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Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

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Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

Hi guys,

I will be in Thailand Jan 2019 and am thinking to start in the west part of Gulf of Thailand (Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, etc) but want after that to reach the other - east- side of the gulf (Trat, Koh Chang, Ko Mak, etc).

Is there is a ferry/ boat/ flight that takes me directly there without going through Bangkok or doing other long d-tour...?

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Phuket, Thailand
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1. Re: Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

There is a ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya, https:/…

otherwise its via bangkok

Prachuap Khiri...
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2. Re: Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

TAT criticises move to suspend Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Thursday criticised the operator of the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service over the suspension of boat trips on the grounds that it is low season.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Harbour Office announced on Thursday that the Royal Passenger Line would ....

....suspend the service from September 20 to October 31...

.. and would resume the service on November 1.

However, Orasa Avudhkhom, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Office of TAT, said that the low season should not be a reason for suspending services. She said boat services should only be suspended if the sea was too rough or weather conditions were hazardous.

She said the suspension of services could affect tourism in Hua Hin. The ferry route concessionaire should have used marketing campaigns during the low season to attract business, instead of suspending the services, she said.

nationmultimedia.com/detail/…30354873

Edited: 20 September 2018, 16:13
newcastle upon tyne
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3. Re: Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

You'll have to fly via Bangkok, as there is no ferry between the 2 groups of islands

Bangkok, Thailand
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4. Re: Crossing the Gulf of Thailand from one side to the other

Bangkok Airways own the airports at Ko Samui and in Trat so they and nobody can provide you with a connecting flight via Bangkok. It will be relatively expensive compared to flights to other domestic destinations that have more competition.

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