There are 11 ways to get from George Town to Pattaya by plane, bus, car ferry, train, ferry or car

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Fly Penang to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) PEN - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$54 - $175

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Car ferry, KTM Komuter to Hat Yai, fly to Utapao  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  3. Fly from Hat Yai (HDY) to Utapao (UTP) HDY - UTP

$35 - $108

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Fly Penang to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Don Muang (DMK) PEN - DMK
  2. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$45 - $217

Fly Penang to Utapao  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Utapao (UTP) PEN - UTP

$50 - $161

Fly Penang to Hua Hin, ferry  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Hua Hin (HHQ) PEN - HHQ
  2. Take the ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya

$93 - $296

Fly Penang to Trat, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Trat (TDX) PEN - TDX
  2. Take the bus from Khlung to Pattaya

$159 - $626

Car ferry, KTM Komuter, train, ferry  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hua Hin
  4. Take the ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya

$58 - $100

Mini Van, bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Pattaya

$38 - $50

Mini Van, bus Piya  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya

$39

Car ferry, drive  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Pattaya

$110 - $172

Drive  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Drive from George Town to Pattaya 799.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from George Town to Pattaya is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 163 and takes 23 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Pattaya is to fly and bus which costs RM 220 - RM 750 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from George Town to Pattaya. However, there are services departing from Penang and arriving at Pattaya via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 25 min.

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The distance between George Town and Pattaya is 839 km. The road distance is 1279.4 km.

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The best way to get from George Town to Pattaya without a car is to car ferry and KTM Komuter and train and ferry which takes 20 h 38 min and costs RM 240 - RM 420.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from George Town to Pattaya, including transfers.

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George Town to Pattaya bus services, operated by New Asian Travel, depart from Penang station.

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The best way to get from George Town to Pattaya is to fly which takes 7 h 51 min and costs RM 200 - RM 700. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs RM 150 - RM 210 and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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George Town to Pattaya bus services, operated by Pattaya Bus, arrive at Pattaya station.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 524.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Pattaya, Thailand?

AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from George Town to Pattaya every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from George Town to Pattaya via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 23 h 25 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Don Muang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Penang to Hua Hin via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Hat Yai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Khlung to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Pattaya Bus
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Royal Passenger Liner
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Pattaya is 1 h behind George Town. It is currently 11:35 PM in George Town and 10:35 PM in Pattaya.

Yes, the driving distance between George Town to Pattaya is 1279 km. It takes approximately 17 h 14 min to drive from George Town to Pattaya.

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Thai Smile and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Penang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 2722+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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