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There are 5 ways to get from Pattaya to Isan by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Buriram

$11 - $20

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Train  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong 284 Yanasangvararam - Hua Lamphong - Class III Fan / ...
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Buri Ram 145 Hua Lamphong - Ubon Ratchathani - Class II Fan / ...

$19 - $71

Taxi  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pattaya to Isan 276.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Isan 276.5 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, Public Van, fly  •  5 h 43 min

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

$39 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Isan is to bus which costs ฿360 - ฿700 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Isan is to bus and Public Van and fly which costs ฿1200 - ฿8500 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pattaya and arriving at Buriram. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pattaya to Isan. However, there are services departing from Pattaya and arriving at Buri Ram via Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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The distance between Pattaya and Isan is 331 km. The road distance is 442.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Isan without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs ฿360 - ฿700.

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The bus from Pattaya to Buriram takes 7 h 4 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Pattaya to Isan bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Pattaya station.

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Pattaya to Isan train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Pattaya station.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Isan is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs ฿360 - ฿700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿600 - ฿2400 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Isan.
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  • Distance: 207.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Pattaya, Thailand and Isan, Buriram, Thailand?

Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Pattaya to Isan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 7 h 4 min. Yellow Bus also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pattaya to Isan via Hua Lamphong in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Buriram
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
bangkokairportonline.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Other operators
Taxi from Pattaya to Isan
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
P.T. Taxi Service
Phone
+66854449035
Website
pttaxiservice.com
Cherry Taxi Service
Phone
+66841205646
Website
cherrytaxiservice.com
Tom Taxi Service
Phone
+66982812537
Website
tomtaxiservice.com

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Buri Ram Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Pattaya to Isan bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Buriram station.

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Pattaya to Isan train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Buri Ram station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pattaya to Isan is 442 km. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Pattaya to Isan.

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Thai AirAsia and Nok Air offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Buri Ram Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Isan. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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