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|Public Taxi Stand outside Don Muang Airport Bangkok|
The comfortable way is simple. Hop on to a cab. Pay around 1500 THB (including toll fees) and you will be in Pattaya within 2 to 4 hours depending on how much Bangkok City traffic you get on the way. Yes, your cab will need to wade through Bangkok city roads to reach the expressway that links Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya. FOrtunately, the cabs are air-conditioned and this cab ride can be a good opportunity to read your travel guide book if you haven't read it already or even to catch up on the sleep you missed on the flight to Bangkok.
Budget Travel from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya
There are three ways to save money on this trip. Only thing is, one needs to have adequate time at one's disposal. If one is arriving late at Don Muang, its better to take the comfortable way mentioned above. Also, if travelling in a group (up to four persons), just take the taxi. Now Let's see the budget ways:
1. One can take a taxi from Don Muang Airport to Mo Chit BTS Skytrain Station which would cost 150 THB. From Mochit BTS, take skytrain to Victory Monument BTS Station. Get down from the station and walk to the very nearby Mini Van Stand from where a 100 THB per head mini van service to Pattaya is available from 6 am to 8.30 pm. The van ride takes about one and a half hours. The vans are airconditioned and have comfortable seats but not much space for heavy luggage.
2. Alternatively, one can take taxi from Don Muang to Mo Chit Bus Terminal (150 THB) and take a bus to Pattaya. This service is available from 4 AM to 10 PM and costs around 125 THB per person. Heavy luggage will not be a problem here.
|Shuttle Bus Timings Between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Airports Bangkok|
3. The third way is to go to Suvarnabhumi Airport to board Bell Travel bus from there. This will require travel to Suvarnabhumi airport by public bus, shuttle bus or taxi, all of which will cost time and money. Shuttle bus runs between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Airports in Bangkok from 5.00 am to midnight at intervals ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. In all, there are 32 trips every day. Take a look at the shuttle bus time table in the above picture. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Which way to choose, well, like they say in Thailand, its up to you!
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