We have had a number of questions about getting to Pattaya.
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From the Airport
- The most stylish way is to book the Dusit Thani airport transfer for 3,000 Baht (or 3,500 for a group up to 9)
- Airport limousines range from 2,600 to over 5,000 Baht
- The cheapest way is by bus – see below
- You can take a metered taxi from outside the airport (ignore the touts inside) about 1,300 Baht including motorway tolls
Airport-Pattaya Bus Service
From Suvarnabhumi airport, they have 10 coaches departing each day, from 7:00 to 22:00, priced at 124 Baht (approx. US$4)
There are 2 counters to buy tickets:
- Airport Bus Terminal
- Arrival Terminal (Level 1) between Gate # 7 and Gate # 8
From Pattaya, they have 9 coaches departing each day, from 7:00 to 21:00. Their office is located on Thapphraya Road opposite Pan Pan restaurant where passengers can buy tickets and board the coach.
More information at their website.
Transport Company Bus (Tel. 02-1344099)
After arrivals take the Express Shuttle Bus (Free-of-Charge) to the Transportation Center which is within the airport area. Take the air-conditioned bus No. 389 to Pattaya (Jomtien Beach), or bus No. 905 to Pattaya North. (127 kms or 79 miles). The departure times from Suvarnabhumi Transportation Center are : 06.30, 08.00, 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, and 19.00 hrs.
Travelling time is about one and a half hours. Bus fare : 106 Baht per person. (US.$ 3).
From the Bus Station in Pattaya, take one of the Pick-ups (Songtow) straight down to the roundabout which is where the Dusit Thani is.
Bell Travel Service Coach
After arrivals and getting through passport control and customs go all the way down to the lowest floor of the terminal building (Level 1). Find Bell Travel Service sign and staff sitting on public benches near glass door No.7 . They will direct you to where the coach is waiting which is just outside of door No.7.
Suvarnabhumi Airport – Pattaya bus schedule : 08.00 / 10.00 / 12.00 / 14.00 / 16.00 / 18.00 hrs. Estimated travel time is 2 hours.
Bus fare: 200 Baht per person paid to Bell’s staff upon boarding the coach. This price includes a drop-off service to your hotel (available only within Bell’s service area).
For information call 038-370055 web site: www.belltravelservice.com