Getting around in around in Pattaya

October 5, 2007

 Pattaya bridge club

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Every city in Thailand seems to have its own unique transport system. Pattaya has no subway or skytrain service, no train service to speak of, and no tuk-tuks. What’s left?

The Baht Bus

Baht busses are modified pick-up trucks, seating around 8-10 people. They tend to ply the most populsr routes and can be flagged down anywhere and a standard fare (5-10 bht) is charged when you alight from the truck. If you wish to charter a baht bus to take you off the beaten track then you will have to negotiate the price with the driver.

Baht busses are a dark blue colour and the ones with a white stripe along the bottom are licenced to travel between Pattaya and Jomtien. There are other colour baht-busses which travel from/to Pattaya and neighboring areas.


These are a relatively new addition (2007) to the Pattaya transport system. There are a few meter taxis around, most line up by the dolphin roundabout near the Dusit Resort.

Motor-bike taxi.

There is a motorbike taxi stand on just about every corner in Pattaya. The drivers wear a numbered jacked with the location where they are based. Fares vary from 20 bht according to distance. Not for the feint-hearted.

The Pattaya bus Service

These are standard sized single dekker coaches. The busses run from 6 amto 2 am and the frequency sepends upon the season (more in the high season). They are air conditioned and there are just three routes (both clockwise and anti clockwise):

a) The Green Line

 – Big C (Sukhumvit) – South Pattaya road – Pattaya No 2 road (anti-clockwise route = beach road) – Dolphin roundabout – Naklua road – Soi Potisan – Sukhumvit road – back to Big C.

b) The Yellow line

– Big C(Sukhumvit) – Sukhumvit road – Thappraya Road over the hill – Pattaya No 3 road – North Pattaya Road – North Pattaya Road – Sukhumvit road – back to big C

c) The Red Line

– Bid C(Sukhumvit) – Soi Chaiapuek – Jomtien beach road – Dongtan Corner – Thappraya Road over the hill, – Pattaya No 2 rd (reverse route = Beach road) – Dolphin Roundabout – Naklua road – Banglamung police Station – Sukhumvit road – Kratinglai intersection (u-turn) – Sukhumvit Road – Soi Chaiyapruek (u-turn) – Big C (Sukhumvit).

Note that the Big C store mentioned in all of these routes is the one in South Pattaya on the Sukhumvit road. There is another Big C in North Pattaya on the No 2 road.

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Getting around in Bangkok and Thailand

September 18, 2007

Private cars and Vans

You can rent a car or van from a car rental company. International car rental companies are available in Bangkok, Pattaya, and other big cities. You will need an international driving license or a Thai one.


Most taxis in Bangkok are now fitted with a meter and have a sign ‘TAXI-METER’ on the roof. The minimum fare is 35 bht for a distance of no more that 2 km and the fare then increases according to the distance covered. It is not usual to tip the driver.

Airport Express

There are four express routes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to downtown bangkok areas. The fare is 150 bht. These Airport busses are available from the Public transport Centre which can be reached by a shuttle bus.  The four Airport Express routes are: –

. AE1: Airport – Silom Rd

. AE2: Airport – Khao San Road

. AE3: Airport – Ploen Chit Road

. AE3 (special): Airport – Sukumvit (Nana)

. AE4: Airport – Hua Lang Pong railway station


Tuk-TukThese are the three-wheeled taxis without a meter. Fares must be negotiated beforehand. The are normally a little cheaper than ordinary taxis but are really only suitable for short journeys.


 There is just one route, running from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue with 16 stations along the way. A train leaves the terminal every 3-5 minutes from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fares range from 15 bht to 39 bht.

Sky Train (BTS)

The Skytrain network has two routes.

(a) The Northeastern bus terminal – Onnut route which passes Sukhumvir Road.

(b) The The national stadiun – Taxin bridge route which passes Silon Road.

A skytrain leaves the terminal every 5 minutes from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. but at shorter intervals juring rush hours (7.30 – 9.00 a.m. and 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.). The fares range from 15 to 40 bht.

Airconditioned City Busses

These are coloured white and blue. There are numerous routes and the fares range from 11 to 20 bht according to the distance. There are micro busses that charge a uniform fare of 25 bht. Also Euro busses (orange) are in service with fares ranging from 12-24 bht.

Ordinary City Busses

The fare of BMTA busses (red) is 7 bht for the whole distance and it’s 8 bht for for the non-BMTA busses (blue).


There are boat services along the Chao Phraya river between Nonthaburi pier to the north of Bangkok and Wat Ratcha Singhom pier in southern Bangkok. There are different categories of boats: –

a) Blue flag – Most Express. These stop only at Nonthaburi, Wang Lang and Sathon piers. The fare is 22 bht or 32 bht depending upon the distance.

b) Yellow flag – Express. There are more stops and the fare is 18 bht for the whole route.

c) Orange flag – Rapid. The fare is 13 bht.

d) No flag – ordinary boats, charge 9,11 or 13 bht according to the distance.

After disembarking at a main pier you can cross the river using the ferry if necessary.


The state railway of Thailand runs express, fast and ordinary train services throughout the country at very reasonable fares. The services are excellent between most cities but unfortunately the service between Bangkok (Hua Lamphong) and Pattaya is simply a joke –  just one ordinary train a day.

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Playing bridge in Thailand

September 18, 2007

There are half a dozen of so bridge clubs in Bangkok and they are listed in the Thailand bridge section of the Pattaya bridge club’s web site. There are a few ad-hock gatherings in other cities but the only other city with a proper bridge club is Pattaya. The Pattaya bridge club meets 3 times a week. Details of all of the bridge clubs in Thailand are on the website of the Pattaya bridge club.

Thailand Links

September 18, 2007

Use our free on-line hotel booking service to reserve a hotel room anywhere in Thailand. Select the region/city, you then get an illustrated list of hotels which you can list by price or by star rating. You can also select hotels in a spefic area of your chosen region/city. Each hotel is described with a photo and has a map to show how to get there.

Bangkok: Bang Na, China Town, Don Muang, Downtown, Khaosan, Nana, Petchaburi, Phathumwan, Ploenchit – Chidlom, Prathunam, Ramkhamhaeng, Ratchadapisek, Riverside, Sathorn, Siam, Silom, Suhkumvit, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thonburi, other areas.

Pattaya: Angsila, Banglamung, Bangsaen, Central Pattaya, North Pattaya, Pattaya – Naklua, South Pattaya, Siracha.

Phuket: Bangtao beach, Cape Danwa, Cape Yalu, Chalong Bay, Kamala beach, Karon beach, Kata beach, Koh Lone, Koh Maiton, Hoh Racha, Koh Yao Noy, Mai Khao beach, Muang, Nai Harn beach , Nai YangBeach, Naithorn beach, Naka island, Pansea beach, Patong beach, Pha Khlok, Phuket town, Rawai beach, Surin beach, nearby islands.

Krabi: Amo Mamao, Amo Nang, Amo Talone, Had Yao (Long beach), Khao Thong, Klong Muang, Koh Jum, Koh Klang, Krabi Town, Nopparatara beach, Railway bay, Tubkaak.

Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao, Doi Saket, Down Town, Hang Dong, Huay Kaew, Mae Ai, Mae Rim, Muang, Riverside, Sangampang, Sansai, Saraphee, Suthep, Tasala, Thapae, near airport, near railway station, other areas.

Chiang Rai: Chiang Saen, Chiang San, Down Town, Golden triangle Mae Chang, Mae Fah Luang, Mae Kok River, Mai Sai, Mai Salong, May Suay, Meekorn, Muang, other areas.

Khao Lak and Phang Nga: Bang Niang beach, Bang Sak beach, Bor Saen, Downtown, Khao lak beach, Khuk Kak beach, Koh Khor Khao, Koh Yao Noy, Khao Yao Yay, Kuraburi, Nang Thong beach, Pakarang Cape, Song Phreak, Thai Muang.

Kanchanaburi: Down Town, River Kwai, Saiyoke, Srinakarim dam, Thamuang, Wang Dong.

Cha Am: Cha-Am, Chao Samran beach, Kaeng Krachan, Puk-tien beach.

Pai and Maihongsong: Downtown, Mai Sariang, Pai.

Koh Samui: Bang Po, Big Buddha beach, Bophut, Chaweng beach, Choengmon beach, Hua Thanon, Laem Set beach, Lamai beach, Maenam beach, Nathon beach, Taling Ngam beach.

Koh Phi Phi: Laem Han, Laem Thong, Loh Ba Gao, Loh Dalum, Long beach, Phak Nam bay, Ton Sai.

Koh Lipe: Downtown, Pattaya beach, Sunrise beach.

Koh Kood: –

Koh Tao: Chalok Baan Kao, Jan Som, Hae Haad beach, Mango Bay, Nang Yuan, Sai Ree beach, Thain Og.

Koh Samed: Ao Cho, Ao Kiew beach, Ao Pagarung beach, Ao Prao beach, Ao Vongduan beach, Ao Wai, Noi na beach, Sai Kaew beach, Sangthain beach.

Koh Lak and Phangnga: Bang Liang beach, Bang sak beach, Bor Saen, Downtown, Kha0 Lak beach, Khuk Kak beach, Koh Khor Khao, Koh Yao Noi, Kuraburi, Nang Thong beach, Pakarang Cape, Song Phreak, Thai Muang.

Koh Mak: Ao Kao beach, Koh Mak, Koh Riang, Koh Wai.

Koh Lanta: Ba Kan Tieng, Klong Dao, Klong Dao beach, Klong Jark beach, Klong Khoang, Klong Nin, Phra-ae.

Koh Chang: Ballan beach, Bang Bao bay, Kai Bae beach, Khai Mook beach, Klong Prao beach, Klong Son beach, Kong Kang bay, Salek Phet bay, White sand beach.

Koh Ngaitrang: Chang Lang beach, Downtown, Huay Yod, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Koh Ngai, Koh Sukorm, Maifad.

Khao Yai and Nakornratchasima: Downtown, Khao Yai, Pakchong, Wang Nam Keow.

Hua Hin, Pranburi and Prachuap: Bangsaphan, Cha Am – Hua Hin, Hua Hin town, Khao Takieb, Kui Buri, Pranburi, Sam Roi Yod, Thabsakae, Tubsakae.

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