Sprinter To Hua Hin
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).
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)
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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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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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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The best way to look around the town... walk !
The best way to look around Hua Hin town, I strongly recommend, doing it by walk. Seriously..!! it's the best way !! Hua Hin town all the streets are connected and every part always has something different and interesting, you cant see if you ride a motor bike or drive a car. Mostly interest places are in walking distance, just only you want to visit Khao Takiab, that 's far away from town then you better look for other choices..
WALKING AROUND HUA HIN
I found that you can easily walk around Hua Hin to find whatyou are looking for. Around the area I was staying, I could access the beach, shopping, and great restaurants all within short walking distance from my room. The main street in Hua Hia is quite busy to cross during the day, but lucky they have an overpass to make it easier on you (see picture). I think here it was much better to walk it rather then driving around, it is a great way to explore the city.
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- Hiking and Walking
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 ;-)
Getting to Hua Hin
Many people have told me before planning a trip to Hua Hin, they've never realised the long distance it is from Bangkok. It is about 3-4 hours by road from the new Airport depending on traffic conditions along Highway 4 which will bring you all the way to Southern Thailand. The roads are toll free outside of Bangkok.
Another option is to charter your Hua Hin hotel's taxi/car that will pick you up from Bangkok and the going rate is currently about 3000-3500 baht for a car one-way all inclusive.
You can get an express bus from the Bangkok Southern bus terminal. I've never taken that so I don't know how much that will cost.
The most expensive but quickest option is to fly from Bangkok via SGA airlines.
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Take the train to Hua Hin.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
travel around by yourself
There are many places where you can rent motorbike or car if you like to travel around by yourself. Hua Hin is not too complicate to travel around in my thought, just only you need a good map in your hand, and go...
Inside the town I think motorbike is more suitable, all street/ roads are quite small. To go further outside the town, you can drive a car.. such as to Khao Takiab, to Cha Am beach or other beaches nearby.. etc
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 )
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