Traveling from Bangkok to Hua Hin is a short trip when compared with such destinations as Koh Samui, Krabi or Phuket. You can hire a taxi right at the airport, but the price will be high, around 3000 Thai Baht. As it happens, it is much cheaper to use our taxi services ;). If you book with us, we will have a taxi waiting for you before your arrival, at the exit closest to your flight. The driver will be waiting with a sign with your name on it. Prices start at 1,800 baht and go up to 5,000 baht, depending on which vehicle you’d like, up to and including a minivan or minibus.
Regardless which type of transport you chose to get you from Bangkok to Hua Hin, you will have a nice view along the way. When leaving Bangkok, the landscape will change very quickly; the urban landscape dotted with palm trees, bridges and rivers will smoothly transfer to salt farms, then to the densely wooded hills and steep mountains that seem to shoot up from nowhere, by which point you are close to Ratchaburi, which is about half way to Hua Hin.
You can also take the ‘Skytrain’ straight from the airport to the city center and get off at the “Victory Monument” stop. Here you will find minibuses, and for around 200 baht you can easily get to Hua Hin. The journey by minibus will take 4+ hours, because of the stops to eat, go to the toilet, pick up passengers, etc. Though it is much cheaper than a taxi, it can be very crowded, sometimes to the point where you’re squished in, and can’t even put on your seatbelt. If you’re traveling with multiple people (especially children) it’s best to take a taxi.
In Bangkok, near the Chao Phraya River, there is a bus station called the “Southern Terminal” or the “Southern Bus Terminal”. Buses depart every half hour from 4:00 am to midnight and are inexpensive and air-conditioned. It’s best to avoid using this method of transport in the morning and in the evening, due to the large number of passengers.
You can take the train, which often goes from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
For people who want to get to Hua Hin very quickly, you can take a plane. The flight will cost around 3000 baht, and the flight is about 30 minutes, but this is only if there is a flight, and if you are ready to experience shaking during takeoff and landing.
There are a lot of ways to get to Hua Hin, so choose which one suits you best.