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Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

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Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

My Emirates flight lands at 7.30 pm on Friday. Bell buses seem to stop running to Pattaya before then. Any other buses running to Pattaya from about 8.00pm?

I never Take taxis so will probably stop of in Bangkok for the night if I can’t sort out a bus.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

Bus 389. (My regular bus link not opening today, Band Width Limit??)

Below link has similar info.

bangkoksite.com/pattaya/Airport-Pattaya.htm

Arriving Bangkok around 8 pm is early. You can use the cheap Airport Rail Link to get into the city for peanuts. Hotel in the city, go out hit some pubs or beer bars or whatever. Next morning Skytrain to Ekamai bus terminal. Bus to Pattaya from there.

Taxi to Ekamai bus terminal from airport. Last bus from that bus terminal to Pattaya is 2300.

Up to you.

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2. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

Cheers. It doesn't Look like there are any buses after 7.00pm - crazy that you still can’t get to Pattaya by bus in the early evening! Looks like a night in Bangkok for me then.

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3. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

The last bus from the airport to Pattaya is about 10 pm, I'm pretty sure of it

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4. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

bangkok-travel-ideas.com/bus-to-pattaya.html

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5. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

The last bus to Pattaya from the airport is the 389 bus and leaves at 10pm. Should be ok now before peak season starts. But I have known 2 or 3 hour waits for the bus in peak season December/January late afternoon. The last bus from Ekamai in case the 389 airport bus is sold out is at 11pm. Caught this bus from Ekamai one time about 2 years ago when I was told the 389 buses including last one was sold out. I was at the airport bus 389 stand about 8.30 pm to be told their 9 and 10pm buses were sold out.

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6. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

Why don't you take taxis?

PT Taxi Service will get you from the airport to Pattaya hotel for 1000 baht, isn't this a better and less expensive option to travelling into Bangkok and spending a night in a hotel even a very cheap one.

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7. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

I guess because 1000 baht is about 8-10 times more than the bus would be?

Not a less expensive option because a hotel would still have to be paid for in Pattaya.

BKK hotel (let's say 500 baht) + transfer into BKK + bus to Pattaya the next day = 700 baht.

Taxi to Pattaya + Pattaya hotel (let's say 500 baht) = 1500 baht.

Anyway OP can easily get to Pattaya by bus same day. I'd guess there'd also be minivans at the airport as well as the buses.

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8. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

Thanks for all the info. I don't like taking the taxis from the airports in Thailand or anywhere else because I'm a cheap charlie who hates being ripping off by taxis at airports. Suvarnabhumi is the biggest airport in Thailand and a major hub. Pattaya is their biggest largest resort attracting millions of people a year. Yet a pretty piss poor public transport service is on offer to connect the two! One bus an hour in the evenings if you are lucky? A bus or two during the day which may or may not be sold out? I wonder why taxis are so dominent?

Anyway, have decided to spend the weekend in Bangkok now as it is v easy to get to using the Skytrain and means that I can also be in the hotel, showered and out for Friday night when I land. Will head to Pattaya on the way home in a month's time.

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9. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

If I catch the 389 bus in airport going to pattaya, how long will the bus ride be ? About 2 hours ?

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10. Re: Bus from Suvarnabhumi airport after 8.00pm to Pattaya?

Caught both Bell's Buses from North Pattaya Rd and the 389 bus from Jomtien many times. If no traffic the journey has taken 1 hour and 50 minutes. Coming the other way maybe allow 2 hours if going to Jomtien as the bus will drop off along Sukhumvit Rd in two or three places.

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