Where to Go
Transport Prachuap Khiri Khan
As all southward travel over land passes through Prachuap Khiri Khan it is easy to travel there via car, bus, or train. Once in Prachuap Khiri Khan, it may be easier to get around with your own car, but there are standard forms of local transport available for visitors: i.e. songtaews, motorbike taxis, samlors, and tuk tuks.
The trip takes about 3-3/4 hours from Bangkok; 1st class fare is 202 baht (rapid and express only), 2nd class is 102 baht (rapid and express only) and 3rd class is 44 baht. Call 1690 for more details.
From Bangkok drive along Highway No. 35 (Thon Buri-Pak Tho) passing Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram Provinces and then take Highway No. 4 to Hua Hin. The total distance is 123 kilometers. Alternatively, it is possible to travel via Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi Provinces.
Busses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal cost 110 baht for 1st class (air-conditioned), 85 baht for 2nd class (air-conditioned) and 61 baht for non-air-conditioned (ordinary) busses. The trip takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Various agencies on Khao San Road in Bangkok operate minivans to Hua Hin for 150 baht per person. The bus leaves for Bangkok from a station next to Siripetchkasem Hotel.
There are also air-conditioned busses between Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon Province (125 baht, 4 hours), Surat Thani Province (210 baht, 7hours), Phuket Province (305 baht, 10 hours) and Krabi Province (280 baht, 9 hours)
There are currently no regular commercial air flights into Hua Hin, though there are charter flights available.
Local busses/songtaews from Hua Hin to the beaches of Khao Takiab, Khao Tam, and Suan Son cost 7-10 baht / person. These buses run from around 6 a.m. until 5.50 p.m.
Buses to Pranburi are 10 baht and leave from the same area of Chomsin Road.
Samlors may cost 40 baht / trip in to town.
Motorcycles and bicycles can be rented from a couple of places on Damnoen Kasem Road near the Jed Pee Nong Hotel. Motorcycle rentals cost between 150 and 200 baht per day for 100cc bikes, and between 250 and 300 baht for 125cc bikes. Occasionally there are larger bikes available for 500 baht to 600 baht a day. Wearing a helmet is required by law.
Bicycles cost between 30 and 70 baht per day to rent.
At the fishing pier visitors can charter boats to Koh Singtoh for 800 baht a day. On Haad Takiab it is possible to get cheaper fares for perhaps 700 baht.