Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bus Service from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya by Bell Travel Service and Roong Reuang 389 Coach

(Updated: June 2014) Taking a Bell Travel Service or Roong Reuang 389 Bus is the most convenient way to travel from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. Bell Travel and Roong Reuang services are different in the sense that Bell Travel Service goes right up to your hotel in Pattaya, first by bus to their Pattaya Bus Terminal and by a mini van to the hotels of each of the passenger. Roong Reuang Coach drops passengers at their Bus Terminal from where passengers need to share a Baht Bus or take a taxi up to the hotel. Cost-wise, Bell Travel's service is more expensive at 230 THB per person if booked via their website in advance and 250 THB per person if booked across the counter. Roong Reuang Coach costs 134 THB per person. Six Bell Travel buses leave from Suvarnabhumi Airport daily at 2 hour intervals starting from 8.00 in the morning, i.e. 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, and 18.00 hours. Roong Reuang 389 Service operates every hour from 7.00am to 8.00pm during lean season and every hour from 7.00am to 10.00pm during busy season. Both Bell Travel and Roong Reuang Coach bookings can be done at their common counter at the airport near Gate No. 8 on Level 1. Both the operators have very clean and air conditioned buses with very comfortable seats. Which service to choose will depend on whether you are willing to wait for the next Bell Travel Bus or take the next available bus which could be either of the two. If you are taking Reuang 389 Coach, after reaching Pattaya Bus Terminal you may take a shared Baht Bus (50 - 100 THB per person) if that is available or a taxi that may charge 150 to 200 THB to take you to your hotel. With Bell Travel Bus, there is no such hassle. Keep reading...

Bell Travel and Reuang 389 Bus Counter Gate 8 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

The shared Baht Bus from Pattaya Bus Terminal drops all the passengers to their hotels and is a convenient service and most of the time, a shared Baht Bus is available. However, if there is no Baht Bus or there is a demand-supply gap, taking a taxi will prove costly particularly if you are travelling alone.    

The journey from the Airport right up to the Pattaya hotel takes about 2 hours. A similar service from Pattaya to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport or Bangkok City right up to the Bangkok Hotel or from Bangkok Hotel to Pattaya Hotel is also available. Pick-up is arranged from the passenger's hotel at designated time by Bell Travel Service.

Bell Travel Bus Routes and Price of Tickets

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport - Pattaya Hotel - 250 THB

Pattaya Hotel - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport - 250 THB
(Service timings are: 06:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00)

Pattaya Hotel - Bangkok Hotel - 375 THB
(Service timings are 09:00, 13:00, 17:00)

Bangkok Hotel - Pattaya Hotel - 375 THB
(Service timings are 09:30, 13:30, 17:30)

Advance booking can be done for Bell Travel from the company's website Passengers with advance booking are required to report to the airport counter at least 10 minutes before the bus timing to pay for the tickets, otherwise the seats are allocated to other passengers.

Posted by Narinder Singh
Blog by: Narinder Singh