Cheap flights to Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport (UTP), Thailand
U-Tapao International Airport (UTP) is the nearest airport to the resort city of Pattaya in Thailand. The airport is located in Ban Chang District, Rayong Province, about 40 kilometres or 45 minutes away from the city centre of Pattaya. The airport also serves Rayong City. Hence, the airport’s official name is U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport.
Built as a military and public airfield, U-Tapao International Airport only has one terminal for both domestic and international flights. Some facilities in the terminal building include a restaurant, souvenir shop, coffee shop, and postal service.
Several transportation options are available at U-Tapao International Airport. Taxi is considered the most convenient choice at a cost of THB700-880 (RM90-115) per trip. You may also take an airport minivan for THB250 (RM32) and car rental for THB1,000 (RM130). Check out Skyscanner airport transfers for more options as well.
Airlines that fly to Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia. Other popular airlines with cheap flights to Pattaya are Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Air, Shenzen Airlines, and China Southern Airlines.
Travelling to Pattaya
Best time to visit Pattaya
Classified under the tropical wet and dry climate zone, Pattaya is always hot for most of the months. The city has high humidity in March and April, but it experiences light to heavy rain with relatively lower temperature from May to November.
The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February. During that period, the city enjoys generally pleasant weather that is not too hot or too cold. However, because it is a peak season, Pattaya flights and hotels are higher than usual. If you are looking for cheap flights to Pattaya, consider coming in March or April after the peak season ends.
Things to do in Pattaya
Known as the resort city of Thailand, Pattaya offers a wide array of tourist attractions, from exotic beaches to historic sites. Coral Island is a must-visit destination. Located 7.5 kilometres from Pattaya Beach, this small paradise is a great choice for those who seek peace and tranquillity.
Another inspiring destination is the Sanctuary of Truth. Situated in Naklua, Pattaya, this building is a glorious site where religion, art, and philosophy unite in harmony. Sukhumvit Road, one of the most popular areas in Pattaya, is lined with interesting attractions as well. Visit the Buddha Mountain, Pattaya Floating Market, and Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, which is filled with remarkable flowers and plants.
Those who want a full experience of Pattaya should also taste the city’s famous culinary delights. Som Tum (green papaya salad) and Tom Yum Goong (sour Thai soup) are on top of the list. Both dishes are made of rich spices so be prepared to enjoy a strong burst of flavours.
Pattaya travel budget
Thailand Baht (THB) is Pattaya’s currency. As of 1 May 2019, THB100 = RM13. On average, the daily budget for travelling in Pattaya is THB1,937 (RM250) per person. The average food price for one day is around THB648 (RM84). Meanwhile, the accommodation rates per night range between THB600 and THB1,500 (RM78-195). Before booking your Pattaya flights and planning your entire trip, browse through some hotels in Pattaya first to explore your accommodation options.
Pattaya, Thailand visa information for Malaysians
Under the Visa Exemption Rule in Southeast Asia, Malaysian travellers who book Pattaya flights are permitted to enter without a visa for 30 days. Just present a valid passport and other identification documents.
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