Bangkok to Hua Hin

Bangkok to Hua Hin

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Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
5h 3m ride in train #171 with Thai Railway
Hua Hin
From VND 92 k per adult
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
4h 59m ride in train #167 with Thai Railway
Hua Hin
From VND 92 k per adult
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
5h 16m ride in train #85 with Thai Railway
Hua Hin
From VND 165 k per adult

Bangkok to Hua Hin Schedule

Bangkok to Hua Hin Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Railway 2nd Class Fan seats only 12:30 - 17:33VND 135k
Thai Railway 2nd Class Fan seats only 18:30 - 23:29VND 135k

How to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok

The distance between Bangkok and Hua Hin is 200 km. To get there, consider taking a bus, a van, a taxi or a train. If travelling by road, travel time is from 4 to 5 hours and depends on traffic which can be quite tough along the route. Buses depart mainly from the Southern Bus Terminal and Ekkamai, with bus fare around THB200-THB300 plus there is a direct transfer from Suvarnabhumi airport to Hua Hin (THB340). Vans cost almost the same as big buses but can be slightly faster. Taxi rates start from THB2,000 and worth considering you are a group big enough to order a private van for up to 9 passengers (THB3,000). Consider taking a train to Hua Hin if you stay close to the city centre. They leave from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok and take 4 hours to reach Hua Hin with 2 class seats costing from THB200 – expect to pay more for a sleeper and much less for a 3 class hard seat.

Being the first official Thai sea resort, Hua Hin has good transport connections with the capital. Trains, buses and vans ply the route between Bangkok and Hua Hin daily. If you are considering taking a bus, note that road traffic can be really bad – especially on Friday evening and Saturday morning from Bangkok to Hua Hin, when people are escaping to the sea for a weekend, and on Sunday evening – from Hua Hin to Bangkok, when all the Bangkokians are heading back home. Arrange accordingly.

Note that you can get to Hua Hin directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Bell Travel operates VIP24 buses which go from the airport to Hua Hin. There are seven buses a day, every two hours from 7.30am with the last one departing at 7.30pm. They leave from the Gate 8 on Level 1 and take about four hours to arrive to Hua Hin bus station between Soi 96 and 98 Phetkasem Road.

From Bangkok to Hua Hin by bus

There are both big buses and minivans heading to Hua Hin from different locations in Bangkok all day through. Big buses depart from Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, Sai Mai Tai. They are a sure bet, but can be incredibly slow. Be ready to spend at least five hours on board.

The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to get to Hua Hin is by minivan. recommends Malee Travel vans which depart from the southern side of Victory Monument in Bangkok. You can easily get to Victory Monument by BTS and then follow Phayathai Rd towards the Monument. Malee van station is to your right, just behind the bus stop.

Malee Travel sends vans to Hua Hin every half an hour from 6am till 6.30pm. The whole trip takes about three hours. In Hua Hin, vans park off Soi 88/1 Phetkasem Rd., in front of Bangkok Bank branch. Tickets cost THB180.

Tip: Taking a minivan is not a good idea if you travel with a lot of luggage. Consider other options to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok instead.

From Bangkok to Hua Hin by train

Hua Hin sits on the Sourthern Line of Thai railway. Normally trains in Thailand offer a slower alternative to buses, but in case with Hua Hin it is a good idea to travel by train because Route 4 from Samut Prakan to Hua Hin is notorious for its traffic gems, and you can easily spend up to five or six hours travelling by car or by bus, while a train brings you to Hua Hin from the centre of Bangkok in four hours for sure. Another great thing about travelling to Hua Hin by train is the train station in the resort city. Even among other picture-perfect train stations in Thailand it does stand out. Arriving to this gingerbread-like train station is a pure delight – at least for us! – which guarantees you a good mood during your whole stay in Hua Hin.

Any Suratthani-bound train passes through Hua Hin, but many of them sell out quickly for the longer journeys, so as a rule you have rather a limited choice of trains on offer. These include a morning #43 train which leaves Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 8.05 and arrives to Hua Hin before noon at 11.29am. It offers second-class AC seats only at around THB650, but they are completely ok for this brief journey. There is also an afternoon #35 train leaving at 2.45pm and arriving at 8.45pm which is also a convenient option to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok. It has second-class AC sleepers at a bit higher price (approx. THB 670) and can also be considered, as by day berths are normally folded out into seats.

From Bangkok to Hua Hin by taxi

PGS Charter operates chartered taxis and vans to Hua Hin any time of the day by your request. They pick you up at your hotel or other location on your choice in Bangkok and bring directly to your destination in Hua Hin. They offer Toyota Camry for 3 pax at THB3080 and Toyota Commuter for 9 pax at THB3300, which is obviously a better investment if you have other fellow travellers to share expenses.

Why go to Hua Hin?

Though Hua Hin has a high status of a royal sea resort, sea is definitely not the most impressive thing about the city. Its wide beaches with shallow waters, though, cater well for families with children, and an abundance of family-oriented attractions, including Vana Hava Hua Hin and Black Mountain waterparks and Santorini Theme Park in Cha-Am, is a great plus for travellers with the little ones. But if you are an adventurous type, you will not be disappointed, either. There are a couple of worth-visiting national parks in the vicinity, a colourful Art Village and a busy night market; there are beautiful palaces and old teak houses which have been spared by the rapid growth of the city, tasty and cheap seafood restaurants and that subtle air of the beginning of the last century with its characteristic old-school charm which makes you forget about seedy bars and clogged streets, tourist traps and inflated prices. All in all, it is a destination not to be skipped off.

Further afield from Hua Hin

While in Hua Hin, why not jump at the opportunity and not explore Hua Hin’s less known neighbours? Located on the same coastline, they offer totally different experience.

Quiet charm of a provincial capital: Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan is an absolutely delightful destination. This quiet provincial capital oozes tons of charm. It boasts almost circle bays which you can admire from a couple of view points in the surrounding hills, unusual shell temples, a colourful weekend market, incredible sunrises over the Gulf and one of the most beautiful city pillars in the whole country. You can get to Prachuap from Hua Hin – it is only 96 km to the south – or by a direct train from Bangkok – and to our mind, the train station in Prachuap Khiri Khan, though smaller, does not have much to envy to the one in Hua Hin!

A quiet harbour: Pranburi

Quiet and laidback vibe reigns in Pranburi. Shallow waters kiss its skinny white sand beaches; loud music from nightclubs does not disturb tropic evenings. Sounds like a plain sleepy town, is it not? Well, to some extend it is, but it is exactly this atmosphere of a secret, peaceful place that attracts those who are seeking complete relaxation in tranquil setting to Pranburi. Walk through a mangrove forest in Pranburi Forest Park, watch bottlenose dolphins playing in Dolphin Bay from February to May, go kayaking or just soak in the serenity of a new Thai Riviera.

To come to Pranburi from Bangkok, use PSG Charter. They offer Toyota Camry for three pax at THB3960 or Toyota Commuter for 9 pax at THB4180. The rates are all-inclusive (pick-up and drop-off at chosen locations, tolls and luggage); the journey lasts from three to four hours.

Getting around

Hua Hin is flat which makes bicycles a convenient option for moving around the town. Note though that traffic is rather heavy in Hua Hin, especially in Phetkasem Road, so think twice before you venture out on your two-wheel horse.

Scooters and motorcycles are easily available for rent at around THB300 per day. If you are not an experienced driver, it may prove a better idea to use public transport instead, as trafic in Hua Hin, as in almost any Thai resort city, tends to be chaotic.

Songthaws are white and green pickup trucks which ride a set route in the central part of the city and outside it. Depending on the distance you ride, the trip will cost you from THB10 to THB40. The most useful route starts from the train station and goes as far as Wat Huay Mongkon and the floating market.

Four- and three-wheel tuk-tuks are readily available around the city. Always negotiate the cost of your ride before the trip. Though not so shameless as their Phuket counterparts, Hua Hin’s tuk-tuk drivers are not a Western tourist’s best friends as far as the price is concerned: be ready to pay no less than THB100 even for the shortest of rides.

Not to Miss: A Real Thai-Style Breakfast in Hua Hin

Jek Pia, a coffee shop with more than five decades of experience located at the corner of Soi Naeb Kehart and Dechanuchit, is arguably the best place in the town to have a real Thai-style breakfast. Order any kind of joke – rice porridge – from a long list (THB30-THB80) and enjoy your morning. Open daily from 6.30am till 1.20pm and from 5.30pm till 7.30pm.

Transportation from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Bangkok to Hua Hin destination reviews

Train #171 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 11, 2021
You never delivered me the ticket.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Apr 5, 2021
Driver with great service-minded attitude, punctual, and the VIP is clean and comfortable as well.
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 28, 2021
Very good and very easy to do
van Regional 14pax, Win Poo Yai Piak (วินผู้ใหญ่เปี้ยก ), Mar 14, 2021
Hat soweit alles gut geklappt die Fahrt war gemütlich im Kleinbus 🚐 16 Personen 3 Stunden 15 min 😎 😎 😎
taxi Comfort, Hua Hin Cars (หัวหิน คาร์), Mar 13, 2021
Great transfer. Pick up on time and right location. Car was better than expected. Friendly driver. Good quality drive
taxi Economy, 12Go Transfer, Feb 21, 2021
The service is great. The price is super. The driver arrived on time and helped with loading the luggage. Everything is super!
van Regional 14pax, Nor Neane Transport (ณ.เณรการเดินรถ ), Feb 12, 2021
Quite an adventure. Van broke down. Engine started making some horrific noise. Driver pulled over, and within 20 minutes found us another van to change to. Very pleasant and helpful. Good driver.
taxi Economy, 12Go Transfer, Feb 9, 2021
Driver was on time and he drove veryy safely. It was so easy to book and the car was already there when I came downstairs. They gave me a free upgrade to a fancy minivan, great service!!!
van Regional 14pax, Win Poo Yai Piak (วินผู้ใหญ่เปี้ยก ), Feb 9, 2021
ฉันจองรถตู้ แต่สุดท้ายรถตู้คันนั้นไม่วิ่ง และโยนฉันให้ก
taxi Economy, 12Go Transfer, Dec 30, 2020
Friendly driver, very helpful.
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 9, 2020
taxi Comfort, Hua Hin Cars (หัวหิน คาร์), Dec 7, 2020
คนขับมาตรงเวลา ขับดีปกติ
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 7, 2020
Quick response Thank you!
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 16, 2020
The train ended up reaching 2 hours after the time so that was a little exhausting. But overall, it was clean and comfortable and the train attendant was lovely :)
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Oct 25, 2020
We were comfortable, and the trip was relaxing, easy, efficient and safe!
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Oct 14, 2020
Trip was ok
taxi Comfort, PGS (พีจีเอส), Sep 18, 2020
The driver, Bic, was excellent!!!! Drove safely. Wasn’t on social media, attentive to road conditions, traffic. I would want him to drive me again.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Sep 8, 2020
taxi Economy, Hua Hin Cars (หัวหิน คาร์), Sep 7, 2020
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Sep 6, 2020
It took us about 5 hours so it would be good not to advertise too much about the 3h drive. Maybe you can put an average timing for the week days and for the week-end...
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Sep 6, 2020
The driver was waiting more than 30min for a passenger to leave. If it were a train or a plane, he wouldnt wait... the passenger should got the next van
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Sep 6, 2020
anything good acept the toilet at station .
Train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Sep 5, 2020
Train left on time but arrived two hours late so the journey took six hours instead of four. Otherwise pleasant enough.
taxi VIP Van 9pax, 12Go Transfer, Sep 4, 2020
Excellent service. The journey was very comfortable in your 9 seater minibus. Very competent driver & host. Many thanks. Use your company many times. But the 1st one with your own logo on. Highly recommended. There were 7 of us travelling.
Bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล), Sep 3, 2020
Everything went well. The bus was comfortable and arrived in Phuket early ????
taxi VIP Van 9pax, 12Go Transfer, Jun 25, 2020
Perfect. Online booking and payment. Great modern van. To be recommended!
taxi VIP Van 9pax, 12Go Transfer, Jun 13, 2020
Driver was really nice.and helpful, ride went perfect
taxi VIP Van 9pax, 12Go Transfer, Jun 4, 2020
Was fast and good. Thank you!
Train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 24, 2020
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 23, 2020
10 minutes late for run to huan hin
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Mar 22, 2020
Excellent drive with a very smooth driver.
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 22, 2020
For a so called "VIP" bus disappointed that there was no attendant service on board. No complementary drinking water available ! Bus left about 10 minutes late, but arrived after about 3.5 hours. Again, no attendant to assist on arrival at Hua Hin. Bus was quite old. I used to use Sombat Tour buses a lot and they used to be very good, but their standards seem to have dropped and the cost cutting is all too apparent.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Mar 17, 2020
Excellent professional and very good price would recommend.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Mar 15, 2020
On time Comfortable Helpful driver
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Mar 14, 2020
Smooth and pleasant ride. The driver picked us up at the hotel on time and we got to our destination a little earlier than expected due to low traffic.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Mar 11, 2020
I have done this trip many times now. 12go has good, comfortable minivans. And, they have good drivers! By that I mean they have drivers not trying to beat every speed record between BKK and Hua Hin. Unfortunately some of the other minivancompanies have young boys driving like crazy. I feel 100% safe beeing passenger with 12go. I recomend this company.
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 9, 2020
The bus was amazingly comfortable and on time
Train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 6, 2020
12go ticket collection was very good. The train was nice, but it was very long. Was supposed to be 4 hr ride, but it ended up taking almost 6 hrs.
Bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล), Feb 26, 2020
Transfer on minibus pain full as the driver was not good The bus from southern terminal was not as I expected a.VIP bus possibly my overlooking For the return to BKK have chosen company Sombat which has VIP service and you can choose your seats. And cheaper altogether
taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Feb 26, 2020
All perfect
Train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 25, 2020
12 easy to use and out tickets were ready at the office opposite hua lumphon train station. The trip to hua hin was comfortable, albeit one hour late Not sure why Otherwise a pleasant and fascinating journey seeing the Thai country Through the slowness of the train . excellent
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Feb 25, 2020
The bus is comfortable, but the departure time is 10 minutes late.
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Feb 24, 2020
To cold!
Train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 17, 2020
We booked tickets for rail trip from Nakhom Pathon to Hau Hin while in the UK. The ticket was from Bangkok but with us moving directly to Kanchanaburi our tickets were forwarded to our hotel there and were available upon our arrival. The train journey went smoothly with the reclining seats in 2nd class of Rapid Service 171 being a godsend. The train only had fan and window ventilation but we coped ok. . I was happy with the service and communication with the staff at 12 go. Thankyou
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Feb 17, 2020
Perfect service! Highly recommended
van Regional 14pax, Nor Neane Transport (ณ.เณรการเดินรถ ), Feb 15, 2020
I believe our unhappiness is mainly with the booking agency! We arrived at Ekkamai on February 14. The ticket agent said we had no reservation. Then eventually said we had a reservation for February 18. Finally said we could ride in the next van an hour later. So we spent 15-20minutes standing at the ticket desk , was called liars , and spent an extra hour waiting for our van ride to Hua Hin. Later I checked the email from 12Go Asia which confirmed travel on February 14th. There was a previous email which showed travel on February 18. So the confusion was due to your agency posting two different dates for the same ticket purchase. An apology is warranted and a compensation for making us wait longer, arrive late and be considered fools or liars at the ticket desk.
van Regional 14pax, Nor Neane Transport (ณ.เณรการเดินรถ ), Feb 13, 2020
Trip was on time and safe driving . But the van interior was awful, mould all over the roof inside which was revolting. Wouldn't take much to clean the van.
van Regional 14pax, Win Poo Yai Piak (วินผู้ใหญ่เปี้ยก ), Feb 13, 2020
Smooth trip.
van Regional 14pax, Nor Neane Transport (ณ.เณรการเดินรถ ), Feb 12, 2020
Very efficient and good use of time. Van's were unhygienic though with mould on roof. Apart from that was good price.
van Van VIP 9pax, 12Go Transport (12Go Transport), Feb 12, 2020
Everything was great. The driver was very helpful, quiet and professional. No more than 90 kph. The driver helped us to find taxi even though as we figured later we didn't need a taxi and taxi driver drove us around. But it was our fault we should have watched the map lol. Still great experience of the 12Go and the services they have provided
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