Rayong is located on the the Gulf of Thailand 70km south-west of Pattaya, and 190km from Bangkok. The surrounding area produces some fine fruit, especially pineapple and durian. Each year during May the city plays host to a fruit fair.
Air-conditioned buses run from Ekami Bus Terminal in Bangkok at regular intervals throughout the day. Journey time is about 4 hours. If you are travelling from Pattaya board the bus on Sukhumvit highway for the 60 minute ride to Rayong.
Orient Thai Airlines have flights from Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket to U-Tapao airport, which is a 30 minute taxi ride from Rayong.
Songthaews cruise around the city, and are available for charter should you wish to go further afield. If you would like to hire a car and driver for sight seeing, your hotel should be able to help.
Several operators have cars and motorcycles for rent. Not all offer full insurance so read the agreement carefully before signing, and don't forget your International Driving Permit.