New Hua Hin Songthaew Service

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Pleng » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:53 pm

Ok it wasn't before... anyway I clearly thought I was posting in the new thread otherwise my comment of 'Hmm I'm pretty sure there's already been a thread on this service?' wouldn't have been in there! :)

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by hyku1147 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Hi gang,
I am getting ready for my first trip to HH, and I was wondering if the bus station is on the route?
Thanks

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by usual suspect » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:57 am

Have I seen these same vehicles going out to the Floating Markets & the Big=Buddha?
Is this a regular route or has someone chartered them..?

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by hhinner » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:03 am

Hi US. This is a different service. Its end points are Wat Huay Mongkol (so-called "big buddha") and close to Hua Hin railway station, more or less just opposite the Dutchman bar. No idea about frequency, though while sitting waiting at Wat Huay Mongkol one day I noticed two arrivals and departures and it may have been about half-hour intervals.

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by hhinner » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:11 am

I've also noticed a new service along the Khlong Road, with route signs that say it passes Hua Hin Hospital and the airport (so maybe goes up to Soi 2?). Maybe it's circular along Petchkhasem and Khlong Road? In both directions (I happened to see two passing in opposite directions). However, I have no idea about the service frequency. When I've seen them I've always been in the car and never seen a passenger on them. On occasions when I've walked along the Khlong Road from Smor Phrong to Tan Samai / Khao Noi traffic lights, which takes about 30 minutes, I've never seen one.

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by BaaBaa. » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:56 am

hyku1147 wrote:Hi gang,
I am getting ready for my first trip to HH, and I was wondering if the bus station is on the route?
Thanks
Depends which bus station, there's plenty of bikes and tuk tuks at the bus stations, it's not worth messing about after a long bus journey from wherever.

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by MrMercury » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:09 am

I have seen a couple of new maps on the forum lately showing the Bars around the Bintabaht and Soi 80 areas and was wondering if any helpful BM was of the mind to produce one for the Baht Bus routes. It would certainly help a newbie to HH like me and maybe of interest to many others.
Thanks in advance if it is possible.

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:09 pm

I was at the new immigration office this afternoon. While sat there, I realised there was no longer a songthaew service to Immigration. However, a couple of minutes later, a Makro bus (the old songthaew service to Immigration) pulled into the car park, and parked up. He was still there when we left.

Does anybody know if the Makro bus has changed its route, or whether the bus I saw was a private hire?
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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Thriftydrifter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:38 pm

Big Boy wrote:I was at the new immigration office this afternoon. While sat there, I realised there was no longer a songthaew service to Immigration. However, a couple of minutes later, a Makro bus (the old songthaew service to Immigration) pulled into the car park, and parked up. He was still there when we left.

Does anybody know if the Makro bus has changed its route, or whether the bus I saw was a private hire?
I got the orange songthaew today - got on opposite Makro heading south, it turned west along soi 6, south along Klong Rd, east on 70, south on Sa Song, east on 76 and south on Phetkasem at least as far as 75 where I got off.

Regarding the green songthaew which I got from soi 94 to Makro - a lot of people got on at Hua Hin hospital, more than I would have expected given that we were nearing the end of its route (it completely filled up). I just wondered if these folks were planing on staying on the bus to the end of its run and then heading south, thereby saving themselves the walk back to the other side of Phetkasem Road - is this an acceptable practice? I ask because getting across the road outside Makro was a bit nerve shredding, given the speed of traffic - an experience I prefer not to repeat!

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:20 pm

The orange bus waits just inside Soi 4 - no need to cross that road. :D
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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Thriftydrifter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:29 pm

Big Boy wrote:The orange bus waits just inside Soi 4 - no need to cross that road. :D
Ah - good to know, thanks. Is Makro the northern limit of its run? (apart from going a little further north to turn round I guess?)

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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:41 am

Yes, that is it's Northerly terminus.
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Re: New Songthaew Service

Post by michelangelo1000 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:24 am

Big Boy wrote:Here's the poster advertising the new route:
Bus route.jpg
I have to ask, is this songthaew service still running trough soi 88 and soi 94?? And how often?

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The Baht bus

Post by raphoedon » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:26 am

For the first few days of my stay in hua Hin I will be staying in the hotel in soi 94, can anyone please tell me if the bhat bus goes as far as soI 94.
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Re: The Baht bus

Post by hhfarang » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:24 am

The white baht bus runs on soi 94, the green one runs up and down Phetkasem Rd by the entrance to soi 94. Details of route and schedule are on the forum somewhere. BigBoy will come along in a while and point you to more specific info.
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