17 May Transports Hua Hin to Pattaya by ferry
Hua Hin gets closer to Pattaya
By Catherine Vanesse
17 May 2017
A few days after ferry service between two of Thailand’s most prized seaside stations was launched on February 12, we departed Pattaya for Hua Hin aboard the Royal 1.
At 1,250 baht for an economy seat, the company Royal Passenger Liner took us from Sin City to the promised serenity of Hua Hin’s So So tel, from one station to the other in less than two hours.
A considerable time-saver when you know that, by road, the journey takes ve to six hours depending on tra c. There’s still one advantage of taking the bus: It’s way less expensive as it is by boat.
With a capacity of 286 economy seats, 33 business class seats, and two VIP cabins that each seat 8 people, the double-decker ferry currently guarantees one trip per day, departing from Pattaya at 10:30 am and departing from Hua Hin at 1:30 pm. Royal Passenger Liner has already announced that it has three similar ferries and could, depending on demand, increase the number of daily trips or lower the price if the line were to be unsuccessful.
This is not the first time that such a service has been implemented between Hua Hin and Pattaya. Another private operator had to discontinue operation of its ferry in 2011 due to lack of profit…