By public bus it takes from 3 to 5 hours to travel from Bangkok to Pranburi depending upon which service you take.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Pranburi
Click on the Bangkok – Pranburi link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Pranburi ฿ 590 5h|
|Bangkok - Pranburi ฿ 250–350 4h 30m – 5h 20m|
Departure from Bangkok
Bus services from Bangkok to Pranburi depart from Morchit New Van Terminal.
Arrival in Pranburi
Bus services from Bangkok to Pranburi terminate at the Pranburi – Bangkok Van Terminal.
About Travel to Pranburi
Pranburi is a low key destination 220 km to the south of Bangkok and 30 km to the south of the better known town of Hua Hin. Pranburi is a quieter destination with a good beach and relatively undeveloped town behind it, which is growing in appeal with visitors from Bangkok and foreign visitors looking to stay somewhere less busy with tourists and with more authentic local culture than many of the more developed holiday destinations.
Pranburi has three parts. Firstly, the town of Pranburi is located on the Phetchkasem Highway, which the main road leading from Bangkok south toward Surat Thani Province. The town, which isn’t particularly picturesque, is the only part of Pranburi that most people ever see. The second part of Pranburi is located on the Pranburi River between the main road and the coast. This area has a much older village with old fashioned Thai wooden bungalows and a weekend market which local claim has been running for around 200 years. The third part of Pranburi is the fishing village of Pak Nam Pranburi, running south from which is the 4.5 km long Pranburi Beach.
As well as the beach, the fishing village and the traditional village there are 3 other singnificant attractions near Pranburi which are also worth visiting:
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park: Located 50 km to the south of Pranburi, this national park features over 300 limestone hills, with great views over the surrounding area.
- Tham Phraya Nakhon: Located within the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Tham Phraya Nakhon is large cave with a wooden pavilion designed by a member of the Thai royal family during the reign of King Rama V who visited the cave for a ceremony marking the completion of the assembly of the pavilion in the cave.
- Pranburi Forest Park: Located a short distance to the north of Pak Nam Pranburi village, Pranburi Forest Park is 3 square kilometre area of protected mangrove forest. Visitor can access this partially submerged forest via wooden walkways and observe the birds and fish of this increasingly rare mangrove forest eco-system.