Learn where to get the airport bus to Hua Hin from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Before you arrive in Bangkok check the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin bus service timetable, ensure you understand how to go from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin, as there are basically two main options available.
If we are talking about the cheapest and safest way to get to Hua Hin then it would be by bus.
Taking the Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin bus is a cheaper alternative to using a taxi, and in many ways can be a lot safer.
If you are on a budget, then you can travel by bus to Hua Hin from Bangkok International Airport.
The bus fare to travel to Hua Hin is:
For pre-bookings, ensure your bus departure time is at least 1.5 hours after your ETA at Suvarnabhumi Airport, to allow for immigration clearance and baggage collection.
Have a read through this page for the various transport options on offer to go from:
and see which suits your itinerary and budget best.
The total travel time on the bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin is four to five hours due to roadworks, that should be completed in 2023.
During holiday weekends the trip can take 5 - 6 hours, so ensure you allow sufficient time.
Most of the journey is by highway and motorway and so unless there is some problem, the total travel time to Hua Hin is likely to remain unaffected outside of these ranges.
When choosing the airport bus to Hua Hin, there are two main bus services to choose from and both depart from Level 1 in Suvarnabhumi Airport.
When you arrive and have collected your baggage, exit via the Customs area on Level 2 and then take the moving walkway or the lift down to Level 1 and look for Gate No. 8 which is located near to the Magic Food Point food hall.
If you are familiar with where the taxi stand is, then Gate No. 8 is at the far end of that level, close to the foodhall.
The Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus to Hua Hin operates 7 days a week and normally the bus leaves the Suvarnabhumi Airport terminal every couple of hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, but these times can vary depending upon the day of the week and of course, the demand.
Further down the page there is the link to the online booking form for the airport bus and which will provide the exact timetable and price for your particular travel date.
The Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin bus timetable is effective 1st October 2022:
The Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin bus fare is 325 baht per seat.
Tickets can be purchased at the Pattaya bus ticket counter at Gate No. 8 on the First Level of the Airport or they can be pre-booked on the website.
There are two drop off points used by the airport bus to Hua Hin.
* If you choose to get off at No.2, you cannot change to get off at No.1 after the coach has departed. This is because your baggage will be put far inside of the baggage compartment which will be difficult and will take time to remove all the baggage in order to get your bag. Therefore, if you want to change your drop-off, you must inform the driver before he puts your bag into the compartment. Otherwise, you will have to get off where you originally selected.
Bags upto 20 kg and one hand baggage is included in the bus ticket, excess baggage incurs an additional charge.
There are no child or elderly fares, but read the Conditions for children under 8 years, if you don't want to pay for a seat for them.
This bus service is operated by the Roong Reuang Coach Company Ltd and there is an option to make a booking online as linked above.
If you make an online booking, then do print out the confirmation email or ticketing information and don't rely upon the data held on your phone etc.
Hua Hin bus station is located about 7 km North of Hua Hin beach and transfers are available in the bus station.
The same service desk in Suvarnabhumi Airport sells tickets for the bus to Pattaya and Koh Chang.
For the return journey, taking the bus from Hua Hin bus station to Bangkok Airport is just as easy.
For the return bus journey from Hua Hin to Suvarnabhumi Airport, the bus usually runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and the bus can be taken from Hua Hin bus station.
The Hua Hin to Suvarnabhumi Airport bus timetable is effective 1st October 2022:
Tickets should preferably be purchased 3 days in advance or on the day of travel at the office.
If the ticket is purchased in advance, then ensure you board the bus 15 minutes prior to departure time or your seat may be reallocated.
The bus from Hua Hin to Bangkok Airport will drop you off at the Departure Terminal Level 4.
The Hua Hin to Suvarnabhumi Airport bus fare is 325 baht per seat.
More details can be obtained directly from the official website of the Rong Reuang Coach Company.
There is some more information on the transfers from Bangkok International Airport to Hua Hin and Hua Hin to Bangkok Airport at the below link to the Rong Reuang Bus Company.
Here is a diagrammatic overview of the Rong Reuang bus transfers out of Bangkok and the departure bus terminals.
For those arriving on late flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport with limited funds, then have a look at this page that shows some good places to sleep in Suvarnabhumi Airport, whilst you wait for the Hua Hin booking desk to open in the morning.
If you follow the link to the Roong Reuang website then you will get all the options of getting to your Hua Hin hotel by bus and you can book your bus ticket online that will take you directly to the new Hua Hin bus station.
I remember going to Hua Hin once in a van that I caught from Victory Monument, before they moved location.
Upon arrival at the bus station in Hua Hin I needed to then take a tuk-tuk to my hotel and the fare to travel a distance less than 2 km was the same as the van fare from Bangkok.
Walking wasn't really an option as there was a massive thunderstorm going on, so I just had to pay up.
So when you are budgeting your trip, then bear in mind that there will be an additional fee for the transport to your Hua Hin hotel.
The infographic below gives some idea of the additional hotel tranfer costs.
Bell Travel Service provides a Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin online booking option to pre-book your bus journey to Hua Hin and offers a door to door service in both directions.
Buses to Hua Hin operate 7 days a week and leave the Suvarnabhumi Airport terminal every two hours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Whilst taking the airport bus to Hua Hin is a convenient option for many, there is also the choice of taking a taxi.
If you are wondering how much is the taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin, well like most travel in Thailand, it is relatively inexpensive and certainly worthy of consideration.
The Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin taxi fare is going to be around 2400 baht and if you have more than two passengers this is going to more cost effective and convenient than taking the bus.
The general taxi rank in Suvarnabhumi Airport is located outside of Gate 4 on Level 1.
However, bear in mind that three adults with three suitcases are unlikely to fit into the standard Bangkok taxi as there is already an LPG tank in the boot.
The travel distance from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin town is 230 km and takes approx 3 - 4 hours, depending upon traffic.
Pre-booking anything with more adults involved or where the use of child seats is necessary is the way to go.
AOT transfers can be pre-booked or arrange the taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin via your hotel.
AOT desks are located inside the baggage collection hall.
For larger groups, the airport bus to Hua Hin is not going to be the cheapest option and so a van can be considered.
For those groups wanting to go to Hua Hin, there is also the option of hiring a 10-seater van for 4500 baht on the Roong Reuang booking site, although you may have to conclude the communication via email.
I presume it comes with a driver and without the dent.
Whether you take the airport bus to Hua Hin or go by car, often trips are planned at short notice and you may not have chosen your final location to stay.
One option is to book a cheap hotel in Hua Hin to cover the first few days of your trip whilst you scout around for something more permanent.
Explore this link to Hua Hin Hotels on Agoda and choose your dates.
Filter your search using the options for:
If you sort on the Star Ratings tab and then select the Guest Rating greater than 7.
As a general guide to get a reasonable standard, look for places with at least 200 reviews and a score of at least 7.0 or higher and then read the reviews.
If you can afford to spend a little more, then Hua Hin has no shortage of up-market hotels.
If you are thinking of taking the bus from Bangkok Airport to Hua Hin and want something a bit more upmarket then this Agoda link to The Hilton Hotel will show availability and pricing.
I have stayed here several times and find it really convenient as it is located right by the Hua Hin night markets.
If you haven't been to Hua Hin before then maybe you are interested in other things to do in Hua Hin, so please check out my experience when I went on a trip from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
If you want a different perspective, then check out my Hua Hin visit report.
The Hilton Hotel or Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas are both great if you have small children.
How long does it take to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport?
The distance of 222 km should take 3.5 hours, however during heavy traffic it can take four hours or longer. Bear in mind that the return journey may take 5 hours, depending upon the traffic.
If you are catching a return flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, ensure you leave sufficient time. Local drivers will be aware of the normal travelling time, so heed their advice.
When is the best time to visit Hua Hin?
November to February is the best time to visit Hua Hin, however during November there may monsoonal activity passing from the Philippines causing rough seas.
Page revised 20-Jan-2023