A beautiful view from within central Hua Hin-mobile

How to get from
Bangkok to Hua Hin

Bangkok to Hua Hin Trip Overview

Distance165 km (103.1 miles)
Price range$3-$284
Ride Duration Range2h 20m-4h
Earliest Departure22:00
Latest Departure23:00

Taking a bus is the most affordable way to travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin. There are also nine daily high-speed trains if you wish for a more comfortable transport. Many people book Hua Hin on their calendars for weddings and honeymoons. It has exquisite beaches and great seafood, and is widely renowned for its exotic nightlife, golf courses, and shopping opportunities. If you want to visit when the weather is most pleasant, look into going from November to February.

Travel Schedule Options from Bangkok to Hua Hin



























































































Taking a bus from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Fastest bus: 3h

Cheapest bus: $7

The fastest: 3h

The cheapest: $7

Pros

Consistent travel times

No special surprises

Comfortable

Quick journey

Has toilet on board

Cons

No in-route pick ups

Non refundable

Frequency depends on price

Few amenities - only basic necessities provided

Narrow seats

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

TV

WC

Food

The fastest: 3h 14m

The cheapest: $3

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

The fastest: 2h 20m

The cheapest: $6

Pros

Lots of departure times

Reclining seats

Smooth bus ride

Consistent times

Low traffic

Cons

Refundability varies

Luggage limitations

Few amenities offered - only basic necessities

Possibly cramped

No onboard toilet

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 2h 20m

The cheapest: $55

Pros

A/C

Pick up anytime

Free cancellations

English speaking drivers

Maximum comfort

Cons

Car seat for baby - extra charge

Car will only makes stops if you inform in advance

Pricey

Baby car seat provided for fee - 300 Baht

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

A beautiful view from within central Hua Hin

About the ride from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Traveling the 146 kilometers (90 miles) southwards from Bangkok to Hua Hin brings you to the popular coastal holiday destination enjoyed by Thai nationals and tourists alike. Hua Hin is the perfect place for relaxation after exploring the energetic Thai capital of Bangkok. It offers the surrounding view of mountains, serene beaches, and exploration of the famous Fishing Pier which offers many of the freshest fish restaurant options right by the sea.

The journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin is a relatively quick trip, taking between 2 and 4 hours, with lots of options for service providers to choose from, offering travel by car, minivan, or bus. Each option has different amenities so you can find the perfect travel experience based on what matters to you most, whether that be affordability, speed, comfort or flexibility.

Arriving in Hua Hin after your pleasant journey, you will be ready to explore the best of what Hua Hin has to offer, including the huge night market, seaside activities, and picturesque architecture of attractions like Hua Hin’s railway station.

 

What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Hua Hin

After you escape the busy traffic of Bangkok and start your journey to Hua Hin, you will speed along the coastal highways, allowing you to see the open ocean and coastal landscapes. The inviting ocean views will seem extra satisfying when you know you will soon be swimming in it once you arrive in Hua Hin. 

Along the way you may pass through some pretty, coastal provinces surrounded by jungle, such as Samat Songkhram. There are also interesting landmarks such as the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace which you may catch a glimpse of as it’s close to the main road. If you can request a short rest stop from your driver, it may be worth asking to hop out to one of these interesting destinations, to snap a quick picture while stretching your legs. 

 

How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Taking a bus 

Traveling by bus from Bangkok to Hua Hin is a direct, relaxing journey that is suited to travelers who want a bit more space and the option for extra amenities. The journey takes between 3.5 and 4 hours depending on the operator, and makes rest stops along the way to let you stretch your legs. All bus operators have air conditioning and toilet facilities, while some offer more luxurious services such as a meal, blankets, and reclining seats. 

 

Taking a minivan

The minivan service from Bangkok to Hua Hin is a great option for flexible travel. Minivan operators offer lots of departure times and some do pick ups and drop offs at your hotel of choice, and rest stops can also be requested. 

Additionally, certain operators offer both the cheapest prices for Bangkok to Huan Hin travel, starting at $9, as well as the fastest option, with some journeys only taking 2 hours. Minivans do not offer the same amenities as buses apart from the standard air conditioning. 

Pro tip: In case the AC is on full blast, bring a light warm layer of clothing for the journey. 

There are several classes of service including: VIP, luxury, standard, and economy. More luxurious classes offer additional amenities such as limo-style vans for extra room or WiFi. 

Taking a car 

Car travel from Bangkok to Hua Hin offers maximum comfort and flexibility. Many car services provide hotel pick ups and drop offs as well as pick up times that suit you. Car travel is the priciest option but it does provide a private transfer for up to 3 passengers. 

Some car travel operators provide English speaking staff so you can chat away to a local during your journey. And they may well be able to give you some interesting insights and recommendations! 

 

When is the best time of year to visit Bangkok? 

The best time to visit Bangkok is at the beginning of the year between January and March. This is due to the cool, dry weather and less tourists packing the streets. 

 

When is the best time of year to visit Hua Hin?

Hua Hin’s high season is between October and December, with dry warm weather making those months the best time of year to visit.

Companies Operating from Bangkok to Hua Hin

Average time

2h 20m - 3h 30m

Average price

$66 - $93

(914)

Average time

4h

Average price

$12

(284)

Average time

3h

Average price

$59 - $82

(210)

Average time

3h - 4h

Average price

$70 - $94

(108)

Average time

3h - 3h 3m

Average price

$109 - $149

(66)

Popular stations and stops in Bangkok and Hua Hin

Departure stations in Bangkok

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Bangkok - Any hotel

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Thaisriram Transport (Khaosan Office) Bangkok

IT Square Laksi Shopping Mall

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Arrival stations in Hua Hin

Hua Hin - Any hotel

Hua Hin Clock Tower

Market Village Hua Hin

Suvarnabhumi-Hua Hin Bus Terminal

Hua Hin Train Station

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