Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Cruise Port
Laem Chabang Port is one of the Thailand’s largest ports, 25km north of Pattaya and south of Chonburi city. There are many international ships reaching Thailand pass through Laem Chabang. It is also a popular port for a stop for shore excursions to Bangkok and Pattaya.
How to get to Bangkok Laem Chabang Cruise Port
If your ship departs from Laem Chabang, the closest airport you arrive at is either Bangkok Don Muang Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport. Since there is no bus running from neither of two airports nor from Bangkok city, you have to take a bus to Pattaya from Bangkok. The best way is to book yourself private transfers so that you do not have to worry about taking buses and finding taxis in Pattaya. Private transfers will pick you up at your wish pick-up point and drop you off at Laem Chabang Port: Don Muang Airport to Laem Chabang, Suvarnabhumi Airport to Laem Chabang or from any accommodation in Bangkok city to Laem Chabang.
From Pattaya, it takes about 30 minutes by taxi to get to Laem Chabang Port. However, many cases that taxi drivers will take you without turning on the meter and ask for a high price. Before entering the taxi, always ask the driver to run the meter. To avoid all the hassle, it is best to have private transfers to Laem Chabang from Pattaya which give you all the comfort and convenience without worries.
How to get to Bangkok city from Laem Chabang Port
It takes approximately two hours to get from Laem Chabang Port to Bangkok on a day without traffic. You can easily get a taxi from the port to Bangkok city. However, it could be a hassle because the chance to be ripped off is high. The best way to get to Bangkok city is by private transfers. Having private transfers to get from Laem Chabang to Bangkok city would give you the flexibility and no stress.
Things to do in Laem Chabang
There is not much to do or see at the Laem Chabang Cruise Terminal. For some golfers, you might be interested in the Laem Chabang International Country Club. Most people decide to go to either Bangkok or Pattaya for a day. However, if you only stay for a night in Laem Chabang, it is recommended to go to Pattaya instead of Bangkok because Pattaya is only 30 minutes away while it takes more than two hours to Bangkok depending on traffic conditions.
If you have more time at Laem Chabang Port or having time before your cruise is embarked, there are several shore excursions in Bangkok available which you could fill your quality time with many exciting activities and get to know Bangkok a bit better.
Things you need to know
- Most cruise ships embark at Laem Chabang Cruise Port. Smaller ships often dock at Klong Toey which is on the Chao Phraya River on the outskirts of the big city.
- Travel with taxis, always ask taxi drivers to run the meter
- Don’t take any tour offers from tuk-tuk drivers because they will bring you to shops that they have made commission deals with and you will not enjoy your tour.