How to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
When traveling the 122 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Pattaya, you have only two transfer options; taking a taxi or the bus. Taking a Bangkok airport taxi is the quickest and easiest option as it will take you directly from the door of the airport to the door of your hotel in just 90 minutes. The cost of the journey is around 30€ (1,050 Baht) depending on the taximeter, but you may also incur charges for the toll expressway of Toll Expressway 1.70€ (60 Baht). A much cheaper option for those traveling on a budget is to take the Airport Pattaya Bus to the North Pattaya bus station. The journey will take around 120 minutes and tickets cost 3.40€ (120 Baht) one-way.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €30|| 90min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €6.80|| 120min|| 07:00–22:00|
How to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya by taxi
Not only is taking a Bangkok airport taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Pattaya the quickest transfer option, it's also by far the most comfortable. It will only take you 90 minutes to reach the city centre of Pattaya and it shouldn't cost much more than 30€ (1,050 Baht) depending on the taximeter.
Taxi fare from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) use a taximeter to calculate your fare to Patayya. The final cost will depend on the levels of traffic and the exact location of your hotel, but it will be around 30€ (1,050 Baht). Bear in mind that there's a surcharge of 1.40€ (50 Baht) for using airport taxis and 1.70€ (60 Baht) if you use the toll expressway.
Arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) can be overwhelming, and walking around outside to reach public transport is extremely hot and humid. Avoid all this unnecessary hassle by taking a quick, comfortable and airconditioned taxi to your hotel in Pattaya.
You can find the official airport taxis and avoid scams by looking for the Airports of Thailand certificate.
If you ride during peak times your taxi driver will take the toll expressway for an additional 1.70€ (60 Baht).
Make sure your driver resets his taximeter before you begin your journey to avoid being overcharged.
Standard taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport can carry up to 4 people and 3 pieces or regular sized luggage.
How to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya by bus
If you're traveling on a budget, taking the Airport Pattaya Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Pattaya is a great option. The bus will take around 120 minutes to reach the Thappraya Road office in the city centre and costs just 3.40€ (120 Baht) for a one-way ticket.
How much is the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
A one-way Airport Pattaya Bus ticket from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Pattaya costs just 3.40€ (120 Baht). You can buy your ticket from the designated service counters located in the Arrivals Hall.
There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes for the Airport Pattaya Bus.
The Airport Pattaya Bus is available from 07:00 am to 22:00 pm.
Where do I get it from?
You can find the Airport Pattaya Bus stop on Level 1 of Suvarnabhumi Airport just outside of Gate 8 in the Arrivals Hall.
If money is tight, taking the Airport Pattaya Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) to Pattaya is a fantastic option as tickets cost just 3.40€ (120 Baht), however, you do get what you pay for. You will have to wait up to 60 minutes if you miss a bus and it will take another 120 minutes to reach the city centre. From there, you will then need to find another mode of transportation to get to your hotel, adding even more time to your journey.
During the day, the Airport Pattaya bus has multiple stops at Bangkok-Pattaya hospital, opposite the Big C in south Pattaya and then finally the Thappraya Road office. However, at night (21:00 to 22:00 pm), the bus only goes to North Pattaya bus station for safety reasons.
The Airport Pattaya Bus can take the toll expressway for free to save you time.
You must purchase your ticket from the designated service counter in the airport.
Each person can store one piece of hand luggage and one 20kg check-in bag.