Bus from Phuket to Pattaya is the most budget and direct service connecting two top attractions in Thailand.
Passengers prefer bus to flight and train because of following reasons.
First, Budget flight ticket is always more expensive unless you are able to grab it during promotion. Besides that, Phuket airport is distant away from usual tourist hotspots like Patong Beach.
Second, there is no train station in both Phuket and Pattaya. Passengers who really want to take train must go to Surat Thani train station to take train to Bangkok. Upon arrival at Bangkok train station, then transfer bus to Pattaya. Hence, train is rather troublesome option.
Therefore, bus remains as the popular option for people to travel from Phuket to Pattaya.
The trip duration from Phuket to Pattaya takes about 15-16 hours depending on traffic and climate condition. The coach has at least one stopover during the journey for passengers’ washroom break and stretching the body.
The route distance from Phuket to Pattaya is about 486.8 km.
Sawasdee All Thai, is the only bus operator serving bus from Phuket to Pattaya. They provide 1 daily departure at 5pm. This is an overnight coach arrival at Pattaya next morning. Therefore, passengers are advised to carry jacket because the air conditioning in the coach can be very cold in the night.
Their coach has 2 types of seating, namely VIP32 at the upper deck and VIP24 at the lower deck.
The bus fare for VIP 32 is lower at THB792 and bus fare for VIP24 is higher at THB1056. VIP24 has more spacious seating, therefore Sawasdee All Thai is charging higher fare for it.
The boarding point in Phuket is located at Phuket Bus Terminal 2.
The arrival point in Pattaya is Sawasdee All Thai Office (Pattaya).
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.