Travelling in Pattaya

By Boat

From Koh Samui Boat Rentals Thailand a site about renting a luxury boat to tour the islands and fish in the Pattaya area etc. Contact : +66 870399353

By Bus

There are bus services departing Bangkok throughout the day. Air-conditioned and non-aircon coaches regularly depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai), Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) on Kamphaengphet Road and Southern Bus Terminal on Borommarat Chonnani Road.

Fares and departure times can be obtained from:
The Eastern Bus Terminal, 02-391-2504, 02-391-8097
The Northern Bus Terminal, 02-936-2852 to 66, 02-936-3666
The Southern Bus Terminal, 02-894-6122

There is also direct bus service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. It runs daily from 06.30 am. to 07.00 pm. More information on the service can be obtained at the Public Transportation Centre at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Tel: 02-134-4099, 02-132-9171.

By Car

Car Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is 147 km from Bangkok and can be reached in 2 hours by car.
- Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7). The motorway is linked with Bangkok's Outer Ring Road (Highway No. 9). There are entrances to the hightway at Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
- Bangna Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bangna, Bangphlee, cross over Bang Pakong River to Chonburi. Take Chonburi bypass to meet Sukhumvit Road (Highway No. 3), pass Bang Saen Beach and Bang Phra to reach Pattaya.
- Bangkok - Minburi (Highway No.304), pass Chachoengsao and Bang Pakong river to reach Chonburi.

Most hotels in Bangkok provide limousine service from the hotel to Pattaya.

By Train

Train On Mondays to Fridays, from Hua Lamphong Train Station, 3rd class train (non-airconditioned) departs at 06.55 am. and arrives at Pattaya station at 10.34 am. before continuing to Sattahip. From Pattaya to Bangkok, the train arrives at Pattaya Station at 02.21 pm. and terminates in Bangkok at 06.25 pm. There is advanced booking available. Pattaya has two train stations located in the east of Sukhumvit Road:
- Pattaya Train Station is the main stop, located in the north of the junction with Central Pattaya Rd. There are local minibus and motorbike taxi services waiting around the station to take passengers anywhere in the Pattaya Beach area. To board the train at this station, passengers must buy tickets beforehand. The ticket office is open from 8 am. - 4 pm. - Pattaya Tai Train Station is a small station located about 3 km further south. It is closer to Jomtien, near the Sukhumvit -Thepprasit Road intersection.