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Hua Hin is not a large city, it is more a town which is spread along the beach and back towards the hills. Getting around is really very simple, almost all the hotels, especially those of better quality, will have a shuttle service which will either be free at certain times or available for a small fee at other times of the day. These shuttle bus services will drop-off and pick-up guests up at some of the more popular attractions in Hua Hin, such as shopping centres etc.

Unfortunately there is not really a taxi meter system in Hua Hin, unlike in Bangkok which a few years ago realised it was better for locals and tourists to enforce a stricter taxi-price system, instead you will more likely be using Tuk Tuks or Van / Taxis to get around. Generally, these drivers tend to charge around 100 Baht for a distance between 1 and 2 kms and then 150 Baht between 3 and 4 kms etc.

While these rates can be negotiated, it very much depends on the driver, and can be annoying as well as rather disappointing, to pay so much for such short distances, when you know that in Bangkok it would cost less than half the price.

Instead, we recommend you call Mr Bung, who is one Tuk Tuk driver that we came across in Hua Hin who is more than extremely fair with his prices. He will pick you up from anywhere and drop you off wherever you would like to go. We were so impressed with his amiable, reliable and helpful services that we quickly discovered that negotiating was not even required, as he always charged a very fair rate for the journeys taken. In fact, after a couple of trips, we no longer asked how much the journey would be as we had every confidence that Mr Bung was going to offer a very favourable rate and much cheaper than if we had used an hotel or regular Tuk Tuk service. He even refused tips!

You can call Mr Bung on his mobile telephone: 084 - 1247750. His English is average, but if you stick with the basics more than sufficient, so just call, tell him to pick you up at the name of the hotel or wherever it is you wanted to be picked up from and he will tell you how long he will be. He will gladly wait for you if you just want to shop, or have a quick bite etc. Mr Bung is available to cover all of Hua Hin as well as Cha-Am and Pranburi. Mr Bung's Tuk Tuk can hold up to around 7 - 8 people at one time. 

If Tuk Tuks and or other forms of motorised transport are not your ideal choice for getting around Hua Hin, many hotels do have bikes which they normally rent out free of charge to guests. The roads in Hua Hin are good quality and the air clean, so riding can be a very enjoyable way to travel the short distances around the city. Do be careful though, especially if you venture onto the main through road where cars and trucks do travel at high speeds at times. The rules of the road are similar to other parts of the world, but how they are enforced or respected may differ quite substantially, so proceed with caution.

One other alternative is to rent a car while in Hua Hin. There are numerous car rental companies in the town which offer attractive rates. This option can be very useful if you plan to travel further down south where the beaches and sea water are much better quality than in central Hua Hin. As with using a bike, it is always best to drive cautiously if you do not have much experience of driving in Thailand, and to check whether your driving license / insurance etc. permits you to drive overseas.

Note: Our very strong recommendation of Mr Bung above is in no way a paid advertisement. We recommend his services after numerous trips to Hua Hin and because of our absolute dislike for negotiating / overpaying for taxi services. If you find his services are not to the standard we mention above, then please do contact us. If however, you do feel his services are as good or possibly even better than we describe, then please tell people about this web page so that others travelling to Hua Hin can reward Mr Bung for his dedicated and honest approach to tourists, by using his services.

In this section on Hua Hin we review the leading Hotels in Hua Hin and give you tips on Getting to Hua Hin as well as what to do in Hua Hin, Getting Around Hua Hin, Seafood Restaurants in Hua Hin, and just a little on the Nightlife in Hua Hin.

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