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Bus Direct From Pattaya To Hua Hin

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First, can a moderator change the title? I misspelled Hua Hin. Sorry

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After some searching, I found info on the bus direct from Pattaya to Hua Hin and back. I bought a ticket yesterday for 270 baht, and I will be traveling at 1800 tonight. I'll post a follow-up report here.

Link: http://yellowbusthai.../blog-post.html

Website: http://www.iloveyell....com/roots.html (Route #6 near bottom of page)

Website English Translation: http://translate.goo...om%2Froots.html (Route #6 near bottom of page)

Here is the information I got about the above bus service. I called 081-806-1050 - he spoke English very well.

The bus from Pattaya North Bus Station (same one as Bangkok) to "Koh Samui" runs every day, it is called "the Yellow Bus". It stops at Hua Hin and Surat Thani. It originates in Rayong

You can buy a ticket at Pattaya Bus Station at the same window where you buy a ticket for the Makhasan. Ask for a ticket for the "yellow bus to Hua Hin".

The schedule from Pattaya to Hua Hin is:

Departs Pattaya: 18:00 hrs

Arrives Hua Hin Clock Tower: approx: 22:30, depending on traffic

Hua Hin to Pattaya is a little more unpredictable, as the bus originates at Surat Thani during the day, so the departure time from Hua Hin is variable. I am told it usually departs Hua Hin for Pattaya about 00:00 or 00:30. If you want to depart from Hua Hin to Pattaya, you must call them in advance so they know to stop and pick you up!

If you look at the Google Translate page I linked above, you will see the entire schedule.

Fare Pattaya to HH is 270 baht

FYI, I was told the fare to Surat Thani is 659 baht or 1025 baht, depending on if you have a VIP seat or not. So it is possible that some of these seats are "sleepers" of some kind.

This might be a good alternative to going into Bangkok, or going to Mukdahan and changing buses there. The times of operation are not the best, though, but they are like this because the final destination of this bus is Surat Thani Province; Hua Hin is just a stop along the way.

Finally, here is a picture of a sign advertising the bus.

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I've seen a Sign on the main Road virtually opposite the Clock Tower that advertises Pattaya/Chin Buri but for some reason i was unde rthe impression it was a Mini Bus Service, which this wouldn't be ??

The 00:00 - 00:30 Hua Hin Pick up ruin's this particular Service that the OP mentions for me anyway, i'd rather do a VM change if i was to do the route & have better times..

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I've seen a Sign on the main Road virtually opposite the Clock Tower that advertises Pattaya/Chin Buri but for some reason i was unde rthe impression it was a Mini Bus Service, which this wouldn't be ??

There are four departures a day to Pattaya from Hua Hin but I can't remember the exact departure signs. They are, however, advertised on the road side sign opposite the clock tower and a bit North.

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Here is a follow-up to the bus service I posted about in the first post. I took it from Pattaya to Hua Hin last night. This is a big coach bus, not a minibus.

The bus starts in Rayong and ends in Samui. A few stops along the way to pick up passengers. Two 10-minute bathroom stops are near Chonburi and outside Hua Hin. We arrived Hua Hin 22:35 so 4.5 hours total, with 2 stops. Not bad. The drop off in Hua Hin is alongside the road, at the clock tower.

The bus pulled in from Rayong about 17:50 and departed Pattaya 5 minutes later. The guy I was talking to said the 18:00 Pattaya departure time is approximate, usually a few mins early.

All seats are reserved. When I got on, the bus was 1/4 full. At Chonburi, it was full. This bus is very, very roomy. Far more leg room and seat recline than the Bangkok-Pattaya bus. There are only 8 rows of seats, two seats on each side of the aisle. There are 2 rows of "VIP" seats in the front. Roughly like a first-class airline seat, but not fully reclining. I booked the 270 baht seat and it is OK, I might inquire next time about how much the front 2 rows are, or if they even sell them.

I was the only one that got off at Hua Hin. And all customers on the bus were Thai except for one farang backpacker. All announcements in Thai. Soft Thai pop love songs played part of the way, no annoying soap operas or stupid movies.

I would suggest to buy the ticket a day in advance (like I did). For information, I called 081-806-1050 - he spoke English very well.

I have no experience with the opposite direction (Hua Hin to Pattaya). I was told departure from Hua Hin is approx 00:00-00:30. You call and make a reservation. I am going to Bangkok in a few days, so I am not going back to Pattaya.

This is far better and more comfortable than going to BKK and changing there, in my opinion.

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There are four departures a day to Pattaya from Hua Hin but I can't remember the exact departure signs. They are, however, advertised on the road side sign opposite the clock tower and a bit North.

Do you have more info on that 4x daily service? Is it minivan or "big bus"? The service the OP is talking about is clearly a 1x daily "Big Yellow Bus".

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There are four departures a day to Pattaya from Hua Hin but I can't remember the exact departure signs. They are, however, advertised on the road side sign opposite the clock tower and a bit North.

Do you have more info on that 4x daily service? Is it minivan or "big bus"? The service the OP is talking about is clearly a 1x daily "Big Yellow Bus".

No, I have only seen the sign and only remember the four time daily and that the route is through Bang Saen, Sri Racha and Banglamung, i.e. I suppose it follows Sukhumvit Eastbound.

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Just got into Hua Hin and there is a white minibus (same that goes HH-Victory mon.) that runs to Pattaya at 2 hourly intervals with first at 0600 and last at 1800. It leaves as the Bangkok service does from just off soi 72. Didn't enquire as to the price.

Cheers

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Just hope that it does not pass any red shirt demonstrators, they might get the wrong idea who's on board LOL

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Just got into Hua Hin and there is a white minibus (same that goes HH-Victory mon.) that runs to Pattaya at 2 hourly intervals with first at 0600 and last at 1800. It leaves as the Bangkok service does from just off soi 72. Didn't enquire as to the price.

Cheers

A week ago, I saw this too, I stopped and got the info.

There is ALSO a minibus service from Hua Hin to Pattaya, in addition to the big bus I took above. The office in Hua Hin is on Sa Song Rd 1/2 block south of Thanon Dechanuchit, roughly across from the bus station that handles the big buses to Bangkok South station. The girl that works there told me vans go every 2 hours throughout the day, and fare is 280 baht. You can book in Hua Hin by calling her at 088-709-2364. She said they start in Pattaya at Panklear Plaza on South Pattaya Rd (I do not know where that is). Pattaya departure info is available at 088-709-2365.

Here is the flyer she gave me, and a map of where the office is in Hua Hin.

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Wow, that (ferry service) was sure kept under wraps! The most recent failed one that never started had numerous press articles trumpeting its service.

Or, is this that same one and they worked out their problems with the hydrofoil?

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Or, is this that same one and they worked out their problems with the hydrofoil?

Same one I believe, they,re in sea trials now in preparation to start the service.

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Yes, they've been trying to get it up and running for about two years but have had lots of problems with the boat, and licensing bureaucracy.

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