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5 Ways to Get from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya (including Bus 389)

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    While backpacking Thailand, public buses are excellent ways to get around. Don Muang is Bangkok’s second busiest airport and is also a hub of budget airlines including the economy carrier AirAsia.

    Getting Around Bangkok: If you have just landed in Thailand and are looking for a cheap way to get from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya, then read on this blog.

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    1. Don Muang Airport to Pattaya by Bus 389

    Take Bus 389 from Airport to Pattaya – it’s reliable and runs on time. Bangkok airport to pattaya bus fare is 120 Baht. You can get direct bus from Don Muang to Pattaya. No need to get to Bangkok downtown or bus station! The bus is cheap as well as saves you time. 

    Time Taken | DMK Airport to Pattaya by bus

    The bus takes about 2 hours to complete the journey, but remember it all depends on traffic and time of the day. When getting from Don Muang airport to Pattaya, this is your best option.

    Take the Don Muang Airport to Pattaya Bus at the airport Level 1 exit
    Take the Don Muang Airport to Pattaya Bus at the airport Level 1 exit

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    Don Muang Airport to pattaya bus 389 timetable

    Departure from DMK AirportArrival in Pattaya Departure from DMK AirporArrival in Pattaya
    05:3007:30 14:0016:00
    06:0008:00 15:0017:00
    07:0009:00 16:0018:00
    08:0010:00 17:0019:00
    09:0011:00 18:0020:00
    10:0012:00 19:0021:00
    11:0013:00 20:0022:00
    12:0014:00 21:0023:00
    13:0015:00 22:0000:00

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    2. Don Muang Airport to Pattaya by Taxi

    Bangkok to Pattaya travel time is way less when you travel by cab. Bangkok airport to Pattaya distance by road is about 165 km. As airport pattaya bus can be little slower, you can save yourself a lot of hassle by simply taking a cab.

    Don Muang airport to pattaya taxi fare will be 1500-2000 THB, depending on the model of the car you hire. Airport taxi covers the Don Muang to Pattaya distance in less than 2.5 hours, specially good when you are in hurry.

    Overall, this is a good option if you are traveling in a small group, another advantage is by taking DMK to Pattaya Taxi you’ll save ample of your time by avoiding the city traffic.

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    3. Don Muang Airport to Pattaya by Minibus

    Going from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya by bus is little tricky. Tricky in the sense that there is no direct bus from Don Muang airport to Pattaya.

    4. Don Muang Airport to Pattaya through Mochit

    An indirect way to get from DMK airport to Pattaya is through Mochit. Take the mini bus from Don Muang airport to Mochit bus station, and from there take the Bangkok to Pattaya bus service. Just grab a ticket from the counter and hop in because there is no need to do online booking.

    Take the A1 shuttle from Don Muang Airport to Mochit Bus station. The A1 bus is readily available at the arrival gate of the DMK airport.

    The yellow colored Bangkok airport shuttle bus is clearly marked as A1 in big bold letters, you can’t possibly miss it!

    The journey takes around 3-3.5 hours depending on the traffic situation.

    Note, that there are two Mochit stations one is called Mo Chit BTS Station and the other one is called Mo Chit Bus Station. Remember not to get down at Mo Chit BTS station, wait till the last stop which is Mo Chit Bus Station. From Mo Chit Bus Station there is a continuous bus service to Pattaya.

    The bus ticket is priced at 120 THB.The DMK airport shuttle bus costs 30 THB. Hence, your final Bangkok to pattaya bus price will come to 150 THB. Use this option only as an alternate to the direct Don muang airport to pattaya bus.

    Taxi: On the other hand, the taxi from Don Muang Airport to Mochit Bus station will cost you about 150 THB. Therefore your total expense will be 150+150 THB.

    5. Through Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Take the airport free shuttle bus from Don Muang airport to Suvarnabhumi airport. Bangkok airport shuttle bus to don muang also runs with same frequency, in case you need to travel in the opposite direction.

    You can only take the airport shuttle if you have an onward ticket from Suvarnabhumi airport.

    Alternatively, take a public bus from Don Muang airport to Suvarnabhumi airport. The bus #554 and #555 will take you to Suvarnabhumi airport at a price of 35THB.

    Getting Back | Pattaya to Don Muang Airport by bus

    While returning, you can also catch the Pattaya bus to don muang airport. Pattaya to don muang airport by bus is the easiest and cheapest mode of traveling between the two cities. 

    Pattaya to don muang airport bus runs frequently and a choice of travel for many tourists. In case, you are going to the city choose to go pattaya to bangkok by train. And here’s how to get from bangkok airport to khao san road.

    Conclusion

    Don muang airport to pattaya by bus is the right choice for sure; you will not only skip the terrible Bangkok traffic but also save money. Bus fare from bangkok airport to pattaya is only 120 THB.

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    7 Comment on this post

    1. Hi, is ‘389’ bus service still exist from DMK airport to Pattaya? Because I can’t find any relevant info on internet. Would it be possible to share the official site details or can we book it online ?

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