Getting to Hua Hin from Bangkok and Back

Air

Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin 2

As of summer 2018, there is another connection between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hua Hin, operated by Air Asia.

More info here: http://www.huahintoday.com/local-news/hua-hin-realises-the-age-of-international-flight/

Will they succeed where others have failed? Air Asia are hoping for 2 million yearly passengers by 2022 on a relatively obscure connection. Good luck!

Hua Hin Aiport

Since August of 2014 Kan Airlines has a service between Chiang Mai and Hua Hin (!) using a 9-seater Hawker Beechcraft business jet. The rates are really cheap and one can skip Bangkok altogether. This combination is quite interesting as it links the two best destinations in Thailand in a convenient way. Culture in Chiang Mai and the cool North, then a few days at a variety of beaches. More info on the Kanair web site that is not so easy to use, but search results are displayed in the different tabs, stating the price or 0 when no flights are available.

Kuala Lumpur to Hua Hin 1 (Cancelled)

There will be scheduled flights between Subang (former main airport of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and Hua Hin, thrice weekly starting Nov. 18, 2012. However, still no flights to and from Bangkok.

Update: This service has been cancelled.

Bangkok to Hua Hin (Cancelled)

Hoping this is built to last: Finally (again) scheduled flights by a major carrier, i.e. Thai Airways affiliate Nok Air, from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Hua Hin and back. And for a reasonable price of 1,299 Baht.

More info: http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/10/nok-serves-hua-hin/

Update: Nok Air have since cancelled this connection.

Ferry

A ferry will run once a day at 3.30 pm from Pattaya to Hua Hin in just two hours from January 1st, 2017. This may be another option to travel to Hua Hin, even from Suvannabhumi Airport. We'll have to see how this pans out, if the service is viable and for the long term.

Rail

Daily several trains go from Bangkok to Hua Hin, all stopping on their way south. Ask the information counter in Hua Lamphong Station (see some pictures at the bottom of this page) in Bangkok or the extremely helpful assistance staff in the newly renovated Hualamphong Station (main train station of Bangkok). Please note that the adventurous rides in 3rd class can be booked only on the day of departure. An experience not to be missed. Enjoy it while it lasts, before Thailand gets its own sterile and soulless high-speed rail system.

Hua Hin Railway Station

A 2nd class seat on an air-conditioned Express train costs about a fifth of rich-world rates and punctuality used to be quite impressive. It has desclined though in recent years as the rail network has deteriorated and is largely neglected by recent successive governments. The real experience though is third-class travel that is cheap and you have unique opportunities to meet and converse with Thai citizens over a longer time period.

Tickets of all classes except 3rd may be purchased 90 days in advance at principal stations at advertised times at each station and at the Advance Booking Office (Bangkok Station) where tickets to and from any station on all trains are available between 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on weekdays and 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and official holidays.

Children under 4 years travel free unless they require their own seat. Children between 4 and 12 whose height does not exceed 150 cm (~5 feet) pay half adult fares.

Refunds are available only up to 3 hours before the original departure time.

For further information, please contact the Station Office, Damnoenkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel. (032) 511-073. It's really just a ten minute walk from the beach.

Here are direct links to the connections from Bangkok to Hua Hin and connections from Hua Hin to Bangkok.

Bus

To and from Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok (BKK)

Definitely check out the new direct bus to Hua Hin from Airport Hua Hin Bus for under 300 Baht (as of 2018).

To Bangkok

Air-conditioned buses of local operator Pran Tour leave the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok every 30 minutes between 0500 and 2200 for Hua Hin. The journey takes about 3 hours and costs a few hundred Baht. The air-conditioned bus terminal in Hua Hin is at the Siri Petchkasem Hotel on Srasong Rd, near Dechanuchit Rd, and buses leave for Bangkok every 30-40 minutes daily between 0300 and 2100. Tel: (032) 511-654, 512-543.

Please note: Always allow for a buffer of an hour or so when going to Bangkok for a fixed appointment, like your flight home. There can always be traffic jams due to flooding, accidents etc. which can delay the bus by hours.

There are also non air-conditioned buses which travel between the market on Srasong Road in Hua Hin and the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok around the clock. These take 3 to 4 hours and are somewhat cheaper than the PranTour buses.

To Southern Thailand and the Islands

There are nightly air buses to other cities in southern Thailand. Most depart Hua Hin around 22:00.

Car

For the daring tourist it should be a challenge to drive by car from Bangkok to Hua Hin. Take the Thonburi-Paktho Road, pass Samut Songkhram, turn left onto Petchkasem Highway and go in the direction of Prachuab Khirikhan.

Or take the Phuttamonthon route from Bangkok and head to Prachuab Khirikhan via Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Petchaburi. This somewhat longer route is about 281 km and takes approximately 4 hours.

Connections from Hua Hin with Booking:

Bus Hua Hin - Bangkok฿ 3164h
  •  VIP 24 09:00, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00
  •  VIP 24 06:00, 08:20, 14:20, 18:30
  •  Express 10:30
Train Hua Hin - Bangkok฿ 273–2763h 30m – 3h 50m
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 02:50
  •  2nd Class AC seats only 08:00, 08:05, 08:19, 08:27, 19:30, 19:45, 19:55, 22:50, 23:05, 23:15
  •  2nd Class Sleeper AC 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55, 14:45, 15:00, 15:09, 15:10, 15:25, 15:34, 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30, 17:05, 17:20, 17:30, 17:35, 17:50, 18:00, 18:30, 18:45, 18:55, 19:15, 19:30, 19:45, 19:55
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 07:30, 07:45, 07:50, 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55, 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30, 17:05, 17:20, 17:30, 17:35, 17:50, 17:51, 18:00, 18:06, 18:30, 18:45, 18:55, 19:30, 19:45, 19:50
  •  Class 3 Fan 13:00, 13:15, 13:25, 13:55
  •  Class II Ladies Only 15:10, 15:25, 15:35
  •  1st Class Sleeper 14:45, 15:00, 15:09, 15:10, 15:25, 15:35, 17:05, 17:20, 17:30, 19:30, 19:45, 19:55
  •  2nd Class Sleeper Fan 15:35, 15:50, 16:00, 16:30, 17:35, 17:50, 18:00, 18:30, 18:45, 18:55
Van Hua Hin - Bangkok฿ 230–3903h 45m – 4h
  •  Regional 14pax 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 12:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00
  •  Van VIP 9pax 15:00
  •  Van VIP 9pax 09:00
  •  Regional 14pax 05:00, 06:00, 06:10, 06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 10:10, 12:00, 12:10, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 17:10, 18:00
Ferry Hua Hin - Koh Samui฿ 1,400–1,5508h 10m – 12h 50m
  •  Catamaran 08:30, 23:30
  •  Catamaran 06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:00, 12:30
  •  Speedboat 06:30, 08:00
Bus Hua Hin - Suvarnabhumi Airport฿ 3754h
  •  VIP 24 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
  •  VIP 24 06:30, 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
Bus Hua Hin - Pattaya฿ 5106h
  •  VIP 24 11:00
  •  VIP 24 11:00
Taxi Hua Hin - Pattaya฿ 3,630–5,3901h 40m
  •  Economy
  •  Comfort
  •  SUV 4pax
  •  VIP Van 9pax
  •  Economy
  •  Comfort
  •  SUV 4pax
  •  VIP Van 9pax
Ferry Hua Hin - Pattaya฿ 1,2502h 15m
  •  High Speed Ferry 15:45
  •  High Speed Ferry 13:00
Taxi Hua Hin - Don Mueang Airport฿ 2,200–13,2002h 40m – 2h 55m
  •  Comfort
  •  Mercedes E Class
  •  Mercedes S Class
  •  Toyota Alphard
  •  Comfort Plus 3pax
  •  MPV Comfort 4pax
  •  SUV Comfort 4pax
  •  Economy
  •  SUV 4pax
  •  Van 9pax
  •  Mercedes E Class
  •  Mercedes S Class
  •  Toyota Alphard
  •  Comfort Plus 3pax
  •  MPV Comfort 4pax
  •  SUV Comfort 4pax
  •  SUV 4pax
Van Hua Hin - Kanchanaburi฿ 2704h
  •  Regional 14pax 06:15, 08:15, 10:15, 12:15, 16:15
  •  Regional 14pax 07:15, 10:15, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15
Train Hua Hin - Chumphon฿ 223–2652h 55m – 6h 20m
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 11:10, 11:55, 23:10, 23:55
  •  2nd Class AC seats only 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 13:10, 13:30, 21:56, 22:27, 22:51, 23:16, 23:31
  •  Class 3 AC 21:55, 22:20, 22:45, 23:10, 23:30
  •  2nd Class Sleeper AC 00:05, 00:15, 00:44, 02:00, 02:06, 02:34, 18:05, 18:10, 18:30, 19:00, 19:20, 19:30, 19:50, 20:05, 20:10, 20:25, 21:05, 21:10, 21:30, 21:50, 22:05, 22:25, 22:45, 23:10, 23:15, 23:50, 23:55
  •  1st Class Sleeper 00:05, 02:00, 02:34, 20:10, 21:10, 21:50, 22:25
  •  2nd Class Sleeper Fan 00:15, 00:44, 19:00, 19:20, 19:50, 20:25, 21:05, 21:30, 22:05, 22:45, 23:10, 23:15, 23:50, 23:55
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 19:00, 19:20, 19:50, 20:20, 20:25, 20:40, 20:55, 21:05, 21:35, 22:30, 22:55
  •  Class II Ladies Only 02:00
  •  Class 3 Fan 07:00
Bus Hua Hin - Nakhon Pathom฿ 1982h 10m
  •  Express 10:00, 21:00
  •  Express 02:20, 14:20, 18:20
Taxi Hua Hin - Nakhon Pathom฿ 2,325–3,2252h 30m
  •  Premium
  •  Comfort
  •  Comfort
Train Hua Hin - Nakhon Pathom฿ 256–2692h 35m – 3h 15m
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 02:50
  •  2nd Class AC seats only 00:10, 08:57, 09:22, 09:50, 20:30, 21:00, 23:45
  •  2nd Class Sleeper AC 14:10, 14:40, 15:43, 16:09, 16:10, 16:11, 16:38, 16:40, 16:45, 17:15, 18:05, 18:35, 18:45, 19:10, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00
  •  Class II Ladies Only 16:10, 16:40
  •  1st Class Sleeper 15:43, 16:10, 16:11, 16:40, 18:05, 18:35, 20:30, 21:00
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 08:05, 08:10, 08:20, 08:25, 08:30, 08:35, 14:10, 14:40, 16:45, 17:15, 18:05, 18:35, 18:43, 18:45, 19:10, 19:30, 20:00, 20:05, 20:10, 20:20, 20:25, 20:30, 20:35
  •  2nd Class Sleeper Fan 16:45, 17:15, 18:45, 19:10, 19:30, 20:00
  •  Class 3 Fan 14:10, 14:40
Taxi Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan฿ 1,800–2,5001h 30m
  •  Economy
  •  Comfort
  •  SUV 4pax
  •  VIP Van 9pax
  •  Economy
  •  Comfort
  •  SUV 4pax
  •  VIP Van 9pax
Train Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan฿ 145–21725m – 3h 25m
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 11:10, 11:55, 23:10, 23:55
  •  2nd Class AC seats only 00:19, 01:17, 14:10, 14:20, 15:00
  •  Class 3 AC 00:20, 01:20
  •  1st Class Sleeper 00:15, 01:45, 03:35, 04:45, 23:10
  •  2nd Class Sleeper AC 00:15, 01:10, 01:45, 01:50, 02:20, 02:25, 03:30, 03:35, 03:36, 04:45, 20:55, 21:05, 21:10, 21:30, 21:50, 21:55, 22:10, 22:15, 23:00, 23:10, 23:35
  •  Class II Ladies Only 03:35, 04:45
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 00:15, 01:00, 01:30, 21:55, 22:15, 23:25, 23:35, 23:40
  •  2nd Class Sleeper Fan 01:10, 01:50, 02:20, 02:25, 03:30, 21:55, 22:15, 23:35
Bus Hua Hin - Phetchaburi฿ 10645m
  •  Express 10:00, 21:00
Train Hua Hin - Phetchaburi฿ 1911h
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 02:50
  •  2nd Class Fan seats only 10:15, 10:25, 16:10, 19:10, 20:10, 20:55, 21:35, 22:15, 22:25
  •  2nd Class AC seats only 01:30, 10:41, 22:35
  •  2nd Class Sleeper AC 16:10, 17:47, 18:15, 19:10, 20:10, 20:55, 21:35, 22:35
  •  Class II Ladies Only 18:15
  •  1st Class Sleeper 17:47, 18:15, 20:10, 22:35
  •  2nd Class Sleeper Fan 19:10, 20:55, 21:35
  •  Class 3 Fan 16:10
Bus Hua Hin - Chiang Mai฿ 1,22014h
  •  VIP 33 17:30, 18:15
  •  VIP 33 18:00, 19:00

Hua Lampong Train Station in Bangkok

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