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3)- By bus: Air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal every 30 minutes between 05.00 and 22.00. Buses leave for Bangkok every 30-40 minutes between 03.00 and 21.00. Approximate journey time: 3 hours. There is also a minibus service that links Hua Hin with downtown Bangkok, convenient for the Victory Monument Skytrain station. Cost (in 2005) 130 baht.

For the BKK-bound buses, do they have the underside luggage area? If yes, do they allow people to put bicycles in there?

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What time do the mini vans leave hua hin in the morning? I have a 12:50 pm flight from Don muang. Do they still only go to victory monument or is there an airport route to? Thanks for any advice :)

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For me it's always the one of the two trains that leave at 0800 to 0830 from Hualampong. Aircon or the non aircon train third class wind in your hair ! Ok if it's not hot season. The train has never worked for me on the way back, the timings are bad. Always the bus to the southern terminal.

SGA airlines don't operate any more. I believe the owner got sick and they ceased operations. Kan Air has flights to and from HHQ. Chiang mai , u-tapao, some others? Lionair does Hatyai. Berjaya have stopped the KL flights I think.

Remember the danger with mini buses in Thailand. Big bus from the southern bus station is safer In my opinion. First time I came to Thailand in the early 90's a German guy said "on a minibus the bumper is your nose!" And it's true there's not much vehicle around you. They do crumple easily. The sliding door won't slide. Never sit at the front.

Ground floor at BKK has desks to book a taxi to Hua Hin , Pattaya etc 1500-2000baht from memory.

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Thinking of going to Hua Hin (despite the latest video footage of farangs getting badly beaten up) for about a week in late August from Bangkok with 4 adults and 3 young children. Can't seem to find any flights via Skyscanner or any online flight site from Bangkok to Hua Hin (which I know has a small airport), anyone know if there are still any airlines operating between Bangkok and Hua Hin?

Alternatively at booking a minivan with driver to take me from Bangkok to Hua Hin how much roughly?

Thanks

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I went on the minibus from Dusit Thani Bkk to Dusit Thani Chaam for 500 baht a few years back.

 

Do they still ave this service?

 

 

Also, any idea of the price of a taxi from Central BB to Khao Takiab?

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I see that this post has not been updated in a couple of years. Is there is a bus from swampy airport to cha am? I have seen a bunch of them from swampy to Hua hin but then you have to pay another hundred baht to get to cha am. The wife and I are done taking VIP Vans, it seemed a little too homicidal for our tastes.

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2nd may 2017...had a look at the setup for the new Bus terminal in Hua Hin yesterday.  Yes about 6 KM out of town near airport on main hy-way to Bankkok...this is a service to Suvarnabhuni (BKK) airport.  This would have to be the best value for money for as a bus ride in the world...very flash bus, very flash seats (you can sleep in them), very polite driver and hostess, very polite office staff at the new flash bus depot.

You book and pay at the bus depot of book and pay online for an extra Bt50.  Make sure you have your booking number from you online ticket,  That is all you need.

This service cost Bt 269 + online booking fee Bt 319.  In Western Australia I live 200KM from Perth Airport about the save distance.  I go in a bus the same size, has 59 seats, you sit up straight.  One bus driver only it cost Bt1600 to the airport.

Yes this service must be best and cheapest 1st class bus service in the world.

 

Further to my above comments  I can only heap praise on this service.  Yesterday I caught a taxi  Hua Hin to Cha-am picking up just near the old bus Hue Hin bus station, from there to the new bus station it was exactly 30 mins.  In Bangkok none of the bus services to distant location are in the down town city location except Victory Square and that's a dogs dinner.

 

It's a pity people on this site who bag this service cannot see the bigger picture, some even expect personalized pick up an drop off to there 5 star hotel or back packers residence included for, what Bt 269.  "get a life".

 

A further comment from me about my experience with the new and better for most people us service from Hua HIn to BKK

I live Western Australia and spend 3 months at a time in Cha-am 3 months in Aus.  The fare from my country town 200 km to Perth International Airport  in a OK nice bus 59 seats you sit up straight, just the driver, no hostess Bt 50 for 500 mil water (free in Thai bus service), no traffic jam where I come from, exactly 3 hour trip.  Cost Bt 1650, more 5 times as much (same amount of fuel for the bus).  Come on you winging lot get your lousy bags out and give the poor buggers a go.  On a scale of 10 you would have to give these people 11 out of 10.  They always leave on time but Bangkok Traffic is the biggest Enemy.

 

The new Hua Hin bus terminal is just lovely, nice seating, nice friendly staff, nice coffee shop if you have to wait a while.  Catch a mini bus service to the terminal for 25 Bt or the old banger red bus for Bt 15 if your to lousy to get a taxi, yes I believe in giving credit where it is due so I'm thinking about making it 12 out of 10.  This bus company needs to be congratulated...not bagged.

 

PS,,, finally I take back what I said about booking on line.  Provided you have the booking number from the internet, YOUR NAME WILL NOT Be ANY USE. you will be able to get on the bus (figures TIT)

 
 
 
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On 15/05/2017 at 9:56 AM, David Walden said:

2nd may 2017...had a look at the setup for the new Bus terminal in Hua Hin yesterday.  Yes about 6 KM out of town near airport on main hy-way to Bankkok...this is a service to Suvarnabhuni (BKK) airport.  This would have to be the best value for money for as a bus ride in the world...very flash bus, very flash seats (you can sleep in them), very polite driver and hostess, very polite office staff at the new flash bus depot.

You book and pay at the bus depot of book and pay online for an extra Bt50.  Make sure you have your booking number from you online ticket,  That is all you need.

This service cost Bt 269 + online booking fee Bt 319.  In Western Australia I live 200KM from Perth Airport about the save distance.  I go in a bus the same size, has 59 seats, you sit up straight.  One bus driver only it cost Bt1600 to the airport.

Yes this service must be best and cheapest 1st class bus service in the world.

 

Further to my above comments  I can only heap praise on this service.  Yesterday I caught a taxi  Hua Hin to Cha-am picking up just near the old bus Hue Hin bus station, from there to the new bus station it was exactly 30 mins.  In Bangkok none of the bus services to distant location are in the down town city location except Victory Square and that's a dogs dinner.

 

It's a pity people on this site who bag this service cannot see the bigger picture, some even expect personalized pick up an drop off to there 5 star hotel or back packers residence included for, what Bt 269.  "get a life".

 

A further comment from me about my experience with the new and better for most people us service from Hua HIn to BKK

I live Western Australia and spend 3 months at a time in Cha-am 3 months in Aus.  The fare from my country town 200 km to Perth International Airport  in a OK nice bus 59 seats you sit up straight, just the driver, no hostess Bt 50 for 500 mil water (free in Thai bus service), no traffic jam where I come from, exactly 3 hour trip.  Cost Bt 1650, more 5 times as much (same amount of fuel for the bus).  Come on you winging lot get your lousy bags out and give the poor buggers a go.  On a scale of 10 you would have to give these people 11 out of 10.  They always leave on time but Bangkok Traffic is the biggest Enemy.

 

The new Hua Hin bus terminal is just lovely, nice seating, nice friendly staff, nice coffee shop if you have to wait a while.  Catch a mini bus service to the terminal for 25 Bt or the old banger red bus for Bt 15 if your to lousy to get a taxi, yes I believe in giving credit where it is due so I'm thinking about making it 12 out of 10.  This bus company needs to be congratulated...not bagged.

 

PS,,, finally I take back what I said about booking on line.  Provided you have the booking number from the internet, YOUR NAME WILL NOT Be ANY USE. you will be able to get on the bus (figures TIT)

 
 
 
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Hi David.

Thanks for your infos.

Does this new bus from Suvanabumi Airport make a stop in Cha Am?

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On 7/21/2007 at 5:12 PM, Sledge71 said:

Has anyone ever driven Chiang Mai to Hua hin ? How long would it take approximately ?

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Islandape

You can get on a bus at Cha-am if you want.  Overnight trip, quite good if any bus trip can be called good, can book on line, OK meal (sort of) at half way, half hour rest stop.  Just be sure that your half hour meal break is only 20 mins.  If your a farang they will go without you after 20 mins that's if all the Thais are on board and as well you may get a good talking to if you take longer to stretch you legs, don't pee to long.  They only have 2 speeds  flatout and stop and usual get in about 2 hours early.  Supposed to get in 6am don't be surprised if it's 4am.(it will be)  They have to go flatout to get home I suppose so they can get a bit of sleep so they can do the day shift as well...this could be one reason why Thai bus drivers often sleep at the wheel, no log book, no regulation sleep.  If there a bus drivers log book I'm sure no one ever looks at it???   TIT

 

PS Yes the bus from BKK airport to Hua Hin will stop at Cha-am you just need to remind the driver.

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I have used the airport bus to Hua Hin 5 times now,

 

it saves me having to go to Mo Chit to get on the death minivans,

 

very comfortable, if you get the 3pm bus you tend to get in to Hua hin airport for about 6pm, if you get the 4.30 then it takes longer due to traffic.

 

They offer a free shuttlebus to the clock tower

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3 hours ago, skippy121 said:

I have used the airport bus to Hua Hin 5 times now,

 

it saves me having to go to Mo Chit to get on the death minivans,

 

very comfortable, if you get the 3pm bus you tend to get in to Hua hin airport for about 6pm, if you get the 4.30 then it takes longer due to traffic.

 

They offer a free shuttlebus to the clock tower

 

Is there a website somewhere with their time schedule and such?

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