To travel from Hua Hin to Bangkok by train there are 11 daily departures to Hualamphong station taking between 3.5 to 4.5 hours to travel the 229 km distance with tickets costing from as little as 44 baht to over 1,000 Baht for a 1st Class ticket.
There are also a few cheap trains from Hua Hin to Bangkok's other railway station, Thon Buri (Bangkok Noi), located north of the river.
The train is not the fastest way to travel from Hua Hin to Bangkok, but is an interesting journey, especially on the third class ordinary trains, which you should only take for the experience or if you want to travel really cheaply, as they will probably be delayed!
The best trains to travel on for speed are the Special Express DRC Trains (Diesel Railcars) which comprise of just a few second class, air-conditioned seat carriages and are more likely to run on time.
If you want to travel from Hua Hin to Bangkok Airport (BKK - Suvarnabhumi), it is now much easier to catch a direct bus from Hua Hin to BKK, than it is travelling by train into the centre of the city.
For departure times and fares for buses from Hua Hin to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal or BKK Airport :
If you want to catch the bus from Hua Hin to BKK Airport - search for Hua Hin to Suvarnabhumi Airport
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Ord = Ordinary Train
Rap = Rapid
Ex. = Express
Sp. Ex. = Special Express
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar - (Sprinter Train)
To view the full timetables click on a train number below :
For information about Hua Lamphong Railway Station click on the picture below:
For information on Hua Hin Railway Station click on the picture below:
|252||06.17||11.10 (Bang Sue Junction)||Ordinary|
****Please note: Train 252 now terminates at Bang Sue Junction station in Bangkok.
Full Timetables :
For information about Thonburi Railway Station click on the picture below:
Ticket prices vary depending on the type (and speed) of the train and the class of seat you require.
Prices start from an amazingly cheap 44 Baht for a third class seat on a slow fan cooled Ordinary Train to over 1,000 Baht for a first class ticket on an air-conditioned Special Express Train.
Trains to Thon Buri from Hua Hin are a couple of Baht cheaper than the Ordinary / Rapid trains to Hua Lamphong.
To see all the different fares for each service, please click on the "fare" link in the timetable above >
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