How to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok?

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Hua Hin is the closest beach resort of Bangkok, located just 281 kms away. This makes it an ideal weekend getaway for locals and tourists visiting Bangkok.

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A favourite getaway for Bangkok residents, Hua Hin is a pretty beachside town. A rather different city unlike Bangkok, it lacks the all-night partying and seedier aspects; more family friendly & relaxed. Once a small fishing village, it was transformed into a royal resort, and it’s these close links with Thai royalty that ensure Hua Hin won’t become overdeveloped or lose its small-town vibe.

Getting to Hua Hin from Bangkok is easy. All options for transport are available in this route – bus, van, car and train. One of our favorite places to visit in Thailand is Hua Hin now. Only around 3 hours from Bangkok, Hua Hin is an extremely popular beach resort for Thais and tourists alike.

1. Airport Transfers
New Shared Transfer Service between “Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Hin” and “Hua Hin – Suvarnabhumi Airport” with only 24 Seats. Thus, advance reservation is recommended and can be reserved via the website HERE.

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Some brief detail when traveling from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin via this airport transfer:
Coach Schedule: 07:30 / 09:30 / 13:30 / 16:30 / 18:30
Meeting location: At “Hua Hin” counter on Level 1 at Gate no. 8
Fare:  305 baht /person (~ RM30.4)
Drop-off point: 1. Hua Hin Bus Station or 2. Bus Stop in front of Bangkok Bank at Cha-am intersection
Terms & Conditions:
1. It is operated by RoongReaung Coach Co., Ltd (RRC). Bell only provides advance booking channel for customers.
2. All tickets are not refundable. Customers please presents the service voucher or confirmation e-mail to our staff at HuaHin counter in order to issue ticket and luggage tag before boarding.
3. RRC reserves right to allow only customer with the same booking name on board.
4. There is no pick-up service from your hotel.
5. If you miss your coach departure time, your ticket is expired.
6. The boarding will generally start 10 to 15 minutes before coach departure time.
Additional detailed info can be viewed HERE

 

2. Train From Bangkok to Hua Hin
A wonderful way to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin is by train. Their trains are well-known to be clean and fun to travel in, although this is not always the fastest or most efficient form of transportation. The train from Bangkok to Hua Hin travels several times a day.
The train trip could take up to 4 to 5 hours, which is longer than driving or taking the bus/ van.
If you’re looking for a cheaper mode of transportation, taking the train to Hua Hin is highly recommended as it’s really cheap (price range from 44 baht to 200 baht; RM4.4 – RM19.90) depending on if you go first, second or third class, and the scenery along the way is lovely. However, this is more time consuming.

 

3. Bus From Bangkok to Hua Hin
An efficient and cheap way to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin (around 155 baht each way’ RM15.4)
Journey is about 3 hours from Bangkok to Hua Hin and the bus arrives right in the middle of Hua Hin town.
However, you would need to travel to the Southern bus station in Bangkok, which is on Borommarat Chonnani Road close to Pinklao Bridge. Best way to get there is to take a taxi, but there were some reviews we’ve read saying most taxi drivers didn’t know where they were going as they do not really understand what tourists are saying and they have to write the name of the Southern Bus Station, in Thai.

 

4. Van to Hua Hin
Convenient and very cheap too.
We would say this is the best choice of transportation to Hua Hin among all.
Just go to Victory Monument by sky train and find one of the many mini buses or van going to Hua Hin & make sure you get a direct van to Hua Hin. It’s only about 180 baht (~RM17.9) and the vans leave approximately every 15 minutes, depending on how fast the van fills up & they will leave as soon as it’s full.
Journey is about 3 hours.
And as for us, as we travelled in a group of 8, we engaged with a transport agency named Toey Member, which was pretty reasonable. The 4D3N trip costs about 1500 baht per pax inclusive of petrol & tolls (approximately RM149.4). We just need to tell the driver where to go and he will take us there. He too will recommend places to eat & interesting place to visit.
Contact info:
https://www.facebook.com/Toeymember.team (Most information in Thai. Better to contact via email)
Email: toeymember-7@hotmail.com

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Our spacious Van

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5. Taxi to Hua Hin
Hiring a taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin is very easy. You can either book a taxi through your hotel or, often, can just flag one down by the side of the road anywhere in Bangkok and most of them will take you. The cost is quite expensive, compared to the bus or the train. It could cost around 2,000 to 2,800 baht depending on how good your negotiation skills are: RM199 – RM279). Would advise to take Van instead.

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If you’re in Bangkok on business or holiday, don’t miss going to Hua Hin if possible. It’s a lovely beachside resort with many excellent restaurants, cafes, resorts & great night markets too. At only around 3 hours from Bangkok, Hua Hin is very easy to get to. Plus, the people in Hua Hin are very friendly too 🙂
Must visit!

For our Discover Hua Hin 4D3N Itinerary, CLICK BELOW!
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38 Comment

  1. Oh, what a coincidence! I was in Hua Hin last year too, for business trip though and I have just finished posting on the ‘little’ view I have had of Hua Hin during my trip. A pity, and your sharing just makes me wanna go back! I have heard of Hua Hin years ago, and it is indeed a hidden gem…how I long to go back! I was in Bangkok a few months back too..hehe, for leisure this time, and good for me too!
    Lovely photos, and Happy New Year to both of you! 🙂

    1. Thanks Christy!
      Happy New Year to you too! Will be updating more about Hua Hin next week! 🙂
      We missed Hua Hin too! 😀

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  5. Louisse Lim says: Reply

    Hi there,

    I ‘ve just asked quotation from Toey Member, and also how to make payment, it seems that we have to pay 50% deposit into their bank account and the remaining will be paid after the trips end. I would like to ask whether you encounter the same as well? How was the service? Is it reliable that they will bring you the the place wherever you want and punctual?

    1. Hello Louisse,

      Replied you via FB. Pls check yea. Do not hesitate to ask further should there be any more queries 🙂

  6. Louisse Lim says: Reply

    the deposit was to be paid 1 week before travel. We are travelling in 4 on mid-june for a 2D1N Hua HIn trip. Your blog was very interesting and a lot of lovely pictures in Hua Hin~

  7. The best info ever, thanks guys!

    Wilson

    1. haha you’re welcome 🙂
      planning a trip to hua hin anytime soon? 🙂

  8. ed says: Reply

    hi there,
    Thanks for your valuable info, I am going to BKK this Dec, m planning to visit Khao Yai area, is toeymember reliable? How’s their service? Thank you. It seems to me their price quoted quite reasonable compared the rest.

    1. Hi Ed,

      For us toey member’s price was really reasonable. And as for service wise, our driver was pretty responsible too. I guess it all depends on the driver mostly. However, our driver doesn’t really know how to speak English which makes the communication a bit difficult sometimes. Haha. However, we managed to get through it & he would also help to recommend places or the route that we should take take, since we planned our own itinerary 🙂

      Hope these infos would help 🙂
      Sorry for the late reply.

  9. sookhan says: Reply

    hello~ when is the best time u all recommend to go to hua hin?! anytime through out the year? Moreover, how much overall u all spend on this trip per person?! im making a budget trip but wish to visit Hua Hin if possible! =D

  10. Shirley says: Reply

    Hi…I am goin to Bangkok on mid nov & I plan to go hua hin as well. would you mind to share you itinerary with me so I can use as a guide. TQ!

    1. Hi Shirley,
      Our itinerary is on this link 🙂
      http://www.broughtup2share.com/2013/12/discover-hua-hin-thailand-attractions-4d3n-travel-itinerary/
      Hope it helps. Happy holidays!

  11. Elaine says: Reply

    Hi,

    Thanks for your sharing.
    I am planning my trip to BKK Hua Hin on next yr Apr. Thinking to use the tour agency u intro.
    Just to ask your is the tour agency u engaged reliable?
    Need to pay deposit in advance? How you contact him when u are in bangkok? By email also?
    I am travelling with my husband only. Not sure is this toey member reliable and safety or not.. 😉

    1. Hi Elaine,

      During our visit to Hua Hin, Toey member’s driver was really helpful (although there’s some communication barrier haha). We personally thought they are reliable so no worries about the safety. We kept in touch with our driver via mobile. Pretty convenient.
      And we have readers who engaged with them too. No complaints yet so far. Haha. Hope they maintain their good service 🙂
      Hope these infos helps.
      Happy holidays!

  12. Elaine says: Reply

    Hi,

    Thanks for fast replied.
    Yes. Your info helps alot.
    I just booked him for the day trip in Hua Hin.
    Hope he will give us a good service and unforgetable trip.
    Thanks again to you!!
    Have a nice day!! 🙂

    1. Hi Elaine,

      Enjoy your trip! 🙂
      Have fun!

  13. Thia says: Reply

    Hi Pretty ..I am goin to Bangkok soon. After read your Love blog make me wanna put Hua Hin in my must go list too… Need your advice, i will rent a taxi to Hua Hin 1day trip for 2pax they charge us 3000B and sent us to Hua Hin Hotel nxt day then back to BKK by ourself- ( is the price reasonable) but for the nxt day i would like to go back BKK used Van (ur info mentioned tat used van the fare more cheap rite ^^) whr can i get the van at Hua Hin ya? at hua hin town area ?

    1. Hi Thia,
      Those vans will usually stop near the Hua Hin Tourist Information Centre at the town area. You can check out those van fares from the information centre too. They are friendly to help out 🙂
      If you want to save on the transportation from BKK to Hua Hin, can take those vans too. About 180 baht (last 2 year’s rate). Shouldn’t increase much though for now. Haha. If taxi, 3000 baht is a bit expensive. Some can get at 2000-2800. Can try to nego 🙂
      Hope these infos help.

  14. Jessie C says: Reply

    Hi Pretty,

    Just wonder the price quoted for van included the trip to Swiss Sheep Farm, Camel Republic, The Venezia & Hua Hin Oldtown (Plearn Wan Vintage Village) as well? If not, then how to get there? Also, would appreciate if you could recommend hotel in Venezia or nearby. Thank you very much:)

  15. Mandy says: Reply

    Hi, I had contacted Toey member, the price he quoted me is quite reasonable. But I have no confident on him, as I couldn’t find any comments or introduction about him in internet. Can you share some comments about the driver? Is he a company or freelancer?

    1. Hi Mandy,
      Sorry for the late reply. Toey Member is a company. He driver we engaged with is just one of the driver in the company. And as for our driver, he doesn’t really know how to speak english but we are alright with that since we planned our own itinerary. However, he would still be able to give comments of the route that we plan is not right. He also will recommend places.
      Hope this info helps! Have a fun trip! 🙂

  16. s.y says: Reply

    are we need to provide stay fro the van driver?

    1. Hi SY 🙂
      No you don’t need to. They have their own place to stay. So no worries 🙂

  17. Natasha says: Reply

    Hi, read your blog about Huahin : ). I’ve planned to travel by van from BKK to Huahin. Will they drop us at the hotel? Or they drop us in 1 area then we get a tuk tuk to hotel by our own? Do we need to buy ticket for our luggage too? Is it easy for us to get a van back to BKK easily?

  18. Esther says: Reply

    Hi, good day. I have read your blog 4D3N trip to Hua Hin.

    I would like to check with you about the van you rented for the whole trip, it is from BKK to Hua Hin or you rent this when you reach Hua Hin?

    Thanks!

    Esther

    1. Hi Esther,
      The van is from BKK. We pre booked them earlier so they fetched us from the BKK airport all the way to Hua Hin and back too 🙂 Details on the full itinerary post 🙂

  19. amy says: Reply

    hi , I am very interested about the van pick up , can I check they run the all four day for $1500 thai baht per pax x 8 =12000 thaibaht
    all four day in hua hin they drive u around?
    include driving from Bangkok airport to hua hin through and from?

  20. HH Tan says: Reply

    Thanks to people like you who are sharing , it makes it easier for us to plan and hopefully have a better trip. Appreciate it. Bless you

    1. Thanks for your support! 🙂

  21. Natalie Teau says: Reply

    hi,may i know which hotel you stayed in Huahin?
    Thanks ya.sweety

    1. Hello,

      We stayed at Anantara Resort Hua Hin 🙂

  22. You have given you a nice trip to hua hin as i can see. Hua hin is really a great place in Thailand. It is a surprise of nature. Also one will like the city’s environment, restaurants, hotels, villas as they are really something we are dreaming always.

  23. Christine says: Reply

    Hi, are these get to HuaHin transport schedule are based from Suvarnabhumi Airport?

    1. Yes mostly 🙂

  24. SCOTT says: Reply

    How Much IF by one VAN bring us to Hua Hin from bangkok Citin Hotel Pratunam and Is it reliable that they will bring you to the place wherever you want during same road to hua hin and during period in hau hin ? ?

    we got 8 paxs for this trip.

    Planning stay 2 nights in hua hin by next mid 16 & 17 february ?
    daparture date form bangkok to hua hin : 16 feb 2017

    thank you
    SCOTT

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