4 ways to travel from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya

If you plan to go from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya you have four travel options:

  • Bus from Morchit Bus Station (North Bangkok).
  • Bus from Ekkamai Bus Station (East Bangkok).
  • Taxi direct from Don Mueang Airport.
  • Taxi to Suvarnabhumi International Airport and bus from there.

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Use the Search Box below to find bus and taxi tickets from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya. The Search Box links to an information page with ticket prices, travel times and maps for where to catch the bus for travel dates.

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Option 1: Bus from Morchit


  • Taxi to Morchit Bus Station: It costs around 200 Baht from Don Mueang airport to Morchit Bus Station by meter taxi.
  • Bus to Morchit Bus Station: Alternatively you can take the Airport Bus (route A1) to Morchit Bus Station.
    • The Airport Bus costs 30 THB per person.
    • It takes 30 to 40 minutes to do the journey.
    • It departs from Don Mueang Airport every 12 minutes from 07.30 to 24.00 every day.
  • Bus To Pattaya: 128 THB
  • Bus Company: Roong Reuang Coach
  • Other Costs: 40 to 200 THB to travel to Morchit Bus Station
  • Journey Time: Total travelling time is around 4 hours from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya
  • Bus Times from Morchit Bus Station to Pattaya:
    • First Bus: 04:30
    • Last Bus: 22:00
    • Frequency: Every 30 to 40 minutes
  • Location of Morchit Bus Station: 

Google Map of Morchit Station

Option 2: Bus from Ekkamai


Go to Ekkamai Bus Station on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road for a direct bus service to Pattaya’s northern bus terminal. From Ekkamai Bus Station there are 11 bus departures a day to Pattaya from 05.00 to 23.00.

Taxi to Pattaya broke down
Our taxi to Pattaya broke down
  • Taxi to Ekkamai Bus Station: It costs around 250 THB from Don Mueang airport to Ekkamai Bus Station by meter taxi.
  • Bus and BTS to Ekkamai Bus Station: Take the Airport Bus (route A1) for 30 THB ride to Mo Chit BTS station. From Mo Chit BTS Station take the BTS, also known as the ‘skytrain’ to Ekkamai BTS Station.
    • The BTS fare is 44 THB
    • The BTS journey takes around 50 minutes
  • Bus to Pattaya: 119 THB
  • Bus Company: Roong Reuang Coach
  • Other Costs: 74 THB to 250 THB to travel to Ekkamai Bus Station
  • Journey Time: Total travelling time is around 4 ½ hours from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya
  • Bus Times from Ekkamai Bus Station to Pattaya:
    • First Bus: 05:00
    • Last Bus: 23:00
    • Frequency: Every 30 to 40 minutes
  • Location of Ekkamai Bus Station: 

Google Map of Ekkamai Bus Station

Option 3: Taxi to Pattaya


Take a taxi direct to Pattaya. Go to the taxi desk outside the airport and then negotiate with the taxi drivers. The cost should be between 1,300 and 2,300 Thai Baht and remember to establish whether the price includes toll road charges.

Public taxi to Pattaya
We waited an hour for a replacement taxi

Last time I did the trip we paid 1,500 Baht including toll road charges (with my Thai wife doing the negotiating). The trip should take no more than 2 hours. Unless, like us, your taxi breaks down, which turned our 2 hour journey into a 4 hour one. You can also book a taxi online in advance from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya using the Search Box above.

Option 4: Via Suvarnabhumi Airport


Take a taxi from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and then take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya from there. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is on the East side of Bangkok (Don Mueang is on the North), so by going between the two airports you actually heading in the right direction anyway. The bus service is a VIP service with air-conditioned large buses with an on board toilet. The price of the ticket includes food and drink.

  • Taxi from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport: The taxi fare should be around 400 THB including toll fees which you need to pay in addition to the fare on the meter.
  • Bus To Pattaya: 320 THB
  • Bus Company: Bell Travel
  • Journey Time: Total travelling time is around 3 hours from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya
  • Bus Times from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya:
Suvarnabhumi AirportPattaya Bus Station
08:0010:00
10:0012:00
12:0014:00
14:0016:00
16:0018:00
18:0020:00

Route from Airport to Pattaya


  • Distance by road from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya: 161 kilometres
  • Driving Time from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya: 2 hours 19 minutes

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