Local bus to Khao Takiab
This green locas bus go to Khao takiab, You can get in the bus at Hua Hin market in central of the town ( at the junction of Dechanuchit Rd across Sra Song Rd near night market area , you can notice 7-eleven shop ) or you can wave your hand along the way when you see the bus coming along … ;-)
The bus service at 6.30 am to 7 pm in each 15 min. (7 baht all distance)
Local bus to other places nearby
This orange bus is the distance bus go further out from Hua Hin, start from Hua Hin market in town to Khao Toa, Suan Son Beach and Pranburi. They service from 7.00 to 5.30 pm every 20 min (10 baht for ticket all distances )
Hua Hin Taxi
Another way to get around Hua Hin by Taxi or Tuk Tuk. Mostly interests places in Hua Hin are in walking distance but some places are too far to walk such as Khao Takiab ... etc so this will be anothre choice to get around Hua Hin, Dont forget to bargain ;-)
There are inexpensive rentals on the streets.
That is where we got our jeep. It was not new but it got us around.
The big thing was they wanted the drivers passport for security.
That was no problem until it was time to turn the car in and go to the airport.
The owner of the car could not be found..
They looked for him everywhere, his house, his sisters, his brothers, finally they found someone that could open the lock box and get my husbands passport for him.
Very scary for a while there. I bet he doesn't do that again.
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Railway from Hua Hin to Bangkok
We haven't try the train from Hua Hin to Bangkok, we just come to Hua Hin golf training center. we found railway station near the golf center.
It is clean, not so much passages, King like to take train to travel and investigation, not only photoes in the station showed, but also we found a small palace near the station for King to interview with people.
looking the timetable for Bangkok (09:25AM) to Hua Hin (13:45PM), need take 4 hours more.
Slow train to Hua hin
Hua Hin is on the Bangkok - Syrat Thani rail line and is a 3.5 to 4 hour journey. For a second class air conditioned carriage seat the cost is about 220 baht.
Trains leave from both Hualamphong and Thonburi station. When purchasing your ticket in Bangkok beware of the '"officials" waiting around the station. they will try and lead you to a private travel agency where you'll end up paying more than the face price of the ticket.
An air conditioned carriage for a 4 hour journey sounds tempting; these carriages seem to operate at sub-zero temperatures. If you don't have a sweater at hand you'll find you'll be shivering.
The journey south travels at a variety of speeds; the most frustrating being the initial departure from Bangkok. For the first 20 km's the train goes no faster than crawl. The spped soon picks up and by the time you're into the countryside the train will be travelling at a respectable rate of knots. Food and drink is available on board as food hawkers traipse along the aisles looking to seel their wares. If you're from the west, you won't recognise much. Not a cheese sandwich in sight.
Train to Hua Hin
It is quiet easy to get to Hua Hin. We went by train from Ratchanaburi. I think it took us about 1hour and a half. We traveled in 3rd class and expected the worst, but it is quiet comfortable. On the train, there are lots of vendors selling food or drinks. Plus, it is a nice way to observe Thai people.
And as usual, the friendly tuk tuk driver is more than willing to take you anywhere in or around town for a price that is. Normally a ride from the centre of town to the hotels further away would cost about Bh100 without negotiation. And if you want cheap cheap you get on the motorcycle taxis which are found at almost every street corner and hug on to your sexy Thai loverboy.
Getting to Hua Hin fast and cheap is easy! The Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok has regular buses in between both cities. All the buses go to Pranburi cos via Cha-Am and Hua Hin, so don't miss your stop, but even if you do Pranburi is almost similar so no harm. The run every 30mins from day to night and it takes approximately 3 hours each way! Very fast and quite comfortable and so much cheaper than the plane which would have taken us the same time! The ticket only costs us BH128 each person and the ride includes a free bottle of water! Hahaha!
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There are buses that leave Hua Hin every 30mins from 3am to 10pm daily to Bangkok and it's only about a 3hr and a half ride.
Right now I cannot recall exactly where the bus stop is but it sounds like Pram Tours or something similar. Anyone who knows where it is, please email me so I can make the necessary corrections here.
It's 128baht for a one way ticket from Hua Hin to Bangkok. The bus stops for about 15 mins after an hour and a half of travel and they let out passengers to buy food or to use the rest rooms.
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Saamlaw or Sawngthaew
Transportation around Hua Hin can be anything from different cars turned into taxis, sawngthaews or pick up trucks with two benches in the back similar to our Philippine jeepneys, or saamlaws like tuktuks, a 3 wheeled pedicab.
For all of the trips we took from the train station to the hotel, the hotel to the market and back, and from the hotel to the bus station, each ride cost us 50baht for all three of us together.
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Flying from Bangkok or Samui to Huahin
With Bangkok Airways from Bangkok or Samui every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
PG 421 BKK 8:40 HHQ 9:15
PG 421 HHQ 9:40 USM 10:40
PG 422 USM 17:50 HHQ 18:50
PG 422 HHQ 19:20 BKK 20:00
Returning Fare pP from Bangkok THB 3,000.-plus Tax THB 100, Insurance THB 200 = Total Eco Fare THB 3,300.-.
Returning Fare pP from Samui THB 4,800.-plus Tax THB 50, Insurance THB 200 = Total Eco Fare THB 5,050.-. There is another THB 400.- to pay in cash at Samui Airport.
Between Hua Hin and Khao Takiap
There is a song taow (small covered pickup truck with 2 bench seats) service between these two towns. It leaves from the west end of the old night market near the bus terminal about every 20 minutes from 5 am til about 6 pm and goes south to the fresh market in Khao Takiap, about 5 km away. it will pick up anyone waiting at the side of the road going either way, so if you see a LIGHT GREEN covered pickup and you want a ride, just stick your hand out toward the road and wave your hand. You pay when you get off and i think that the cost is 5 baht a ride.
After dark if you want a ride home from Hua Hin to your hotel, try a motorcycle taxi.
Getting to Hua Hin
You can get to HH by either bus or train.
From Bkk, buses leave from the Southern Bus Terminal (sai tai mai) on the west side of the city. A/C buses leave for HH about every 30 minutes from 5 am until about 7 pm. The trip takes 3.5 - 4 hours, longer if traffic leaving Bkk is heavy (rush hour). The terminal in HH is very central, a half a block from the night market.
For the way back to Bkk, it might be wise to buy your ticket ahead of time so you can get the departure time you want - it fills fast.
The train is more relaxed but most trips have no A/C. Trains leave from Hualampong station (the main station) and stop to pick up more people at other stops before leaving the city. 2nd class seats are a nice way to go - a little more comfortable and you are guaranteed a seat. Buy in advance for 2nd class. For third class seats, just show up and buy your ticket at the station before hoping on.
The train station in HH was made for royalty and is quite nice. It is also very leafy.
If getting on the train to get back to Bkk, slip over to the chicken restaurant (under Restaurants) close to the station but only open midday.
Milk run bus.....
We took a bus to Hua Hin from Bangkok which only leaves once a day. We were sold tickets onto the minibus (a 8 passenger van) and we dropped off at the Bangkok bus station...NOT IMPRESSED! But at this point what can you do, but get on the bus and go. It was only like $4 for the 3 hour trip but the bus stops frequently, turning the trip into a 4-5 hour trip. So on the way home we found a cab driver that was willing to drive us into Bangkok for only $30, which we felt was money well spent. If you are on a budget, then there are cheaper ways but for us, it was are last day in Thailand and we did not mind giving that guy that much money for a 3 hour cab ride. I spent a WHOLE lot more in the States on a 20 minute cab ride. ($60 US) OUCH!!
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