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

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Fly Penang to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7h 9m

  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, train, bus  •  25h 33m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  4. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  5. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Pattaya

$32 - $75

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Fly Penang to Utapao  •  7h 51m

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

$63 - $299

Car ferry, train to Hat Yai, fly to Utapao  •  7h 17m

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

$43 - $116

Fly Penang to Don Muang, bus  •  8h 32m

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

$44 - $215

Fly Penang to Hua Hin, ferry  •  10h 21m

  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

Car ferry, train, ferry  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train 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  •  23h 35m

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

$42

Car ferry, drive  •  17h 22m

  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  •  17h 14m

  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 176 and takes 23h 35m.

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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 7h 9m.

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

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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 train and ferry which takes 20h 45m and costs RM 240 - RM 420.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m 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 7h 51m and costs RM 260 - RM 1300. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs RM 176 and takes 23h 35m.

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

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George Town to Pattaya bus services, operated by Piya, 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: 7h 9m

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

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly from George Town to Pattaya 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from George Town to Pattaya via Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 23h 35m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Penang to Utapao via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Penang to Don Muang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Penang to Hua Hin via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Penang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Don Muang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
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)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Phone
0-2894-6330-2
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Royal Passenger Liner
Phone
038-488-999
Email
info@royalferrygroup.com
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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More Questions & Answers

Pattaya is 1h behind George Town. It is currently 5:59 PM in George Town and 4:59 PM in Pattaya.

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

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Royal Jordanian, Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Penang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 2956+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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

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