Thailand is one of the most visited countries on earth. A lot of the visitors are men, and they travel to meet Thai ladies. For guys, Pattaya is one of the two main hot spots. You can meet women all over Thailand. You can even meet women in Pai! But Pattaya is called Sin City for a reason. If you want to know how to get to Pattaya, you’ve come to the right place.
There is a well-known saying in Thailand. “Good guys go to heaven. Bad guys guy to Pattaya.” But how exactly do they go there? For a tourist hot spot, it’s actually not that straight forward. That’s why we created this guide on getting to Pattaya.
How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya
Pattaya has an airport, but it doesn’t get much use. U-Tapao International Airport is about an hour drive from central Pattaya. It doesn’t have many connections either. Unless you’re flying from Malaysia or China, you probably can’t get a direct flight to U-Tapao.
Both Bangkok airports have man international connections. Since they’re only about 90 minutes from Pattaya, most people just fly into Bangkok. It’s easier and it doesn’t take that much longer. Even people already in Thailand usually start out in Bangkok. So we’re going to tell you how to get from Bangkok to Pattaya.
Take a taxi to Pattaya
If you’re at the airport all you have to do is walk to the taxi queue. The driver you get will take you to Pattaya. They usually want a set fare. Plan on spending 1500 Baht all together. They’ll take you right to your hotel door in comfort.
If you want to save money, you can go to the departures area and talk to a taxi who just dropped someone off. They will often take you to Pattaya for less than 1000 Baht if you negotiate. This doesn’t seem to be any worse, so it’s worth a try if money is an issue.
Even if you aren’t in the airport, we still suggest you take a taxi to Pattaya. You can just stop a taxi on the road and ask them to take you. You would be surprised how many of them are up for the trip. If they agree to run the meter it will cost over 1000 Baht. Most will want to negotiate a price though. Anything under 1500 Baht is reasonable.
If you don’t want to be so nonchalant, you can book a taxi to Pattaya before you go. There are many taxi services that will do the trip, but Nam’s Taxi Service comes highly recommended. The driver is a lady and she speaks English. She charges 1500 Baht from Bangkok to Pattaya.
There is a bus from Bangkok to Pattaya. It’s cheap at 130 Baht, but we don’t recommend it. First you have to get to the bus station. Then you have to wait for the bus. Next, the bus will drop you off at the edge of Pattaya. So you still have to get from there to your room. The taxis in Pattaya are notorious so you might pay more for the short trip from the bus drop to your room than you did for the entire bus ride.
Get picked up by your Thai girlfriend
There’s nothing like arriving in Bangkok after a long flight and immigration line to be greeted by a smiling Thai beauty. Especially if she is your girlfriend! Thai women are world famous as great girlfriends. They’re easy to meet too.
If you are traveling to Thailand you should set up an account at Thai Friendly. That way you can start talking to Thai women now. With a little bit of effort you can arrange to have one meet you at the airport and join you on your trip. That makes things a lot more comfortable!
Anyone who is going to Thailand should have a Thai Friendly account anyway. There are thousands of women on the website who want to meet foreigners. Freelancers in Pattaya even use it to find customers. When guys talk about particular Thai ladies they often reference “TF.” Get a membership and find out why.
Some guys say “you shouldn’t bring sand to the beach.” Meaning you shouldn’t bring a woman to a place with lots of women. But millions of couples do travel to Pattaya every year and have fun. If your girlfriend is bisexual you can really have fun. Even if she isn’t you can still check out the nude dancers at go go bars together. That’s something everyone can enjoy.
A Pattaya party bus full of Thai women
If you don’t want to get burdened with a girlfriend but still want to be greeted by a Thai girl at the airport, you have one other option. You can book the Devil’s Den VIP Bus. It is the kind of thing that you only really see in Pattaya. It is truly unique and an incredible way to travel.
The VIP Bus is a custom vehicle decked out to be a party on wheels. The best part is that it comes filled with two “attendants” from the lineup at the famous Devil’s Den adult club in Pattaya. Drinks and “service” are included in the price. At 14,000 Baht the Devil’s Den VIP Bus isn’t cheap, but it is the experience of a lifetime.