The main Pattaya train station (see photo below) is located on the eastern side of the Sukhumvit highway, about 3 kilometers from central Pattaya. At just 31 baht to Bangkok it’s a cheap way to travel but don’t expect any frills, and don’t expect to get there in a hurry. Scroll down the page and find the links to train journey prices and timetable.
At present the train leaves Bangkok at 0650, arrives in Pattaya at 10.18 and heads south to Sattahip. On it’s return journey from Sattahip it stops in Pattaya at 1420 before continuing to Bangkok, arrival time in Bangkok is 1825. Please read all the notes below before using the Pattaya to Bangkok train. You can find Pattaya Train Station on the map placed at the bottom of this page.
You can telephone Pattaya train station to confirm arrival and departure times using this number, 038 429 285.
You can find all arrival and departure times using the Thailand Railways website, it is in Thai and English language and very easy to use. On the right side there is a simple menu which allows you to choose your origin and destination to reveal the departure and arrival times. click on “fares” to show the prices of 1st, 2nd and 3rd class tickets, it will also tell you the distance in kilometers. Thailand Railway website: http://www.railway.co.th/main/index_en.html.
NOTE: The train only runs from Pattaya to Bangkok on weekdays. Although the website has pricing for 1st and 2nd class you should only expect 3rd class with no air conditioning. You may not be able to pre-book tickets for this journey.
Booking Thailand Train Tickets
The State Railway of Thailand does not currently operate an on-line train ticket booking facility. Train tickets must be bought at a train station or by using 12Go.Asia Thailand travel ticket booking services Tickets for long haul can be booked up to 60 days in advance, or 30 days for short haul.
PLEASE NOTE: 12go.Asia is not limited to train/rail ticket booking. You can also book bus, minivan, taxi, ferry, air tickets, and combination/joint tickets.
Take an Amazing Train Journey
The overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a truly authentic Thai experience. It’s cheaper than flying, much more comfortable than a bus, and easier than driving. As the train heads through the mountains approaching Chiang Mai in the early hours of the morning you are treated to some of the most beautiful unspoiled views of Thailand. For me the experience was worth the ticket price, and I considered it the first day proper of my holiday in Chiang Mai.
Getting to Pattaya Train Station
The train station is not on any regular public transport routes, you will need either to hire a baht bus, take a motorcycle taxi, or use the grabtaxi app.
Train Station in Thai Language: You may have problems getting there if your driver does not speak good English. In such a case simply tell him you want to go to the “sa thaa nee rot fai” = train station. Still struggling ?, show him the Thai text สถานีรถไฟ = train station.
New Pattaya to Bangkok Air Conditioned Train Service
A new Bangkok – Pattaya passenger train service started on 17th March 2018. The service will only operate on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The service is set to operate for an initial 6 month period, and if it is found to be popular it may become a permanent service.
The new air conditioned train service departs Bangkok Hua Lamphong train station at 06:45, and arrives in Pattaya at approximately 09:15. The train will make several stops en route to Pattaya, and after departing Pattaya will it stop at Pattaya Floating Market, Yanasangwararam and Nong Nooch before reaching its final destination at Ban Plu Ta Luang in Sattahip.
The return journey departs Ban Plu Ta Luang at 15:50, arrives in Pattaya at 16:25, then onward to Si Racha, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao Junction, Hua Takhe, Lat Krabang, Huamark, Klongton and Makkasan before arriving at Bangkok Hua Lamphong train station at 18:55
Along with the new train service there may also be a variety of package “sightseeing tours” made available, inclusive of train ticket, entry tickets to a number tourist attractions, and even inclusive of accommodation.