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.
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.
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.
https://www.facebook.com/Toeymember.team (Most information in Thai. Better to contact via email)
Our spacious Van
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.
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 🙂