How to get to Hua hin
From Russia and other countries in Hua hin is best reached via the Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi. There you can fly direct flights or low-cost indirect flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg and some regions. From the airport to Hua hin will have to get on the ground, but it's easy to do even with no experience of independent travel. Below are detailed instructions on how to do it.
Also near Hua hin, 10 kilometres from the city centre, is a small airport (airport Hua hin on the map). Interestingly, the part of the airport, including runway passes directly over the main highway route 4. Currently here are only flights from the border with Malaysia city of Hat Yai (Hat Yai) in the South by the airline Thai Lion Air, and from the city of Chiang Mai in the North airline Kan air. Some time ago there were flights from airport Bangkok airline SolarAir, but they are suspended. Check their resume on the website of the airline.
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In Hua hin from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport
On the bus. The resort Hua hin from Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi can be reached by direct bus firms Roong Rueang. Buses from the airport travel to 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30 and 18:30, duration 3 hours, cost from 305 baht. From Hua hin to the airport buses depart 06:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00.
Tickets at the airport can be purchased at the reception on the ground floor near gate No. 8, or book online, that is preferable. In Hua hin the bus arrives at the city bus station almost in the center (bus station Hua hin on the map). From there to most places in the city can be reached on foot or by taxi along the main road.
Check the information about the current schedule and cost on the website of the carrier http://www.airporthuahinbus.com/book bus ticket online via this form:
💲 Pay the ticket online
✉ Will receive an itinerary receipt by email
🚌 Arrive to departure
Taxi from Bangkok airport to Hua hin will cost 3000-4000 baht. Interestingly, the return trip to the airport from the city can be found at half the price.
In Hua hin from Bangkok airport don Muang
To reach Hua hin from the old airport don Muang is not as easy and convenient as from Suvarnabhumi. Taxi will cost 3000 baht. Find a car you can, as usual, when you exit the airport or on the Desk at the airport.
According to unconfirmed information there are also minivans cost 200 baht, 4 hours. If you do not find a direct van and need to get economically, the best way to get on the van or bus 510, 29, 59, 187, 538 to Victory Monument in Bangkok and transfer to Hua hin.
In Hua hin from Bangkok
To get to Hua hin from Bangkok can be done in several ways:
This is the cheapest and very convenient way to get here from Bangkok. Trains depart from the railway station Bangkok Hualamphong train, and some trains coming from Thonburi station. Tickets cost from 44 to 100 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate) you can surely buy the cheapest 3rd class is seated, so as to go only 4 hours. Buying in advance is not required, tickets for cheap classes are always available. Train departs daily lot, the current schedule can be found here http://www.railway.co.th
Railway station in Hua hin is located almost in the center of the city, and, by the way, is a kind of attraction (railway station Hua hin on the map). From here to the main tourist area in the center is easily reached on foot in 10-15 minutes.
Train times Bangkok-Hua hin as of July 2016:
Train number Shipping from Bangkok Arrival in Hua hin 261 09.20 13.35 171 13.00 17.14 35 14.45 18.42 37 15.10 19.10 169 15.35 20.07 83 17.05 21.07 173 17.35 21.51 167 18.30 22.31 85 19.30 23.33 41 22.50 02.20 39 22.50 02.20 43 8.05 11.26
It's quite good and very comfortable option to get to Hua hin, but there is one difficulty: buses to Hua hin leave from the southern bus terminal of Bangkok (Sai Tai Mai), which is not so easy to reach (have to use a taxi or city bus).
Buses depart from Bangkok from 4:00 to 22:00 hours, every 20-40 minutes. The journey time is about 3 and a half hours. The ticket costs about 170 baht depending on the company and the class of the bus. From Hua hin buses start to depart at 03:00. The advance ticket purchase is not necessary, just come to the station, find the ticket office and buy a ticket on the next flight.
Hua hin buses arrive at the city station (also known as Sombat tour station) (bus station Hua hin on the map).
minivans to Hua hin depart every 30 minutes from 04:00 to 19:30 from the bus station Victory Monument in Bangkok. The trip costs 180 baht. To get to Victory Monument is much easier than to the southern bus terminal, also minivans are faster than buses. But the problem is that with a lot of Luggage in a minivan to get into will fail, or will have to pay for extra space to put a suitcase. If you go to Hua hin light – is ideal.
To find minivans to Hua hin in the chaos around the ring Victory Monument, it is best to ask passers-by or drivers in other minivans, or stand entertainment center, Century Movie Plaza.
In Hua hin, the minivans arrive at the bus station and drop passengers directly in the city center near the tower with the town clock (Parking minivans to Hua hin on the map).
Another place where the minivans arrive from Bangkok - station vans on the street Sa Song Rd (station minivans to Hua hin on the map). Hence the minivans go to Victory Monument, on the southern terminal of Bangkok and the Northern terminal, Mor Chit (see the bus station of Bangkok). Go from 4:00 to 19:00 every half hour.
A taxi from Bangkok will cost about 2600 baht (can be cheaper if you haggle) from Bangkok international airport is about the same price.
In Hua hin from other cities of Thailand
To get to Hua hin by train from Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok (see above), Surat Thani, Chumphon and other cities of the country to the South of Hua hin. From the cities to the North (Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Chiang Rai , etc.) will have to get with the change of train in Bangkok.
Bus service connects Hua hin with many tourist cities of Thailand. In particular, it is possible to get to Hua hin by bus from Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, etc. Tickets for buses can be bought at the bus station of the city (see above) or travel agencies on the street.
Apart from buses there are also tourist buses and minivans to Hua hin. In particular, from Pattaya to Hua hin it's best to get a minivan for 400 baht, which are sent from the office of the company at the intersection of Sukhumvit rd. and South Pattaya Road. Cheaper from Pattaya can be reached by minivan through the connection at Victory Monument in Bangkok.
If you are going to get to Hua hin from the cities and tourist places South of Hua hin (Phuket, Samui, Krabi, Suratthani, etc.), then you need to look for the bus to Bangkok, as they all go through Hua hin.
On the ferry
From 1 January 2017 there is a new way to get from Pattaya to Hua hin and back: resumed ferry service between the two popular resorts, interrupted for many years. The fast ferry is an hour and a half, the cost is 1,200 baht one way. Tickets can only be purchased while on the piers, but in the future promise to sell them online. From Pattaya ferries depart from Bali Hai pier, which is located almost in the center of town and walkable from most tourist areas (the pier Pattaya on the map). In Hua hin ferry departs from the pier adjacent to Saphan Pla, which is on the outskirts of the city, behind the hill of Khao Takiab (Hua hin pier on the map). To get from here to the center by taxi. If you want to get budget, you need to go around the mountain Khao Takiab (about 1 km), and on the main road Takiap Road to Catch a taxi from the 15 baht (see taxi in Hua hin)
- Departure from Pattaya – 10:30
- Departure from Hua hin 13:30
Unfortunately, the company does not guarantee adherence to schedules, and there have been delays in sending up to 8 hours.
On the Lomprayah catamaran from Koh Samui, Phangan, Tao
High-speed Lomprayah catamarans firms move passengers between the Islands of Samui, Phangan, Tao and the cities of Hua hin and Bangkok. In Hua hin there is a Lomprayah office (office on the map), where you can buy tickets to the Islands. Respectively, and it can be reached by catamaran from this company. The boats themselves are not up to Hua hin and the city Chumpon (Chumphon), where passengers are transplanted on a bus and driven to Hua hin and Bangkok. Information about schedule and cost, and book the tickets on the website of the company http://www.lomprayah.com.
Transportation to Hua hin, than to move on
Hua hin can be successfully and inexpensively to travel on taxis called Songthaew. Here they are virtually indistinguishable from Pattaya. Payment for the trip is 20 baht. And exactly the same as in Pattaya, if you ask the driver before the trip, if he goes there, he'll smile and answer that of course goes, and then demands payment for the taxi ride. So get in the taxi, not having to talk to the driver, but if you talk about the route, negotiate the price in advance. Usually the payment for the trip by taxi within the city is 100 baht.
The Songthaew routes uncomplicated: one route is moving in both directions across the city from Hua hin airport to the last stop in the mountains of Khao Takiab. Another popular route, quite new, ring, moves along the main streets of the city by elongated circular route. Cm. more about the taxis and their routes here in Hua hin.
To sit in the taxi anywhere on the road (just raise your hand or wave to a passing car), also to go any place (press call button and the driver will stop). Payment occurs at the end of the trip. In the evening, after approximately 18 hours, taxis stop running between Hua hin and waiting for tourists to let them down like a taxi.
According to giachino go the same tuk–tuks in Bangkok. You can find them everywhere, especially a lot of them on duty near shopping centers and markets. As usual, for the trip they are asking more than a motorcycle taxi, and even a car taxi with air conditioning, for less than 100 baht they won't even budge. Before you travel, be sure to bargain.
Taxi, motorcycle taxi
Hua hin motorcycle taxis abound, and there is little the ordinary car taxi with air conditioning. Negotiate the price before you ride.
In Hua hin on the streets you can meet exotic form of transport – three-wheeled cycles. It is not necessary to consider them as a means of transportation, but rather as an attraction or landmark. Drive them quite expensive.
Hua hin freely it is possible to rent a car, motorbike or Bicycle. Simple motorbike rental starts at 150 baht per day. Can read more about the specifics of rent of transport in Thailand, and what rights are required here. Traffic in the city by Thai standards is quite calm, the simple layout of the streets. The entire city and hotels stretched along the coast, getting lost is almost impossible. However, there are one-way streets.
Don't forget that a motorcycle or moped be treated by insurance companies for active sports and standard travel insurance are not covered, you need to issue an additional policy option of driving or sports. Find and compare the cost of such insurance can through the following sites:
For driving in Thailand you need an IDP (Mezhdunarodnyi law). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights of the bodies of the traffic police. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take with you on a trip. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. Order them easiest website public services.of the Russian Federation, the value of discount will be 1120 rubles. You can contact the traffic police or the MFC personally, but then the IDP will cost 1600 rubles (price 2018). To pick up right after their manufacture in the traffic police or in the MFC. Read more about car rent in Thailand and what are the rights, read here.
The cost of renting a car starts from 1000 baht when booking for a short period, and comes to 500 baht if booking for a long time. It is best to search and book a car rental through the Internet using the search form and compare prices from different distributors: