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How to Get from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Planning your holidays in Pattaya and arriving at Suvarnabhumi air terminal, also known as Bangkok Airport (BKK)? You surely would like to know how to reach Pattaya from the airport, and we’re glad to share some tips on transportation to the famous Thai resort.
Taxi from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Suvarnabhumi Airport taxi ranks are located on Level 1. To take an official taxi, you should contact a taxi counter, get a ticket from a queue machine, and go to the lane number printed on your ticket. Taxis are metered, and the price includes airport and expressway charges and fees. A taxi travel from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya will cost around 40 euros and take an hour and 25 minutes. However, you’ll have to wait in a queue to make an order.
Transfer from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
You may save considerable time, and get your car right after passing the passport control – if you arrange a private transfer. At Kiwitaxi, you can book a car as soon as you purchase flight tickets. To reserve a transfer, you should specify a flight number, a drop-off place, and the number of passengers. Your driver will track your flight details to timely meet you with a name sign in Suvarnabhumi Airport arrivals zone. After helping you with luggage, the transfer driver will bring you to Pattaya hotel safely, comfortably and fast. They can also help you at check-in if you need language assistance.
A Kiwitaxi transfer from Suvarnabhumi air hub to Pattaya costs from 45 euros, the travel time is around an hour and 25 minutes. All transfer rates are fixed and depend on a chosen vehicle class: from the economy and business/comfort, to van and minibus for a larger number of passengers.
Public Transport from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
A direct public bus 389 departs from Suvarnabhumi air hub for Pattaya every hour daily and reaches it in 2 hours. The fare is 3-4 euros. Also, you may go to Pattaya by rail: take an Airport Rail Link train, get off at the next stop, and switch to the number 283 (departs once a day at 8:06 am). You’ll spend around 3 hours and 7-26 euros depending on a seat class.
Unlike taxi and transfer service, public transport from Suvarnabhumi Airport is unavailable at night and discommodious for parents with small children and passengers with big suitcases. As for the railway option, it’s almost impossible to rely on the only train serving the route to Pattaya.
For vacationists planning to rent a vehicle, there are several car rental companies in Suvarnabhumi Airport. On the air terminal’s official website, one can search for options and compare different companies’ offers to make an optimal choice.