New Mini-Van Service Between Hua Hin and Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
This is one of the lowest low seasons we've seen in Hua Hin in many years but it's getting easier and easier to get to and away from the resort.
FBF hasn't heard any more about the new ferry service but road transport is improving at a steady pace.
There is a new mini-van service between Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin. There are four trips daily for the 3 hour journey (leaving Hua Hin at 0900, 1200, 1500 and 1800). The office in Hua Hin is near Hua Hin Tansamai Shop on Petchkasem (Soi 56) and the van stops in Kanchanaburi at MuBan Jong Charoen which (I am told) is near the main train station in Kanchanaburi. The cost is 220 Baht each way. This should be great news for those wanting to visit Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai but don't want to go through Bangkok. Hua Hin: 086-623-1828, Kanchanaburi: 083-485-2530.
In addition, there is now another company offering mini-van service between Hua Hin and Bangkok. This company also goes to Victory Monument in the Big Mango. Their office in Hua Hin is very near the original company on Petchkasem Rd. The office is located next door to Top Charoen Optical shop just north of Chomsin Rd (Soi 70). The price is currently 180 Baht each way. The new company starts service an hour or two earlier than the other, something like 0400.
Mini-vans are not known for their luggage space but a small day pack or overnight case shouldn't be a problem.
One more thing. The VIP bus between Hua Hin and Korat continues to add more buses. There are now 3 or 4 trips each day.