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Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry: Proposed prices, journey times unveiled, free trial period announced

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Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry: Proposed prices, journey times unveiled, free trial period announced

 

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Further details have been announced regarding the new ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin.

 

The service, which was announced earlier this month, will officially launch on 1st January 2017.

 

It will operate from the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya to Saphan Pla, the main pier in the centre of Hua Hin, which has recently undergone renovation.

 

The company operating the service, Royal Passenger Liner Co., today announced it had discussions with the Marine Department regarding ticket pricing.

 

The company said it will charge passengers 1,200 baht each way. The journey should take around one and half hours.

 

The company also announced it will offer a free trial of the service which will take place for 2 or 3 days prior to the official launch. However, the exact dates of the free trial are yet to be announced.

 

During the trial, the company will offer a test service leaving Hua Hin at 08:30, with the return service departing Pattaya at 15:30, Thai Rath reported.

 

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It was also reported the service will initially launch the service using only one boat, which can hold 150 passengers. However, if it proves to be popular a second boat capable of transporting 262 passengers will be used in order to cope with demand.

 

In August, authorities launched a crackdown on business owners who it said had encroached onto the beach at Saphan Pla.

 

Earlier this month, local officials in Pattaya removed speed boats that had occupied Bali Hai pier for more than a decade.

 

*Updated following confirmation of departure times of trial service

 

 
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In less than 2 months this company, Royal Passenger Liner Co, is set to begin operation. Do they have a picture of the exact vessel they plan to use on the innaugural runs across the gulf?

At B2400 per person for a return ticket Pattaya to HH and back, is that exepensive?.

For a group of 4 going for the day, thats B9600. . I have no plans to ever use this new service.

What do those that have thought about this service have to say?  

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7 minutes ago, Lingba said:

yes seems a bit pricey to me

 

And never on my agenda given the local safety record.

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29 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

And never on my agenda given the local safety record.

The SAFETY FIRST signs and AMULETS have been ordered so i was informed!

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Should have been half the price for a one way ticket , 600 baht .  But I guess they need to earn enough money to pay for this vessel .  We have yet to seen a picture of it , will it be a comfortable ride , western standards...?  

 

2400 baht instead of taking the regular bus route and pay 500 baht total .   If you need to save time then fine , if not I don't see the point. 

 

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And also only one and a half hours journey ? How is that possible ?  Same distance in a car driving at 80 km/h ,  I am impressed if they can do it. 

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3 minutes ago, MoonUnit said:

The OP's photo looks like a dreadnought.  Blimey.

No mate, it's a small ferry.

This is a dreadnought...........dreadnought.jpg

Cor Blimey

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30 minutes ago, balo said:

And also only one and a half hours journey ? How is that possible ?  Same distance in a car driving at 80 km/h ,  I am impressed if they can do it. 

 

In THAT sea in January? I doubt it!

 

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