This post is just to document our Hua Hin to Bangkok train journey. Much of the information regarding buying train tickets has already been covered in Bangkok to Hua Hin by train, so be sure to read that post as well if you need more information. Also see our post about 4 Days In Hua Hin.
Train Times Hua Hin To Bangkok
As you can see from the above train times, most trains from Hua Hin to Bangkok leave during the very early hours of the morning, so there isn’t much choice at all if you don’t want to travel that early. The trains start in the south of the country, so are timed to arrive in Bangkok in the morning. That’s not great for people traveling from Hua Hin.
That only leaves two possible trains we could, the 14:10 or 16:01. As the 14:10 trai takes almost 5 hours, it made more sense to get the 16:01, as that only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes.
For our return journey there were tickets available for the 2nd class carriage with aircon. Tickets were 412 baht each ($12).
Hua Hin Train Station
Hua Hin station is the most photographed train station in Thailand. It’s small but beautiful. This was the start of our return journey.
It’s usually quite hot at Hua Hin train station, so it’s not a great place to have to sit and wait for your train. Luckily, they have a very nice cafe at the end of the station platform. You can have a coffee while waiting for your train, which will stop right outside the cafe door.
Our Train Journey From Hua Hin To Bangkok
As the train leaves so late in the day, the journey is less interesting than in the opposite direction, as it’s dark by the time the train gets to Bangkok. The train passes through Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom, three towns that we plan to explore later this year.
Our train left Hua Hin station on time at 16:01 and arrived at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station at 19:50, which was 5 minutes late. We had a 2nd class aircon carriage, and it wa pretty cold by the end of the journey. Most passengers were wearing warm clothes, and some had blankets. That’s fairly typical for aircon trains in Thailand.
Getting From Hua Lamphong Station To Your Hotel
Hua Lamphong is connected to the underground MRT system, so I’d suggest getting that to your hotel if possible. The MRT connects to the BTS skytrain system at Silom, which is only two stops away. Most times we’ve tried to get a taxi from outside this station the driver has refused to use the meter, so nowadays we don’t bother. If you really do need to get a taxi it’s better to walk into the MRT system and then use one of the other exits to the main road and get a taxi from there.
Where To Stay In Bangkok
Bangkok has thousands of hotels, so do what we do, and head on over to Agoda Bangkok. They have a great selection of hotels and great prices. We use Agoda for almost all our hotel bookings.