By direct bus service it takes 5 hours 45 minutes to travel from Hua Hin to Pak Chong. You can also travel by train from Hua Hin to Bangkok, where you then need to change trains to reach Pak Chong.
Bus Timetable from Hua to Pak Chong
- Click on the Hua Hin – Pak Chong link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Departure from Hua Hin
Bus services from Hua Hin to Pak Chong depart from the Hua Hin Prakit Yon Bus and Coach Station on the Phetkasem Road between Hua Hin Alley 66 and Hua Hin Alley 68.
Arrival in Pak Chong
Bus services from Hua Hin to Pak Chong terminate in Pak Chong Town at the Bus and Coach Station on the main highway running though Pak Chong town centre.
About Travel to Pak Chong
Pak Chong is a popular place for visitors to the Khao Yai National Park to stay overnight. From the centre of Pak Chong it is a 28 km drive south to the entrance to the Khao Yai National Park. You can reach the entrance to the park by public transport in the form of a shared taxi from the centre of Pak Chong, which costs 60 THB per person and takes around 40 minutes.
However, if you do travel to Khao Yai National Park by public transport you will then experience difficulty visiting popular locations within the park as there is no public transport that goes around the park or shops or facilities of any kind. To tour the national park you either need your own vehicle or to go on an organised tour.
There are plenty of tour operators in Pak Chong and most guesthouses and hotels within the town either offer their own tours or know someone who can. Expect to pay between 600 and 1,500 THB per person for a tour of the park, with the longer full day tours being the ones which cost more money.
Khao Yai National Park covers an area of over 2,000 square kilometres and has a wide range of flora and fauna. The park is home to over 300 species of bird and 68 species of mammals, including wild elephants, bears and gibbons. The other notable feature of the park is that it is very hilly and the elevations, ranging from 400 metres to 1,351 metres above sea level, means that the park tends to be cooler than parts of Thailand which are barely above sea level, such as Bangkok. The mountainous geography also features a number of waterfalls, the most impressive of which is the 80 metre tall Heo Narok Waterfall.