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Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 28 Jun 2016 12:03
by Brent_NZ
Hello,
We are a kiwi couple that need to get from Hua Hin to Bang Saphan Noi on Wednesday July 6th and I'm wondering what transport options are available other than the mainline train? The train would be fine but it leaves HH later than we want to go (ideally leave mid morning)
Happy to get a bus or mini bus if they go there from HH?
Thanks!
Brent

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 28 Jun 2016 13:56
by buksida
The public bus stops on the highway - 10km away from BS town. The train is the best option, a sprinter leaves HH at about 11am.

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 10:57
by Brent_NZ
buksida wrote:The public bus stops on the highway - 10km away from BS town. The train is the best option, a sprinter leaves HH at about 11am.
Great thanks - forgive my ignorance but what is a Sprinter? (I'm guessing an Express train)

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 11:06
by Brent_NZ
Great thanks. I'm looking at booking tickets online but it says every departure is full that day - it doesn't seem likely to me?
https://12go.asia/en/travel/hua-hin/ban ... 2016-07-06

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 13:12
by Big Boy
It seems unlikely to me also. Those fares look incredibly expensive also - I travelled from bangkok last week for half of that price.

The sprinter is a little 3 carriage, air conditioned train that does attract higher costs, and includes a free snacks service, but the fact you are looking at fan carriages only, I don't think that's what you are looking at.

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 13:14
by Big Boy
This might be a better option http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm

[Edit] Just tried it, and it takes you to the same place. However, reading elsewhere, it suggests that online booking is only possible from Bangkok, so maybe you need to visit the station.

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 13:25
by Big Boy

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 14:24
by Brent_NZ
Sounds like the train is the only viable option - i'm a bit surprised actually I thought there might be shuttles/vans going there on the regular, but obviously not.
It's okay we'll take the train - I just hope its not really late like I know it can be at times!

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 16:28
by Big Boy
Brent_NZ wrote:I just hope its not really late like I know it can be at times!
They usually are - at least an hour by the time they get to Hua Hin :D

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 17:15
by Brent_NZ
Actually I think i might just rent a car!

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 30 Jun 2016 19:27
by Caller
Brent_NZ wrote:Actually I think i might just rent a car!
Unless you're just planning to lie on the beach, you'll need one in any case.

Re: Hua Hin to Bang Sephan options

Posted: 01 Jul 2016 09:46
by migrant
Caller wrote:
Brent_NZ wrote:Actually I think i might just rent a car!
Unless you're just planning to lie on the beach, you'll need one in any case.
I agree on renting a car. Most resorts are small with limited dining options. If you want to see more you can, of course, walk but depending on where you are staying, it could be a long walk!