Taking the Hua Hin to Ban Krut train is a nice, easy and cheap way to travel to this lovely small beach resort, with Ban Krut railway station located in the small town centre, around ten minutes walk away from the beach.
Travel by bus from Hua Hin to Ban Krut is much less convenient, as the bus will drop you off on the highway, then you will have to get transport from there (around 10 Kilometres away) to the beach.
The distance from Hua Hin to Ban Krut by train is 148 km and the duration of the trip is around one hour 50 minutes for the fastest services - three hours for the slowest.
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All trains operate daily.
Ord = Ordinary
Rap = Rapid
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar - (Sprinter Train)
Train numbers 39/41 and 43 are Special Express Diesel Railcar sprinter trains and only have 2nd Class seat carriages (Air-Conditioned)
Tickets for these train cost :
Adult - 380 THB - Child 345 THB
On-board meal and soft drinks are provided during the journey and included in the price of your ticket.
Train number 255 is a slow, Ordinary service originating from Thon Buri Station and has fan cooled 2nd and 3rd class carriages. This is the cheapest of all trains from Hua Hin to Ban Krut but will also be subject to the most delays.
Tickets on train 255 cost:
2nd Class: Adult - 70 THB - Child 35 THB
3rd Class: Adult - 31 THB - Child 16 THB
Train numbers 171, 169, 173 and 167 are long distance Rapid services with a good range of seating options:
3rd Class fan cooled seats cost:
Adult - 61 THB - Child 46 THB
2nd Class fan cooled seats cost:
Adult - 100 THB - Child 65 THB
2nd Class fan cooled seats on the Day and Night coaches cost:
Adult - from 230 THB - Child from 195 THB
2nd Class Air-conditioned seats on the Day and Night coaches cost:
Adult - from 360 THB - Child from 325 THB
If you want to travel on the Special Express DRC trains, it is highly advisable to book your seats in advance.
For the Rapid trains, you can usually get a seat on the day of travel, but if you want to travel in one of the 2nd class Day and Night carriages, book in advance.
For the Ordinary train, just buy a ticket on the day of travel.
Booking tickets in Advance:
To book train tickets in advance in Thailand, you can visit any mainline station ticket office / counter or you: