Travel Options From Bangkok To Pattaya
Pattaya is a resort city of Thailand that is quite popular among tourists. Pattaya used to be a lonely fishing village in 1960 that was developed into a popular beach resort that attracts at least 4 million visitors every year. The simple fishermen’s huts were soon replaced with resort hotels, condominiums, retails shops and a large shopping mall along the beach.
How to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya
Pattaya is approximately 160 kilometers away from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Most visitors who want to travel to Pattaya use the bus that departs from the Eastern Bus Terminal that can be found adjacent to Ekkamai BTS Station on Sukhumvit Road. You won’t get impatient waiting for a bus to take you to Pattaya because air conditioned buses depart every 30 minutes from 5:20 to 23:20 every day. Travel from Bangkok to Pattaya through an air conditioned bus costs 117 Thai Baht or slightly more than $3.
The bus that leaves from Northern Bus Terminal is similarly priced and leaves between 5:30 and 20:00. It is easier to access the Northern Bus Terminal when you are in Khao San Road area. Just take the 511 bus along Rachdamnoen Road that is headed across the river and get off once you reach the end of the line.
If you want a faster and more comfortable trip to Pattaya, you can easily rent a car from the airport. The most efficient way of renting a car is through the internet so that you are assured of a car upon leaving the airport. You also have the option to take the metered taxis from the airport to Pattaya but the cost can be quite staggering at 1,050 Thai baht or almost $30.
The trip to Pattaya usually takes 2 hours but it varies because of traffic. When you reach the resort city, you will find Pattaya property that is either for rent or for sale.
Although the prices of properties in Pattaya have been rising steadily over the past years, there are still condo units, apartments and single family homes that are affordable for a retiree who wants to enjoy life in a Thailand paradise.