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It’s no wonder that Pattaya is one of Thailand’s favorite beach destinations. The coastal city Pattaya is a melting pot when it comes to sun and fun and everything in between. With a coastline stretching over 15 km, beaches spilling into the turquoise waters and lined with oceanfront restaurants, bars and resorts offering spectacular ocean views.

A taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya will get you there in around 2 hours because there’s only 145 km between Bangkok’s often chaotic streets and the tropical beaches in Pattaya.

Bangkok to Pattaya taxi fare and prices

If you’re ready to plan your journey from Don Mueang to Pattaya, then the easiest and most hassle free option is to book an online taxi. This way you’ll have a driver waiting for you and the moment you walk out of the arrivals be on your way to Pattaya. It’s easy, simple and convenient. You can search ↳taxi options here.

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Bangkok to Pattaya Taxi

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about getting to Pattaya from Bangkok by taxi. If you don’t have time to read right now and already have your travel dates, then the best way to get from Bangkok to Pattaya is via private transfer. You can book your trip online via 12Go where you’ll have a list of providers and the best prices.

But if you do have a few minutes to read, you’ll find a lot of details here about the taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya, what type of taxis to use to get the best price and also general information such as Pattaya weather, best areas to stay (depending on your travel style) and a few suggestions for things to do in Pattaya. Having this information before heading down to the coast will help you put together a Pattaya itinerary with ease.

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Bangkok Taxi Prices – Long Distance Rides

A Bangkok taxi to Pattaya can be a convenient option, but compared to the alternative options, it is often expensive due to inflated prices.

Grab vs Taxi in Bangkok

How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya easily?

The safest, fastest, cheapest and most hassle free way is to book a Bangkok to Pattaya transfer with door to door service. That’s because you’ll know in advance how much you’re going to pay and also get a fixed price. In turn, you’ll avoid having to negotiate a reasonable price with a taxi driver.

Metered Taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya

“A metered taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya “should” cost around ฿1086 ($30) but drivers often refuse to use the meter for long distance rides”

Thailand taxi meters work on a progressive system which means the cost per km increases for longer rides.

How much is a taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya?

A metered Bangkok to Pattaya taxi ride “should” cost ฿1086 ($30) in normal traffic conditions and without any waiting time.

If you want to work out how much a Bangkok to Pattaya taxi fare will (or should cost by meter) you can use the chart below. The distance from Bangkok to Pattaya is approximately 145 km.

DistancePrice
1 km฿35.00
2 km – 12 km฿5.00 – km
12 km – 20 km฿5.50 – km
20 km – 40 km฿6.00 – km
40 km – 60 km฿6.50 – km
60 km – 80 km฿7.50 – km
Over 80 km฿8.50 – km
There is also an additional ฿1.5 per minute when the taxi is stationary or moving less than 6 km/h.

About Bangkok to Pattaya Taxi Fare

While taxis in Bangkok are relatively inexpensive (the average cost for a metered taxi ride is only ฿7.00 ($0.20) per km) it’s good to know that taxi drivers usually refuse to use the meter for a long distance ride.

This is because if the driver takes the ride by meter, they will only get paid for the trip in 1 direction. So for Bangkok to Pattaya taxi ride the driver will give you a fixed price to compensate for the ride back. The fixed price is usually in the range of ฿1700 ($48) and ฿2500+ ($70+), sometimes more.

While we often use taxis for any day to day rides in Thailand and Bangkok, for long distance rides like Bangkok to Pattaya, it’s easier and cheaper to book a transfer online. We can compare prices from various providers and always know what we’re paying ahead of our trip.

The table below shows all available Bangkok to Pattaya taxi transfers with prices. Note that there are big differences in prices depending on what type of vehicle you choose. But for a standard car with air condition and comfortable seats, prices start from around $40 – $45 which is very reasonable considering it’s a 2 hours + ride in one direction.

Taxi Bangkok - Pattaya $ 43.64–322.22 1h 20m – 3h
  •   VIP Van 8pax
  •   Mercedes E Class 3pax
  •   Comfort Plus 3pax
  •   SUV Comfort 4pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Comfort 2pax
  •   Economy 3pax
  •   Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  •   Premium Alphard 3pax
  •   Comfort Car 3pax
  •   Luxury SUV 4pax
  •   Comfort 3pax
  •   Economy 2pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Mercedes S Class 3pax
  •   Toyota Alphard 3pax
  •   Van 10pax
Taxi Suvarnabhumi Airport - Pattaya $ 38.19–750.13 1h 30m – 3h
  •   Comfort
  •   VIP Van 8pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Economy 2pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Mercedes S Class
  •   Mercedes E Class
  •   Toyota Alphard
  •   SUV Comfort 4pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
  •   Business
  •   Van 11pax
  •   EV Class
  •   Premium Alphard
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Luxury SUV
  •   Comfort Car
  •   Van 10pax
Taxi Don Mueang Airport - Pattaya $ 49.10–750.13 2h – 3h
  •   Comfort
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Economy
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Business
  •   Van 11pax
  •   EV Class
  •   Premium Alphard
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Luxury SUV
  •   Comfort Car
  •   Economy 2pax
  •   Mercedes S Class
  •   Toyota Alphard
  •   Van 10pax
Taxi Nonthaburi - Pattaya $ 62.74–76.38 3h
  •   Comfort 3pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax

Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya Taxi

Want to go direct from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya? The best option is to take the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya private transfer. It’s the easiest way to do the trip because after a long flight, baggage claim and going through immigration who wants to wait in line for a taxi and waist time trying to negotiate a reasonable price!

Booking a Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya transfer means the moment you walk out of the arrivals, your driver will be waiting for you you and you’ll be on your way to the beach.

The Suvarnabhumi airport to Pattaya Taxi fare

Things to do in Pattaya

Beside the beaches, nightlife, resorts and loads of entertainment, there’s quite a few things to do in and around Pattaya.

An aerial view of catamarans in tropical waters

Here are a few ideas for things to do in Pattaya. You can do these by yourself or book a tour. Either-way, it will be an amazing experience.

Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary interactive experience.

Visit Koh Pai, Koh Rin, and Koh Ped islands by Catamaran

Visit the Sanctuary of Truth

Go to a Cabaret show

Where to Stay in Pattaya

Pattaya is a beautiful coastal city. Lined with gorgeous beaches, amazing views, loads of oceanfront dining option and an entertainment scene that never sleeps. However all this is often overshadowed by Pattaya’s red light district and most tourist just generalize that’s all Pattaya is.

However Pattaya is so much more and to really enjoy this City by the beach it’s important to book your accommodation in an area that suits your travel style.

Below is a quick overview for areas to stay in Pattaya. This should give you an idea of what to expect.

Just a heads up. Most of the Go-Go bars and adult entertainment bars are located around walking street in central Pattaya. Don’t stay there if you’re not into that kind of stuff”

Central Pattaya – Best for Nightlife and Entertainment

Central Pattaya is the heart of the city’s nightlife and entertainment. Here, you’ll find a plethora of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. The area around Walking Street is famous for its vibrant nightlife and adult entertainment.

Below are 3 accommodation suggestions for every budget.

The entrance to a hotel in Pattaya

Budget:

City Center Residence & Yahaha – A budget-friendly option close to the entertainment districts.

An aerial view of a pool surrounded in trees and the ocean in the background

Mid-Range:

Condo Express View Talay 6 – Offers a balance between affordability and comfort.

A restaurant with ocean views at dusk

Luxury:

Hilton Pattaya – A luxurious hotel with stunning views, located in the central area.

North Pattaya – Best for Families and Relaxation

North Pattaya is a quieter area compared to the bustling central parts. It’s suitable for families and those seeking a more relaxed atmosphere. The Wong Amat Beach is a highlight, offering a serene environment away from the busy city life.

Below are 3 accommodation suggestions for every budget

A room in a hotel

Budget:

Swiss Paradise Boutique Villa – Affordable and only 10 minute walk to beach

how to get from Bangkok to Pattaya by bus

Mid-Range:

Golden Tulip Pattaya Beach Resort – A comfortable hotel with family-friendly facilities.

A room with private pool

Luxury:

Hidden Palm Pool Villas – An upscale hotel with villas with private pools

Jomtien Beach – Best for a Relaxing Seaside Retreat

Jomtien Beach is a more laid-back option compared to Central Pattaya. It’s known for its long, sandy beach and water activities. This area is suitable for those who want a mix of beachside relaxation and some nightlife.

a condo apartment with pool

Budget:

Paragon Suites Resort – A budget-friendly hotel withe excellent reviews.

a beautiful facing the ocean

Mid-Range:

Copacabana Beach Jomtien – Offers a comfortable stay with proximity to the beach.

a condo apartment with pool

Luxury:

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa – A luxurious resort with upscale amenities and a beachfront location.

Weather in Pattaya

Like the majority of Thailand, there are 2 types of weather in Pattaya. Either hot and sunny (dry season) or hot and rainy (well, the rainy season).

November to February is the dry season. This is when temperatures are moderate and range between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). Due to favorable weather, this period is also the most popular. So you expect more tourists and also higher accommodation prices as there is more demand.

March to May is the hot season. In Pattaya you can expect higher temperatures and increasing humidity, with daytime highs often reaching 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.

June to October is the rainy season in Pattaya. Known for monsoons and frequent rainfall, often in the form of short, heavy showers. Despite the rain, daytime temperatures remain warm, fluctuating between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius (77 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit).

September and October are generally the wettest months during this period. While the dry season is favored for its comfortable weather, Pattaya’s lush greenery during the wetter months has its own allure, making it a year-round destination for travelers.

How to Get From Pattaya to Bangkok

Want to know how to get to Bangkok from Pattaya?

There’s busesminivanstransfers and trains every day going back and forth between these 2 cities. The total distance is around 145 km which should take around 2 hours travel time. Depending on traffic conditions.

Here are a few suggestions for getting from Pattaya to Bangkok depending on your budget, travel style and what time of day you to travel, one of these options will definitely be a good fit.

Pattaya to Bangkok by Bus

An easy, affordable and convenient option is to take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok. Between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm there’s a bus doing this journey about every hour. The easiest way to reserve a seat on a bus is to book tickets on 12 Go Asia. This will guarantee you find a seat on the day of your travels.

On 12 Go Asia you’ll also get all the information for buses like schedules, travel time and departure stations in Pattaya and the arrival bus station in Bangkok. If you know your travel dates and know what you will be traveling from Pattaya, you can book your tickets here. A 1 way tickets costs around $5 to $6.

There’s also direct buses from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Pattaya to Bangkok by Train

Another option is to take the train from Pattaya to Bangkok. While it’s a cheap way to travel, the train isn’t really that convenient since only 1 train a day operates and departs Pattaya Tai Station at around 2 pm. This isn’t a popular transport option so you don’t need to order tickets in advance. Just show up at the station* get on the train and pay the dispatcher on the train.

*Here you won’t find an actual train station but just a platform. No booth or anything, Tickets are paid on the train. 3rd class seats only – fan and open window – authentic style.

Pattaya to Bangkok Transfer

The safest, fastest and most convenient option to travel between Pattaya and Bangkok is by transfer. A transfer is like a taxi and will include pick-up at your Pattaya Hotel and drop-off at your desired location in Bangkok.

Another option is to take a metered taxi. On paper, taking a meter taxi will cost less since the meter is only going to record the distance in one direction. However, you’ll have a hard time finding a taxi driver that will accept to do the ride without any further compensation. The taxi driver will offer a fixed price which is usually more expensive to booking an online transfer.

Pattaya to Bangkok by Air

Flying from Pattaya to Bangkok is the least convenient option. And probably the most time consuming. You’ll need to be at the airport 2 hours in advance which is about enough time to travel by land. Then from the airport you still have the journey from Don Mueang Airport into the city.

The only reason that air travel sort of makes sense is if you have a flight from Don Mueang airport shortly after you land. But in most cases, don’t consider flying, it’s expensive and inconvenient.

Conclusion

That’s it from here. I hope this article helps you plan your journey from Bangkok to Pattaya by taxi. Also, if you have any questions just drop a message below. Comments are answered within a few hours.

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