How to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok

What about

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.

Getting to Hua Hin from Bangkok

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. 12go.asia 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.

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.

Bangkok to Hua Hin @ train, van Aug 27, 2017

33 trips (THB 180 — 38,500)

From Thon Buri to Hua Hin by train

07:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
11:10
Hua Hin
3h 40m
Refund
฿ 346
× 2 = ฿ 692
 
19:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
23:10
Hua Hin
3h 40m
Refund
฿ 346
× 2 = ฿ 692
 

From Hua Lamphong to Hua Hin by train

13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
17:15
Hua Hin
4h 15m
Refund
฿ 552
× 2 = ฿ 1,104
20 seats available
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
17:15
Hua Hin
4h 15m
Refund
฿ 402
× 2 = ฿ 804
20 seats available
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
18:45
Hua Hin
4h
Refund
฿ 1,877
× 2 = ฿ 3,754
10 seats available

From Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal to Hua Hin by van

06:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
08:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
07:30
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
10:29
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
08:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
10:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
09:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
11:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
09:30
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
12:29
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
10:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
12:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
10:30
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
13:29
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
11:30
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
14:29
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
12:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
14:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
13:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
15:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
14:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
16:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
16:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
18:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available
19:00
Sai Tai Mai Southern Bus Terminal, Bangkok
21:59
Hua Hin Amber
2h 59m
Instant
฿ 180
× 2 = ฿ 360
10 seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Hua Hin by taxi

Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Refund
฿ 11,000
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Refund
฿ 2,000
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 5,000
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Refund
฿ 9,900
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 30,800
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 2,850
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 4,200
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 3,200
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 2,600
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 2,400
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 58m
Refund
฿ 2,200
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
2h 20m
Refund
฿ 3,100
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Refund
฿ 2,300
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 2,950
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Hua Hin
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 38,500
  vehicle, all incl

Passenger reviews out of total 1,303 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Car arrived on time. Friendly driver who could speak some English. Highly recommend for first time travelers looking for ease of travel between long distances.
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Perfect: on time, clean and comfortable car, good driver with smooth and safe driving. Thumbs up!
★★★☆☆ Aug 3, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
I can't argue with the price. But the train left about 45 mins late and arrived an hour and a half late. Some lovely countryside to look at along the way though. Picking up the tickets and boarding was Pretty easy too
★★★★★ Jul 31, 2017 (charter Minivan 7pax, Hua Hin Cars) :
Good trip. Good car. Perfect on time
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 9, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
The driver was ready and waiting for me at the arranged pick up time. He was polite and a very good driver.
★★★★★ Jun 25, 2017 (charter Van 9pax, Hua Hin Cars) :
5 star service! Driver was very helpful and the van was extremely clean, cool and comfortable. The journey smooth, relaxed and we even managed to sleep! He also made sure we were checked in before leaving. Will definitely book with PGA again!
★★★★★ Jun 22, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Driver arrived an hour earlier than the time I set. We were still preparing our things so we were rushed. Anyhow, he was polite enough to give a stopover and have us sleep soundly while driving quietly and smoothly.
★★★★★ Jun 15, 2017 (charter Comfort, BangkokTaxi24) :
Safe, efficient, not rushed at the toilet break. It felt calm and under control. Wifi was a nice touch.
★★★☆☆ May 22, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train schedule show 4hours but it took 5hours. Toilets disgusting.
★★★★☆ May 14, 2017 (van Regional, Malee Van)
★★★★☆ May 8, 2017 (van Regional, Malee Van)
★★★★☆ May 3, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Driver arrived early. Was polite and willing to stop for toilet stop.
★★★☆☆ Apr 28, 2017 (van Regional, Malee Van)
★★★☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The seats were a bit uncomfortable and seeing as we could had got a taxi direct to our next destination for only 100 tbt more its probably not worth the hassle .
★★★☆☆ Apr 15, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 11, 2017 (charter Van 9pax, Hua Hin Cars)
★★★★☆ Mar 20, 2017 (charter Van 9pax, Glassflower) :
Great service today, showed up exactly on time and arrived in Hua Hin early. Had a nice rest stop about halfway to eat and use toilet. Would use driver again and 12goAsia did well also.
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars)
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Trip was comfortable with lots to see on the way. Train was late arriving although it left on time at 1pm we didn't arrive in Hua Hin until after 6.
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Very good driver. Would recommend this company to anyone. Ian Elrick Customer March 2017
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
On time, polite, drove professionally. Highly recommended.
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Good trip we arrived in time.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 25, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Te service drom 12 go asia is verre good. The train is a problem . Normale time is start 1pm bangkok .hua hin 5.15 pm. We arrivé hua hin 7.30 pm
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
The fan above my seat was not working. We arrived 45 minutes late. Otherwise it was a pleasant trip
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
the booking service is great and it's so easy to find the office to fetch our tickets. the staff there are friendly, helpful and speaking good English!
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train was on time. About what you would expect from a third world cleanliness. Lots of vendors selling on the train. Good choice of food.
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Trains are old but nostalgic, so don't expect too much as prices are reasonable for the beautiful countryside ride. An adventure to remember.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
The train seats still had trash from previous customers, although it was the station of origin, and the tray-table probably hadn't been cleaned in a week. There are people selling things entirely too frequently - effectively non-stop on a 4-hour trip. I thoroughly enjoy the train in first-class, probably because of having a room away from the perpetual onslaught of hawking. These were the only tickets available, though. I will probably skip the train in the future, when this level is all that's left. I'd rather ride in a van or something. Also, if you leave your luggage at the station, 40 minutes early is not enough to get your bag on time. They have one line for both checking in and out. Luckily for me, the train was also late.
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
No problems everything went smoothly great service
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Great way to travel
★★☆☆☆ Dec 25, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train journey ended up being an hr late, but somewhat expected for thailand. Biggest dissapointment was with 12goasia service. I paid extra for them to mail tickets to my hotel so I didn't have to pick them up, and even sent an email 10 days before confirming. They assured everything would be fine. Arrived in Bangkok and nothing at the hotel, sent multiple emails to 12goasia in the morning and called, no response at all. Showed up at their office just before train left and they had the tickets, and said they were busy so they didn't mail. AWFUL communication. Would have even been fine if they told us ahead of time they weren't mailing them, but not sure I would use them again, definitely not advisible if plans might change at all, or communication is important.
★★★★☆ Nov 18, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
The only thing I can complain about is the 25 minute delay but other wise I can't expect better for that kind of money
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
25 minutes delay, but an experience Im glad I got
★★★☆☆ Nov 6, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train was comfortable and enjoyable. A good journey from Bangkok to Hau hin
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2016 (charter Comfort, Hua Hin Cars) :
Excellent service, clean car and very friendly driver!!
★★★★☆ Sep 9, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Thanks a lot for the help of the arrangement to sent the tickets to platform 9 on our emergency case. Appreciate the effort of explaining to the taxi driver and the solution offered. Thank you!
★★★★★ Aug 25, 2016 (charter Comfort, PGS) :
The driver was prompt , very thoughtful and kind. If I had more money I would of left him a huge tip. Would definitely recommend this driver and company . For me to fall asleep, in the car, being a nervous passenger says it all. Arrived at my destination very relaxed and happy.
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2016 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
Can arrived early to pick us up which was good, van was clean, comfortable and air conditioning was great. Driver was very friendly and stopped for toilets without us asking. Overall an excellent trip.
★★★☆☆ Aug 11, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train was slow and we arrived at our destination 1 hour late. Spacious seat but it get really hot with only the fan available. Despite of all that, still loved it and will go through it again if I need too.
★★★☆☆ Jul 20, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train was fine, as expected just frustrating at how slow it was and we were over 1hr late at our destination.
★★★★☆ Jul 7, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Loved the train. We went on the 171 to Hau Hin. Seats get red hot, need a towel on them to stop them getting sweaty. Thai food being brought around constantly. My only problem was the window which was stuck closed. We had a 4 hour journey, wouldn't recommend longer.
★★★☆☆ Jun 28, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
Need improvement. Window difficult to close when rainy day.
★★★★★ May 23, 2016 (charter Comfort, PGS) :
Nice fast ride and good driver with decent English. Much needed stop at a gas station for some water and bathroom break. I felt bad because my train was a half hour late and he was patient about it. I recommend as a nice way to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
12Go response:

Thank you for your rating and review Rebecca, truly appreciated! We are glad that you were satisfied with the transport service. We are looking forward to serve you once again in your future trips!

★★★☆☆ Apr 16, 2016 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
Pickup was efficient and ontime. Transfer was good in clean comfortable vehicle. Delivered to wrong destination, with driver unwilling to listen to corrected desination.....as we drove past it. Address not used for destination. Simple mistake, with 2 hotels having very similar names.
★★★★★ Apr 5, 2016 (charter Comfort, PGS) :
Our driver was fantastic. We needed to find a store to purchase ice for an injured shoulder. He did this and was very responsive, careful and efficient. Number 1 driver. Thanks.
★★★★★ Apr 4, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Het was allemaal goed geregeld. Het gebouw was meteen te vinden tegenover het treinstation. Allen in de trein was het erg koud, waar we niet op hadden gerekend. Dus houd een vest bij de hand als de airco er te hard staat.
★★★★☆ Feb 6, 2016 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
Driver arrived on time (already waiting for us in reception) and was a very safe driver. Would definitely use again
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2015 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service from 12Go. Booked online and picked up tickets when we arrived in Bangkok. Thanks.

News @ Hua Hin

10 August 2017

Media sources in Hua Hin say direct flights from Kula Lumpur are likely to launch before the end of 2017. Additional meetings between AirAsia and Hua Hin Airport representatives have taken place regarding an initial proposal to start up a once daily service in each direction.

01 August 2017

Late last week, the Siam Marine Rehabilitation Foundation supervised the mass release of a bale of turtles into the Gulf of Thailand. The release took place at Koh Thalu Island and saw 65 hawksbill turtles dispatched into their natural environment.

24 July 2017

Asian budget carrier AirAsia has tabled a proposal which could see the Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin added to its constantly expanding network. Thai aviation authority spokesperson Darun Saengchai said that in return for launching direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, the airline wanted a waiver of landing fees in Hua Hin.