There are 8 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) SGN - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$49 - $166

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Bus, train  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Chachoengsao
  4. Take the train from Chachoengsao to Pattaya

$35 - $95

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Fly to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Don Muang (DMK) SGN - 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

$44 - $138

Fly to Utapao  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Utapao (UTP) SGN - UTP

$360 - $800

Bus Virak Buntham  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya

$49

Bus via Aranyaprathet  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Pattaya

$42 - $57

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya

$46

Drive  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya 554.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya is to bus which costs $46 and takes 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya is to fly and bus which costs $45 - $170 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Pattaya via Monivong/Sihanouk and Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 58 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Pattaya is 674 km. The road distance is 887.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 58 min and costs $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya is to fly which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $360 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 and takes 20 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, arrive at Pattaya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya is 888 km. It takes approximately 12 h 48 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya.

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Thai Airways International, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 421.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Pattaya, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Vietnam Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya via Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Monivong/Sihanouk, Ministry of Information, and Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express in around 20 h 58 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Don Muang, Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Don Muang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Utapao via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Chachoengsao
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Chachoengsao to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
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
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Giant Ibis
The Transport Company
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com

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