Pattaya has three major bus stations but the one on Pattaya Nua or North Pattaya is probably the main one and the busiest.
It is not far from the junction with Sukhumvit Road and generally offers journeys between Pattaya and Bangkok. The terminal is air conditioned for customer comfort, ideal when having to wait on your bus.
There is plenty of seating at the station and areas where you can buy snacks or newspapers and of course public toilets.
They offer low prices to the capital of Thailand, along with a pretty fast service and with the bus being quicker than the train, it is the most popular means of travel between the two cities.
The buses are of a good standard, modern and fully air conditioned, which is necessary when making the two to three hour journey to Bangkok. The time depends totally on traffic conditions. You should plan your journey with this in mind.
Unlike the vans that operate along similar routes, these larger buses utilise the highways and only stop at a couple of pre-arrange locations, which again, helps keep the journey time to a minimum.
Buses depart from Pattaya to one of three Bangkok terminals, namely Ekkamai, Morchit and Sai Tai Taling.
Buses run regularly from 04:30 till 23:00, departing roughly every 30 minutes or so. To travel, you simply go to the counter for your journey, buy a ticket and you will be placed on the next available bus.
When arriving back in Pattaya, there is an abundance of baht buses, taxis and taxi motorbikes waiting to take you around the city.
So if you need to get to Bangkok, this is probably your best method other than paying a bit more for a taxi.