Traveling the 150km distance from Pattaya to Bangkok is quite easy with 3 options. You can take the bus in 2.5 hours, hire a taxi and arrive in 2 hours, or board the train which will take 4 hours.
When you arrange a taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya through your hotel or a travel agency you should expect to pay a premium for the service so the price will be around 1500 baht . 1500 baht is actually the official meter-taxi rate from the city, but as always you can negotiate on this price.
There are 2 direct train services a day from Pattaya to Bangkok . The fastest train service from Pattaya to Bangkok is Train #998 departing at 16:26 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 2 hours 29 minutes.
Pattaya is all-in-all not a dangerous destination. But the main tourist areas in Pattaya are often the most dangerous in regards to crimes regarding tourists. The largest of your worries will be petty theft and tourist scams in these areas. 2 дня назад
Pattaya does have cheap nightlife – beer bars, gogo bars, some nightclubs – but most tourists do not swim at the beach because the water is no good. Positive for Pattaya is cheap local transportation, easy to get to from Bangkok and cheaper hotels than Phuket. Bangkok is cheaper than Phuket.
The distance from Bangkok to Pattaya is only about 147 kilometers , or 91 miles . Several major highways (Highway 3 and Highway 7) conveniently connect the cities. The trip takes approximately two hours depending on your mode of transportation and traffic (rush hour and Fridays are travel peak times on this route).
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The nearest airport to Pattaya is the U-Tapao Airport located 30 kilometres away from Pattaya at Sattahip and offers limited connectivity to a handful of destinations. The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is about 120 km away from Pattaya and a drive of an hour and a half approximately.
Walking Street – Best place to stay in Pattaya for single people. Walking Street (also known as soi buakhao ) is located just at the end of Beach Road in South Pattaya near Pattaya Beach . If your favorite thing to do when visiting a new city is to experience its nightlife, then Walking Street is the place for you.
Phuket is an island with many resort areas, Pattaya is a city. Phuket is more expensive in almost every respect than Pattaya , but Phuket’s beaches are far superior, in fact the beaches in the centre of Pattaya are not suitable for swimming as the water is not clean. Phuket has better beaches but higher costs.
The trips to Pattaya usually take about 2 hours , but times vary considerably depending upon traffic. Travel agencies and hotels around Bangkok , particularly in the Khao San Road area, also offer mini-van transport, usually at around B400 per person.
What Not to Do in Pattaya . Avoid fraud artists, thieves, and the night scene while traveling in “Thailand’s Murder Capital” by keeping your visit short, sticking to the big hotels and nearby markets, and keeping with groups. Take precautions when enjoying Pattaya’s night scene, which is not family-friendly.
Lady Drink A small but often surprisingly expensive drink which bar girls will press you to buy for them. The elevated price is because the girl gets a cut of the cost.
Russian or European girls bar girls charge around 2000-4000 baht for just one hour, and longtime charges may go up to 8000 baht. For a pole dance, you will be charging around 1000 baht per a private dance.