By direct bus the journey from Phnom Penh to Pattaya in Thailand is scheduled to take 17 hours 00 minutes.
Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Pattaya
There are currently 2 direct services a day from Phnom Penh to Pattaya available to book online.
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Battambang Go Ho Travel Bus Stop
Go Ho Travel services from Phnom Penh to Pattaya depart from the Phnom Penh Go Ho Travel Office, Preah Ang Non (St. 102), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Pattaya Go Ho Travel Bus Stop
Go Ho Travel services from Phnom Penh to Pattaya terminate in front of the Fairrit Shopping Plaza on the South Pattaya Road.
About Travel to Pattaya
Pattaya is Thailand’s third most popular tourist destination, after Bangkok and Phuket, attracting up to 10 million visitors a year in the period before the pandemic.
Pattaya City has around 120,000 registered permanent residents, and large numbers of undocumented migrant workers employed in both formal and informal roles in the city’s thriving tourist industry. The tourist infrastructure of the city is similarly well developed with thousands of bars and restaurants and an estimated 100,000 hotel rooms. Pattaya is a busy city with places open until very late into the night, with only short period of respite before shops and restaurants open early again in the morning.
Pattaya is not a place that you go to for peace and quiet. Popular parts of the city, like the notorious Walking Street, are busy year round until well after midnight. Jomtien, 3 km to the south of Pattaya City, is a lot less busy, and tends to attract different types of people than Pattaya City. It’s generally a better choice of location for families and some older people.
Beaches in Pattaya
Pattaya Beach is not the same type of beach you might find on one of Thailand’s Southern Islands. Up to a third of beach is taken up with sun loungers and umbrellas. The remainder of the beach is free to sit on, although lots of people walk along the beach and there’s no shade which combined make sitting on the sand on Pattaya Beach less pleasant than it might be. Some visitors enjoy sitting on the sun loungers. There are lots of vendors selling freshly cooked seafood in plastic trays, and lots of customers.
Jomtien Beach is longer and less busy, however, for the best beaches who recommend travelling on the inexpensive public ferry to the island of Koh Larn. Koh Larn is located 5 km off the coast and has 8 good beaches. The ferry to Koh Larn departs from Bali Hai Pier, which is about 1 km walking distance west from the southern end of Pattaya Beach.
Things to do in Pattaya
A lot of people who come to Pattaya on holiday, both foreign and domestic tourists, sit on the beach, go to restaurants, and drink in bars, and virtually nothing else. In this respect Pattaya is very similar to the ‘British’ part of Benidorm. Also like Benidorm, Pattaya has another side to it with some fantastic tourist attractions that will appeal to families. The big growth market in tourism in Pattaya over the last decade has been families coming to the city, particularly Asian families.
A lot of Thai tourists come to Pattaya to take their children to the big water parks and amusement parks located a short distance from Pattaya City. The most popular of these parks is the Ramayana Water Park, the largest in Thailand. Cartoon Network Amazone and Pattaya Dolphin World will also appeal to many children.
There are also some cultural attractions near Pattaya City that will appeal to the whole family:
- Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is arguably the best formal garden in Thailand.
- Silverlake Winery Pattaya is open the public, and features stunning scenery and Italian style buildings.
- The Sanctuary of Truth is large wooden temple complex with elaborate carvings and daily cultural performances for visitors.