How to Get Around in Pattaya
Most of the prime attractions in Pattaya are located centrally and it is entirely possible to walk wherever you need to go. But there are other options.
Small busses, officially called songthaew, are blue pickup trucks with benches and covers in the back, and they are ubiquitous. Most drive standard routes, like busses. Foreigners pay 20 baht for travel on the beaten path. If you want to go somewhere special, you will have to negotiate a price.
Taxis are also available. Most come with fares from Bangkok and will work in Pattaya for a bit before heading home with a fare. You’ll have to negotiate your price. Motorbike taxis, in which you ride on the back, are also available.
It is also possible to rent a motorbike for about 200 baht a day (usd), though you will need an international driver’s license. Larger bikes can be had for more money. Helmets are mandatory and police often stop those who are not wearing one.
Visitors can also rent cars—Suzuki jeeps are popular—from local or international companies. Prices start at 1,000 baht a day (30usd).