The Airport Of Pattaya Is U-Tapao
U-Tapao international airport (U-Tapao U-Tapao) known as international airport of Pattaya. It is really the nearest to the resort airport is 40 kilometers from Pattaya (U-Tapao on the map). The airport is a mixed military and civilian. Accepts mostly domestic and Charter flights.
Airport website - http://utapao.com/
Tourists very rarely come to rest through the airport, as most flights from Russia and CIS countries arrives at Bangkok international airport Suvarnabhumi. But u-Tapao may be useful if you want to fly/to fly from Pattaya to Phuket, Samui, Chiang Mai, hat Yai (daily flights). Moreover, the flights from here even a little cheaper than from the airports of Bangkok. Also several times a week from here are international flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Macau, Nanning (China), Nanchang (China). And yet the airport is used as a backup for the reception of flights in the airports of Bangkok during the period of reconstruction or emergencies.
To find flights to u-Tapao airport, including with a connection, you can through the search form:
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Airport infrastructure device
The airport is very simple and consists of one terminal. Since the airport has international status, it has customs and passport control, Duty Free shops, currency exchange. For tourists are offered the services: booking hotels, selling excursions, airport transfers, taxi stand, car rental, souvenir shop, currency exchange. When departing on an international flight it is possible to return part of the paid for goods value at the Vat Refund counter (tax refund). Free WiFi is available. A 25-minute walk from the airport for Sukhumvit road are several hotels.
How to get to Utapao airport
When the operation of the airport in the usual tourists here is very small, but because public transport is poorly developed. Moreover, to get from the airport to Pattaya is even easier at the airport. Traditionally you can get there by taxi or by Shuttle vans, and with a strong desire to save money on local taxis, songthaews or passing bus. If you fly low cost airline AriAsia, you can use the Shuttle service to downtown Pattaya, which is included in the ticket price.
Despite the short distance (40 km), the road from Pattaya airport U-Tapao takes 1-2 hours, depending on traffic. Taking into account the required time of check-in, to go to the airport it is better not less than 3 hours for domestic flights and at least 4 hours for international.
The taxi ride from the airport to Pattaya will cost about 800 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate). Cheaper to book taxis using services like Uber (600 baht), the most expensive on the rack in the terminal – 1000 baht. To get to the airport from Pattaya, you can order a taxi at reception at the hotel, or catch car on the street, the price will be the same.
Can also book airport transfers in advance through the search form and in this case, a driver with a car will meet you at the airport upon arrival.How does a transfer bookingDetails >Find the right routeBooking a transfer onlineThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
From the airport to Pattaya and Rayong depart Mdivani cost 250 baht. They have no clear schedule, they work on actual occupancy rates, and are typically sent after the arrival of the next flight. So if you want to get to the van, can't wait to go through all the procedures to get Luggage and buy a ticket on the next minivan on the racks at the airport. If you fail, you will have to wait for the next.
Transfer Of AirAsia
For customers of the budget airline AirAsia has the opportunity to get to airport or from airport to the centre of Pattaya. The company offers shipping to/from Central Festival shopping Mall, which is located in the center of town on second street (Second road, Pattaya Sai Song). To use the service, you need to buy a ticket on the AirAsia website at the destination or departure point to not airport U-tapao and Pattaya Downtown (Central festival Pattaya Beach). The transfer price of 210 baht is automatically included in the ticket price.
Rent a car
At the airport you can rent a car and explore the journey to Thailand. Stand rent located in the arrivals terminal. You can also rent a car in advance through the Internet and get it at the airport. All the details of renting a car in Thailand, including issues of insurance and driver's licenses, here.
To control the transport in Thailand is compulsory international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights of the bodies of the traffic police. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take with you on a trip. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. Order them easiest website public services.of the Russian Federation, the value of discount will be 1120 rubles. You can contact the traffic police or the MFC personally, but then the IDP will cost 1600 rubles (price 2018). To pick up right after their manufacture in the traffic police or in the MFC.
The cost of renting a car in Thailand starts from 600 baht when booking for a few days. You can find and book car rentals using the search form and compare prices from different distributors:
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It is possible to reach airport in just 6 baht on the train. But first still have to get to the railway station in Pattaya, and from the arrival station to the airport. The closest to the airport station called Ban Plu Ta Luang and is located in 6 kilometers. Go to the airport it'll have a taxi.
The train from Pattaya departs at 10:35 and arrives at Ban Plu Ta Luang 11:20. From Ban Plu Ta Luang station at 13:35 and arrives in Pattaya at 14:20.
On a passing bus or taxi
For those travelers who are not in a hurry and want to save the maximum, it is possible to get to/from the airport for 60 baht. To do this, after you exit the airport walk to the main Sukhumvit road (Sukhumvit Road) two and a half kilometers, and then catch a passing bus or taxi (songthaew) to Pattaya or Rayong. Accordingly, from Pattaya it is also necessary to catch the passing traffic on Sukhumvit highway.