Hua Hin is a Thailand popular beach resort town which is one of the districts in Prachuap Khiri Khan. This town is always chosen as a destination when Bangkok residents want to escape to the beach. Hua Hin is a perfect getaway place for us because just only few hours we can hit the beach.
A little bit about Hua Hin beach
To not disappoint you, you should know that Hua Hin beaches are less beautiful than beaches in the southern Thailand. If you expect white sand beach and crystal clear water or want to dive or snorkel, I do recommend you to go to the islands further south. Hua Hin has become popular destination for people who live in Bangkok because of the mix of two factors which are beach and the location (not far from Bangkok).
How far is Hua Hin from Bangkok?
Hua Hin is about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. It takes at least around 3-4 hours to travel between these two places. Anyway, it could take more time during weekends or long holidays.
How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin?
For me, the best way is private car. Because 3-hour drive is not too long and I can stop by anywhere I want. Rent a car or van could be your choice, if you are tourist. Anyway, since Hua Hin is a popular destination for people who live in Bangkok, so there are many public transportation modes available.
Bus: if you want to go by bus, you can buy a ticket and get on the bus at Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal). The bus leaves several times a day, and the ticket costs around 160 baht.
Train: Travelling by train usually takes more time by bus. There are trains leaving from Bangkok to Hua Hin every day. You can take the train at Hua Lum Pong Railway Station, and it takes around 4 hours and a half to reach Hua Hin. Please bear in mind that delay is common for train here. The ticket costs around 40 to 200 baht depending on type of train and type of seat. Recently train has become a popular choice because there are free trains for locals to Hua Hin every day.
Van or Minibus: This is a popular option because it is convenient and much faster than bus and train. You can take the van at either Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal) or Victory Monument. The van leaves every hour and the fare costs around 180 baht. If you want to take the van at Victory Monument, you can see the spots that you can take the van to Hua Hin here.
Have you ever been to Hua Hin? Did you go there from Bangkok? How was your experience? Share it with me in the comment!