What’s the Best Way to Get Around Hua Hin?
Hua Hin is a lovely town that consists of nearly 80,000 residents. While it is much smaller than some of the bigger cities in Thailand such as Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya, it still has many amenities that make it very easy to travel to and around.
So, if you’re planning your visit to Hua Hin, here are some tips about the best ways to explore the town:
Traveling by foot is quite popular for many travelers to Hua Hin. If you are staying near the center of town then this option is very viable. It will allow you a more up close and personal experience with the local shops and vendors, and help you truly have time to take everything in.
However, if you choose an accommodation that is a little bit farther away then you may want to consider utilizing some of the public modes of transportation that are available in the area.
Tuk tuks and Taxis
In the city, it isn’t hard to find tuk tuks (vehicles that have either three or four wheels and are open-sided), motorcycle taxis, or generic taxis. Some drivers of motorcycle taxis do not provide free helmets to their passengers so that is something you may want to keep in mind if you would like to engage in that form of transportation. Tuk tuks tend to be a bit more expensive with prices that are often inflated, but they are often a convenient option.
One of the best forms of public transportation is songtaews. The word sontaew means “two rows” and it refers to the two rows that are found in the back of these vehicles to allow passengers to sit. Currently, in and around Hua Hin, there are four different routes that the songtaews take.
The first is from Khao Takiab running all the way to the Hua Hin Airport. The sontaews that run on this route are green in color and leave every fifteen minutes. It costs 10 baht to get from Khao Takiab to the city center of Hua Hin and then to get from the city center of Hua Hin to the Hua Hin airport it costs an additional 10 baht. At the time of this publication, 1 US dollar was the equivalent of 31.90 baht.
The second route circles the city in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction. All journeys upon this route will cost passengers 10 baht.
The third route runs from Maegep to Makro. If one would like to travel that entire distance then it will cost 30 baht. However, if passengers would only like to travel a portion of that distance it can be divided into 10-baht sections.
The final route goes from Hua Hin all the way to Huay Mongkol. This route is very helpful as it stops at many popular locations such as the Market Village, Hua Hin floating market, and Majestic Golf. The prices vary based on how long you travel on the route.
Rickshaw or Trishaw
If you would like to enjoy the scenery, then traveling in a rickshaw or trishaw. These buggies allow you to casually travel at a leisurely pace.
Now that you are familiar with some of the most popular and reliable forms of transportation in Hua Hin you may feel more comfortable staying for a longer period of time in this incredible location.
If you do feel this desire, then reach out to us at Hua Hin Property Partner. We specialize in helping people find properties for sale or for rent in Hua Hin. We are very familiar with all the property laws in Hua Hin and will help you every step of the way on your journey toward finding your ideal vacation home in the beautiful town of Hua Hin.
Regardless of how long you choose to stay in Hua Hin, we hope that you have a safe and pleasant visit with the help of our travel tips.