Train travel is the cheapest form of public transport from Bangkok to Pattaya, however, travelling by train is not the most popular option for most foreign visitors travelling to Pattaya because train services are slow, stopping at lots of small stations before reaching Pattaya, and all depart before 07:00 in the morning. The other options for travel from Bangkok to Pattaya are bus, minivan or taxi from either Central Bangkok or Bangkok International Airport.
Trains Times to Pattaya
There are 2 direct train services a day from Bangkok to Pattaya.
- The fastest train service from Bangkok to Pattaya is Train #997 departing at 06:45 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 2 hours 28 minutes.
- Both trains are often delayed on route and you should allow at least 1 hour for delays if you are arranging any onward transport from Pattaya.
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Train fares from Bangkok to Pattaya are very good value for money: 31 THB for 3rd Class and 71 THB for 2nd Class. All seating is in fan-cooled carriages which travel with their windows open. Train tickets for the Bangkok to Pattaya route need to be purchased at the station on the day of travel. They are not sold in advance. Few people use the train to travel the whole distance from Bangkok to Pattaya, but these two train services are popular with people travelling shorter distances to some of the smaller stations on the outskirts of Bangkok on route to Pattaya.
Location of Bangkok Train Station
- Trains to Pattaya depart from Bangkok’s main train station. See more information about Bangkok Railway Station.
Location of Pattaya Train Station
- Pattaya Railway Station is located 6.2 km from Walking Street in Pattaya.
Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya
The Sanctuary of Truth is a large wooden temple located on the coast 6 km to the north-west of Pattaya Railway Station. The Sanctuary of Truth is an ambitious, and privately funding, project the construction of which commenced in 1981 and is scheduled for completion at some point around the middle of the 21st Century. The project was initiated by well known Thai entrepreneur Lek Viriyaphant who also founded the Mueang Boran (Ancient City) attraction in Samut Prakan and the Erawan Museum, also in Samut Prakan. The Sanctuary of Truth is on an equally grand scale to these previous undertakings. The temple, as well as being made of wood, features elaborate carvings and design features from a range of different architectural styles from South East Asia and Southern India. The Sanctuary of Truth is an evolving wonder and it is worth going to see it now rather than waiting its fully completed because the completion date is likely to be 30 or more in the future.
The Sanctuary of Truth is open from 08:00 until 17:00 with guided tours available and compulsory hard hats for visitors because of the ongoing construction works. Entrance fees at the ticket desk are 500 THB for adults and 250 THB for children. To broaden the appeal of this attraction the current, commercially minded, management put on Thai dancing and martial arts shows at 11:30 and 15:30 and there is a restaurant on site. There are also some additional activities, such as elephant rides and boat rides, which you can do for a additional fee. The intention is that visitors can make a full day out of a visit to the Sanctuary of Truth. The Sanctuary of Truth is not on any of the cheap shared taxi routes in Pattaya so you need to hire a private taxi, or join a tour, (or hire you own vehicle) in order to get there.