Hua Hin transport information
Hua Hin transport here is not bad at all for a small town of around 100,000. Songtaews, tuk tuks and motorcycle taxi’s are some of the widely available forms of transport in this rapidly expanding, beach side holiday town.
The centre of Hua Hin serves as a kind of hub where all the main amenities and services can be found from doctors, supermarkets, restaurants and all of the other main tourist destinations, although as the town is growing some of these can also be found on the outskirts of Hua Hin now too. Most of Hua Hin’s transportation runs through or very close to the town centre making it all very accessible even if you live a few kilometres out of town. With most of the transport running from the North of Hua Hin to the South and Khao Takiab, getting around Hua Hin is very simple.
Motorcycle Taxis, Taxis and Tuk Tuks
There are plenty of motorcycle taxis all over Hua Hin, you often find them sitting at a busy intersection or near certain high traffic areas. Motorcycle taxis are a cheap alternative to taxis or tuk tuks but keep in mind they do not carry spare helmets for passengers. Tuks tuks are also plentiful in Hua Hin, they are often parked all around town waiting for a potential passenger to approach although they tend to charge high prices. Tuk-tuks have a high fixed price, they are impossible to haggle down and not a cheap form of transport in Hua Hin. There are also plenty of car taxis which are usually parked around tourist areas. All taxi prices should be agreed upon before the journey begins to take you to your home in Hua Hin.
There are currently 4 Hua Hin public transport songtaew routes. There are no bus-stops for songthaews. To take the songthaew, you simply wave down a passing truck and jump in the back. Before getting on a songthaew, make sure that it’s going your way. If you’re not sure, check with the driver. Although most of the drivers don’t speak English, they know the English names of popular destinations. Tell the driver where you want to go and the driver will nod yes if they are going your way.
Songthaews have buzzers installed on the ceilings. When you want to get off, just press a buzzer and the driver will stop for you. You then exit the truck and pay the driver your fare.
1. Khao Takiab — Hua Hin Airport
Operated by green trucks that leave every 15 minutes or so and cost 10 baht to and from Khao Takiab to the centre of town and also from there out to the airport for a further 10 baht. You simply flag one down and get on. The first songtaews run from around 6:00am and the last ones at leave around 6.30pm (can run up to 9:00pm in the high season, but check – prices also increase in the evening).
2. City Loop
Operated by trucks with red and white front hoods with white bodies and red stripes. This is a circular route around the inner city, from Soi 94 in the South to Soi 41 in the North. The service runs both clockwise and anti-clockwise at intervals of about 10 minutes. Service begins at 6:00am and runs until 9:00pm. All journies cost 10 Baht.
3. Maegep — Makro
Operated by orange trucks starting at Maegep and passing through Tesco Lotus, Bangkok Hospital and San Paulo Hospital. Starts at 6:00am and runs until 8:00pm. Peak time service is every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes at other times. Cost for the entire route is 30 Baht, although lesser distance can be 10 baht.
4. Hua Hin Railway — Huay Mongkol
Operated by white trucks. Starting at Hua Hin Railway Station, then stops at Market Village, Ban Hua Na, Hua Hin Floating Market, Samphannam Floating Market, Wat Huay Mongkol, Huay Mongkol Floating Market and Majestic Golf. This service runs hourly from the Railway Station starting at 8:00am and last pick up is at Wat Huay Mongkol at 5:00pm. Cost can vary depending on route, example is Railway Station to Hua Hin Floating Market is 20 Baht. Railway Station to Wat Huay Mongkol is 40 Baht.
General Costs of Hua Hin Transport
Always agree on price with the driver or rider before getting in and starting your journey. This will make sure there are no chances of any misunderstanding. Negotiating is part of the way of life here, so enjoy doing it and make sure to smile.
General prices in Hua Hin are listed below.
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This is a rough guide to prices in Hua Hin and actual prices may vary slightly, if prices seem unfair do not argue or get angry just find another form of transport.