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Cha-am

Getting there & away

Most hotels have shuttles to Hua Hin for 150/300B one-way/return.

Ordinary and air-con buses stop in the town centre, on Phetkasem Hwy. Some air-con buses to/from Bangkok go to the beach, stopping on Th Chao Lai a few hundred metres south of the Th Narathip intersection.

Frequent bus services operating to/from Cha-am include Bangkok (air-con/ordinary 140/105B, three hours), Phetchaburi (35B, 40 minutes) and Hua Hin (25B, 30 minutes).

The train station is inland on Th Narathip, west of Phetkasem Hwy, and a 30B motorcycle ride to/from the beach. From Bangkok three train stations have daily services to Cha-am; Hualamphong (3.50pm), Sam Sen (9.27am) and Thonburi (7.15am, 1.30pm and 7.05pm). Tickets cost from 60B to 150B and the journey is around four hours. Cha-am isn’t listed on the English-language train schedule.