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There are 7 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 Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) SGN - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$49 - $166

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  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

$28 - $88

5 alternative options

Fly to Don Muang, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Don Muang (DMK) SGN - DMK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$43 - $136

Fly to Utapao  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Utapao (UTP) SGN - UTP

$371 - $775

Bus via Leang Heng Bookshop  •  20 h 21 min

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

$40

Bus  •  21 h 12 min

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

$50

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 $40 and takes 20 h 21 min.

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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 City and arriving at Pattaya via Leang Heng Bookshop and Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 21 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 21 min and costs $40.

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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 Khai Nam Transport, depart from Ho Chi Minh City station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $370 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 and takes 20 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Tan Son Nhat 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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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?

AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and six other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya via Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus, Leang Heng Bookshop, Kuntha Bopha Chidlren's Hospital, and Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express in around 20 h 21 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Don Muang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Don Muang, Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi via Phu Quoc
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Phuket
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Utapao via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
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
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
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
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com

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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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Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and two other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 2919+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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