Currently there is scheduled air service between Bangkok and Hua Hin and is handled by Thai Regional Airlines.Daily flight from Suvarnabhumi airport only35 minutes. Checkin 30minutes before flight.Due to few passenger,your luggage should be off in only a few minutes.Air ticket from about 1,700Bt.
Currently there is scheduled air service between Bangkok and Hua Hin and is handled by Thai Regional Airlines.Instead SGA airlines and Bangkok Airways.Daily flight from Suvarnabhumi airport only35 minutes. Checkin 30minutes before flight.Due to few passenger,your luggage should be off in only a few minutes.Air ticket from about 1,700Bt.www.thairegionalairlines.com
we drove BKK- hua hin with mr Roong which was a very pleasant and a good drive. he picked us up on schedule from the BKK Pullman King Power hotel and we got to Hua Hin in 2.5 hours very safely.
BUT on our way back, Mr Roong sent a different driver.
Never got his name, his English was non-existing, he was a BAD driver, very UNSAFE and FELL A SLEEP behind the wheel.
I noticed that his driving was weird as soon as we left our hotel (Devasom/lovely place) and after about 10-15 minutes i noticed his eyes closing and his arm getting those spasms you get when you fall a sleep and wake up rapidly....
I asked his if he was ok and tried not to panic. He said he was tired but 'no problem mam' (wtf!)- he took a long break at a gas station while we waited in the car. (about 25 minutes, which made us hit the BKK rush hour when we arrived to the cityl!).
While waiting in the car, we called mr Roong and he said he would do something about it and call us back. He never did. Nor did he call the driver's phone to talk to us- I understand if he couldnt call international numbers.
We offered the driver to take a nap and were ready to drive the car ourselves.
As we were about 45 minutes from Hua Hin at that time, we felt kind of stuck in the situation in the middle of the high way on a gas station.
luckily the driver got his s*** together and drove us semi-sefely back to BKK.
Its such a big responsibility to drive a car with other people and i am really upset with the fact that both the driver nor mr Roong acted more responsibly. We had payed 4000 upfront to mr Roong for the first trip, and payed the last 1000 to the bad driver when we got to BKK, none of us felt like arguing about the money and just wanted to forget this horrible experience. the driver looked very ashamed when we left the car.
so yeah- if mr roong can guarantee you he is the driver i guess its cool, but otherwise dont do it.
though i also think he is not serious sending such a bad and tired driver to take care of his customers instead of him self....
Many times daily the train leave from Bangkok To Hua Hin . For luxury trip I recommend the train no.43, special express train (sprinter), the train leave from Bangkok 7.45 am and arrive in Hua Hin about 11 am and the trip back , take the train no. 40 leave from Hua Hin about 3.45 pm and get in Bangkok at about 8 pm. It is very convenience, big seat and in the air condition. (ticket = 300 baht).
It's possible to take a bus/ferry combination to Ko Samui from Hua Hin. I booked my trip from the Tourist Information Office beside the Clock Tower on the main highway near the temple, who were very helpful. The ticket is a bit pricey at 1300 baht as the 3.5hr ferry isn't cheap. The rather posh VIP double-decker bus leaves at about 8.30am from the clock tower and picks up more people along the way before it meets up with the ferry outside Chumphon. The ferry arrived on Ko Samui at about 5.30pm.
Hua Hin's popularity began to increase in the 1920's as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat. Hua Hin's station is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Thailand and its main feature is The Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome the King and his court when they were visiting the town. Originally, it was situated at Sanamchan Palace in Nakom Pathom and was known as Plub Pla Sanamchan. Eventually, it was transported to Hua Hin and rebuilt in 1968.
The train is an easy method to get to Hua Hin, as the train station is right in the centre of the town. However, the trains go very slowly so what takes 2 1/2 hours by road to Hua Hin takes 5 or 6 on the train. The price of the train is around 100 baht (and only 44Bath for ordinary train). They leave Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue railway stations 10 times daily between 7.45 a.m. and 10.50 p.m.
The journey to Hua Hin can be about 4 hours from the city center of Bangkok.
The bus is actually a faster option than the train. To get to Hua Hin by bus, take the 30 Baht bus (4 hours) from Bangkok's South Bus terminal (Sai Tai Mai bus terminal). Buses leave about every 30 minutes. The bus stop in Hua Hin is on Sa Song road, near the base of the Night Market street.
There is no direct transportation between Hua Hin and Bangkok's airport. If you need to do this and cannot afford or justify a private car, there are public bus options.
The only additional step that you must do to get all the way from the airport is take the bus between the South Bus terminal and the airport. This can be done by taking Bus #556 between terminal and airport (18 baht for 1hr15min). The public bus terminal at the airport can be accessed by free shuttle from the arrivals hall.
Bus is probably faster but there are several factors invovled, what time of day you choose to travel, traffic, break downs, etc...Busses usually leave from the soi Eckamai station located way down on Sukhumvit. There is another option, and that is a mini bus but somethimes that is really packed with people and I think not as comfortable as a bus, especially if it is packed. Having said that, acording to the schedules, all modes take about the same amount of time. The train may be just as fast and just as comfortable, leaves at 0800 and gets in around 1100, which is really pretty fast. I thinkn that the web sites that I left you will help you decide.
Good luck and have fun at Songkran! It's a lot of fun!
One of the great advantages of Hua Hin is that there is a train station right in the center of town with good connections to Bangkok and other parts of Thailand.
The thai trains are generally of a good quality and i much prefer the train to both busses and plane in Thailand.
Bangkok is only two hours away by train from Hua Hin and you also have a daily night train to Malaysia from there.
It is a long ride, but when I took the ride it was about 4.5 hrs in a mini van and we arrived just before traffic started to get bad in Bangkok. It'll be longer if you get into bad traffic for some reason or other. As far as getting you directly to the airport, don't know why unless you were to hire the car to take you directly there I don't know of another way.
From Hua Hin to BKK
1) take a public bus that arrive to Southern Terminal in BKK, from there reach the airport by taxi or so on
2) take a transfert to the airport directly from Hua Hin (you may ask in every travel agency)
3) minivan that stops at Victory Monument in BKK.
Time from Hua Hin to BKK is about 2 - 3 hours. It depends on trafic. If you go to BKK on sunday afternoon or evening, the road is jammed, so expect to spend mich more time. From BKK to the airport it depends on traffic. The time is about 20 - 30 minutes, much more in afternoon and evening, same during the night.
The Bangkok drop off location is going to depend on what typre of transpo you are taking from Hua Hin? as well as the type of bus. Most buses are going to drop off at various hotel locations. You would want to be dropped off at a locations on Sukhumvit RD around soi 4 and Ploenchit. From there I would catch a taxi rather than a bus to the airport, much less run around and much faster and wont cost that much more.
As far as get from Hua Hin to Bangkok, a bus can take anywhere from 4-6 hours, again, depending on the type of bus you take. There are many mini vans that make the trip, just make sure that you know where you are going to get dropped off once you reach Bangkok. The mini vans are going to be a little more expensive and take about 3-4 hours, usually less depending on traffic, day of the week etc...
You need to bus to Bangkok, change bus stations and then bus to Rayong area for the boat to Koh Samet. I very much doubt you would find any boat to take you, if so would be extreamly expensive way to do it.
If you are not on a tight budget get a car+driver ( aka taxi car ) in Hua Hin, it should take about 6 hours including some rest stops, that cuts through south part of bangkok and then onto the fast highway towards Pattaya but by-passes Pattaya to the pier near to take the ferry boat to Samet.
This question was just posted a couple weeks ago. From what I remember, no one knew of a boat. Having said that, we're talking Thailand and with enough money you can get almost anything done. It would seem that this would be the simplest way but I don't know of anyone that does it. If that can not be done then yes, you would have to go back to Bnagkok and then on to Pattaya. I am unaware of any other way.
You can get to Hua Hin by train at BKK Hua Lumpong Station.It's a pleasent ride to Hua Hin but so very slow. It takes at least 5 hours.Once you arrive at the classic old Hua Hin Station there are taxis ,samlors or you can walk to the main street of the town.