One of the most popular destinations in the field of tourism are tourist trips to the "land of smiles" Thailand. Russian tourists most often choose the resort town of Pattaya for their holidays. It's very simple if you go on vacation with a tour operator. You will be met at the airport and taken to the selected hotel. But what if you suddenly decided to go a savage? There are several ways to get to the sunny city - Pattaya.
Buy a plane ticket to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The flight will take from 6 hours to two days, it all depends on which city you are departing from, with or without transfers. Tickets can be purchased both at the ticket office and via Internet sites.
Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, you will need to fill out an immigration card, which is issued either on the plane or at the counter at the airport. You will not pass by. Then we go to passport control. After all customs procedures, we pick up the baggage, it is already, as a rule, on the conveyor belt marked with the number that corresponds to your flight. You can see this information on the screens located in the airport hall, where the baggage is issued. Well that's all, you flew to Bangkok, got your luggage. Then we go to the exit. There are several ways to get to Pattaya from Bangkok. Taxi, bus and even train. Travel time by road will be 1.5 hours. By train - 3.5 hours. Let's figure it out.
When you exit at the first level (Level1), buses leave from entrance 7 (Gate 7) to Pattaya. The ticket price is 160 rubles. A bus arrives at the Pattaya bus station.
Bell Travel Servise buses run from Gate 8. The ticket price is 230 rubles. But it includes the cost of a minibus, which you will be transferred to on Severnaya Street and taken to your chosen hotel. Departure time from 08.00 to 18.00 every two hours.
Free buses leave from the main terminal of the airport to the bus station. The time takes 10-15 minutes. There are buses of several companies at once. They run from 06:30 to 21:00, every hour. The fare is from 106 to 230. Those for 230 baht will be taken to the selected hotel. The cheaper ones can drop you off on both North Street and Jomtien. Moreover, along the way, they can stop near "each pillar", picking up passengers along the way. These buses are easily recognizable by the red stripes on the board and the number "2".
The easiest way to get to Pattaya is by taxi. If you are a company of 4-5 people, it will not be expensive. On average, the cost of the trip, if bargaining, is 1000-1500 baht. You will be taken to the hotel porch. Do not forget: you need to agree on the fare in advance, or go strictly according to the meter.
Few people know that you can get from Bangkok to Pattaya by rail. The fare will be 50 baht, but the travel time is the longest. The train departs from the Hua Lamphong Railway Station, which is located next to the subway station of the same name. Departure time is 6.55 and arrival time is at 10.30. The train without air conditioning, 3rd class, runs on weekdays, so it is not the most convenient option. In Pattaya, the train stops near Siam Country Club on the north of Sukhumvit Road.