One can pick up from plenty of options for moving around Pattaya. One can hire taxis, jeeps or cars, take songthaews, board buses or ride motorbikes. With so many options around you need not bother about traveling around in Pattaya.
Hiring Jeeps and Cars
In Pattaya, one can also hire jeeps and cars. The tourists can search
around, for different companies offer different prices and conditions.
It would be advisable to rent from a reputable company such as Avis or
Budget. However, you should keep in mind that most operates in Pattaya
do not offer new vehicles. In case you hire a care, it would be better
that you hire a driver too for driving on busy Pattaya roads could be
frustrating for persons who are not used to it.
This is a vehicle with a hard canopy top and one bench seat either
side. Usually the vehicle moves on pre-settled routes, but for good
price, they would take one anywhere in Pattaya. Common people in Pattaya
also use songthaews for moving around. Fares are written at the back of
every taxi. These vehicles continually ply the Pattaya Beach Road and
Pattaya 2 Road in counter clockwise circuits.
One can hire air-conditioned taxis in Pattaya at will. However, one
should not expect a new car. There are few metered taxis in Pattaya and
one has to bargain with the driver to
settle on an amount. Several taxi firms advertise standard tariffs. Most
of the drivers can talk a bit in English and they could tell you a lot
about local attractions and facilities. In fact, taxis are so cheap in
Pattaya that one rarely bothers about songthaews and buses.
Motorbike-taxis are the best option it one wants to reach somewhere
quickly or conveniently. One can find motorbike taxis in every street of
Pattaya, no matter how small it is. These are in service 24 hours a day
and offer convenience. However, you should keep in mind that these
motorbikers drive very fast and it could be dangerous sometimes. Low
cost and fast journey attract the motorists to these bikes.
Buses operate through three routes around the town as well as up to
Jomtein and Sukhumvit Road. However, the buses are not regular and you
can find taxis more often. Route of the buses is more or less similar to
taxis. One can obtain information about bus routes from any travel
agency or your hotel.