Hua Hin is a seaside resort city in Thailand, located only about 200 km south of Bangkok. It’s the oldest and most traditional holiday resort in Thailand. How to travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin? You can get from Bangkok to Hua Hin by private taxi, bus, van or train. Choose the best way to travel.
Private Taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin
The fastest and easiest way to travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin is by private taxi. You can get taxi on the street in Bangkok and try to set up the fixed price for the trip. However, this way you can get easily overcharged, especially if you are not aware what the fare might be. Don't expect the taxi driver to use meter for this route as normally the fare needs to be agreed in advance. If you want to travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin by taxi, much better and reliable option is booking a private taxi transfer with hotel pick up.
If you will be arriving at one of Bangkok's airports (Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport) and will want to go directly to Hua Hin, booking a private taxi online is the most convenient way as you will get a convenient pick up service - the driver will be waiting for you at the airport and will bring you all the way to your hotel in Hua Hin. Private transfer from Bangkok airports to Hua Hin can be booked online here:
Otherwise, you can get one of many taxis waiting at the airport and test your bargaining skills.
Bus from Bangkok to Hua Hin
There is a bus to Hua Hin from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) running daily about every hour from 06:30 to 18:30. For current schedule and online bookings check:
Buses to Hua Hin also depart from Bangkok Southern (Sai Tai Mai) Bus Terminal 3 times a day - at 11:30, 14:00 and 16:00. Normally it takes about 3 hours to get there but can take longer, depending on the class of the bus and traffic conditions.
Another option is taking a bus from Khao San Road to Hua Hin. This way of getting to the resort city is the most convenient if you are staying in Khao San Road area. Bus tickets for this route can be booked here:
Van from Bangkok to Hua Hin
Minivans to Hua Hin are also available at all 3 main bus stations in Bangkok. Minivans depart from Ekkamai Bus Terminal to Hua Hin every hour from 06:00 to 19:00. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to get to Hua Hin from Ekkamai. Minivans to Hua Hin also leave from Mochit Van Terminal and from Khao San Road. Minivans covering this route normally also make stops in Phetchaburi and Cha-Am as well.
Tickets for minivans going from Bangkok to Hua Hin can be booked online here:
Train from Bangkok to Hua Hin
Taking a train is an easy way to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok as most of Southern Line trains stop at Hua Hin. Trains to Hua Hin leave Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station and Thonburi Railway Station 10 times daily. However, most of the trains heading that way are third class trains that are offering very limited comfort. If you're looking for a bit more comfort, you can book second class train ticket here:
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