How to get to Bangkok from Pattaya? You can go from Pattaya to Bangkok cheaply by bus or mini van, comfortably and conveniently by taxi or private car and driver charter, or alternatively by train.
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Getting to Bangkok from Pattaya by Big Bus
From the main bus terminal on North Pattaya Road you can take a bus to Ekamai (eastern), Morchit (northern), and Sai Tai (southern) bus terminals in Bangkok.
For reference, here’s more detailed information about the main bus terminals in Pattaya.
Buses depart from Pattaya to Ekamai every 30 – 40 minutes between 04:30 and 23:00.
Buses depart from Pattaya to Mochit (Morchit) every 30 – 40 minutes between 04:30 and 21:00.
Buses depart from Pattaya to Sai Tai at 08:00, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00.
Bell Travel Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok City or Suvarnabhumi Airport
Several departures a day between 06:00 and 19:00. Bell travel will pick you up at your hotel in Pattaya by mini van, then transfer you to a big bus at North Pattaya Road Bus Terminal to make the journey to your departure gate at Suvarnabhumi Airport, or the Bell Travel office – then transfer you to your hotel in Bangkok.
You can book online through the Roong Reuang Coach website (below).
The Airport Bus, Jomtien to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Departs from the Roong Reuang Coach office on Thappraya Road (opposite Pan Pan Italian restaurant) at regular intervals between 06:30 and 22:00.
Services from North Pattaya Bus Station, The Airport Bus, and Bell Travel are all operated by Roong Reuang Coach. You can access all those services and online booking through the Roong Reuang Coach website.
Pattaya to Bangkok by Shared Transfer – Mini Van
There are several Pattaya to Bangkok mini van services, including the Pattaya Van service from Bali Hai to Bangkok operated by Roong Reuang Coach, you can also check the schedule and departure points on the Pattaya Bus (Roong Reuang Coach) website (above).
Other popular mini van routes from Pattaya to Bangkok include the 12go Transport van from Terminal 21 in Pattaya to Makkasan Station in Bangkok, Pannipa Tour mini vans to Ekamai and Mochit, and shared transfers from your hotel in Pattaya to Bangkok, Suvarabhumi and Don Mueang airports in Bangkok.
Check routes and schedules, and book buses and mini vans from Pattaya to Bangkok online through 12Go.
Shared Mini Van Transfers Pattaya to Bangkok, Suvarabhumi and Don Mueang Airports
There are services by Klook Travel including pick up from your hotel in Pattaya to Suvarabhumi and Don Mueang airports, and to your hotel in Bangkok. You can find them and many more great travel services including SIM card pick up, taxi booking, ferry tickets, activity and tour booking on the main Pattaya page on Klook.com.
Taxi from Pattaya to Bangkok
The most convenient way to get to any place in Bangkok, at any time is by taxi. There’s several reliable taxi services in Pattaya, including lady/owner driver taxi services.
Private Car and Driver Charter from Pattaya to Bangkok
If you’re going to visit multiple destinations in Bangkok, perhaps a sightseeing trip, then return to Pattaya, you can charter your own private car and driver for the full day. You can also book that through Klook, or check it out along with more options to charter a private vehicle and driver in Pattaya.
Going to Bangkok from Pattaya by Train
On weekdays trains depart from Pattaya Train Station at 14:20, and arrive at Bangkok’s main train station Hua Lamphong at 18:25. At weekends the train leaves Pattaya at 16:26, and arrives in Bangkok at 18:55.
While you can buy Thailand train tickets online at main stations and for popular routes like Bangkok to Chiang Mai, you cannot buy tickets online for the journey to and from Pattaya, you must buy tickets (cost 30 to 50 baht) at the station.
Getting Around Bangkok
If you’re not familiar with Bangkok, like me, don’t worry I’ve found a few resources to help to help plan routes and get from A to B using public transport such as buses, the MRT (subway) and the BTS (sky train). You can also take a meter taxi or motorcycle taxi, and use Grab app to book taxis or motorcycle taxis.
Plan your routes around Bangkok with the help of the Transit Bangkok website.
How To Use The Sky Train (BTS) and Subway (MRT) in Bangkok
I’ve found a couple of great videos on Youtube by Co Van Kessel, see below.
Thanks for reading, have a great day in Bangkok. If you’re heading back to Pattaya, you might like this getting to Pattaya guide.