About Hua Hin
With a population of less than 90,000, Hua Hin is a small holiday resort compare to Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.
However, it never stop expanding and becomes more and more popular. Getting around Hua Hin is easy as the centre of town is very concentrated and it is possible to explore by foot.
There are many other ways to get around, Green trucks or Sawngthaews leave every 15 minutes or so to from Khao Takiab to the centre of town and also from there out to Hua Hin airport. The first Songtaews run from around 6:00 am and the last ones at around 6.30 pm (sometimes up to 9:00 pm in the high season).
It cost only 10-20 Baht. There are numerous motorcycle taxis, tuk-tuks (3 or 4 wheeled, open sided taxis) and car taxis. Negotiate price beforehand, but you will not get a tuk tuk for less than 100 Baht over any distance in Hua Hin.
Getting to Hua Hin from Bangkok
By Taxi Taking a taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin (distance about 200 km) is possible. Price after negotiation should cost around 2,000 Baht.
The price for a taxi from Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) Airport with 4 persons and 6 bags approximate 3,000 Baht. The limousine services, available at Bangkok Airport, are more expensive than an ordinary taxi.
Private taxi from Hua Hin to BKK Airport should be in 2,200-3,000 Baht and is bookable via agents around town.
Air-conditioned buses leave the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok every 30 minutes between 05:00 and 22:00 for Hua Hin. The journey takes about 3 hours and costs 180-200 Baht. The air-conditioned bus terminal in Hua Hin is at the Siri Petchkasem Hotel on Srasong Rd, near Dechanuchit Rd, and buses leave for Bangkok every 30-40 minutes daily between 03:00 and 21:00.
Trains are an easy way to get to Hua Hin, as the train station is right in the centre of the town. However, the trains go very slowly getting away from Bangkok, so the two and a half hour road time to Hua Hin stretches to 5 or 6 on the train.
The price of the train is around 100 Baht (and only 44 Baht for ordinary trains). Most trains on the southern route stop at Hua Hin. They leave Bangkok?s Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue railway stations 10 times daily between 08:05 and 22:50. It takes 4 hours for the journey.
This is one of the quickest ways to reach Hua Hin, taking as little as 2.5 hours – depending on traffic – In Bangkok, the minibus arrive and depart from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai). And in Hua Hin, the minivans arrive and depart from the new minibus Terminal Soi 51. At time of writing, the minibus fee was 200 Baht. Unless you book an extra seat, luggage space can be very limited.
Source : huahintoday.com