How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin?

This article is about how to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin: distance, travel, prices

How to get from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin?

You can get from Bangkok to Hua Hin by bus, minibus, train, or taxi. You can also rent a car without a driver. Travelling by bus Bangkok-Hua Hin takes 3 hours, the ticket price is $8. The minibus will take you to the destination in 3.5 hours and for $6.3. The train will take you there in 5 hours 15 minutes, the ticket price starts from $3.9. As for the transfer Bangkok-Hua Hin, it will reach the destination in 2.5 hours, and this service will cost a minimum of $77. The distance from Bangkok to Hua Hin is 199 km.

If you are planning to travel by minibus, note that there's little room inside it, and its luggage compartment won't accommodate large things. Travelling by train Bangkok-Hua Hin is very romantic, as tourists have the opportunity to enjoy some beautiful landscapes out its windows. Keep in mind that the bus and other forms of public transport are not available at night, so in case you are arriving at nighttime, you will have to book a taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin or wait until morning.

Hua Hin – a family resort

Hua Hin is a quiet and calm city where tourists come for holidays with their children or to just enjoy their vacation alone. Travellers can find clean beaches, tasty seafood dishes, cozy bars and restaurants, and a large number of different sights here. Thus, you should visit temples on the mountains Khao Sa Naam Chai and Khao Krilas. On the mountain Khao Takiab, you can find the temple of the same name where lots of wild monkeys live, and near this temple – the seafood market. You can have a good time at the night market Cicada Market, because it is the place where you can find some unusual souvenirs. The retro market Plearnwan will also be a pleasant discovery for tourists: it is made in the style of the 50s of the ХХ century, and the whole interior of the market conveys the spirit of that time. And the adventure park known as Elephant Village will be interesting not only for adults, but also for children. Here, you can play paintball, take a quad bike ride, ride a horse, etc.

Bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin

Bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin
Cost

$8

Waiting time

1.5 h

Travel time

3 h

Clients

Couple

There is the Roong Rueang bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin which departs from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and arrives at Hua Hin Soi96 bus station. The trip duration is 3 hours, the ticket price is $8. Tickets can be bought on the carrier's website or at the airport, at the stand near the exit №8. The bus Bangkok-Hua Hin starts running early in the morning and is rather frequent, but it is not available at night.

Bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin:

Roong Rueang bus

Timetable:

from 07:30 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.

Route:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Hin Soi 96 bus station

Travel time:

3 h

Waiting time:

1.5 h between journeys

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, roomy cabin, air-conditioning, room for luggage.

Cost:

$8

Clients:

families with children, young tourists, those who want to save money, tourists who are in Bangkok for the first time.

How to find the bus stop at Bangkok Airport:

The bus stop is located on the first floor of the airport, near the exit №8.

Bangkok to Hua Hin minibus

Bangkok to Hua Hin minibus
Cost

$5

Waiting time

30 min

Travel time

3 h

Clients

Ind. tourist

Minibuses depart from the South and North bus stations and from Suvarnabhumi Airport. By minibus, you reach Hua Hin in 3 hours and need to pay $5. Minibuses depart every 30 minutes but they stop running after 19 pm. Tickets can be bought right before the trip from the driver.

Bangkok to Hua Hin minibus:

direct journey

Timetable:

from 05:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

Route:

Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Hin

Travel time:

3 h

Waiting time:

30 min

Comfort level:

Low: seats with adjustable backrests, room for hand luggage.

Cost:

$5

Clients:

families without children, young tourists, those who want to save money, travellers without large luggage.

How to find the minibus stop at Bangkok Airport:

You can get to the Northern bus station by metro, and to the South one – by bus N556, which goes from the transport terminal.

Train from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Train from Bangkok to Hua Hin
Cost

$3.9-8.4

Waiting time

1.5 h

Travel time

5 h 15 min

Clients

Ind. tourist

The train from Bangkok to Hua Hin departs from Hua Lamphong railway station. The trip duration is 4 hours 15 minutes, the journey cost depends on the class of the train: the first-class ticket costs $5.8, the second-class ticket – $3, and the third-class one – $1.3. There is no need to buy tickets in advance – you can almost always find them at the ticket office. Even the cheapest third-class tickets which are usually taken the first can be bought right before the departure. The train is not available at night, but it is rather frequent at daytime. It is not that comfortable inside, however the trip is relatively short, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery out the window.

Train from Bangkok to Hua Hin:

direct train Bangkok-Hua Hin

Timetable:

from 08:05 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.

Route:

Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Lamphong railway station – Hua Hin railway station

Travel time:

5 h 15 min (1 h – public transport to the railway station, 4 h 15 min – train)

Waiting time:

1.5 h

Comfort level:

Low: large windows, beautiful scenery, room for hand luggage.

Cost:

$3.9-8.4 ($2.6 – public transport to the railway station, $1.3-5.8 – train)

Clients:

those who prefer to save money, travellers without children and with hand luggage, young tourists.

How to find the Bangkok to Hua Hin train platform:

To get to Hua Lamphong railway station, take the metro line CityLine (BTS) – the platform is located on the lowest floor of the airport. Then, get off at Maccasan station, take the underground metro (MRT) and go to the station «Hua Lamphong».

Taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin
Cost

$77

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

2.5 h

Clients

Family

If you book the Kiwitaxi transfer,

  • you can take all your favorite clothes and forget about extra luggage fees
  • you won’t catch a cold on the bus
  • you won’t have to wait till the morning to go to Hua Hin

On Thai buses, it’s always cold as local drivers turn up the air conditioner to the maximum. Take a blanket and sweater with you or book a private transfer Bangkok-Hua Hin. In the transfer, you can ask the driver to set any temperature you need. Moreover, on local buses, you’re allowed to have only a 20-kg piece of baggage and a handbag per person. If you have more luggage, you should pay extra. In the transfer, you choose a car of the desired class and take as many things with you as you want. Public transport to Hua Hin isn’t available at night. By contrast, booking a private transfer Bangkok-Hua Hin you can choose suitable time of departure.

Car rental in Bangkok

Car rental in Bangkok
Price

from $23

Rental Period

from 1 day

Required driving experience

from 1 year

To rent a car without a driver to get from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin , you have to provide an IDL, a passport, a health insurance, and photocopies of the documents. There are lots of rental companies in Thailand, but as fraud is quite common, choose certified international firms.
The insurance is included in the price of car rental per day. Cars are often broken into and stolen, so it’s better to purchase the insurance that covers carjackings. A deposit of $28 is charged. It’s possible to rent a car at Bangkok Airport, if you didn’t have time to do it in advance.
Try to use secondary roads and drive carefully: in case of an accident the Thai police usually takes compatriot’s side.

Route:

you can travel within Thailand

Minimum age:

21 years

Comfort level:

high
you don’t crowd transport; don’t depend on anyone

How to rent a car

Reserve a car online or hire it at Bangkok Airport

How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin:

How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin

There are several ways to travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin: by public transport (shared transfer, train, minibus) or by taxi. Before choosing the right option, it is important to define the comfort level you would like to have during your journey, as well as the sum of money you are ready to spend on your travel. Have a nice trip!

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