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Bangkok to Pattaya

Any info on the train from Bangkok to Pattaya
10 years ago, September 2nd 2009 No: 1 Msg: #85067  
Another question I need answered please peoples :-)

Have just booked my parents flights to Thailand to come out and see me when my partner and I are over there....

They are flying from London to Bangkok and then we are staying near Pattaya......hopefully not as bad as they say ;-)

Just wondered about getting the train from Bangkok to Pattaya station. Ive read that there is only one train a day is this correct? Have checked out Seat 61 as well and cant find anything on there about this journey.

Thank you!!

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10 years ago, September 3rd 2009 No: 2 Msg: #85105  
Do you need to take the train?

There is a bus every half hour or more from Ekkamai bus station (the Eastern bus station). There are also buses from the Southern and Northern bus stations in BKK. There is a bus direct from the airport too, it goes about every two hours. Reply to this

10 years ago, September 4th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #85283  
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Hi, I am Thai people and live near Pattaya. Follow your attention that you want to take train to Pattaya.
I will tell that you cannot do this.

Because there not are train for public transportation to go pattaya but only there are train for transportation goods.

Good way, you should take a bus at Ekkamai bus station follow to suggest of "Rat on the Road" but let me I suggest add that you should to take bus only frist class NOT take secound class because services are very different Goodluck and Welcome to Thailand.

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10 years ago, September 9th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #85710  
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There is a train that you should take only to kill a day on a nice little trip real cheap!

Otherwise your parents should either take a bus or use a taxi.

You have to be specific when you say "near Pattaya!" Does this mean out on Sukhumvit Road or in the Naklua or Jomtien area - make sure you have an address not just a hotel name. You can download the directions to your hotel from their website.

Don't worry millions of tourists visit Pattaya each year and lots of them are retirees. Many retirees live in Pattaya full time to take advantage of the cheap prices for housing, transportation and food. Jomtien has fewer bars and nightlife than Pattaya City but no one will force your parents to do anything they would not do in their own hometowns.

If your parents arrive after midnight then the only thing they can use is a taxi or spend the night in Bangkok and then take a bus in the morning. Taxi prices in Bangkok are for the ride not per passenger. A ride in a meter taxi direct to your hotel will usually run around 1200 baht give or take a 100 B. Ask if tolls are included in the charge, tolls are not that expensive. Taxi will take under 2 hours for the ride. Some Bangkok taxi drivers may have to stop to ask for directions once they get to Pattaya.

From the airport there are three bus companies leaving for Pattaya. Bell Travel is right at the airport, bottom level near door 8. The price of Bell Travel ticket to Pattaya is 200 baht. Is it Pattaya City or Jomtien area? Bell Travel price also includes a van ride direct to the hotel.

Second bus leaves from around the same area that Bell Travel leaves and that bus goes direct to Jomtien with a stop in Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road. Price is around 140 baht or close to it. I used Bell Travel last week to Pattaya City and noticed the newer bus service. There is also another bus company that leaves from the bus terminal at the airport. You have to take the free shuttle bus to that bus terminal. Price is around 110 baht.

On all buses, trains and planes when traveling DO NOT put any valuable in your checked in bag, keep passports, cash, jewelry, medicines and valuable electronic items with you at your seat or on your person.

Good luck.
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10 years ago, September 9th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #85747  
Thank you for all the suggestions, I have booked us a taxi to pick us up from the hotel in Bangkok and take us straight there.

We are staying near Jomtien Beach, so hopefully wont be too near the 'hustle and bustle' but close enough if we want to go into town!

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10 years ago, September 9th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #85750  
Hello Phil 😊

I dont know yet if anyone has mentioned it, but there is a bus that goes directly from the international airport to Pattaya. As far as I have heard it goes regularly. There is even a website about it, which I dont know the URL to. Maybe somebody else can provide it.

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10 years ago, September 9th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #85751  
Hey Mel

Thank you for the info but I think we are going to stick to the taxi, it isnt too expensive and I think my parents would prefer it (they never been to Thailand before so gives them some time to adjust on their own!) rather than waiting around for buses/trains.

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10 years ago, October 2nd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #88171  
One thing to consider for new people taking a taxi. Pre booking is the way to go and ensure that you use a reptuble company. You would hate to have an accident in the cab and be stranded as the driver argues with the other party on who was in the wrong or worst still that you end up in hospital because they drive like 140km per hour in beat up cars. Reply to this

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