There are 11 trains a day from Bangkok’s main railway station to Hua Hin. Hua Hin Train Station is walking distance to the town centre, which makes travel by train to Hua Hin a convenient option. You can also travel by minivan from Bangkok to Hua Hin although the bus stations are less central than the train station.
Train times to Hua Hin
The train journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin takes from 3 hours 21 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes depending upon which train you take. Intercity trains travelling South via Hua Hin depart from Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong.
- The fastest train from Bangkok to Hua is Train #43 departing at 08:05.
Buy Tickets to Hua Hin
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Best Train to Hua Hin
The best train to take Train #171 departing at 13.00. Not an early start and you arrive in Hua Hin with enough time to check in to your hotel and prepare for dinner at one of the excellent local restaurants. Arriving later in the evening is not a problem as there will still be taxis at the station, but just not as nice as arriving in Hua Hin before the restaurants and bars all shut.
Ticket Prices to Hua Hin
Train tickets purchased online are 250 THB more expensive than train tickets purchased at the train station. The advantage of paying the extra fee is being able to guarantee your seat on the train in advance of the day of travel.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||552 THB||302 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||402 THB||152 THB|
In Thailand a physical train ticket printed by an agent for the State Railways of Thailand is required to travel on a train and the additional fee is a service charge for the purchase and retention of a train ticket ready for collection before you travel.
Travel to Hua Hin
This is a popular route for Thai holiday makers coming down from Bangkok for short vacations on the beach and to eat in the famous fish restaurants.
For travel on Friday night, Saturday morning and during Thai public holidays it is advisable to book in advance as tickets sell out quick. For other times you can normally turn up and buy a ticket at the station before you travel although you are never guaranteed to be able to get on the train you want unless you book in advance.
Bangkok Train Station
Bangkok’s main train station, Hua Lamphong, is located in Bangkok’s China Town area near the river and North of the Grand Palace. If you are coming from Silom, Sukhumvit or Siam Square areas you can get to Bangkok’s main railway station by taking the metro (MRT) to the last stop on the line, called Hualamphong station. If you are staying elsewhere in Bangkok you may need to take a taxi or tuk-tuk. If you are staying on the river you can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to the Marine Department Pier and walk from there. The walk takes 10 minutes and is described in our guide to getting from the Khao San Road to Hua Lamphong Railway Station.
Location of Bangkok Station
Travel from Hua Hin Station
The railway station in Hua Hin is fairly near the beach and the centre of the city. Depending on where you are staying you might be able to walk there from the train station. If you need to go further there are plenty of taxis waiting at the railway station.
- See more information about Hua Hin Train Station.