Laem Chabang Port

Laem Chabang Port

Laem Chabang Port has a strategic location for tourists disembarking from cruises that dock at the port. It’s located approximately 125 kilometers southeast of Bangkok and 25 – 35 kilometers north of the vibrant city of Pattaya, Laem Chabang serves as a gateway to a diverse range of tourist destinations.

Due to its strategic location near Bangkok, It allows cruise passengers the convenient access to the cultural and historical attractions of the Thai capital, including temples, palaces, markets and more. In addition to the city of Pattaya that is worth exploring as well during the disembarkation since it’s only around 45 minutes drive from the pier.

Most of the cruises Disembark at Laem Chabang port overnight for 1 night allowing the passengers to have the opportunity to explore the surrounding destinations and attractions.

Laem Chabang Thailand

Distance from Laem Chabang to Major tourist Destinations in Thailand

Destination DistanceTraveling time
Bangkok120 KMs1.5 to 2 hours by car
Ayutthaya190 KMs2.5 to 3 hours by car
Pattaya 35 KMs45 minutes to 1 hour by car
Khao Yai250 KMs3 to 4 hours by car
Hua Hin330 KMs4 to 5 hours by car
Kanchanaburi 340 KMs4 to 5 hours by car

Which cruises Disembark at Laem Chabang port

Some of the cruises that include Thailand in their Itinerary include Laem Chabang pier for an average of 2 Nights, while some others include the South of Thailand part in their itinerary covering Phuket or Koh Samui. Among the cruise lines that often include Laem Chabang pier are the below:

  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Costa Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
  • MSC Cruises

Remark: Cruises sometimes change their schedules from a season to another, so it’s best to check the routing with the exact ports of disembarkation before booking any offshore excursions.

Laem Chabang Port

Things to do from Laem Chabang port 

Mahanakhon Bangkok
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Jim Thompson, Mahanakhon and grand palace from Laem Chabang
Explore Several Highlights of Bangkok through this private full day tour.
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Laem Chabang port Half day tour
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The Sanctuary of truth Half day from Laem Chabang
Explore one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in Thailand from Laem Chabang Port
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the Sanctuary of Truth
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Full day tour to Pattaya from Laem Chabang Porrt
Visit Nongnooch Garden, Pattaya Floating Market & the Sanctuary of truth in this full day tour.
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3,300 THB
Private Tour
Bangkok temples & Canals tour from Laem Chabang
Explore Bangkok temples & Canals in this Full day tour from Laem Chabang pier.
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3,990 THB
Bangkok 2 days tour from laem Chabang
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2 Days Bangkok Highlights from Laem Chabang
Explore the best of Bangkok from Laem Chabang Pier in this 2 days tour covering the main Highlights.
Starting from
6,350 THB

Islands and beaches near Laem Chabang

Koh Samet 

Koh Samet is a beautiful island located in Rayong province. 

How to reach from Laem Chabang: 

You need to drive for around 1 and half hours from Laem Chabang port, and then take a Speed boat for 15 minutes to reach your resort on the beautiful Koh Samet island. 

You can spend 1 night in one of the beautiful beach resorts on the island to enjoy a quick beach holiday in one of the finest beaches in the Gulf of Thailand. 

Koh Larn 

Located near the shores of Pattaya. This island is one of the most popular attractions for tourists staying in Pattaya due to its strategic location near Pattaya, and its beautiful sandy beaches, making it a perfect getaway for a day by the beach near the city. 

How to reach from Laem Chabang: 

You will need to drive for about 40 minutes from Laem Chabang to reach Bali hin pier where you will be boarding a Speed boat that will take you to the beautiful coral island Pattaya in about 15 minutes. 

Koh Larn has several resorts in case you want to spend the night there, however, most of the tourists prefer to spend the day on the island and travel back to Pattaya or to Laem chabang pier and overnight in the Ship. 

Koh Larn Pattaya

Koh Ped

Koh Ped is another island located near Pattaya. This island is famous for the monkeys living there making the island lively and a unique attraction for tourists interested in beach and wildlife at the same time. Usually day trips operate from Pattaya to Koh Ped, Combining visits to other islands as well such as Koh Pai and Koh Rin.

Ethical Elephant Experiences

One of the most popular experiences for tourists coming to Thailand is visiting an Ethical elephant camp where you will be interacting with these amazing creatures, learn about their nature and play with them. When stopping at Laem Chabang pier, you can visit one of those camps, located not far away from the pier. 

One of the closest and the best Elephant camps in the area is the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Pattaya. The Camp offers Options, the first one is a full day program and the second is a half day program. If you have only 1 day of disembarkation, then it’s highly recommended to visit the camp for a Half day and spend the rest of the day exploring other amazing nearby attractions.

Temples & Museums near Laem Chabang

During your stop at Laem Chabang pier, you will have the opportunity to explore many beautiful temples and amazing museums around the area. The nearest attractions from the pier are mainly located in Bangkok and Pattaya, and you can also Explore some attractions in Samut Prakan and Ayutthaya. You can check the recommended temples and museums to visit during your stop at the pier:

Attraction NameDestinationDistance from the Pier
The Sanctuary of truth Pattaya 30 Minutes drive (22 Kilometers) 
Bangkok Temples & The Grand PalaceBangkok2 hours Drive (133 Kilometers)
Ancient City Samut Prakan Samut Prakan1 hour and 30 minutes drive (108 Kilometers)
Khao Chi Chan MountainPattaya50 Minutes drive (44 Kilometers)
Historical City of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya2 hours and 30 minutes drive (190 Kilometers)
Ayutthaya tour

Local Markets near Laem Chabang

Markets in Thailand are a vibrant tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors that reflect the country’s rich cultural and culinary diversity. From the iconic floating markets like Damnoen Saduak, where colorful boats laden with fresh produce navigate narrow waterways, to the bustling stalls of Chatuchak Weekend Market, offering everything from handmade crafts to exotic pets, each market is a unique experience. When stopping at Laem Chabang during your cruise trip in Asia, you should consider exploring at least one of the below vibrant markets.

Market NameDistance from the pier
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 150 kilometers – 2 and half hours drive
Maeklong Railway Market 140 kilometers – 2 and half hours drive
Chatuchak Weekend Market 130 kilometers – 2 hours drive
Amphawa Floating market 160 Kilometers – 2 and half – 3 hours drive

Shopping Centers located nearby

There are many shopping centers located near Laem Chabang pier that are worth visiting. Below are the largest and most popular ones that you should consider visiting during your stop at the pier.

Shopping Center NameDistance from Laem Chabang Pier
Harbor Laem ChabangThe harbor is located right at Laem Chabang pier, so the distance is negligible.
Central Sri Racha20 kilometers, and the driving time around 30 minutes
Central Pattaya 35 kilometers, driving time may be around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Siam Premium Outlet130 kilometers. The driving 2 to 2.5 hours, 
MBK Mall130 kilometers, and the driving time may be around 2 to 2.5 hours.
Platinum Mall130 kilometers, and the driving time may be around 2 to 2.5 hours..
Icon Siam Mall150 kilometers, and the driving time may be around 2.5 to 3 hours.

Golf Courses located nearby

The area where this pier is located, is home to many Golf courses. If you are a Golfer and looking for a one day Tee off in Thailand, you will find several options available within a very short and convenient distance. 

Below are some of the best Golf Courses that you can visit during your stop at the pier: 

Laem Chabang International Golf Club
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