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Chrisshipp
Leicester, UK9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Waited for Pattaya ferry only to be told it was cancelled despite having prebooked and PAID tickets. No apology, simply given a number in Pattaya to ring for refund. No warning given of cancellation despite them having my e-mail and cell numbers
Avoid this company!
Written 28 March 2020
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SnapCooeee
Brisbane, Australia744 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We bought our tickets directly from the pier office. The office could be larger. Easy and super helpful staff. Boarding was stress free. I wouldn't bother paying extra, economy was very comfortable. Snacks are available onboard.
Written 3 March 2020
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Phil S
Warwick, UK142 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We chose to stay in Pattaya as part of our main trip to Hua Hin because we knew about this ferry. All well organised and the best part of only two hours by ferry to Hua Hin rather than six hours by road. Liner is found at main ferry port if city where there are other boats and speed boats around the jetty. Fast ferry meant you had to sit inside with food and drink to purchase available. We went economy seats which were more than comfortable
Written 24 November 2019
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richj65
Chicago, IL1,112 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
My second experience with both being favorable. Each occasion in business class but I have noticed that the Pattaya side was more organized. My trips where never in ruff seas so the ride was smooth.
Written 7 November 2019
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Vanessa L
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I travelled from Hua Hin to Pattaya aboard this ferry.
Would highly recommend.
Clean, comfortable.
Entertainment, food & beverages available.
On time. Clean toilets.
Easy, pleasant & nice way to travel.
Written 20 October 2019
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Bobbyt
Burnaby, Canada24 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Pros: you can get from Pattaya to Hua Hin much quicker than driving. Business Class seats were marginally more than economy and the seats were comfortable. The stewardess brings a free box drink and cookies but also sells snacks if you are extra hungry.

Cons: OMG the waves were so rough that I became incredibly sick filling 3 bags with vomit. Not pleasant! The ride took just over 2 hours which seams like eternity when you are sea sick. I remember looking at the clock praying that we were almost there and we weren’t even halfway.

When you are in this situation there is no privacy. The boat was rocking so violently that it was extremely difficult to make it to the bathroom. When I finally made it to the bathroom I realized they keep the doors open for safety and there was no place for me to get sick in privacy. I managed to make it back to my chair and crew kept bringing me new sea sickness bags.

I wasn’t the only one who was vomiting either. Others in Business Class were sick and as I departed the boat I learned that several people in Economy were terribly sick as well. What a mess! Needless to say, this ruined my whole day/night as I could not eat and felt nauseous for the rest of the evening.

Next time I will stick with private ride from EZ Ride Thailand.
Written 15 September 2019
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Vanessa_GoldCoast
Gold Coast, Australia358 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We booked business seats online. Our seats were allocated on the upper deck. Check in was easy at the terminal. As stated previously the waiting area is not air conditioned and the smoking area is right next to the seats and unavoidable. We left a few minutes late and arrived in Pattaya about 30 minutes later than expected. I was sick the whole way, it wasn't too rough I just hate boats so if you're like me I recommend you take something beforehand. The staff were friendly and efficient. The boat was clean and comfortable. Even though it was not a great experience for me it still beats going by road.
Written 5 August 2019
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izzie g
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK31 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The staff were friendly and the booking process was easy. There was snacks and drinks available to buy, can't complain about anything service wise.

But my god it was a rocky crossing and just standard it seems. About 10 minutes into the 2 hour journey we were all handed sick bags. It didn't take long until a large percentage of the passengers around us were being very sick.

Overall an unpleasant experience but couldn't be helped. Still the fastest way to get from pattaya to hua Hin!
Written 3 August 2019
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MrKim
Pattaya, Thailand634 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Pattaya and Hua Hin are the two major costal resorts within a relatively easy drive from Bangkok (1 ½ to 2 ½ hours). Both are very different in their characters and both are highly recommended to visit. Until recently the only way to enjoy both resorts was a relatively long and tedious road journey almost back to Bangkok to catch the respective main roads.

Recently the Royal Passenger Liner Company started a fast ferry service between the two cities presenting an opportunity for a ‘triangular trip’ encompassing Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin.
The high-speed catamarans of the Pattaya to Huan Hin ferry operate a daily service from the Bali Hai pier in Pattaya to the Khao Ta Kiab Pier in Huan Hin, with the comfortable crossing taking just over 2 hours for the 116 km distance. The current daily schedule is Pattaya-Hua Hin 13:00 to 15:00 and Hua Hin to Pattaya 16:00-18:00.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticket offices at either end or on line. Tickets currently cost THB.1,250 in Economy and THB.1,550 in Business.

In Pattaya, the ferries depart from the busy Bali Hai pier. Despite the daunting number of people at the pier, the procedure to the Pattaya-Hua Hin is relatively simple. If you have not bought tickets these can be purchased from the office in the rear of the main building (see photo). If you have bought on line (recommended) you proceed directly out onto the busy pier. Most of the hoards will be for the Pattaya Koh Larn ferries, turn left and you will find yourself in the relative quiet of the Royal Passenger Liner Pier

The comfortable, modern, purpose built ferries offer two classes of ticket Economy and Business for 346 passengers. The large Economy Class cabin offers seating in comfortable but fixed seats with a 3, 6, 6, 3 configuration in the wide cabin. Seats are quite comfortable with adequate leg room but taller passengers will find the comfort factor a little challenging. A bottle of lukewarm water is offered and a limited range of snacks and drinks are available at reasonable prices. The crossing is smooth however if there is a little swell that may cause the ferry to sway slightly. If you don’t like sea crossings you may well want to take a tablet before departure!

For a THB.300 surcharge you can opt for Business Class which is a smaller cabin on the upper deck with a 3,2,2,3 configuration with around 60 seats. The seats are more comfortable but, surprisingly leg room is slightly less. Seats do recline in Business offering a more comfortable journey and a better view. You also receive a small chocolate snack and a cold drink!

Boarding is un-complicated at both ends. You will need to have your Passport with you when checking in. Your seat number is indicated on the ticket. Many taxis are to be found on the Hua Hin end and whilst the Pattaya Pier is chaotic, taxis and motorbike taxis are also easily to be found.

To surmise a comfortable and effortless way to travel the 116 km from Pattaya to Hua Hin rather than the 335 km, 5-hour road journey. Slightly expensive but it does cut the journey time in half!
Written 27 May 2019
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OceanLovingCouple
San Francisco, CA2,401 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Few points: Unless was a holiday weekend you should just buy your ticket upon arrival rather than in advance Call on morning to make sure boat is going as many say it is not reliable.

. Id arrive at 1230, NOT earlier, because while the security booth where they xray your baggage is airconditioned, the waiting area does not even have a fan so passengers are left to sweat while waiting to board.

Baggage carts would be nice too as it is quite a ways out to berth C at Bali Hai Pier, way past the closer in berths that have the boats to Koh Larn. So it is a long hot slog with your luggage.

As boat departs they give each passenger a bottle of water BUT WARM not chilled. Can Buy cold water for 20 Baht.

Ride itself was fine.
Written 26 May 2019
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