A beautiful view from within central Hua Hin

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Pattaya to Hua Hin

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2 way to get from Pattaya to Hua Hin

Taking a Bus from Pattaya to Hua Hin
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If you don’t mind taking the long way when travelling, mostly in order to avoid ferry travel, you should consider bus transport. This vehicle departs once a day from a central Pattaya bus station and arrives in Hua Hin in six hours. The cabins are well air conditioned and come with bathrooms on board.

  • Pros
    • Avoid sea travel
    • Accessibly priced and inexpensive
    • Makes stops for food & bathroom
    • Oftentimes empty cabins
  • Cons
    • Non refundable
    • Limited departure times per day
    • Possibly outdated cabin
    • No food or drink provided
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Taking a Car from Pattaya to Hua Hin
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Booking a private car from Pattaya to Hua Hin ensures travellers with great levels of flexibility. Departure times span through out the day, which you can get picked up at in a sedan. If you have any special requests for your journey, like car seats or excessive baggage, all you need is to inform the supplier.

  • Pros
    • Free cancellations
    • Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)
    • Departure times throughout the day
    • Baby car seat available for small fee (300 Baht)
  • Cons
    • Pricey
    • Not very luxurious vehicle cabin
    • Not so suitable for solo travelers (price wise)
    • Must inform driver of stops in advance
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About the ride from Pattaya to Hua Hin

Many tourists take the convenient trip to Hua Hin from Pattaya, an easy and accessible journey which transports tourists between two of Thailand’s most popular mainland beach destinations.
After spending time in Thailand’s most decadent city, you might be ready for something a little more laid-back, and that’s exactly what Hua Hin offers. Though Hua Hin is large, luxurious and modern, it still possesses the charm of a seaside Thai village, so it’s a perfect place for relaxing and recuperating. 
A popular getaway for Bangkok’s residents, Hua Hin offers the perfect combination of city life, seaside adventures, bustling markets and relaxing shores. 
Depending on how you decide to travel from Pattaya to Hua Hin, your journey distance will differ. If you travel by road, it’s around 342 km (212 miles), but if you opt for the shorter - and faster - ferry option, it’s 108 km (67 miles).

What to see when traveling from Pattaya to Hua Hin

The vistas and views offered on your trip to Hua Hin from Pattaya depend upon whether you travel by road or sea.
If you travel by road, the trip isn’t anything exciting, but it’s very comfortable and simple. While some journeys in Southeast Asia offer steep drops, vivid views and the most rudimentary of roads, that isn’t the case here. This part of Thailand is incredibly well-developed, so the journey is largely comfortable, but not the most interesting of jaunts along wide highways.
If you choose to travel by ferry from Pattaya to Hua Hin, the journey is way more beautiful. By ferry, you’ll enjoy deep-blue seas, fantastic views and distant sights of idyllic islands. You’ll also get to experience two of Thailand’s busy piers, which can be an adventure in itself.

How to get from Pattaya to Hua Hin

Taking a bus 
The bus from Pattaya to Hua Hin is a basic option, but it’s very comfortable and simple, perfect if you want to save money while you travel. As all other options are pretty pricey, this is your only real choice if you’re a budget-conscious backpacker.
Buses from Pattaya to Hua Hin have AC, comfortable seats and onboard toilets.

Taking a car
Taking a private car from Pattaya to Hua Hin is a great option for those seeking spontaneity and flexibility. Though it’s an expensive trip, it’s a great way to ensure that you’ll have a simple, relaxing, stress-free journey. With a private car from Pattaya to Hua Hin, you can choose your own arrival point, pick up point and breaks along the way.
With a private car to Hua Hin from Pattaya, you don’t pay for an individual seat. Instead, you hire the full vehicle, then split the price between the people with whom you’re traveling. The car from Pattaya to Hua Hin seats a maximum of three passengers.
The car offers comfortable seats, AC and an English-speaking driver. 

Taking a ferry 
Taking a ferry from Pattaya to Hua Hin is by far the fastest option available, as it cuts out the need of having to drive around the northern section of the Gulf of Thailand. Instead, you simply take the direct route across the sea!
If you decide to travel by ferry from Pattaya to Hua Hin, you have two options - Business Ferry and Economy Ferry. While the Economy Ferry is a little less expensive, the Business Ferry is more spacious, more comfortable and offers better views. It also offers a few small snacks.

While the Business Ferry journey is more indulgent and enjoyable, both options are comfortable and cool.

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Reviews of the ride from Pattaya to Hua Hin


Based on 9 review from Bookaway users who traveled from Pattaya to Hua Hin

  • P
    Deutschland ist zu gefährlich - da schau ich mir lieber Thailand an - BKK - Pattaya - Hua Hin - BKK - mal sehen ob das in 2 Wochen zuhause besser wird
  • D
    The ferry was clean, the personnel friendly (though not much English), the seats comfortable but a strange NO ALCOHOL Policy . . . which nobody could explain… (maybe seasickness?) . . .
  • N
    everything as expected
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