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How to get from
Hua Hin to Bangkok

Hua Hin to Bangkok Trip Overview

Distance151 km (94.4 miles)
Price range$3-$149
Ride Duration Range2h 20m-5h
Earliest Departure23:00
Latest Departure23:00

A bus ride from Hua Hin to Bangkok is the most convenient and affordable way to travel. Several trains are also available if you wish to move more high-speed. Bangkok is perfect for those looking to enjoy fine dining and an exotic nightlife. During the day, you’ll want to go sightseeing downtown and visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Temple. The best time of year to visit and experience the best weather is between November and February.

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Taking a bus from Hua Hin to Bangkok

Fastest bus: 3h

Cheapest bus: $7

The fastest: 3h

The cheapest: $7

Pros

Quick journey

Has toilet on board

Clean and comfortable cabins

Consistent travel duration: no traffic delays

Straightforward service with no surprises

Cons

Non refundable

Narrow seats

Few amenities - only basic necessities provided

Makes no personal pick ups

Bangkok airport drop off only

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

TV

WC

Food

The fastest: 3h 29m

The cheapest: $3

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

The fastest: 2h 20m

The cheapest: $6

Pros

Lots of departure times

Reclining seats

Straightforward services with no surprises

Consistent travel duration: no traffic delays

Cons

Possibly cramped cabin

Refundability varies

Luggage limitations

No onboard toilet

Limited amenities

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 2h 20m

The cheapest: $55

Pros

Free cancellations

Pick up anytime

English speaking drivers

Maximum comfort

Air conditioned cabin

Cons

Pricey

Might provide few interactions with locals

Car seat for baby - extra charge

Need to inform driver of stops in advance

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

English Speaking Staff

A beautiful view from within central Bangkok

About the journey from Hua Hin to Bangkok

Visiting Hua Hin is a great way to slow the pace of your travels in Thailand and relax among the Thai holiday-goers while being surrounded by beaches and mountains. Once you are ready to get back to the faster pace of life, Bangkok is the perfect city to start your next adventure.

Your 146 kilometer (90 mile) journey from Hua Hin to Bangkok can be taken by bus, minivan or car with numerous operators that offer different lengths of journey, ticket prices, and onboard amenities. You can therefore tailor your journey around what is most important to you, whether that be saving money, comfort, or the amount of time you are willing to travel.  

Arriving in Bangkok is always an exhilarating experience due to the incredible mix of some of Thailand’s most recognizable sights including the beautiful Buddhist temples, famous street food, and friendly smiling people.

 

What to see when traveling from Hua Hin to Bangkok

When traveling from Hua Hin to Bangkok, your short journey will take you partially along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, where you can enjoy the views of the ocean as you leave them behind for the big city. If you are sad to say goodbye to the water, don’t worry, as you can take boat tours and visit markets on the Chao Phraya River that flows through Bangkok once you’ve arrived.

There are lots of interesting sights that you may pass on your journey from Hua Hin to Bangkok. These include the child-friendly petting zoo in Cha-am, the Swiss Sheep Farm, and the Tham Khao Yoi caves and temple in the Phetchaburi region.

 

How to get from Hua Hin to Bangkok

Taking a bus 

The Economy Bus by Bell Travel Services takes you from Hua Hin to Bangkok in approximately 4 hours. The bus has air conditioning and toilet facilities but will also make rest stops along the way to let you buy snacks or stretch your legs. Cancellations on the Hua Hin to Bangkok bus are not possible, but you are able to change your booking with a 10% fee up to 48 hours before the journey.

Taking a minivan 

Taking the journey from Hua Hin to Bangkok by minivan offers great flexibility with many operators providing lots of departure times, a range of class options, and often the choice for hotel pick ups and drop offs. 

Certain minivan classes offer different amenities such as WiFi but are always fitted with the standard air conditioning and have reclining seats or a footrest. Minivans offer differing numbers of seats with the maximum being 9. Be aware that if your group does not fill up the bus, the driver may pick up other travelers on the way. 

Some minivan operators offer the cheapest options out of all 3 modes of transport for traveling from Hua Hin to Bangkok.

Taking a car

Car travel from Hua Hin to Bangkok is the most luxurious option, offering private transfers for up to 3 or 4 passengers depending on the operator. Most car operators can take you to and from your hotels in Hua Hin and Bangkok and can be booked for a departure time of your choosing. 

Some car operators specifically state that they have English speaking drivers, so if you are looking to chat to a local and get recommendations, now is your chance. The comfort and flexibility of a private car hire means there is a price jump from buses and minivans, but changes and cancellations are free up to 48 hours before departure.

 

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

The high season in Hua Hin between October and December is the best time to visit due to the warm, dry weather and availability of beach activities.

 

When is the best time of year to visit Bangkok?

The best time of year to visit Bangkok depends on your preferences for weather and number of other tourists. The best weather and quieter time of year is during the dry season between November and February.

Companies Operating from Hua Hin to Bangkok

Average time

2h 20m - 3h 30m

Average price

$66 - $93

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Average time

4h

Average price

$12

(290)

Average time

3h

Average price

$59 - $82

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Average time

3h - 4h

Average price

$68 - $94

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Average time

3h - 3h 3m

Average price

$109 - $149

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Popular stations and stops in Hua Hin and Bangkok

Departure 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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Arrival stations in Bangkok

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Bangkok - Any hotel in the downtown area

Bangkok - Any hotel

Thaisriram Transport (Khaosan Office) Bangkok

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