Getting there & away
The park is about 40km south of Hua Hin, and best visited by car. From Hua Hin, take Hwy 4 (Th Phetkasem) to Pranburi. In Pranburi, turn left at the main intersection, drive 2km, stay right at the fork in the road, and go another 2km. At the police substation, turn right. From there, it’s 19km to the park’s entrance and then another 4km to the headquarters at Hat Laem Sala. If you’re trying to reach the park from the south, there’s an entrance off Hwy 4 – turn right at highway marker 286.5, where there’s a sign for the park, then drive another 13km to the headquarters at Ban Khao Daeng.
If you don’t have your own wheels, catch a bus or train to Pranburi and then a sǎwngthǎew (50B, every half hour between 8am and 4pm) to Bang Pu, the small village inside the park. From Bang Pu you can walk to Hat Laem Sala.
You can also hire a sǎwngthǎew (400B) or a motorcycle taxi (250B) from Pranburi all the way to the park. Be sure to mention you want to go to the ùtháyaan hàeng châat (national park) rather than Ban Khao Sam Roi Yot. Transport can also be arranged at travel agencies in Hua Hin, most of which also run tours. Hua Hin Adventure Tour has the best selection of more intrepid activities.