Last updated: Aug 06, 2019


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Bus, Taxi or Train from Pattaya to Bangkok?


How to get from Pattaya to Bangkok?

Traveling from Pattaya to Bangkok is fairly easy. You can opt to take the bus or take the train. If you prefer more comfort, there are also taxis willing to take you to Bangkok as well.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus2,5 hours110 THB (€3)Check bus tickets
Taxi2 hours1.500 THB - 2.000 THB (€42,50-€56,50)No online tickets
Train4 hours31 THB - 48 THB (€0,90-€1,40)No online tickets

Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!

If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Pattaya to Bangkok.


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Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok

Duration: 2,5 hours
Costs: 110 THB (€3)

Buses depart and stop at the bus terminal located along North Pattaya Road. You need to head there first if you prefer to take the bus when traveling from Pattaya to Bangkok. A songthaew ride costs 50 THB (€1,40) while the motorbike taxis can charge you from 80 – 100 THB (€2,30 – €3).

Buses start operating early in the morning until late night and depart every 30-60 minutes. The fare is 110 THB (€3) and you can buy your tickets at the bus terminal or directly online through the button below.

Book your bus tickets online

Most of the buses park at the Eastern Bus Terminal, but there are also buses that have their last stop at Mochit Bus Terminal. You can always ask the driver or the ticket staff where the last stop will be so you know where you will get off.

Public Vans

Another alternative to taking the bus are the public vans. These vans are parked outside of Central Festival Pattaya, in front of the entrance. Vans leave every 30 minutes from 6:00 to 22:00. The fare is 130 THB (€3,70). Vans sometimes drop you closer to your hotel, but are not as comfortable as the bus as they provide less space.



Taxi from Pattaya to Bangkok

Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 1.500 THB – 2.000 THB (€42,50-€56,50)

When you prefer a little more comfort on the way from Bangkok to Payatay, then taking the taxi is the way to go.

You won’t always be so lucky to negotiate a good price for taxis as drivers sometimes stick to the first quoted price. The best way is to ask your hotel to help you book a taxi or to book one with a local travel agency.

Make sure you know the agreed rate so you don’t end up paying more than the actual fare when you reach Bangkok.



Train from Pattaya to Bangkok

Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 31 THB – 48 THB (€0,90-€1,40)

Since the train station in Pattaya is not within the city center, you need to take a songthaew or motorbike taxi to take you there.

Trains going from Pattaya to Bangkok only have afternoon schedules.

Train #284 departs at 14:21 while train #998 (fastest) departs at 16:26.  Expect to pay 31 THB – 48 THB (€0,90-€1,40), depending on which train you decide to go with. Train tickets for Pattaya to Bangkok are not sold in advance. Instead, you have to buy your tickets on the day of departure.

Trains arrive at the Hua Lamphong Railway Station. From there, you need to catch a transfer to your hotel or next destination.