How to get from CHIANG MAI to HUA HIN?

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How do you get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin? You can take a flight, train, bus or private car/taxi.

Flight+Bus/Train to Hua Hin 
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    • Hua Hin (Prachuap Khiri Khan province) – it is one of the closest and popular beach sites to Bangkok in Thailand. It offers pleasant walks with an unforgettable shopping experience at the night market. Hua Hin is about 200 km from Bangkok. Formerly a small fishing village, then the first Thai tourist resort, which today lies somewhat in the shadow of larger, more luxurious and pompous resorts, but definitely worth a visit. There you can visit a Buddhist temple, a former royal residence and a historic railway station, and of course several pleasant beaches. For relaxation, you can of course use the 3-kilometer-long city beach, but even more interesting are the beaches around the city. Cha Am Beach is about 25 kilometers from the city, but on its promenade it is alive and you will find plenty of shops, stalls and equipment rentals for a variety of water sports. Takiab Beach is again a popular destination for family trips to the beach for its gradual and pleasant entry into the water and calm sea. There are 4 ways how you can get to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai – travel by plane + bus/train, train, tourist bus or you can book private taxi/car via Bangkok.

From Chiang Mai to Hua Hin you can travel by plane, bus, train, taxi/car.

    • Travel distance from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin in Thailand is about 900 km by land via Bangkok. The best and fastest way of transfer to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai is to take a flight + bus/train via Bangkok. There are direct flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and bus or train from Bangkok to Hua Hin. Travel by plane+bus/train via Bangkok takes about 6-7 hours. Direct flight to Bangkok and bus or train to Hua Hin costs totally about $45-120/pp. Another popular way how to get to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai is to travel by train via Bangkok. Travel by train to Hua Hin takes about 18-21 hours and you can use sleeper berths to Bangkok and seats from Bangkok to Hua Hin. Travel by train to Hua Hin via Bangkok costs about $20-70/pp. There are also sleeper tourist buses from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin. Travel time by bus is about 14-16 hours and bus ticket costs about $20-40/pp. The last option how it is possible to travel is to take a private taxi or car to Hua Hin, also via Bankgok. There are various modern cars, vehicles or private minivans. You can book flights, bus or train tickets or private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin online. From Hua Hin you can travel to Krabi, it is a popular tourist site in southern Thailand, there are sleeper trains or buses via Surat Thani. You can also travel to Koh Phangan. There are trains + cars and ferries / boats via Surat Thani

How do I get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?


1. FLIGHT + BUS/TRAIN from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin


A) DIRECT FLIGHT from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

    • there are various direct flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
    • direct flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes about 1-1.5 hour
    • one-way direct flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok costs about $40-90/pp
    • airlines from Chiang Mai to Bangkok: Nok Air, Thai Smile, Thai Lion Air, Thai VietJetAir, Bangkok Airways…
    • airport in Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai International Airport
    • flights to Don Mueang Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok
    • Book direct flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

B) BUS or TRAIN from Bangkok to Hua Hin

    • from Bangkok to Hua Hin you can travel by bus/minivan or train
    • travel by bus or train from Bangkok to Hua Hin takes about 2-4 hours
    • travel by tourist bus/minivan or train from Bangkok to Hua Hin costs costs about $4-16/pp
    • read this  article: How to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok?
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Flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and bus or train to Hua Hin is the most fastest option of transfer.


2. BUS or MINIVAN from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin

    • a cheap way of transfer from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin
    • you can also search and book bus from Chiang Mai > Bangkok > Hua Hin
    • bus companies from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin: Sombat Tour, Tara Tour and Travel, Thai Sriram…
    • travel by tourist bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes about 14-16 hours
    • travel by tourist bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin costs about $20-40/pp
    • there are various modern seat or sleeper buses, day and overnight buses and minivans
    • Book bus tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • read carefully all the instructions before you book and buy your bus ticket to Hua Hin online
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Bus of Bangkok Busline from Chiang Mai to Bangkok (photo: 12go.asia).


3. TRAIN from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin (via Bangkok)


A) TRAIN from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

    • from Chiang Mai to Bangkok you can travel by train of Thai Railways
    • travel time by train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is about 13-15 hours
    • train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok costs about $13-50/pp
    • there are various types of trains, 1st+2nd+3rd class trains
    • trains arrive to Hua Lamphong or Don Mueang railway stations in Bangkok
    • Book train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

B) TRAIN from Bangkok to Hua Hin

    • from Bangkok to Hua Hin you can travel by train of Thai Railways
    • travel by train from Bangkok to Hua Hin takes about 4-4.5 hours
    • travel by train from Bangkok to Hua Hin costs costs about $4-16/pp
    • read this article: How to travel to Hua Hin from Bangkok?
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Train of Thai Railways from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin (photo: 12go.asia).


4. PRIVATE TAXI/CAR from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin

    • from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin you can also travel by private car/taxi via Bangkok
    • travel by private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin via Bangkok take about 14 hours
    • travel by private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin via Bangkok costs totally about $340-600 (2x cars)
    • private companies from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin: Glassflower, Jed Yord, Bangkok Taxi24, Hua Hin Cars, PGS…
    • there are various new and modern cars, vehicles or private minivans to Hua Hin
    • Book your private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you can search private car for the route: Chiang Mai > Bangkok, Bangkok > Hua Hin
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From Chiang Mai to Hua Hin you can travel by private taxi/car via Bankgok (photo: Glassflower taxi, 12go.asia).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin:

How to book tickets or flights from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?

    • Book tickets, flights or car/taxi from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can choose and book another route, e.g. Chiang Mai > Bangkok, Bangkok > Hua Hin…

What is the travel time of transfer from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?

    • Travel by plane + bus/train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes about 6-7 hour.
    • Travel by tourist bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes about 14-16 hours.
    • Travel by train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes about 18-21 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes about 14 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?

    • Travel by plane+bus/train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin costs about $45-120/pp.
    • Travel by tourist bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin costs about $20-40/pp.
    • Travel by train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin costs about $20-70/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin costs about $340-600/car.

How far is Hua Hin from Chiang Mai?

    • Travel distance from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is about 900 km by road via Bangkok.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?

    • The most cheapest way how to get to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai in Thailand is to travel by tourist bus or train of Thai Railways. The most cheapest option should cost about $20/pp.

What is the best option of transfer from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin?

    • The best and fastest way how to reach Hua Hin from Chiang Mai is to take a flight to Bangkok and bus or train from Bangkok to Hua Hin. You will save your travel time and sometimes there are very cheap low-cost flights to Bangkok.

Is it possible to book private taxi/car to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai?

    • Yes, you can book your private taxi or car/minivan from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin online. There are various private cars to Bangkok and from Bangkok to Hua Hin, so you have to book 2 cars via Bangkok.

How and where you can travel from Hua Hin?

    • From Hua Hin you can travel by train/plane or bus to southern Thailand. The most popular tourist sites of Thailand are in the south, you can travel to Phuket or Krabi via Surat Thani by train+bus.

Is there an airport in Hua Hin?

    • Yes, Hua Hin has an international airport. There are some direct flights to various cities of Thailand.
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Hua Hin is a popular tourist beach city, about 200 km from Bangkok.
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Hua Hin Railway Station, you can travel by train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin via Bangkok.
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The town of Hua Hin is a base for tourists and backpackers from all the world.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book bus+train tickets / flights from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin + Schedule:

(You can change your travel route, e.g. Chiang Mai > Bangkok, Bangkok > Hua Hin…)


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