Pattaya prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$18.50   
100 THB = 3.11 USD
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Pattaya hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
8.00 - 12.00
star
10.00 - 35.00
starstar
16.00 - 50.00
starstarstar
20.00 - 70.00
starstarstarstar
48.00 - 140.00
starstarstarstarstar
130.00 - 200.00


hotel seasons

Pattaya hotels have their high season from November through March, and their peak season during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Outside of these times it’s low season, and bargains are possible, especially at the higher-end places.


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Pattaya is the closest beach resort town to Bangkok, and this makes it very easy to reach for people from all over the world, as well as for Bangkok residents themselves. It’s known mostly for the sex tourism industry, which does dominate the economy, but there are family attractions and nice hotels, so it’s also popular with all ages.

In addition to having an anything-goes flavor for adults, Pattaya is also a great bargain as a destination. Hotels tend to be quite cheap, especially those a few blocks from the beach, and food and drink bargains are also easy to find if you are looking.

Generally, prices are a bit cheaper than those in Bangkok, so if you are looking for just a cheap and mellow place to relax, this is a better option compared to the madness and higher prices of the capital.

Pattaya attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Underwater World aquarium This large and popular aquarium is one of many newer family attractions in Pattaya. adults 11.19
children 5.60
Pattaya Elephant Village This park outside of town educates about how elephants are used in the area, plus rides and shows. elephant ride 31.09
elephant show 20.21

Pattaya Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from BKK airport to Pattaya 34.20 - 43.53
Express bus from airport to Pattaya 3.73 - 6.22
1st-class bus from Bangkok to Pattaya 3.73 - 6.22
3km taxi ride in Pattaya 1.55 - 2.18
Local bus ride in Pattaya 0.93

Pattaya food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast As with elsewhere in Thailand, filling meals at street stalls are very cheap, and sit-down restaurants cost much more. 0.78 - 3.11
Budget lunch There are street stalls and fast-food places in this price range, plus some of the cheaper restaurants. 1.24 - 3.73
Budget dinner We'll assume you're tired of street stalls by dinner, though they are always there, including late at night. 3.11 - 6.22
Beer (pint) Draft beer can be found at these prices in some bars, but bars with adult performers can be double or more. 1.55 - 2.49
Cocktails (glass) Simple drinks using local rum are cheap, but top-shelf spirits are anything but. 1.24 - 4.66
Coffee (glass) Local street stands serve decent instant coffee for cheap. Restaurants and Starbucks cost way more. 0.93 - 2.49
Pad Thai The country's signature dish of noodles, chicken, shrimp, and spices is easy to find. - 3.73

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Pattaya facts

Population 120,000
Metro area 120,000
Time zone UTC+7
Currency Thai baht
Airports Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 87 73 0.5
Feb 88 76 0.5
Mar 89 78 2.1
Apr 91 80 2.4
May 90 80 6.1
Jun 89 80 4.1
Jul 88 79 3.4
Aug 88 79 3.9
Sep 88 77 8.5
Oct 87 76 9.6
Nov 87 74 3.3
Dec 86 72 0.3

Weather Advice

Pattaya has a warm tropical climate that is similar to that of nearby Bangkok, but usually slightly cooler due to its coastal location. Winters are dry with the most comfortable temperatures, and by April it’s incredibly hot. Rainy season lasts basically from May through November, but its most intense during September and October. Even then, rain tends to come in brief downpours rather than long drizzles.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:20am 6:27pm
21 Jun 5:52am 6:45pm
21 Sep 6:06am 6:14pm
21 Dec 6:33am 5:55pm