 30–40 minute ride in a songtaew taxi to the Koh Chang ferry terminals for about 50 baht.
Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as the bus leaves Pattaya very early in the morning, and the ticket office will NOT be open.
Website: https://www.phetprasert.com/index.php (Thai only)
JOMTIEN TO AIRPORT BUS STATION
The Roong Reuang Airport Bus goes from Jomtien Bus Station to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok every hour, on the hour, from 07:00 to 20:00.
NAKHONCHAI KHONSONG BUS STAION PATTAYA
Although similarly named, this company is not associated with Nakhon Chai Air.
The Nakhonchai Khonsong bus station is on the northbound side of the Sukhumvit highway, opposite the Nakhon Chai Air bus terminal.
From the Nakhonchai Khonsong bus station, buses go from Pattaya to Loei via Nakhon Ratchasima and Loei via Dankhuntod. You can call them on 038-415-887.
Use the Google map of bus and coach stations in Pattaya to get location and directions
Long Distance Bus Journeys in Thailand
Traveling long distances by bus in Thailand is relatively cheap, but when it comes to comfort, seats can be quite narrow, with little leg room. It can literally be a pain in the ass.
So, whenever possible, book well in advance, and pay the extra for a comfy seat on a VIP bus or even take a daytime express train for about the same price.
Most double-deck VIP buses in Thailand have larger seats with more legroom on the bottom deck. As a general rule, the fewer seats on the bus, the better. So look for VIP 20 – VIP 24 with only three seats across instead of 4.
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