Re: Check the taxis (PM Mailbag Friday, 31 October 2014) – If you want to take a proper taxi cab in Pattaya, then you should absolutely use the new GrabTaxi service.
Having tried it twice, I thoroughly recommend it. The taxi is called using a smartphone app, the cab arrives in 3-10 minutes, the fare is exactly what’s on the meter (plus 40 baht service charge) and the driver is friendly and speaks some English.
On two trips from Central Pattaya, fares to the Pattaya Bus Station were 70 baht. A motorcycle from the same location is 80 baht and to hire a songthaew is 150 baht. And you get aircon and not rain & smog from the back of a bike or pickup truck.