Most destinations in Thailand can be reached from Pattaya’s bus terminals, either direct from Pattaya or via the 3 main bus terminals in Bangkok. Whenever possible, especially for long trips when I need the comfort of a VIP seat I book bus tickets online in advance through 12go
North Pattaya Bus Station
From the North Pattaya Bus Station there is a regular service which arrives at 3 destinations in Bangkok, there is also a service (the yellow bus) which goes to Rayong, Samui and the north-east. Both of these services, the blue and white bus to Bangkok, and the yellow bus are operated by Reuang Coach Company.
Bus from North Pattaya Bus Station to Bangkok.
The blue and white bus departs from Pattaya to 3 bus stations in Bangkok, Ekamai (eastern Bus Terminal), Morchit 2 (Northern Bus Terminal) and Sai Tai (Southern Bus Terminal). Buses leave Pattaya on a regular basis between 0430 and 2300, tickets cost between 120 – 150 baht. For more information use the Roong Reuang Blue and White Bus website, Thai and English language.
The Yellow Bus from North Pattaya Bus Station.
The yellow Bus is also operated from North Pattaya Bus Station by Roong Reuang Coach Company. Destinations of the Yellow Bus include Rayong, Koh Samui, and various destinations in North East Thailand (Issan), they also offer a parcel delivery service. For more information on schedules, destination and booking tickets, see the Yellow Bus website, in English and Thai Language, Please note the Yellow Bus website is quite often offline or not operating.
Roong Reung Pattaya Bus to Airport.
Roong Reung Coach Company is now running a new service from Pattaya to the airport. Buses will be departing 7 times per day, pick up points in Pattaya are on Chaiyapruk Road and Thapphraya Road. departing the airport from the airport bus terminal and first floor, airport building between gates 7 and 8. Their Pattaya office is on Thappraya road, just north of the Threppasit road, opposite Pan Pan pizza. For more information check out the Roong Reung Pattaya to Airport Bus website.
Bell Travel Bus from Pattaya to Airport.
Pattaya to Bangkok at: 0900,1300,1700. Price roughly 300 Baht. Suvarnabhumi 200 Baht. Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport: 0600, 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700, 1900. Please refer to Bell travels website for more detail and information, they pick up from various locations in Pattaya and Bangkok, they also require you to subscribe via e-mail, For details use the Bell travel website. Tel:038 370055 (Bangkok 027 474673)
Pattana 407 Coach Company, Petronas gas station Pattaya Klang.
Situated on the left side of forecourt at the Petronas petrol station, Just north of the Central Road junction on Sukhumvit Highway. Regular trips to the North East every day. A V.I.P. sit alone ticket to Nongkai costs 620 Baht. Tel: 038 249162 (038 733167)
Nakonchai Air Coach Company (Sukhumvit Pattaya Klang).
The depot is on the Sukhumvit Highway just south of the Central Pattaya junction, on the east side of the highway, watch carefully or you will miss it. They operate routes to Northern and North Eastern Thailand and south to Rayong. For more information on schedules visit the Nakhon Chai website, in English and Thai language. Please note, there does not appear to be any arrival and departure times for Pattaya, may be better to to call the office, Tel: 038 424871 (038 427841).
Chan Tour: Sukhumvit Pattaya Klang.
Sorry, can’t find much information about Chan Tour, except they run between Pattaya and Khon Kaen. The terminal is located on the slip road which enters Sukhumvit Highway from Pattaya Klang Road (Pattaya Central Road), you can call them on 038-719-090.
Phet Prasert Bus Terminal
Buses depart Phet Prasert bus terminal to Trat at 05:15 and 07:15. The Phet Prasert terminal is located on the southbound side of Sukhumvit highway, opposite Boonthavorn, approximately 900 meters north of the Pattaya (central) Klang junction. They run a regular schedule but by all accounts do not always run to time. The cost of a ticket is around 280 baht. The website is in Thai but you can translate with Google translate, look for the routes from Mae Sot and Phitsanalouk to Trat to find the arrival and departure time for Pattaya.
Getting to a Bus Station in Pattaya
By Baht Bus: The main baht bus route is a loop of Second Road and Beach Road, from South Pattaya to Dolphin roundabout on North Pattaya Road. If taking the baht bus to any of the bus stations on Sukhumvit at Pattaya Klang (Central), unless the baht bus turns right (east) towards Sukhumvit highway, simply get off and wait for one heading east and get off just before the highway. The bus stations are easy walking distance from here.
If going to North Pattaya Bus Station and the baht bus heads straight on or turns left back to Pattaya Beach Road from Dolphin roundabout, get off and wait on North Pattaya Road for a baht bus heading east, in the opposite direction of Pattaya Beach. Expect to pay between 10 and 20 baht per person, per ride.
By Motorcycle Taxi: The most convenient way, especially if you are downtown Pattaya. The problem most people have with motorcycle taxi riders is simply making them understand where they want to go. Some speak quite good English, some don’t. Make sure you agree on a price before you jump on the back, from downtown Pattaya it should not cost much more than 40 – 60 baht.
Grabtaxi App: A great way to book a taxi for short local taxi runs, and be sure you are paying an honest price.
Bus Station in Thai Language
When you hail a motorcycle taxi, most will ask where you are going, quite often in Thai, which sounds like “bpai nai”. If they do not understand English, you can tell them in Thai you are going to the “sa thaa nee rot may” (bus station). Of course, that could be any bus station, so let’s say you are going to North Pattaya bus station, you can try sa thaa nee rot may Pattaya Nua. You can also try this with the name of the bus company. Or even the destination of your bus, example, sa thaa nee rot may, rot by Bangkok, rot by Buriram, and so on.
Still struggling ?, show the driver “bus station” in Thai text สถานีรถเมล์ = bus station.