Pattaya Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2021

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.

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Travel Costs to Pattaya

Population 120,000
Area 120,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Thai baht
Airports Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
1 USD = 36.6400 THB
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Accommodation Costs in Pattaya

Pattaya Hotel Seasons

Pattaya Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar11.00 - 32.00
starstarstarstarstar16.00 - 75.00
starstarstarstarstar32.00 - 121.00
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 130.00
starstarstarstarstar77.00 - 193.00

Pattaya Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.00 - 9.00

Pattaya Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Underwater World aquariumThis large and popular aquarium is one of many newer family attractions in Pattaya.
adults
children
13.65
8.19
Pattaya Elephant VillageThis park outside of town educates about how elephants are used in the area, plus rides and shows.
3 hour elephant ride and rafting
1 hour elephant ride
49.13
24.56

Pattaya Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastAs with elsewhere in Thailand, filling meals at street stalls are very cheap, and sit-down restaurants cost much more.0.68 - 2.73
Budget lunchThere are street stalls and fast-food places in this price range, plus some of the cheaper restaurants.1.09 - 3.28
Budget dinnerWe'll assume you're tired of street stalls by dinner, though they are always there, including late at night.2.73 - 5.46
Beer (pint)Draft beer can be found at these prices in some bars, but bars with adult performers can be double or more.1.36 - 2.18
Cocktails (glass)Simple drinks using local rum are cheap, but top-shelf spirits are anything but.1.09 - 4.09
Coffee (glass)Local street stands serve decent instant coffee for cheap. Restaurants and Starbucks cost way more. 0.82 - 2.18
Pad ThaiThe country's signature dish of noodles, chicken, shrimp, and spices is easy to find. - 3.28

Pattaya Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from BKK airport to Pattaya21.29 - 38.21
Express bus from airport to Pattaya5.46 - 6.82
1st-class bus from Bangkok to Pattaya3.19
3km taxi ride in Pattaya1.42 - 1.91
Local bus ride in Pattaya0.82
Songthaew0.27
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When to visit Pattaya

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January87730.5
February88760.5
March89782.1
April91802.4
May90806.1
June89804.1
July88793.4
August88793.9
September88778.5
October87769.6
November87743.3
December86720.3

Pattaya Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:20am6:27pm
21 Jun5:52am6:45pm
21 Sep6:06am6:14pm
21 Dec6:33am5:55pm

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