By train its takes from 4 hours to 4 and a half hours to travel 203.12 km from Cha Am to Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok. The interesting parts of this journey are passing by Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and travelling through the suburbs of Bangkok to Bangkok’s China Town where the train line terminates. The journey by road, however, tends to be a lot quicker.
Trains to Bangkok
There are 3 daily train services from Cha Am to Bangkok.
- The fastest train from Hua Hin to Bangkok is Train #168 departing from Cha Am at 01:40, and arriving 3 hours 55 minutes later in Bangkok at 05:35.
- The slowest train is Train #262 departing from Cha Am at 14:33 and scheduled to arrive in Bangkok at 19:00, a journey time of 4 hours 27 minutes.
Tickets to Bangkok
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Cha Am to Bangkok:
Train tickets are unfortunately not always available to book on line for this short journey with the tickets allocation being prioritised to travellers joining the train further south at stations such as Surat Thani and Chumphon. If you are travelling in a group then booking a taxi or minivan online through the Search Box above is good value for money and very convenient.
Cha Am Railway Station
Bangkok Railway Station
- Read more about Bangkok Train Station.
Arrival in Bangkok
Train travel in Thailand is fairly straight forward. The journey from the train station to your final destination in Bangkok, however, can be a lot more daunting particularly if you are unfamiliar with Hua Lamphong Railway Station and Bangkok’s public transport network. The secret to having an easy stress free journey from Hua Lamphong Railway to whatever hotel or guest house you are staying at is to come up with a travel plan before you arrive in Bangkok. There are lots of different options for travelling from Hua Lamphong Railway Station and meter taxis or tuk tuks are not always the best option, particularly if you hire a taxi from anywhere else other than the official station taxi rank because you stand a good chance of being overcharged either a little or a lot.
If you are able to walk a few hundred metres with your bags then the best option for travel from Hua Lamphong Railway Station is to take the Metro (MRT) which is a single line underground system running from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to the north of Bangkok city via the Silom and Sukhumvit Roads with interchanges to both the BTS overhead suburban railway system and the Airport Link, which terminates at Suvarnbhumi Airport. If you do have problems walking with your bags, or you have young children, then your best choice may be to take meter taxi from the official taxi rank on the right hand side of the train platforms as you exit your train. The official taxi rank has a policemen sat at a desk monitoring the taxi services. Tuk-tuks are more expensive than meter taxis and fares need to be agreed in advance. A tuk-tuk is only a good option for shorter journeys within China Town which taxi drivers are sometimes unwilling to accept.