- Distance: 187 km
- Time in way: 2 h. 10 min.
- Transfer cost from: $75
Rayong is province on the bank of the Gulf of Thailand with Rayong as the capital. It’s very popular place for tourists. Many tourists, who want to visit this resort, bother, how they can get from Bangkok to Rayong. The common distance between cities is about 170 km and you can overpass this distance by land or by air.
There are few ways to get to Rayong:
U-Tapao–Pattaya International Airport is situated in 35 km from the centre of Rayong. Many planes from Bangkok arrive to this airport. Regular flights are served by «Bangkok Airways» and «Orient Thai Airlines». It will take you about 45 minutes. One-way ticket costs about 3500 baht. Then you can get to the centre of Rayong by cab or by bus and it will take you about 40 minutes. This way to transfer is the most expensive.
It will be cheaper to get to Rayong by bus. This kind of transport departs from the east bus station Ekamai. There are many runs to Rayons. The buses go every 30-40 minutes. The first run is about 4 am and the last run is about 10 pm.
There are air conditioners in every kind of bus. The ticket costs about 190 baht and the trip will take you about 2.5 – 3 hours. The other bus terminal from Bangkok to Rayong is in the north bus station Mo Chit. The bus goes as regular as from Ekamai and the prices and time are the same.
There is also an opportunity to get to Rayong by minibus. It departs from Victoria Monument in Bangkok every 45 minutes. The trip will take you about 2.5 hours. You should ask driver beforehand if you reach the place of your destination. You can buy the ticket on the ground floor of supermarket «Century Mall» and they cost the same as the bus tickets. This bus stops near the tower with clock in Rayong.
Lease of the car
You can lease the car and get by car to Rayong yourself. The most popular path goes by Sukhumvit Road. The distance is about 220 km and the trip will take you about 2-3 hours. You can find this kind of service in the airport and find it beforehand through the Internet. You will need the international driver’s license, deposit on your bank card, you should be older than 23 and have experience (at least 3 years). The price for leasing begins from 900 per day and depends on the class of the car.
Booking transfer or cab
The other way to get to Rayong is cab. You can book it beforehand, being at home or in the airport near Public Taxi post in the hall of arrival.
It will take you less than trip by bus, about 2 hours, but the price for trip by can from Bangkok to Rayong is expensive – it’s about 1500-2000 baht and you should choose the car with counter.
You can also use the service of special transport company and book personal transfer from Bangkok to Rayong beforehand. The price begins from 3000 baht and depends on the class of the car. It’s comfortable because the driver will wait for you and you shouldn’t look for the car. You can get to the place of your destination in 2 hours.