The Congress is being held at the Ambassador City Hotel at Jomtien beach, near Pattaya in central Thailand.
Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
For international travellers and most domestic travellers the best option is to fly into Suvarnabhumi International Airport, also known as Bangkok Airport (BKK), which is to the north of Jomtien. The Ambassador Hotel is a 1.5 to 2 hour drive from Bangkok Airport. We will have a welcome team at BKK on the main arrivals day directing you to ground transportation. Transportation from Bangkok Airport to the venue will cost approximately 350 baht (~$11) each way on a shared minibus from airport directly to Congress venue (see information below) or 1200-2000 baht ($40-65) for a private taxi, Grab (similar to Uber) or minibus if you are arriving with a group. See transport booking information below.
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is the destination for many budget airlines in the region, however travellers must note that this airport is located in central Bangkok and is a 2.5 to 4 hour drive from Jomtien, depending on traffic. Note: we will not have a transportation team at DMK, so we recommend taking the regular free shuttle bus between DMK and BKK that takes about one hour in good traffic to connect with our transport team at BKK.
U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya Airport (UTP)
Domestic and regional travellers may also wish to enquire about flights into U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya Airport (UTP) which is south of Jomtien and a 30-45 minute drive from the Ambassador City Hotel. We will not have a transportation team at UTP because the easiest method is to take a taxi or Grab car to the hotel upon arrival.
All Congress delegates are expected to arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from the venue. However, we here are three options for attendees:
1. Book a minivan shuttle to/from BKK (Recommended)
We are partnering with a transportation company “Go Fun Tour Pattaya” that are organising direct minivan shuttles to/from BKK and the Congress venue on the main arrival and departure days for 350 Baht* each way. The transport coordinator will have a welcome team located at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok Airport – BKK) on the 28 and 29 April who will be able to assist you. Please book your shuttle ride ahead of your travel date using the button below.
For inquiries only, please email our transport partner Angel at Go Fun Tour: email@example.com
*If you are arriving outside the main arrival days of 28 and 29 April or the main departure day of 3 May, then you may still book transport with the recommended transport company, however it may be slightly more expensive, especially if you are arriving during the night. If this is the case, then our transport coordinator will be in touch to give you a revised quote for your planned arrival/departure time.
2. Airport to Pattaya Bus
There is a regular airport bus runs 05:30 to 22:00 for 180 Baht per journey from BKK to Pattaya and more information can be found here. Please get off the bus at the Thrappaya Road bus terminal, which is around 15-20 minute ride to the hotel. A local volunteer will be at the Thrappaya Bus station throughout the day on 29th April, and can help you arrange transport to the venue for around 50-100 baht (otherwise taxis can cost 200-400 baht at other times). (Please note the 21:00 and 22:00 buses will go to North Pattaya bus station only, so not recommended).
3. Arrange a Shared Ride
If you are arriving as a group, a regular taxi or Grab car from the airport to the venue costs around 1200-2000 baht, depending on size. If you would like to book a whole car or van ahead of time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire with our partner transport company. If you would like to connect with other attendees to share a taxi, our Congress App will enable you to communicate with other delegates around two weeks before the event to arrange shared rides.
See also the FAQ on When do I need to arrive and depart? above.