Ferry Boat from Hua Hin to Pattaya

Tourists arriving in Bangkok usually have the choice of two beach resorts less than two hours from the capital. On the Western peninsular there is the seaside resort of Hua Hin. On the Eastern seaboard is Pattaya. You would normally have to choose between the two as it is quite time-consuming to drive back up to the capital before heading back down to the other beach resort. But, not any more with the opening of a new ferry service which will take tourists straight across the Gulf of Thailand between Hua Hin and Pattaya. Now you can easily do a loop without backtracking at all.

The high speed Catamaran was put into service only this month and will initially operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The trip takes about three hours and fifteen minutes. It departs from Ocean Marina in Pattaya at 8.30 a.m. and the return trip from Paknam Pran in Hua Hin is at 1.30 p.m. At each end there is mini bus transfer service. The one way ticket is 1,600 baht and a return ticket is 2,950 baht. During December 2010 this price is dicounted to 1,200 baht and 2,400 baht. For more information, please visit their website.

If you are planning on using this ferry boat or have done it already then please let us know in the comments. It is the kind of thing that I would like to try at least once, though I probably won’t go for the return trip on the same day!

8 responses to “Ferry Boat from Hua Hin to Pattaya

  1. Wow this is the ferry I was waiting for!
    Thanks for your post
    Hope to try it in January

  2. It is great to see that there is now a ferry connection between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Having been to Hua Hin many times in the past, once you are here in Pattaya it is a bit of a grind to get a taxi all the way to Hua Hin, so I’ve not been for a while. However now with the boat it’s perfect, a nice relaxing trip across the water and you’re there, and obviously vice a versa. For anyone in Hua Hin looking to come to Pattaya check out this site before you arrive http://www.letsgopattaya.com for loads more info about this amazing city.

    I surely will be taking this boat trip myself soon and I will post here another response with my thoughts about the actual trip.

  3. Always wondered if I could sail directly across.. now I can! Thanks for the heads up. Blog on

  4. wondering if the ferry will be running towards the end of August 2011 – i need to get from Hua Hin to Pattaya

  5. Please note that this service stopped in late 2011

  6. Thanks. It’s a shame it stopped before I had a chance to try myself. Do you think they might start up again when things get better?

  7. The ferry is still available? What is the actual price for retour ticket?
    Promotion prices available?