Hua Hin and Pattaya are two famous resort cities in Thailand that are quite different. If you are staying in Hua Hin and missing more active nightlife, moving to Pattaya might be a good idea. As traveling by land from one resort city to another can easily take 5-6 hours or even more, taking the ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya is by far the fastest way to travel between destinations.
Hua Hin – Pattaya Ferry
Hua Hin – Pattaya passenger ferry is operated by the company called Royal Passenger Liner. The service is relatively new as it was launched just in January 2017.
Spacious high speed Catamaran is used for crossing the Gulf of Thailand from Hua Hin to Pattaya and back. The ferry is air-conditioned and offers comfortable seating. There are also shops and bars on board where passengers can purchase a variety of snacks and drinks.
There are several types of seats on Hua Hin – Pattaya ferry:
- Economy Class
- First Class / Business Class – more comfortable seats, including drinking water and cookies
- VIP Rooms (for 4, 6 and 8 persons)
You should take medicine if you are prone to seasickness.
Hua Hin – Pattaya Ferry Schedule
There is only one scheduled ferry trip per day in each direction. Note that the ferry trip can be cancelled in case of stormy weather.
Ferry from Pattaya to Hua Hin
From Pattaya the ferry departs at 10:00 and it takes about 2-2.5 hours to reach Hua Hin.
Ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya
From Hua Hin the ferry departs at 16:00 and arrives to Pattaya 2-2.5 hours later.
Hua Hin – Pattaya Ferry Price
One-way ticket price for the trip by ferry between Hua Hin and Pattaya depends on the type of seat. Current Hua Hin – Pattaya ferry ticket prices are as follows:
- Economy Class ticket price – 1,250 THB for adult; 950 THB for child (2-12 years)
- First Class / Business Class ticket price - 1,550 THB for adult; 1,250 THB for child (2-12 years)
- VIP Room for 4 persons – 7,000 THB per room
- VIP Room for 6 persons – 10,500 THB per room
- VIP Room for 8 persons – 14,000 THB per room
Children under the age of 2 years travel free of charge.
Hua Hin – Pattaya Ferry Tickets
As there is only one daily ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya and the number of seats is quite limited, it is highly recommended to book your ferry tickets in advance. Ferry tickets can be conveniently booked online.
Ferry tickets for the trip from Hua Hin to Pattaya:
Ferry tickets for the trip from Pattaya to Hua Hin:
If you are looking for the best deal on Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry tickets, try checking this ferry ticket offer as they are normally giving a better deal than you could get at the counter of ferry company.
Passengers must provide proper ID or a valid passport when making a check-in.
Hua Hin – Pattaya Ferry Piers
Both piers used by the ferry are quite centrally located and can be conveniently reached from various areas of these two resort cities. Be noted that you need to arrive to the pier at least 30 minutes before the departure for check-in, so plan your trip to the pier accordingly.
Departure / Arrival Pier in Hua Hin
Khao Takiab Pier can be easily reached by combining public transportation and a bit of walking. It will cost you just 10 or 20 THB to get there, depending on the area of Hua Hin you are staying at. For getting to Khao Takiab Pier you will need to follow these steps.
Take the green songtaew to its final stop at Khao Takiab. This songtaew runs about every 10 minutes so you won’t have to wait too long for getting one.
Once dropped-off at the final stop of green songtaew, walk a bit to the right. You will notice a small bridge and the entrance to Thai temple in front of you. You need to cross the bridge and then walk by the road which is on left from the temple.
Walk straight for about 400 meters and turn left to Soi Ao Hua Don 3 just before “Family Market”.
After walking straight for 400 meters more you will reach a parking lot.
Just cross the parking lot and you will see Khao Takiab Pier which is located right at the very end of the parking.
If you are traveling with a big luggage, taking a taxi or tuk-tuk all the way from your hotel to the pier would be a much more convenient option.
When arriving from Pattaya to Hua Hin, you can walk from the pier to the final stop of green songtaews. Otherwise, you can just take a taxi or tuk-tuk that are normally waiting for passengers at the parking lot.
Departure / Arrival Pier in Pattaya
Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier is located very centrally, close to Walking Street. You can take a public songtaew to the start of Walking Street and walk to its other end where the pier is found. If you don’t mind paying extra, you can charter songtaew or get a taxi or tuk-tuk all the way to Bali Hai Pier.
When arriving from Hua Hin to Pattaya, you will find plenty of taxis and tuk-tuk waiting for bringing you to your hotel. If you are looking for the cheapest option, walk through Walking Street to the other end of it or get onto Pattaya Sai 2 Road and catch public songtaew there.