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Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport

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When you get off your plane at Suvarnabhumi Airport you will be greeted by a sea of men holding signs offering the lowest transport fees in town. First time travelers are often overwhelmed and have no idea what a fair price is to pay for transportation from Suvarnabhumi airport to Pattay.

A general guideline is that you should pay around 2,000 bhat for an air-conditioned car (up to 3 people) or 2,400 bhat for an air-conditioned van (up to 8 people). There are also buses that run to/from Pattaya that run regularly and are fairly comfortable. The buses are through the Transport Company Limited (look at bus lines 389 and 999). Buses departing Pattaya for Suvarnabhumi Airport leave three times per day.

Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport

You can take a taxi, bus or one of the airport shuttles provided by many of the hotels and resorts in the area. If your hotel does not offer a shuttle then you will want to consider a taxi or bus depending on the number of people in your party, the amount of luggage you have and your budget. Buses to Pattaya are approximately 106 baht.

There are a number of car companies including: Oriental Escape, Image Limo and Limousine Thailand. You can also rent cars from companies like Avis, Hertz, etc.

Drive time is about 90 minutes so keep that in mind when planning your trip to or from Pattaya and the airport. Leave yourself enough time to check-in for your flight and go through airport security.

Bus Information

A first class bus will take you to any of the terminals at the airport.

First class bus: All first class buses depart from North Pattaya Road at the redeveloped bus station. These buses fill up quickly and you cannot pre-book your trip. The longest queus are for the early morning departures. You should arrive at least 40 minutes early. Your transfer will be about 90 minutes provided you are not leaving during rush hour. You can request that your bus stop at any of the terminals by pressing the buzzer above your seat. Passengers are not picked-up on the outbound buses but you can be dropped off where needed. Transportation Scams Travelers should be wary of scams. Find out ahead of time what fees are and are not included in the price you are quoted. Even "all inclusive fees" suddenly do not include expressway fees when you arrive at the first toll. Make sure you spend a few minutes speaking to a taxi driver or car service driver before agreeing to their fees.


Last Updated: 11 Sep 2007