It’s easy to get around Pattaya when you know the major roads that run through this beach city.
Getting around Pattaya is pretty straightforward, once you know the major roads. The Dolphin roundabout marks the north end of Pattaya and the Walking Street area is at the south end. Click on the map to open in a new page.
There are four main roads that run north-south:
Beach Rd, Pattaya 2nd Rd, Pattaya 3rd Rd and Sukhumvit Road (route #3) which leads to Bangkok (north) and to Sattahip (south).
Beach Road is one way, south bound, and 2nd Road is one way, north bound. Walking Street is at the south end of Beach Road.
There are three main roads that run east-west from Beach Road to Sukhumvit:
North Pattaya Road (Pattaya Nuea), Central Pattaya Road (Pattaya Klang), and South Pattaya Road (Pattaya Thai).
At the north end of 2nd Road, there is the Dolphin Roundabout. North of this is Naklua Road, the main road through the suburb of Naklua.
At the south end of 2nd Road, it becomes Pratamnak Road. This is the road that goes past the Buddha Hill area to Jomtien.
Most of the side streets (Soi) are numbered, and some are also known by name, such as Soi Yamato (soi 13/1), Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) or Soi Yodsak (Soi 6).
Baht Buses run south on Beach Road, and north on 2nd Road. All other major roads are two-way.