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5 minutes ago, Pattaya28 said:

3 months at 10 baht a ride.

1 random ride 20 baht.  OK. It's not a scam. 

3 months at 10 baht gave 50% discount each ride for no reason. :cheesy:

OK, I'm listening. Coming from Jomtien, 

where do you generally get off in North Pattaya?

If it's right after Pattaya Klang, it doesn't count.

Can you estimate approximately HOW MANY rides in total you took in those 3 months?

Thank you. 

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Most times when I get off by Central Marina shopping I only pay 10 baht, there have been times when I've walked quickly away to circumvent any possible feedback.  Out of the dozens of times, there have been probably a handful of times the driver has asked for 20 baht.  

 

There was a time when the driver did get hostile with me at Central Festival and demanded 20 baht which I paid.  I then took a picture of his truck as he was pulling away.  He got back out waving his arms and shouting "fare gone up!".  I just shook my head and walked away.  I posted this a couple of years ago here.

 

 

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In Bangkok where fares even Songthaews fares are regulated you only get fixed fare no matter the ride, but some might be in odd number like 16 or 18 baht, but they normally only travel up and down the one soi

 

the non-round number for the fare is probably  due to moderate increase each time... if we had that in Pattaya maybe another complaint might be that another group of people is annoyed at the small change they get from Baht bus, and 3-7 baht is not worth anything 'back home'

 

 

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Most times when I get off by Central Marina shopping I only pay 10 baht, there have been times when I've walked quickly away to circumvent any possible feedback.  Out of the dozens of times, there have been probably a handful of times the driver has asked for 20 baht.  
 
There was a time when the driver did get hostile with me at Central Festival and demanded 20 baht which I paid.  I then took a picture of his truck as he was pulling away.  He got back out waving his arms and shouting "fare gone up!".  I just shook my head and walked away.  I posted this a couple of years ago here.
 
 

Glad you mentioned that. As I've said before I'm confident that over 99% of drivers will accept 10 baht from Jomtien to Central. So I'm sure any of them demanding 20 are scammers. So in such very rare instances I have just ignored them and walked away. They know they're scamming so very unlikely they'll push it.
I can't say the same thing to North Pattaya road. If they demand I strongly suggest paying and without any lip either.

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On 06/12/2017 at 6:16 PM, Jingthing said:

OK, I'm listening. Coming from Jomtien, 

where do you generally get off in North Pattaya?

If it's right after Pattaya Klang, it doesn't count.

Can you estimate approximately HOW MANY rides in total you took in those 3 months?

Thank you. 

Zero rides.

I quoting what the OP has said.

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11 hours ago, Pattaya28 said:

Zero rides.

I quoting what the OP has said.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yes, most definitely, the correct fare from Jomtien to Central Festival is TEN baht. People can pay that correct fare to there with confidence. Of course if you ask questions or want change, anything can happen. 

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On 06/12/2017 at 8:34 PM, Roger Lee said:

Most times when I get off by Central Marina shopping I only pay 10 baht, there have been times when I've walked quickly away to circumvent any possible feedback.  Out of the dozens of times, there have been probably a handful of times the driver has asked for 20 baht.  

 

There was a time when the driver did get hostile with me at Central Festival and demanded 20 baht which I paid.  I then took a picture of his truck as he was pulling away.  He got back out waving his arms and shouting "fare gone up!".  I just shook my head and walked away.  I posted this a couple of years ago here.

 

 

Similar situation with me 

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Be grateful that you get 10 baht anywhere and 20 baht to Central. In Chiang Mai MINIMUM price is 30 baht ( just gone up from 20 ) and equivalent Jomptien to Central would probably be 50.

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Latest Report : Happy New Year everyone 

 

On Monday after new year I've got a spraint ankle again so I decided yo go to look for as pharmacy in the city 

 

Baht bus arrive the driver saw me limping and offered me to sit with him on the front. 

 

A very nice driver he keepp on talking about Thailand and himself 

 

He told me he made thb 15k + on new year Eve,  I asked him today many people no bus,  he said because most of the drivers are drunk and made a lot of money so they skip work the next day hahah 

 

Since he can speak with English well i asked him why he can speak good English he said he was working as a private driver for a wealthy Australian businessman 10 years ago 

 

Anyway I decided to ask him a very important question. 

 

Q : why sometimes driver ask me 20 to 60 baht go central marinade or any place 

 

A: Driver no good he think you tourist,  all driver see foreigner as tourist big money and try cheating them.  Many farang pay 20 baht if farang wait for change driver give 10 baht, if farang go driver take 20baht 

 

Q:How much is price from Jomtien to central marina? 

 

A:All price same 10baht 

 

Q: why somwtimea driver not follow route ?

 

Answer : driver very lazy 

 

I hope this information is valuable 

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In the end there is nobody in the back seat anymore he offered me if I want to go to Banglamung hospital I said yes why not. I asked him how much he replied Up To You 

 

I arrived at the hospital gate he asked the security guard to get a wheel chair for me 

 

Because of his kindness amd very helpful I gave him 100 baht,  and he thank me 

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On 29/11/2017 at 7:20 AM, keithpa said:

I always pay 50, I get a big smile and a thank you. 50 is nothing to a farang the means a lot to a baht bus driver. Perhaps I only do it for selfish reasons, it makes me feel good about myself.

Would have thought there would be a better causes around Pattaya to donate 40B to than the local mafia. 

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Would have thought there would be a better causes around Pattaya to donate 40B to than the local mafia. 
White guilt. They bank on it.

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JOMTIEN
To Korean food mall North Pattaya
10 baht accepted

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On 1/2/2018 at 7:36 PM, Jingthing said:

JOMTIEN
To Korean food mall North Pattaya
10 baht accepted

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Here we go again, first the curry place, now the Korean place.

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