Travel from Koh Kong to Pattaya

By direct bus service the journey from Koh Kong to Pattaya is scheduled to take 8 hours. The pick up point in Koh Kong is close to the Khlong Yai – Cham Yeam border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia.

Bus Times from Koh Kong to Pattaya

There are currently 1 direct bus service a day from Koh Kong to Pattaya available to book online.

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11:0019:00$ 30Boonsiri High Speed Ferries

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Koh Kong Bus Stop

Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Kong to Pattaya depart from the Boonsiri Koh Kong Office which is located to the west of Koh Kong Town on the main road to the border.

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Phnom Penh Bus Stop

Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Kong to Pattaya terminate at the Boonsiri Ferry Pattaya Office, 209 18 Soi Paniad Chang, Bang Lamung Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150.

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About Travel to Pattaya

Pattaya is one of Thailand’s top three tourist destinations with an estimated 100,000 hotel rooms. Pattaya is a very much a mass tourism destination, which offers a diverse range of amenities and activities for visitors. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019 Pattaya attracted around 9 million visitors.

Good Points about Pattaya

There are several reasons for Pattaya’s popularity. One reason is that the city is close to Bangkok, which makes it popular with Thai tourists wanting a break from Bangkok, and also accessible to Asian tourists on shorter breaks.

The city also has several beaches, some better than others, and a really diverse range of activities on offer, restaurants serving up many different types of food, and lots of value for money hotels to suit nearly all budgets. In addition the city has lots of shopping outlets.

Children will enjoy the city’s two large water parks, and its zoos and aquariums.

Everyone from single men wanting to visit Go-Go bars, to extended families from the middle east, choose to come to Pattaya because it has something desirable to offer. The people Pattaya tends not to attract, however, are independent travellers looking for cultural experiences.

Beachfront resort in Pattaya
Beachfront resort in Pattaya
Bad Points about Pattaya

Pattaya attracts a lot of the type of people who are likely to make a family holiday less pleasant. The city has a large semi-permanent ex-pat community a significant proportion of which are commonly associated with crime and anti-social behaviour. The city also attracts domestic criminals looking to take advantage of visitors, particularly those who decide to become customers in the city’s sex industry or buy hard drugs.

Staying Safe in Pattaya

You can stay clear of anti-social behaviour and crime by simply avoiding certain areas, such as the infamous Walking Street in South Pattaya and Soi Yodsak in Central Pattaya. Like many large cities some areas are safer than others.

Also, never get into a shouting argument with a local taxi or tuk-tuk driver, or indeed anyone else. These types of situations often result in violence.

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