U-Tapao International Airport
The Pattaya Airport, also called the U-Tapao International Airport is a small airport with about three to four operations per week of domestic and international flights. While there are expansion plans underway, for now the airport operates flights to Koh Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Shanghai, Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Utapao airport is around 40 minutes drive from Pattaya and is the nearest domestic and international airport to the city. This makes Utapao the ideal airport to use for anyone visiting Pattaya or the east of Thailand. Until recently, very few airlines used the airport. However, the number of flights is increasing rapidly and the airport is being expanded to cope with the additional demand.