There are 10 ways to get from George Town to Pattaya by plane, bus, car ferry, train, ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Penang to Utapao  •  4 h 37 min

  1. PEN - UTP

$73 - $189

Cheapest option

Mini Van, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  23 h 45 min

$38 - $59

8 alternative options

Fly Penang to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. PEN - BKK

$65 - $187

Fly Penang to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. PEN - DMK

$56 - $229

Car ferry, KTM Komuter to Hat Yai, fly to Utapao  •  7 h 2 min

  1. HDY - UTP

$47 - $123

Fly Penang to Hua Hin, ferry  •  8 h 26 min

  1. PEN - HHQ

$104 - $308

Car ferry, KTM Komuter, train, ferry  •  19 h 23 min

$66 - $128

Mini Van, bus  •  23 h 35 min

$39

Car ferry, drive  •  17 h 22 min

$110 - $170

Drive  •  17 h 14 min

  1. 799.6 miles

$110 - $170

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

AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from George Town to Pattaya 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from George Town to Pattaya via Hat Yai and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 23 h 35 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
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 Hua Hin via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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 Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Penang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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 - $6
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$22 - $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
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
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
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Ferry operators
Penang Port
Website
penangport.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
penangport.com.my
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between George Town and Pattaya is 839 km. The road distance is 1279 km.

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Pattaya is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 157 and takes 23 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from George Town to Pattaya is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs RM 290 - RM 750.

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from George Town to Pattaya, including transfers.