Getting To Pattaya From Bangkok Airport
Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport Information.
The information on this page is for transport from the new airport to Pattaya.
For Express Buses, Public Buses, Taxis and Limo services to Bangkok hotels and other destinations with-in Bangkok see our Bangkok Page
Suvarnabhumi is pronounced "Su-Wana-Poom" and means: "The Golden Land".
Bangkok Airport Shuttle Bus Service.
The Airport is a 3,100 hectare site. To transport people to various locations around the airport a free, low-floor type shuttle bus service is provided for passengers and airport staff.
There are Two routes - "Express" Shuttle Bus route and "Ordinary" Shuttle Bus route.
The "Expess Route" connects the main terminal directly to the transport center.
The "Ordinary Route" connects to other airport facilities. 70% off Hotels close to the Airport
Bangkok Airport Shuttle Bus Express Route:
- Passenger terminal
- Car rental center
- Public transportation center and bus terminal
Shuttle Bus Ordinary Route:
- Bus terminal
- Car rental center
- Long term parking
- WFS's GSE, BAFS
- TG's GSE services
- TG operation center
- TG Technical Department
- Suvarnabumi Airport Concourse A (Landside Curb)
- Suvarnabumi Airport Concourse D (East Landside Curb)
- Airport Concourse D (West Landside Curb)
- Suvarnabumi Airport Concourse G (Landside Curb)
- Free Zone Pedestrian Enterance (East)
- D-CAP, TG Catering
- Fire and Rescue Department
To Pattaya By Taxi
The taxis are currently charging a flat fee of 1300 baht one way and the journey takes one and a half to two hours, depending on traffic. The fee includes expressway toll. Taxis are located on level one. Look for the signs. You might be solicited to take an expensive Limo to just Bangkok for 1,000 baht give these guys the flick you are going to Pattaya. Further intricacies of taking a taxi to Pattaya including the scams and cheats are discussed in the report "After-The-Rush".
If you have a problem with a taxi for example you forget and leave luggage in the car Please Call: 1584 or 0-2130-0002 or 0-2130-0097
Public Bus To Pattaya From Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok)Airport Bus Number 389 - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Pattaya Departs: 9:00 a.m., 13:00, 17:00, 19:30 p.m. Fare: 106 baht
Airport Bus (Bell Bus Co.) From Airport to Pattaya
Take the free shuttle bus to the Public Transportation Center and Bus Terminal. The fare to Pattaya is 200 baht. The first bus departs at 8:00 a.m. and then every two hours until the last bus at 6:00 p.m.
The clerk advised me to make a reservation by telephone should I want the big bus to pick me up rather than take the shuttle bus to the transport center at the airport and then transfer to the big bus.
Bell Bus Pick Up Point
The pick up point for the big bus will be on the ground floor Level 1.
Go down one level from" Arrivals" You will see the Bell Bus near exit door 7 opposite the Tourist Police counter. You can purchase your Pattaya bus ticket there.
But please phone 02-7474673 up to 02-7474675 as you arrive to confirm pick up service is required. You can also book a seat in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive in Pattaya the Airport Bus will drop you and your luggage off at the bus terminal in North Pattaya. You can then transfer to the free* Bell shuttle bus that will deliver you to your hotel.
You also have the option to take a baht bus to your hotel.
Bangkok Airport Bus (Bell Bus Co.) Departure Times:08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00.
At the time of writing both Bell offices (Pattaya and Bangkok) confirmed that the shuttle service is free. However as always in LOS (Land Of Smiles) this could change tomorrow, next week or next month.Pattaya to Airport
Roong Reuang Coach
If your arrival time is out of the range for the Bell bus service to Pattaya then another option is to go to level one gate eight at Suvarnabhumi and catch the Roong Reuang Coach.
The service operates from 07:00 to 22:00 and buses leave every hour. The fare to Pattaya is 134 baht. The Roong Reuang Coach stops at five locations in Pattaya. Here are the drop off points.
1) North Pattaya Junction (Sukhumvit)
2) Central Pattaya Junction (Sukhumvit)
3) South Pattaya Junction (Sukhumvit)
4) Thep Prasit Junction (Sukhumvit)
5) Thapphraya Office JomTien
Airport Tel:086 324 2391 Pattaya Tel: 086 234 2389showing the drop off points.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Information Links
The Eastern Bus Terminal
Soi 40, Sukhumvit Rd., Ekamai, tel. (02)391-2504 or (02)392- 2391]
Usually referred to as Ekamai, this is the one for Pattaya and towns in the southeast including Rayong and Trat province. Air conditioned buses depart for Pattaya every half hour between 5.30am and 11.00pm. The single fare is around 104 baht per person. Depending on the traffic the trip takes about 2 hours. More details (for example which buses to avoid) and tips about how to get to your hotel from the Pattaya Bus Terminal can be found in Pattaya Bar Girls Report
*To Pattaya By Train*
You can also travel to Pattaya by train from Hualumpong Station in Bangkok (02)223-7461, (02)223-0341 ext 4206. It is a slow trip compared to the time it takes to travel by bus. The third class train fare to Pattaya is 31 baht.
Currently there is only one departure per day Monday to Friday at 6.55 a.m. arriving at the Pattaya train station at 10:31a.m.
In March 2004 the State Railway decided they would no longer run trains to or from Pattaya on Saturdays or Sundays. The return trip departs Pattaya Train Station Monday to Friday at 2:50p.m. arriving in Bangkok at 6:10p.m.
Check the train schedule or call the 24 hour Train Information service on 1690.