Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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Overview | Bus | Taxi | Train | Secret Escapes

 

How To Get From Pattaya to Bangkok?

Bangkok is full of life with busy streets, excellent shopping and countless street food carts. You will find history, culture and beautiful sights all in this bustling city also known as ‘The City of Life’.

Traveling the 150km distance from Pattaya to Bangkok is quite easy with 3 options. You can take the bus in 2.5 hours, hire a taxi and arrive in 2 hours, or board the train which will take 4 hours. Prices range from 40 THB ($1.30) to 1,500 THB ($49) to make this journey.

The bus is a cheap and easy way to get from Pattaya to Bangkok. Bus tickets cost at least $6 and travel time is 2.5 hours. Vans are also available, but they might not provide enough space for big luggage.

The taxi is a comfortable way to travel door-to-door. You can get a 3-seater car for as low as $49.

If you want to travel more like a local, you can also take the train. Train fares start at $1 for a 3rd class seat. You can choose from 2 kinds of trains: the ordinary train takes 4 hours to reach Bangkok, while the rapid train completes the journey in just 2.5 hours.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus2.5 hours170 THB ($6)Check bus tickets
Taxi2 hours1,500 THB - 2,000 THB ($49 - $66)Reserve a taxi
Train4 hours30 THB - 140 THB ($1 - $4.60)No online tickets

 

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Pattaya to Bangkok by Bus


Duration: 2.5 hours
Costs: 170 THB ($6)

Buses depart from the bus terminal located along North Pattaya Road. To reach the terminal, you can take a songthaew for 50 THB ($1.70) or a motorbike taxi for 80 – 100 THB ($2.10 – $3.30).

Buses depart every 30-60 minutes starting in the early morning until late evening. The fare is 170 THB ($6) if you buy your tickets at the bus terminal.

You can also book online so you wouldn’t have to worry about tickets getting sold out. You can see below the schedule of buses you can book online as well as the booking link.

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Roong Reuang Coach
(to Mochit Bus Terminal)
08:00-10:30
13:00-15:30
17:00-19:30
2h 30m180 THB ($6)
Roong Reuang Coach
(to Eastern Bus Terminal)
09:30-12:00
13:30-16:00
17:30-20:00
2h 30m180 THB ($6)
Bell Travel Service09:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
17:00-20:00
3h455 THB ($15) +
free pick-up & drop-off

Check Bus Tickets Online

Most of the buses park at the Eastern Bus Terminal in Ekkamai, although a few continue on to Mochit Bus Terminal. You can simply ask the driver or ticket staff where the last stop is prior to departure.

Although a bit more expensive, Bell Travel Services provides free pick-up and drop-off. Book with them if you don’t want the hassle of finding the bus station in Pattaya or your next destination in Bangkok.

Pattaya to Bangkok by Van

There are public vans that also transport along this route.  These vans are parked outside of Central Festival Pattaya, in front of the entrance. Vans leave every 30 minutes from 06:00 until 22:00 and charge 130 THB ($4.30) per person.

You can also book a van ride online for 230 THB ($7.50). Pannipa Pattaya Tour operates trips that depart almost every hour from 5:30 to 18:50. You can find them at Pattaya Van Terminal 3 and they arrive at Mochit Van Terminal.

Depending on the route the van takes, they may drop you off closer to your hotel than the bus.  Simply ask your driver to stop if you are near your destination.

Keep in mind the van space is quite tight and there is not a lot of legroom. You may end up holding your luggage on your lap for the duration of the trip.

Check Van Tickets Online

Taxi

Pattaya to Bangkok by Taxi


Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 1,500 THB – 2,000 THB ($49 – $66)

If you prefer a little more comfort on your trip from Pattaya to Bangkok, you can easily hire a taxi.

Be prepared to negotiate with the driver and agree on a price before departing. Better yet, ask your hotel to help you book a taxi or book with a local travel agency.

You can also book a private car online starting at 1,800 THB ($59.50). Simply click the link below.

Reserve a Private Car Online

 

Train

Pattaya to Bangkok by Train


Duration: 4 hours or 2.5 hours
Costs: 30 THB – 140 THB ($1 – $4.60)

You will first need to take a songthaew or motorbike taxi to Pattaya Train Station, which is outside of the city center.

There are two trains leaving from Pattaya to Bangkok daily. Train #284 (ordinary) departs at 14:21 and train #998 (rapid) departs at 16:26.  Expect to pay 30 THB ($1) for a 3rd class seat, 70 THB (2.30) for a 2nd class ticket, and 140 THB ($4.60) for a 1st class seat.

Train tickets for this route are not sold in advance and can be purchased at the station on the day of departure.

Trains arrive at Hua Lamphong Railway Station. , which is 15-30min away from Bangkok city center. From there, you will need to catch a transfer to your hotel or next destination.

  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Bangkok


Here Hostel

If you’re looking for a fun social atmosphere then Here Hostel is the place for you! Enjoy relaxing by the pool in the garden area or enjoying a drink with travelers from around the world. Why take the stairs when you can use the indoor slide to travel between floors, this place is full of fun, energy, and laughter. Located less than 1km from Khao San Road, this is the perfect hostel if you’re looking to have a great time in Bangkok!

Dorm rooms start at $16 per night

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Hom Hostel & Cooking Club

Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, between Nana and Ploen Chit BTS stations, this hostel is the perfect location in the Sukhumvit area.  The hostel offers a garden area, a rooftop terrace and an on-site kitchen for guests to cook their own food or take part in the daily cooking classes.  There is also a restaurant and bar on-site if you’d prefer someone else cook for you, as well as buffet breakfast included each day. Extremely clean and very friendly staff are top priorities for this hostel. 

Single bed in dorm rooms start at $15 per night 

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Lamphuhouse Bangkok

If you’re looking to be near the excitement of Khao San Road but still enjoy some peace and quiet, this guesthouse is absolutely perfect.  A delicious breakfast is included in your stay and the restaurant is open 24/7 for your convenience. A lovely garden area to relax in the afternoons and very comfortable beds in rooms will make for a great stay.  Just 300m to Khao San road, this guest house is walking distance to many sights including the Grand Palace and the Golden Mountain Temple.

Rooms start at $19 per night

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Mam’s House 

Just 700m from Khao San road and sitting along the river is Mam’s House.  The staff here will welcome you with open arms and help you in any way that they possibly can.  The rooms are huge, the beds are comfortable and it’s extremely clean. There is a cafe on the ground floor of the hotel, street food along the riverbank and countless restaurants, bars and shops just steps away.  Locally owned and operated by Mam, this hotel is all about customer service and making sure you have the best stay possible. Perfect location, great views and all the comforts you need! 

Rooms start at $26 per night 

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Blue Chang House 

Cozy, comfortable, and ideal location! This guest house is less than 1km from Khao San Road and offers all the comforts you need.  It is within walking distance to numerous Temples, Wats and attractions throughout Old Town. On-site bar to enjoy a drink while taking in the sights from the terrace or a lovely garden area to enjoy to relax in if you need some quiet time. The staff is known to be exceptionally welcoming and happy to assist with all guest requests. Located in a quiet area so you will be sure to get a good night's rest after exploring the Capital City!

Rooms start at $40 per night

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