U-Tapao Airfield, also known as Pattaya Airport, is located about 30km off Pattaya. The airfield or airport, whatever you call it, has been granted international status recently.
Pattaya airport operates flights from/for Samui, Phuket, Siem Riep,
Moscow and Incheon. PMT offers daily flight from/for Siep Riep (Angkor
Wat). Chartered flights are also available from several other European
cities. Bangkok Air, the official air carrier of Pattaya, operates
flights for Koh Samui and Phuket.
One can avail joy flights and aerial sightseeing tours offered Pattaya
Airport administration. The flights are offered on a variety of small
planes. Experienced pilots are allowed to charter their own craft. For
the Ultralight Pilot License, the airport offers a DOA approved ground
Airport-Pattaya Town Transport
Taxi booths are inside the airport terminal, just after the baggage
claim area. Taxi would be the best medium for traveling to the town from
the airport. In fact, it is the only medium. You should travel by the
licensed taxis for the fare they charge would be reasonable. You could
also get luxurious vehicles for traveling, but of course if you shell
out more money.
Pattaya Airport is a simple terminal equipped with necessary facilities
like refreshment, customs and immigration, money exchange and an
Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok
Many tourists to Pattaya arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok.
Thereafter, they take taxis, buses or vans for Pattaya.
Airports offers more international flights than Pattaya Airport
and therefore many travelers find arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport more
A passenger service charge, to be paid at the airport check-in counter,
has to be paid by all international and domestic passengers passing
through Bangkok International Airport. Children under two years are
exempt from the passenger service charge.