Depending on your arrival time and travel budget, there are various ways to make the journey from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. As Thailand’s prime tourist destination, it is easy to reach and well-connected. This article will explore four options and help you decide which way best suits your needs and travel requirements.

If you’re on a tight budget, then the leading option is the airport Pattaya bus from Suvarnabhumi.

Operating as a direct service, its first departure time is 05:30, and, from 06:00, it then offers hourly departures until 22:00.

Tickets can be purchased from the Airport arrival hall’s designated counters and cost 120 baht.

Although this option does not include a drop-off at your hotel in Pattaya, it does stop at north Pattaya (Pattaya Nua) and central Pattaya (Sukhumvit Road) before terminating at Jomtien Beach.

Please note that schedules and services are always subject to change, so if this is the best option for you, make sure to check current services and schedules.

A private company, Bell Travel Service, can be located on the airport’s first level and offers hourly departures from 08:00 until 18:00.

With tickets priced at 250 baht, they travel directly to the North Pattaya bus terminal.

Passengers are then required to disembark but can then make use of inclusive onward transport to hotels by a separate shared minibus.

With over 11 years in the business, is currently rated as TripAdvisor’s #1 taxi service.

With an easy online booking system and confirmation within 12 hours, Pattayacentral offers clean, comfortable, and affordable travel.

Providing drivers with detailed instructions, they offer friendly and safe service at a very reasonable 1200 baht.

Booking is initially confirmed via email, and a confirmation email is sent 3 days prior to arrival, which must be acknowledged to fully confirm the transfer.

Upon arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be greeted at the meeting point between gates 3 and 4 (arrival hall level 2). Pattayacentral prides itself on its transparency, and tolls, parking, and petrol are all included.

Offering a variety of payment options, Pattayacentral strives to offer a stress-free and seamless travel experience.

A return journey to Suvarnabhumi Airport can easily be arranged, so you can sit back, relax, and start to enjoy your trip from the moment that you land.

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Available 24 hours a day at gates 4 and 7 on the first floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport, public taxis are available at a rate of between 1,200 baht and 2,000 baht.

During peak periods, there may be long wait times, so pre-booking a private taxi is always advisable.

It is worth noting that, as the taxi drivers are based mainly in Bangkok, their knowledge of Pattaya’s hotels may be limited, so issues are often encountered.

Please note that an airport surcharge and an additional fee for the expressway toll may be charged.