How To Get From Don Muang Airport To Pattaya By Bus For Only $5 USD

Last updated on February 23rd, 2021 at 02:06 am

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We will write how to get from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya by bus, private transportation and taxi. We will tell you with all the details best way from DMK to Pattaya by bus is the cheapest way for only $5 USD you will get from Bangkok to Pattaya. The distance from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya is 165 kilometers and it takes around 2 hours driving there by car and can be around 4 hours by bus.

Pattaya is one of the most touristic destinations in Thailand a place with a surprisingly huge Russian community. Strange as that may sound, Pattaya is actually pretty cool since there are many things to do in Pattaya from swimming, kayaking and relaxing in the beach. Read here how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya, Bangkok airport to Sukhumvit and Don Muang airport to Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Don Muang Airport To Pattaya

How To Get From Don Muang Airport To Pattaya BY Bus (Cheapest Way)

The best way from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya is by bus. It takes is a 4 hour drive from DMK Airport to Pattaya. You can go to from the airport by bus to Ekamai Bus Terminal or Mochit Bus Terminal. The best way is going to Mochit Bus Terminal since is closer and you will take less time.

Yellow Bus A1 From Don Muang Airport to Mochit Bus Terminal

The Bus A1 with yellow color starts at 7 am until midnight. The Yellow Bus A1 leaves every 10-15 minutes from Don Muang airport to Mochit Bus Station and it takes 40 minutes to get there depending on the traffic. The bus fare from Don Muang airport to Mochit Bus Station is 30 THB ($1 USD). You can get the bus at the Level 1 in the Gate 6 at the airport.

Make sure you go down from the A1 bus at Mochit Bus Terminal and not Mochit BTS Sky train. If you get wrong you will have to walk 2 kilometers to get to the Bus Terminal to go to Pattaya.

Once in Mochit Bus Terminal the buses are leaving from 4 30 am until 10 pm every 30-40 minutes. And the price is 119 THB ($4 USD). It will take 2 hours and a half depending on the traffic.

So total travel time from Don Muang airport to Pattaya can be around 4 hours included waiting time from the airport and Mochit Bus Station.

Taxi Fare Don Muang Airport to Pattaya

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Don Muang to Pattaya taxi fare is 1500 THB around $45 USD included the toll road fees (can’t be up to 2000 THB depending your negotiation skills). It will take 2 hours if there is no traffic. The It can be a great idea if you are traveling in a group or with too much luggage.

The problem you will have to fight for the price with the taxi drivers in the airport and it can be tiring after your flight. It can be an option if you are getting after 10 pm that there are no bus services!

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Also called Baht Buses songthaews are pickup trucks that have been converted to buses used for public transportation. The busiest songthaew route goes from the junction on Second Road and South Pattaya Road to Beach Road then back. Songthaews are most accessible along South Pattaya Road, Central Pattaya Road and North Pattaya Road (at the Dolphin Circle).

If you’re traveling to Jomtien from Pattaya, you should wait at Pratamnak Road and prepare 10 THB also. Those headed to Naklau can take songtheaws from Second Road.


A local bus system has been initiated in Pattaya since 2012. It’s called the Beach Bus and travels a circular route to and from Pattaya Floating Market. The bus makes stops at Chaiyapreuk, Jomtien Beach Road, Thappraya, Pattaya Second Road, Dolphin Roundabout, North Bus Terminal, City Hall, Pattaya Beach Road, Walking Street and back. A trip costs 30 THB.

If you’re traveling as far as Sattahip and Si Racha, prepare 20 THB for your journey from Sukhumvit Road. Those going to Chiang Mai and Trat can also take buses from the same stop.


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Called a motosai in Pattaya, these motorbike taxis are popular all around town. Their cheaper than a songthaew but are relatively riskier to ride, especially if your driver decides to carry two passengers at a time. That’s actually illegal.

If you want to try riding the motosai, you can expect to pay around 30-40 THB for destinations around Pattaya. You can see motorbike taxi drivers easily as they draw attention to themselves by clapping and wearing brightly colored vests.

You can also rent a motorcycle in Pattaya, though you should consider the traffic situation in Thailand compared to your country. Drivers here tend to be a bit more aggressive and you might get lost in the hullabaloo of it all. You can choose to get a motorcycle tour of Pattaya instead, which costs 300 THB for an entire day.


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If you go to local places, prices start from $2-3 USD for a meal in a local restaurant, but it could be even cheaper in the street. You can spend one whole day with $10 USD for food, juices and a few bottles of beer.

You can get a noodle soup, pad thai (noodles with chicken for example), rice with chicken, and as well as seafood for $2-3 USD. Thai food is really affordable and delicious. Click here to know our favorite street food dishes around Southeast Asia.


In the southern part of the country, around the beach, accommodation is a little bit more expensive. You can find a room from $10-20 USD if you are on a budget. The accommodation is always fine and they usually provide a towel and internet. You can stay in a mid budget hotel for as low as $40-60 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $100 USD.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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