About 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, the coastal resort town of Hua Hin has long been a popular destination for Thais escaping the city and has grown in popularity with foreign tourists too. With a number of bus stations in Hua Hin, you can make connections to other popular destinations in southern Thailand from here, but which bus station you need will depend upon where you are ultimately heading for. Our Guide to Hua Hin Bus Stations should help clear up any questions you have.
The Old Hua Hin Bus Station
What used to be the main Hua Hin Bus Station, in the heart of the town, is now known as the “old” station. Don’t be fooled by its central location, thinking that the big bus companies will be arriving and departing from here because unfortunately that’s not the case. Presumably in an effort to make things easier for travelers and to ease town center congestion, many long distance buses now use different terminals such as the New Hua Hin Bus Station or they have pickup and drop-off stops right at their offices. This has left the old bus station mainly for local bus companies, doing shorter trips with plenty of stops. If you’re planning on traveling around the Hua Hin area, this is the bus station you will need.
The New Hua Hin Bus Station
The New Hua Hin Bus Station is situated on the outskirts of the town, right beside Hua Hin Airport. As the name suggests, it is new and modern so it’s a pleasant place to be if you have to wait for your bus. Despite appearances though, there are actually not many bus companies who use this station, so as with all travel plans in Thailand, do make sure to double check where you are being dropped off when arriving in Hua Hin, and where you need to go to catch your bus to other destinations. Schedules are changing quite regularly in these challenging times, so while we try to give all the most up-to-date information, we unfortunately cannot guarantee it.
Bus from Hua Hin to Suvarnabhumi Airport
The New Hua Hin Bus Station is conveniently located right beside the city’s airport and around 10 kilometers north of the town itself. One of the largest bus companies to use the new Hua Hin Bus Station is the Airport Hua Hin Bus, operated by Roong Reuang Coach Company (RRC). Their first class bus operates daily from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin as well as vice versa, plus onwards from the airport to Pattaya. Because RRC is one of the main users of this Hua Hin Bus Station, you may also hear it referred to as RRC Bus Station. Another company, Bell Travel Service, also operates out of the new bus station, offering the same routes as Roong Reuang Coach.
Getting to the new Hua Hin Bus Station is quite easy if you’re in the center of Hua Hin; taxis, tuk-tuks and songthaews can be utilized, or if you find yourself at the old bus station, there is a shuttle bus service to the new one from there.
Hua Hin Mini Bus Station
As well as large buses, you can travel from Hua Hin to Bangkok by minibus. These minibuses arrive at Bangkok’s Mochit New Van Terminal, Ekkamai Bus Station and Khao San Road. This stop is also known as Hua Hin Minivan Station. Another option for minibus is to travel from Hua Hin Market Village.
|Hua Hin - Bangkok ฿ 230–390 3h 45m – 4h|
Other Destinations from Hua Hin Bus Station
So far, we’ve really only talked about bus services to and from Bangkok. Hua Hin is easy to get to from Bangkok – which is why it’s such a popular short break destination from the capital – but it’s southern location also makes it a good starting point for heading to other popular places in Southern Thailand.
Bus from Hua Hin to Koh Tao or Koh Samui
Hua Hin to Koh Tao, for example, is a very popular route, as is Hua Hin to Koh Samui, and you can travel both of these routes using one of Thailand’s best known bus companies, Lomprayah. Lomprayah have opted not to use of the actual bus stations in Hua Hin; instead, their services depart from outside their offices right around the center of town, on Petchkasem Road, just south of the junction with Hua Hin 61 Alley.
Traveling from Hua Hin to Koh Tao is a lengthy journey overnight, taking around 9 hours and 15 minutes by bus and then ferry. Getting from Hua Hin to Koh Samui is an even longer journey. Lomprayah again offers a bus and ferry route that takes almost 12 hours and travels overnight.
Lomprayah are one of the best known companies in Thailand and hence they do tend to charge more than some other bus companies. If you would like to travel from Hua Hin to Koh Samui and spend less doing so, you can go with Na Thon. They take about the same amount of time (slightly quicker if their schedule is correct), but cost significantly less, traveling by bus, van and ferry. Na Thon buses depart from the heart of Hua Hin, right by Hua Hin Clock Tower.
Tickets and Schedules from Hua Hin Bus Station
With a variety of different bus stations in Hua Hin, in addition to buses operating from outside company offices, finding the right bus station for your destination can be a challenge. Schedules are changing all the time as demand for buses from and to Hua Hin is increasing. This means there are likely to be more services added as time goes on.
A convenient central place to book your tickets, check schedules and compare prices is with the travel website, 12go. They usually have the most recent information and by booking online you often benefit from additional conveniences such as the ability to change or cancel your tickets, plus you have the backing of 12go should something go wrong with your trip.
How many bus terminals are there in Hua Hin?
There are 3 main bus terminals in Hua Hin.
How do I get from Hua Hin to Koh Tao?
You have to start with a bus ride. Then by ferry, a combined ticket can be purchased online.
How much does a bus cost from Hua Hin to Bangkok?
The average price is around 300 THB to go from Hua Hin to Bangkok by bus.
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