Pattaya is well connected by road to Bangkok and other areas. Some
of the road routes for going to Pattaya are as under:
By the Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7) The motorway
is linked with Bangkok’s Outer Ring Road., (Highway No. 9). Tthere
is also another entrance at Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
By Bang Na-Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bang Na, Bang Phli,
across the Bang Pakong River to Chonburi there is a Chonburi’s
bypass that meets Sukhumvit Road., (Highway No. 3, passing Bang Saen
Beach, Bang Phra to Pattaya.
Central city roads
Pattaya 1 Road (Beach Road): runs along the beach.
Pattaya 2 Road: (Second Road) runs approximately 400 meters
parallel to Pattaya 1 Road.
Pattaya 3 Road: (Third Road) this is Pattaya’s outer-ring
road which connects North, South and Central Pattaya.
Pattaya Tai: (South Pattaya Road) runs from Beach Road to
Pattaya Klang: (Central Pattaya Road) runs from Beach Road to
Pattaya Nuea: (North Pattaya Road) runs from Beach Road to
Tappraya Road: connects Pattaya 2 to Jomtien Beach Road.
Thepprasit Road: connects Tappraya Road to Sukhumvit Highway.
One train service operates daily from Bangkok, and operates between
Pattaya and Hualumphong Station.
Bus travel is the most common mode of arrival and it is the cheapest
also .There is a frequent bus service from Bangkok’s Northern Bus
Terminal (Morchit) and the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai). Buses from
a terminal on Sukhumvit Highway near Pattaya Klang connect Pattaya
with many destination in the Northeast (Isan).
Popularly nick-named "baht-buses" or "taxis", Songthaew (public
passenger pick-up vehicle) provide city and suburban services. There
is also a new bus service which connects Pattaya with Suvarnabhumi
Airport and located on Tappraya Road near the intersection of
Thepprasit Road. The fare is about 110 baht and features modern
air-conditioned buses. It takes around 1½ hours to reach the
Taxis from all over Bangkok are readily available at negotiable
rates. Also, air-conditioned vans operate for private hire from some
hotel car-parks. These are songthaews but are nicknamed ‘baht-buses’
in local parlance in Pattaya. These are the most popular mode of
public transportation. The fare is 10 baht traveling between fixed
routes, but may be much higher if asked to go to some other
destination. Motorbike taxis generally operate in the town and
suburbs, and are mainly used by locals for short distances.
Pattaya's closest airfield is U-Tapao International Airport located
30kms south-east of the city. operating daily flights to the
southern islands of Ko Samui, and Phuket. For all other domestic and
international flights, Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok
is the best choice. Pattaya is about 1½ hours, or 120 km by road
from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Bangkok international hub. By road,
it is accessed from Sukhumvit Road.