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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Malee Van Company Reviews

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237 / 5,584
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4 60
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98.4% of 5,584 travelers were presumably happy with Malee Van as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Aug 7, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
The minivan left quite on schedule even when the van was not full (only 5 seats occupied). On our way three additional stops, nut they we're short.
Jul 18, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
very friendly service, we arrived earlier than planned. overall great experience!
Jul 2, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★☆☆
It was a good thing that we left on time. But it seems we were transferred to a different company as the designated driver was not yet there.
Jun 10, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
Very straight-forward, easy to find collection point, and the driver was helpful with getting me transport for me and my luggage for the onward part of my journey. I arrived at the pick-up point early, so was able to get on an earlier van, which suited my timing.
Apr 14, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★☆☆☆
Van left almost 45mins late and arrived an hour later. It was stiffling hot inside with poor airconditioning and even poorer legroom (our fault for choosing backseats). Well at least we got to our destination safe and not THAT late.
Mar 13, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
The drop off point it’s not the bus station and you noticed until you arrive.
Mar 11, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Good trip, just make sure to book an extra seat if you have luggage cause the van is always full and there is no space between the seats and you to put them
Mar 9, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Amazing bus never been on a better one it was like traveling 1st class and so reasonably priced would recommend to everyone 5 star
Mar 6, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★☆☆
Too many stops along the way to pick up/deliver packages, new passengers
Feb 13, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
Good Service at station, but a little problem to find platform No. 9 for Vans.
Jan 16, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Very helpful peeps
Jan 13, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★☆☆☆
U should have at least one seat with enough leg space for tall people. Driver was very good... So this is a feedback to owners when new car is purchased
Jan 9, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Very nice driver and aircon
Jan 3, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Very professional driver. Felt safe the whole trip. Left on time would definitely use them again.
Jan 2, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
Clean comfortable bus and good driver. Arrived in Phetchaburi at expected time.
Jan 1, 2018
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
Travelled from Bangkok to Hua Hin and had to pay extra for my luggage (which ended up on a pile with someone else's luggage on one single seat) but it's ok. About 3/4 way through the journey, I realised that the van will be passing by my hotel (Royal Pavilion) before driving a further 10-15mins to reach Hua Hin Amber. Hence, I requested for drop off opposite my hotel, which the driver gladly allowed.
Dec 29, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★☆☆
We booked a van from Bangkok to Prachuapkirikhan. We arrived an hour early and found Platform 9 at the bus station quite easily. However it's among an area where a lot of other transportation booths are set up with vendors vying for your attention. We showed someone our confirmation on our phone, and were given tickets, then directed to wait nearby. Then someone signaled us into a van that was already loaded with a few people. The van was pretty cramped, not much space nor was there a trunk. We had to keep our large backpacks with us so we were even more cramped. When you purchase your ticket online you'll get a confirmation after your purchase which states in fine print that you need to pay for an extra seat if you have big luggage. Luckily nobody charged us extra for bags, but we did have to deal with being cramped with our backpacks piled on top of us. The van waited to fill up a bit more and departed about 45 minutes earlier than schedule. We went from Bangkok to Prachuapkirikhan, and it took us about 5 hours. The van stopped along the way to let off passengers and pick up new ones. Aircon worked pretty well, Thai music played the entire way. We had a short bathroom break about halfway through the ride. Don't linger around because the driver may get impatient (ours did when a couple people took extra time to buy snacks). By the time we reached Prachuap, we were let off at a bus station about 3 kilometers from the center. There were no taxis nor tuk tuks around. When we inquired inside about taxi, we were given a pretty expensive quote so we walked instead of paying a large fee. Overall the ride was ok but you really should know before hand where you'll get dropped off. In case you end up somewhere without taxi, which I've read in other reviews.
Dec 26, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
The ticket station easy to find. The driver do not speak or understand english at all.. lucky to have a passenger who knows english n help us to find where to stop for our hotel..
Dec 7, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Everything worked out without any problems. Incomplicated booking, perfect, safe and very friendly driver and good maintained car. Would book this trip again without any doubt. Thx!
Nov 25, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★☆☆
We got another seat for our larger bag which worked well to get our luggage onboard without question. Van was packed to the max. Journey took less than 3 hours. Driver dropped us off at our hotel in Hua Hin which was a bonus. Booked online which worked well. No concept of timetable - when there us a van and enough people it goes.
Oct 10, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★☆
Great trip. Just missed a place to put the luggage.
Oct 1, 2017
van Regional, Malee Van
★★★★★
Awesome service! Easy to find at the terminal. Left early and arrived early, so make sure you are on time for your departure.

Malee Van Stations

Prachuap Khiri Khan Pranburi Cha Am Malee Southern Terminal Phetchaburi Hua Hin Amber