Getting Around Pattaya

  • TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    by TrendsetterME
  • TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    by TrendsetterME
  • TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand
    by TrendsetterME

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    TukTuk in Pattaya, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Written May 26, 2013

    The auto rickshaw, called tuk-tuk or sam-lor meaning three-wheeler in Thailand, is a widely used form of urban transport in Thai cities.

    It is particularly popular where traffic congestion is a major problem, such as in Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima. The name is onomatopoeic, mimicking the sound of a small (often two-cycle) engine.

    Pattaya is a very easy city to get around, although the busy traffic causes frequent hold-ups at peak times (07:00-09:00 and 15:00-18:30), particularly on the major roads. Traffic gets even worse during and after rainstorms.

    Unusually, for Thailand, there are no tuk-tuks in Pattaya, so everyone usually gets around on the baht-buses (songthaews, minibuses) and on motorbike taxis. There are literally thousands of both all over Pattaya. In Pattaya they use baht buses and the price most often is only 10 baht! You won't get a tuk-tuk driver to turn his motor on for 10 baht. If you need to go somewhere off the baht bus routes you can pay a baht bus driver a little extra to deviate from his route (probably still cheaper than a tuk-tuk) or use a motorcycle taxi ... :)

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    Pattaya to Khao San

    by lotharscheer Updated Aug 6, 2010

    There is no direct bus to Khao San, but you can take a minibus from South Pattaya rd/Centerpoint Condominium to Viktory Monument/Thanon Phaya Thai and a bit shorter taxi ride or bus 59 (last stop near Khao San).Or take a bus to the Eastern bus terminal (Ekkamai)from there to Khao San you can take bus 2 (nonaircon) and 511. There are also minibuses point to point (more expensive)

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    Taxi to Pattaya

    by georeiser Written May 6, 2010

    When you are at Suvarnabhumi airport and shall go to pattaya, just ignore the expensive touts at the arrival hall. The "Official Airport Taxi" is a rip off. Look for a taxi stand outside the terminal. You will probably find a line of parked Toyota Corollas (They are multi-colored). Go to the staff behind the desk and say you are going to Pattaya. The rate price is 1300 Bath not including highway toll, but that is about 50 Bath extra. Taxis can take 4 passengers.

    You can also take a taxi from Bangkok. The rate is 1500 bath not including highway tolls, but the drivers might ask for more than that. Try to negotiate a price because there are so many taxis in Bangkok.
    Travel time from the airport to Pattaya is about an 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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    Tuk-Tuk in Pattaya

    by georeiser Written May 5, 2010

    The Tuk-Tuk's in Pattaya are pickups's as seen on the picture, and not like it is in Bangkok, with the famous 3-wheels.
    The Tuk-Tuk's in Pattaya are normally driving on the beach road from Pattaya to Jomtien and back. You pay 20 bath to travel on a shared Tuk-Tuk. Ypu can also hire one for yourselves. The price is 100-200 Bath for a short ride.

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    Cheap travel

    by ilovetravel1 Written Aug 6, 2009

    Catching a baht bus do not speak to the driver because he thinks you want a private hire, instead just get on and pay 10 Bt for most journeys but 20Bt if it seems really long. Going to Sukhamvit Road and wait and catch a white baht bus and you can travell up and down to your hearts content very cheaply and get to see more of the area. For example, from Pattaya to the Floating Market would be 20Bt. Catch a bus to Rayong for 90Bt along the same road.

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  • Bangkok Airpot to Anywhere!

    by mr-steve Written Apr 9, 2009

    I travelled to Thailand a few years ago and got completely ripped off by a con artist taxi driver at the airport. This year I pre-booked my taxi with a professional taxi transfer company. Not only was it a thousand times cheaper, but it was a lot quicker as well. Also my flight was 2 hours late and they waited for me.

    I recommend that anyone travelling to Thailand should defiantly pre-book a taxi with a trusted company. I used http://www.bangkok-airport-transfer.com Better and cheaper than all the rest, highly recommended!

    I'm sure they can tell you how long it takes, they answered all my questions perfectly. English too, so no language barriers!

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    Pattaya arrival /departure

    by MastG Written Jan 10, 2009

    there are a couple of bus companies leaving BKK for Pattaya

    Different companies leave at different times - most drop you off on Sukhumvit Rd (3rd rd 15 minute walk from the beach, at least)

    Taxi to the airport should cost 800 baht
    airport to Pattaya costs 800 + 50 baht airport tax + however little you can bargain down to.
    :0)

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    Renting motorbikes

    by STRATOS79 Written Oct 1, 2008

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    One of the best ways to move around is renting a motorbike or scooter the prices are depending on the type of a motorbike you can get anything from 100cc to 1000cc better off renting by the week or month though as it will be a lot cheaper.

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    AIRPORT

    by STRATOS79 Written Oct 1, 2008

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    Suvarnabhumi airport is Bangkok's main airport started operations in September 2006 which covers both domestic and international flights this airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 m), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal

    U tapao airport described as Pattaya Airport is located about 30 km south of Pattaya in Sattahip is the closest airport fielding commercial passenger flights Formerly a US airbase during the Vietnam war

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    Boating In Pattaya 2

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    Now you can also rent bigger boats with roof cover but is will cost you twice the rate at 3,000 baht for half day and 5,000 baht for whole day. this kind of boats are for larger groups of people (about 20 or more as to divide the payments and make it cheaper). Again like what I've said, you can rent equipment and tour in and around pattaya, koh larn and rayong with this bigger boats. But be warned, facilities are not outstanding (remember, you get what you pay for!)

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    Cruising Around Pattaya

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    Cruising Around Pattaya via a Boat is nice but be warned, always put sun block on your skin since it can be pretty humid here. Besides renting jet skis or speed boat, and ordinary boat will be more ecomomical and more practical if you belong to a large group since renting a small motorized boat will cost 1,500 baht half day and 2,500 baht full day. They also provide life jackets and you can rent snorkels and fins and masks. A boat can take you anywhere, to the diving sites or snorkel site or to Koh Larn and even to the less crowded jomtien beaches and if you are adventorous, even to rayong which is about 20 km away. one drawback is that small boats are noisy and you can smell the diesel fumes of the diesel powered engines.

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    From Pattaya To BKK

    by YaaDong Written Aug 15, 2008

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    Buses from Pattaya to Bangkok runs every 30 minutes and tickets are around 90-120 baht.You can choose to go to Ekkamai bus station or Mor Chit bus station.During public holidays such as Songkran or the very popular Pattaya Music Festival it can get very crowded so make sure you get there before noon .

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    Bus and Boat from Pattaya to Ko Chang

    by pattayafan Written May 8, 2008

    I can recommend Sea Air Land Tours,
    Daily Minibus and Boat to Ko Chang was 600,- Baht (20 USD) oneway and they also have cheap Bungalows on the Island.
    Its one of the best Travel agent in Pattaya, easy to find in South Pattaya Beach Road opposite of Pizza Hut in Soi 13/2, they speak english and german.

    Sea-Air-Land Tours
    183/2-6 Soi Post Office (13/2)
    Pattaya City
    Chonburi 20150
    Tel + 66-38-710830
    Fax + 66-38-710831
    e-mail info@sal-thailand-tours.de
    website www.sal-tours.com

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    Taxis to Pattaya from Bangkok

    by cbhuta Written Sep 26, 2007

    We asked several people and travel agents in Bangkok about hiring a taxi to Pattaya from our hotel. We got rates between 1600-2500 Baht for a mini-bus for the 4 of us. Luckily, we spoke to a bellboy in our hotel who arranged it for 1000 Baht + toll (which comes to a 100 or so more). So try not to pay anything more than that for a one-way trip to Pattaya.

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    Taxis to Pattaya from Bangkok

    by cbhuta Written Sep 26, 2007

    We asked several people and travel agents in Bangkok about hiring a taxi to Pattaya from our hotel. We got rates between 1600-2500 Baht for a mini-bus for the 4 of us. Luckily, we spoke to a bellboy in our hotel who arranged it for 1000 Baht + toll (which comes to a 100 or so more). So try not to pay anything more than that for a one-way trip to Pattaya.

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