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Getting To Hua Hin

Right, you want to go to Hua Hin you just don't know how to get there, well here it is, all the information you will need to get to Hua Hin.

Bangkok to Hua Hin

Mini Bus from Bangkok Victory Monument to Hua Hin

minibusTravelling by mini bus from Bangkok Victory Monument to Hua Hin is a cheap, reliable and fast way of travelling to Hua Hin. There are now two mini bus operators offering services to Hua Hin. One departs from Century Movie Plaza, a shopping mall on the Phaya Thai Road south of Victory Monument (see map below). These mini buses are plain white and depart from the Century Plaza car park to the left of the Plaza if facing. Vendors selling tickets to various destinations including Hua Hin sit behind little desks just outside the mall entrance. Mini buses from Century Plaza depart about every 20 minutes starting from 6am until 7pm.

The other mini bus to Hua Hin service is operated by The Transport Co. Ltd and departs from the Ratchawithi Road north of Rajavithi Hospital (see map below). These minivans have the blue and red stripes and destinations in Thai on the side (see picture right). Both mini bus services to Hua Hin cost 180 per person, if you have alot of luggage you may be asked to pay a surcharge or to even purchase an extra ticket. Bangkok to Hua Hin by minibus journey time is about 2 hours 30 minutes. These mini buses also stop at Cha Am.

Map of Victory Monument Mini Bus stations

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Public bus from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Buses from Bangkok to Hua Hin depart from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Dtai Mai) located on the Boromratchachonnani Road, Taling Chan Bangkok. The Southern bus terminal is quite a way out of town with now BTS or Metro service coming close. The only way to the Southern bus station is by public bus or taxi. The buses to Hua Hin are slow compared to a taxi or minibus journey to Hua Hin. They will stop at some towns inbetween Bangkok and Hua Hin and will also stop anywhere along the way when someone flags them down at the side of the road. The journey can take from between 3 - 4 hours. Buses leave about once every hour from 7am to 10pm and cost about 160 Baht per person.

Train from Bangkok to Hua Hin

trainTravelling by train from Bangkok to Hua Hin can be a nice way to see the countryside if you are in no hurry to get to here. If travelling by train from Bangkok to Hua Hin you must first check the timetables. According to official train timetables the journey times vary from a three hour express train and a four hour regular train. These times are not set in stone and you can probably add another hour (at least) to these times. An express train departs from Bangkok Hualamphong Station at 8.05am and arrives in Hua Hin at 11.14 (remember to add an hour).

Km

Train number: 43 * 261 171 35 * 37 * 169 83 * 173 167 85 * 39/41
Classes: EXP 3 s,2,3 1,S,3 1,S,s,2,3 S,s,2,3 1,S,s,2,3 s,2,3 S,s,2,3 1,S,s,2,3 EXP
0 km  Depart Bangkok (Hualamphong):  08:05 09:20 13:00 14:45 15:10 15:35 17:05 17:35 18:20 19:30 22:50
64  Depart Nakhon Pathom: 09:18 10:48 14:43 16:09 16:39 17:19 18:31 19:11 19:53 20:56 00:04
229  Arrive/depart Hua Hin: 11:14 13:35 17:13 18:24 19:11 20:15 20:46 21:40 22:05 23:22 02:11
485  Arrive Chumphon (for ferry to Koh Tao) 14:33 - 21:11 22:00 23:34 00:45 01:32 02:39 03:15 03:57 05:57
651  Arrive Surat Thani (for Koh Samui & Krabi): 16:30 - 00:10 00:50 01:56 03:21 04:05 05:29 05:58 06:42 08:11
845  Arrive Trang: - - | | | | 07:55 - 10:25 - |
945  Arrive Hat Yai: - - 06:44 06:57 07:31 09:26 - - - - 12:27
1159  Arrive Sungai Kolok: - - 10:45 - 11:25 - - - - - -

Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin

Getting from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin is easy. There are currently no scheduled flights from Bangkok to Hua Hin but there are however a number of different options to choose from at varying costs travelling by road or rail.

Airport Limousine to Hua Hin
london-taxiThe most comfortable and expensive way from Bangkok airport to Hua Hin is by airport limousine. These are operated by the Airport Authority of Thailand with a 24 hour service and a variety of luxury cars and mini buses including a fleet of London Taxi's to take you anywhere in Thailand from a short trip into Bangkok City, to Hua Hin or the other side of the country. Rates are according the vehicle type and distance travelling. Airport Limousine Service Counters can be found on the 2nd Floor at Baggage Claims and Arrival Hall exits A, B and C. An AOT Mercedes airport limousine to Hua Hin costs 7200, a Toyota Camry 5100 and a MiniVan 5800 Thai Baht. Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin by airport limousine journey time is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Public Taxi to Hua Hin
bangkok_taxiPublic Taxi from Suvarnabhumi to Hua Hin is the next best option. Contact the public taxi service counter which can be found on the ground floor (level 1) near entrances 3, 4, 7 and 8 where you will be given a ticket and will have to wait in queue for your taxi. For short journeys inside of Bangkok fare's are charged according to the distance traveled plus an added fee of THB 50 for the driver. For longer journeys outside of Bangkok the prices are negotiable. Taxi price from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin should cost 1800 to 2500 depending on your negotiating skills and cabbie. If you don't fancy queueing and dont have much luggage you can always pop up to the departures floor and grab a taxi that is dropping someone off. Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin by public taxi journey time is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Other Places to Hua Hin

Pattaya to Hua Hin

A new bus service from Pattaya to Hua Hin has started. Buses depart from North Pattaya bus station by-passing Bangkok heading south through Hua Hin on to Surat Thani. The Pattaya Hua Hin bus costs just 270 Baht and is operated by the Yellow Bus Company Tel. 038-967965-7 Pattaya Offices or 0818061050 for English.

Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) to Hua Hin

A fast, comfortable and reliable bus service from Korat to Hua Hin. Buses depart from the new Korat 2 bus station by-passing Bangkok heading south making stops at Pak Chong, Suraburi, Nakhon Phatom, Ratchaburi, Petchaburi and Cha Am. Buses depart at 8.30am, 10am, 2pm, 7pm and 9pm. Phone Number: 032 514477

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2011 10:37  

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