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How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin

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How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a beautiful seaside resort, located just under 200 Km away from Bangkok in the Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. It was once known as a quiet fishing village but grew into a popular seaside escape for residents of Bangkok when the Thai royal family decided to build their summer palaces in the 1920s. Today, it is known for its water sports, seafood restaurants and high-end hotels.

There are 2 different travel options when getting from Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to Hua Hin; you can either take a taxi, or a bus. Taking a Bangkok airport taxi is the most convenient option, providing a door-to-door service in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle. The other cheaper but longer option would be to take a bus to Hua Hin, however the bus takes you to Hua Hin's airport, where you will need to find another way to reach your accommodation.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €48 170min 24/7
Bus €16 240min 06:30–18:30

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How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Hua Hin by taxi

If you are looking for the easiest and most efficient way to travel to Hua Hin, then taking a Bangkok airport taxi is definitely the best option for you. Taxis offer a comfortable, air-conditioned, 24/7 door-to-door service, taking 2 hours 50 minutes to reach your seaside destination.

Taxi fare from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Hua Hin

Taxis from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport don't offer flat rate fees to Hua Hin, instead, they use a taximeter based on the distance and time travelled. This means that your final price will depend on your exact location within Hua Hin, however, your overall taxi fare should cost around €48 (1,800 Baht). Please note that an airport surcharge of €1.40 (50 Baht) will be added to your fare.

Convenience

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BBK) can be very overwhelming, and having to find your way around in Thailand's hot humid weather with your children or heavy luggage is definitely not the best way to start your holiday. Moreover, taxis in Thailand are very affordable; so why not avoid the unnecessary hassle and take a fast, comfortable and air-conditioned taxi to Hua Hin.

Editor’s Note

For such a long drive, it is highly recommended to book a private taxi to Hua Hin in advance, this way your English speaking driver will be waiting for you outside the arrivals door, ready to take you away in your pre-selected vehicle.

Useful Tips

Please note that if you are travelling during peak times, your taxi driver will most likely take the Expressway toll for an additional €1.70 (60 Baht).
Make sure that the taximeter is reset before you begin your journey to avoid being overcharged.
Standard taxis at Suvarnabhumi airport can carry up to 4 people and 3 pieces of regular sized luggage.

How to get from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport to Hua Hin by bus

Another way to get to Hua Hin is to take the VIP 24 bus, operated by Roong Reuang, from Bangkok airport to New Hua Hin station. This is a much cheaper option - and is also direct. Moreover, not only are the VIP 24 buses extremely comfortable, with reclining seats and air-conditioned vehicles, the trip is very scenic, taking 4 hours to reach Hua Hin seaside resort.

How much is a bus ticket from Suvarnabhumi airport to Hua Hin?

Taking the bus is definitely the cheapest option and a great transfer method for those travelling on a tight budget, with a one-way ticket costing €8 (305 Baht). Although there are many departures throughout the day, it is recommended to book your bus tickets online in advance, just in case.

Cost

€8 (305 Baht)

Trip Duration

4 hours

There is a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the bus.

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The bus runs from Bangkok airport to New Hua Hin Station from 06:30 to 18:30.

Where do I get it from?

You will firstly need to print out your bus voucher at the Bangkok airport's check-in counter 'Pattaya/Hua Hin' on level 1, gate 8 at the arrivals hall. This voucher is your proof of payment that you will need to show at the check-in/ticket counter in order to get your bus ticket. Once you exit, you will find the VIP 24 bus at the Hua Hin bus station.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Suvarnabhumi airport to Hua Hin is a great transfer option; not only are they the cheapest travel method, they are also direct and use modern and comfortable vehicles. However, the bus ride takes 4 hours to reach New Hua Hin station, which is at Hua Hin airport. From there you will need to find another way to get to your accommodation, which can be difficult if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Buses quickly full up on weekends and Thai holidays; it is highly recommended buying your tickets online well in advance.

Useful Tips

The VIP 24 buses are very comfortable and modern, with air-conditioned vehicles, reclining chairs, toilets, TV’s, snacks and a steward on board.
Please note that the bus leaves from Bangkok airport once every hour, at 30 minutes past.
Your first piece of luggage (up to 20 kg) is free. However, additional luggage will have to be paid for - weighing less than 20 kg will be charged 20 THB, 21 kg to 30 kg will be charged 50 THB, 31 kg to 50 kg will be charged 100 THB.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Bangkok airport from Hua Hin?

Bangkok airport is located 222 Km away from Hua Hin, and you can either take a taxi or a bus to get there. If you choose to take a taxi your transfer will take 2 hours 50 minutes and if you prefer to take the cheaper bus option, it will take you 4 hours to get to New Hua Hin Station.

Can I get from Bangkok airport to Hua Hin by train?

It is possible to get to Hua Hin by train, however it is quite an adventurous option as you will have to take 3 different trains to get there. You will first have to get from Bangkok airport to Phetchaburi railway station in the city centre, then take a train to Bang Sue Junction, and finally take a train to Hua Hin Railway Station. The total journey will take you just under 5 hours.

How much will it cost to get from Bangkok airport to Hua Hin?

If you choose to take a taxi from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport to Hua Hin your taxi fare will cost around €48 (1,800 Baht), depending on traffic. If you choose to take a VIP 24 bus, your one-way bus ticket will cost €8 (305 Baht). For a fixed rate taxi journey, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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