Malee Van

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98.4% of 3,919 travelers were presumably happy with Malee Van as they left good or no review


Malee Van Regional outside
Malee Van

Company Information

Malee Van is one of the largest operators based in Bangkok servicing the popular beach resorts such as Hua Hin, as well as the surrounding towns. They offer fast and direct transport to some of the most popular tourist spots in the country and are well-used by everyone from Thai families heading to the beach for the weekend to expats travelling to and from Bangkok for business.

Routes served by Malee Van

This company focus on providing transport links between Bangkok and the southern towns of Hua Hin, Cha Am, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Pranburi, with a regular and reliable service throughout the day. All vans departing Bangkok leave from Sa Tai Mai, the city's southern bus terminal.

Bangkok–Hua Hin

The Bangkok to Hua Hin route is the most popular trip offered by Malee Van. Tickets cost THB180 for the 3-hour journey, with 29 services departing every day. Vans leave every 30 minutes between 05.00-19.00. The return journey from Hua Hin costs the same, but with 27 departures each day, between 06.00-19.00.

Bangkok–Cha Am

On the road from Bangkok to Hua Hin lies the smaller and quieter town of Cha Am. You can reach here by van from Bangkok for THB160, with departures every 30 minutes between 05.00-19.00. This journey usually takes just under 3 hours.

Bangkok–Pranburi

Trips from Bangkok to Pranburi (3 ¾ hours) and Prachuap Khiri Khan (4 ½ hours) cost THB180 and THB220 respectively. Departures for both destinations are every 30 minutes between 05.00-19.00. The return journey from Pranburi to Bangkok costs the same but with departures from 06.00 until 19.00, also every ½ hour.

Hua Hin–Prachuap Khiri Khan

Vans from Hua Hin leave for Prachuap Khiri Khan every 30 minutes with a journey time of 1 ½ hours. There are very regular departures throughout the day between 06.00-19.00, priced at THB100.

Hua Hin–Pranburi

From Hua Hin you can also head to nearby Pranburi for just THB100, with vans leaving every ½ hour between 06.00-19.00. This trip only takes 30 minutes, so perfect for a day trip. The return journey costs the same but takes around 1 hour instead.

Pranburi–Prachuap Khiri Khan

From Pranburi you can also reach Prachuap Khiri Khan in just an hour with services between 06.00-19.00 costing THB100.

Pros

Due to services departing every 30 minutes throughout the day, you are almost guaranteed a seat on the very next van. It's a hugely reliable schedule with most trips arriving on time, or sometimes even early, something that is very rare in Thailand and neighbouring countries.

Unlike some other companies it is possible to be put onto the next service, without having to pay for another ticket, if you miss your scheduled van.

The services run by Malee Travel are excellent value for money, often less than the amount charged by many of their competitors.

Cons

Like all vans on this route, and most throughout Thailand, there is very limited space for luggage. It may be the case that you have to pay for an additional seat to store your luggage as space is at a premium. This might not happen in every instance, but don't be surprised if you need to!

Keep in mind

It's worth noting that unlike many other transport providers based in Bangkok, Malee Travel services leave from Sai Tai Mai bus station in the south of the city, not Mo Chit in the north. This is important to bear in mind when booking your ticket and makes this one of the best choices if you are staying in the south of Bangkok and want to head down to the beaches.

Travellers reviews

Malee Travel receive glowing reviews for the reliable service they offer, with one of the most regular departure schedules around. It's hard to find another company that offer departures every 30 minutes throughout the day, on any route!

Also, based on the price many rate Malee Travel very highly. THB180 is a highly competitive price for the popular Bangkok – Hua Hin route, with some companies charging far higher rates for this trip as there is a lot of tourists making the journey.

The majority of negative reviews focus on the space within the van, although, in truth, this is no more of an issue than on any other van used for these trips. Luggage space is very limited so it can get cramped inside. If you're heading from Bangkok direct to Prachuap Khiri Khan, you may not fancy 4 ½ hours inside so it might be worth considering breaking up the journey and spending a night or two in Hua Hin or Cha Am to make the trip more pleasant.


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October 2017

Alberto, Oct 10, 2017 - Great trip. Just missed a place to put the luggage.
Vicky, Oct 3, 2017 - First of all We Are told to buy an Extra seat for every Big bag We have. We Are 3 people so We bought 6 seats. We were told that there max was 10 seats, so with us buying 6 there would one be 4 left. Not the case. All bags was on top of each other, and still 10 people incl us In the Van. I have a kid with me, and was not even anke to sit next to him, and He is only 7. "There Are No other seats left". I was sitting between bags and junk In the back og the Van. Dont know How much the other people paid, But i paid for the two seats they Also had Their luggage on. This is just a money machine. And He drive like a mad man. I know they drive on a different Way then We do In Europe, But when me AS a grown up get carsick then Its really bad! Of there Will be another time where i Will Go from Bangkok to hua hin tjen i Will take a taxi! And suddenly He just stopped the Van and left it, to buy Some food for himself. What about waiting for when He wasnt at work?
Meagan, Oct 1, 2017 - Awesome service! Easy to find at the terminal. Left early and arrived early, so make sure you are on time for your departure.

September 2017

Daniel, Sep 27, 2017 - The van stops a lot to pick up passengers from the street like a public transport. You need to pay for another seat if you have a luggage, and the driver kept talking on the phone. Next time I'd rather take the bus. Btw they speak little English only. Just be prepared.

August 2017

Amanda, Aug 24, 2017 - Driver talking and video chatting while driving, seat belts didnt work. Air conditioned and relatively cheap though.
Nicolai, Aug 22, 2017 - Bus 1 hour 15 minutes delayed, lady at the counter refused to give any information about the departure or where to get the minivan even retorted to yelling at us in Thai. Once we found the minivan the lady would not accept our tickets and demanded that we payed once more. After a long discussion we got on. The trip was advertised to take 3 hours. It took 4...
Frances, Aug 14, 2017 - I'd give it a zero if I could. We're forced to pay180 bahts additional. Got moved to another bus company and shoved in the back as it was packed. There was no leg room. Made 6 extra stops to drop offs purely for the locals. Got there late plus the ac doesn't work.
Earlynda, Aug 14, 2017 - So we bought the 0630 bus to Bangkok from Hua Hin. Followed all instruction, arrived on time and all. But there was no bus around. Lucky our hotel transport guy contacted the bus service provider to check and we had to wait for the 0730 bus! Please do some improvement. Have a representative at the bus station especially the early morning transfer and do courtesy call to check on your passenger. Also the tickets/voucher should be in dual language as most driver cant read in English.
Sara, Aug 14, 2017 - Horrible service!!
Tan, Aug 14, 2017 - We bought tickets for the 11.30am trip and reached about 30mins earlier for check-in. There weren't any clear signs to indicate where we should wait. We had to ask around and call to find out where and we were told to wait at the counter near 7-11 (at the street opposite). The van only came at about 12.30pm (1 hr later than the time we booked for) and it was on the Market Village side of the road. Luckily the driver came down and crossed to our side to get us if not we would have missed it as well. When we boarded the van, it was very full and we had to squeeze at the back (with barely any leg room). It was a very uncomfortable and hot 3 hours trip especially since we had 12-13 pax (with luggages) squeezed on the van. Only good thing is that we had 2 rest stops along the way. Overall a bad experience and I personally will not recommend it.
Frederic, Aug 10, 2017 - The first driver wasn't very friendly, so to speak, and the Aircon was broken. We were like cooked in the steam. Careful, extra charge (100thb) for one luggage, which wasn't previous.
Ian, Aug 8, 2017 - I bought a ticket for the 0600 bus. I arrived at the van stop at 0540 just to be safe. There were no clear markings for the actual stop so I posted myself on both sides of the street while looking out for the van. Their website simply says "in front of Market Village" but it doesn't specify which side of the street in front of market village. Nevertheless, at that early hour I was the only person standing on the side of the road waiting for a van anyway. And by the time it was 0600, a couple of vans had already passed me by without stopping. Finally I get a call from a representative at 0610 and they ask if I was waiting for the van and if I had already bought a ticket. I answered "yes" and "yes" to their questions and they simply said "sorry, you'll have to wait for the 0630 van now". So because of their disorganization and un-professionalism I ended up waiting 45 minutes.
Huyen, Aug 6, 2017 - Bus departure was late. And there wasn't any one at the counter for the checkin and it was so hard to get in contact as no one speaks English. We had a small suitcase and on the trip we came to Hua Hin, we didn't have to pay for an extra seat. They made us pay for an extra seat on this one and there was another woman with two massive bags and didn't have to pay for extra. Never again!!!
Atwell, Aug 4, 2017 - I have a big complaint. We boarded the malee van at 1230 from Hua Hin enroute to Bangkok Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminus.The taxi driver droppped us off at the wrong bus station today. We had to incurr a further 500 Thai Baht to reach our final destination. This was definitely not safe for us as tourists to this country as no one could help us at all when the driver just dumped us in a busy street and it was raining. We had even paid for an additional fee for our two big bags and a 50 Baht priority support fee inaddition. I need a full explanantion of what kind of service that was. I will be writing a big complaint to all to see if i do not get a clear explanation. Very very disappointed and do think i will recommend this trip to anyone visiting this country. Thanks ATWELL MUKUSHA

July 2017

Elsie, Jul 31, 2017 - This was an absolute disaster, and appears to be a scam. When we asked to be taken to this bus station in Hua Hin the taxi driver said the place was closed and we couldnt get a bus from there that day. (sunday) so we had to go to a different bus station and pay AGAIN to get to bangkok. If the Hua Hin amber is closed on a sunday then why the F*CK would you sell me tickets that i cant use?? useless website never using it again - 12Go: Dear Elsie Dineen, Thank you very much for your comment. The problem is that you trusted the taxi driver who gave you wrong information. On your voucher you see the exact address of the operator, the location on the map and a picture of the place. There is also a telephone number shown on the voucher you could have contacted. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to you.
Shelby, Jul 16, 2017 - Upon arriving at the station we were told that we had to pay another 180 baht for our bags to go on board.... basically bought a second seat for our bags that were squished into the back
Vaclav, Jul 16, 2017 - No problem
Casey, Jul 14, 2017 - Not satisfied with the service. It would be better if a big baggage would be charged for extra money before buy the ticket. The bus was tiny, small, not comfortable sits, and the driver was rude. The driver stopped several bus stations for his snack, break, and to see her girl friend ............. super annoying
Katie, Jul 11, 2017 - The lady at the bus station was rude. She made us pay for 2 more seats for our bags. An hour into the journey the man stopped and was accusing us of not paying, all because of the lady in Hua Hin. Not worth the money
Marcus, Jul 8, 2017 - Deserve refund as van never came and had to pay another company to take us to Bangkok
Breuil, Jul 8, 2017 - I would like put 0/5 but I can not We have waiting one hour more than the departure time and finally don't have a place on the van. We had to book a taxi very expansive, we have lost money and time. Don't book with this company. I hope this message will be help you

June 2017

August, Jun 30, 2017 - Not very direct
Kong, Jun 24, 2017 - Seats were comfy but a little too crowded, the van also serves as a minibus which allows locals to hop on and off, so door will be slamming from time to time, but we think it's fine
Cecilia, Jun 24, 2017 - I'm so disappointed. Even though I had bought a ticket in advance for the specific date, and I was 30 min in advance, and I was the only one departure in the van at that time the person in the counter forced me to buy a new full prize ticket from her otherwise as she said the ticket would be valid the next day (even thought the correct date was stated on the ticket). I felt powerless to refuse to pay since I had my hotel booked in Hua Hin already. Even thought it's not much money it feel just so bad to bee tricked and used in that way.
Ew, Jun 18, 2017 - Good service, place that waiting was too hot....
Khor, Jun 16, 2017 - Your booth beside 7 Eleven should have 12GO.ASIA on the Banner of the booth.

May 2017

Peter, May 24, 2017 - Changed our destination DMK but they would not transfer value of prepaid ticket to Southern bus terminal bought online even though same company, same date and same time. Online the DMK option was not listed! Peter
Jay, May 10, 2017 - We turned up at 9:30 for a bus at 10. We were rudely greeted by the lady. At 10 the lady then said it would be another 30mins not giving us any explanation. By the time it came to 10:30am she said it would be another 30mins, we had a plane to catch. The reason we got the 10am mini bus was to make sure we were on time. We finally got on a bus at 11:20. 1 hour and 20mins later than we had booked with no one giving us an explanation of why we were so late nor anyone giving us any type of apologie the women was extremely rude. When we finally got on the mini bus the driver was on 2 phones the whole way home. He had one in his hand texting and another to his ear. We also had to pay for an extra seat as we had two bags. This was a waste of money as the bags went in the back of the bus anyway. Worst experience I have had using transport in Thailand. We have friends who were going to use this service and I will make sure they do not and make sure they tell everyone else not to use it.
Vo, May 2, 2017 - The driver is so good!

April 2017

Caroline, Apr 19, 2017 - Had to Pay twice
Anders, Apr 17, 2017 - On time, pleasant and cheap
Justine, Apr 16, 2017 - Good thing is we are able to secure van tickets back to Bangkok on festive SongKran day. It is difficult to find the van stop so be prepared to spend some time asking locals for help and going onto a random van.
Sean, Apr 13, 2017 - Driver was reckless and careless. We did not feel safe at all.
Zala, Apr 12, 2017 - Hey guys, all good, I would suggest that you add the comment on the "how to find us" stating "minivan platform 9" ;) The departure was 30 minutes late, but this was expected. Will defi use you guys again, Regards, Zala
Lillian, Apr 8, 2017 - The ride was pleasant, and provided a brief rest stop to stretch legs and get nourishment. I would recommend that whatever you bring can be placed on your lap. The van is for passengers, no luggage space. I read their website so I was prepared. The driver and passengers were very helpful to someone like me who does not speak any Thai. I would definitely use this service again.

March 2017

Forslund, Mar 26, 2017 - He stopped at least 15 times to pick up and let of people like an ordinary bus route. He also doing so much other than keep hands on steering wheel. This time okay but one day he will crash
Graham, Mar 13, 2017 - Much better traveling back today although the pickup point isn't easy to find in Hua Hin for tourists as its difficult to explain to local taxi drivers where you want to go.
Jasmin, Mar 11, 2017 - sucks! Booked for 6am and transport arrived at 7.30. No one helped me nor spoke English. Really want my money back. Worst service!
Graham, Mar 9, 2017 - The most horrendous trip ever. Got to bus station at 10am for our 11am bus. Told bus leaving at 10.20am. 10.05 told there had been an accident and we would have to wait an hour. Ok no problem. 10.10am told bus is leaving now, load 2 bags and 3 people. Driver drives like a lunatic at over 80mph while answering the phone for the next hour before we stop and have to transfer bus's. There is hardly any room to fit us and our 2 bags on the bus, that we have paid for. We have to lift our bags over everyone else to the back seat before enduring another 2 hours of being bounced about at 80mph on the cramped back seat with our bags. We are then told to get out and find a taxi when we reach our destination town. 10-0763 was the second mini bus. Didn't get the reg of the first one.???? Can't wait for the return trip Monday morning.

February 2017

Hew, Feb 15, 2017 - shuttle van didn't show up on time so i decide to grab a van that on the road. Unable to contact their customer service

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Schedule Malee Van


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Stations Malee Van

Prachuap Khiri Khan, Pranburi, Cha Am Malee, Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Hua Hin Amber, Phetchaburi


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