Pattaya Essentials

Here are links to the most basic things you need to know when planning a trip to Pattaya, like how to get there and where to stay!

Getting There
The main drawback to Pattaya for the independent traveler is getting there. Pattaya lies about 190 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Via the new motorway it's less than a two hour drive. Buses are the relatively quick and easy option.
Where to Stay
Pattaya has hotels and resorts in just about every price category. Until quite recently, only a few of the big international chains were here.
Like the rest of Thailand, Pattaya is subject to the annual monsoon rains, which are heaviest from May through October. The coolest and driest time of year is December and January.