Royal Passenger Liner

Company Information

Based in Pattaya, Royal Passenger Liner operates catamarans with a capacity of 346 passengers. These ferries offer a choice between economy and business class seats and even VIP rooms which can seat up to eight people. The operation started in January 2017.

Routes served by Royal Passenger Liner

Pattaya–Hua Hin

Royal Passenger Liner operates just one route – Pattaya to Hua Hin. There is one departure each morning at 10.00 from Pattaya, which is scheduled to arrive in Hua Hin for 12.00. Economy tickets are priced at THB1,250 whilst business class fares are available for THB1,550.

Tickets for the return journey from Hua Hin to Pattaya are available at the same price and there is also one service each day, departing Hua Hin at 12.30. There are two VIP rooms available on both these services from THB14,000 and each room has a maximum capacity of eight passengers.

Pros

The trip by sea takes just two hours compared to around six hours by road so is ideal for any travellers on a tight schedule. However, travelling with Royal Passenger Liner will cost around three times as much as a bus trip between the two cities, but many visitors will still consider this good value for money based on the amount of time saved.

Cons

There is only one service each day in either direction which can be inconvenient for many travellers. It may not be ideal to arrive in Pattaya at 14.30 at the earliest, especially if you have a flight to catch from the airport or you have a connection to a destination elsewhere in Thailand. For many, this arrival time in Pattaya would be too late which could mean that you have to cut your time in Hua Hin short to leave a day earlier and stay overnight in Pattaya. For most visitors this will make little difference but in some cases it can cause a lot of inconvenience.

Although snacks are included on this trip, there is no opportunity aboard the catamarans to purchase meals or additional snacks. Although this trip is only two hours long so it may not be an issue for the majority of passengers, it is worth planning ahead especially if you have travelled for a few hours before you board the ferry.

The sea can be rough on this route so it is well worth bringing sea sickness tablets if this is something that you do suffer with!

Keep in mind

The route between Pattaya and Hua Hin by sea takes just two hours, far preferable than the five or six hours it takes to drive between the two cities.

You have to present a valid ID before boarding the ferry.

Please do come in advance! The departure time really depends on the weather and tides, and they can start off bit earlier than they advertise.

It is a great choice if you value comfort and time more than money. Good for tourists, not very good for frequent commuting.

Travellers reviews

The biggest advantage with travelling with Royal Passenger Liner is the amount of time that you can save compared to attempting the same journey by land. This can be vital if you are on a tight schedule and do not want to miss two of Thailand’s most popular and well-established beach resorts. Many visitors consider the price to be fair considering this journey will not take up an entire day of your holiday, as would be the case with a bus journey.

Some visitors view the limited departures as inconvenient, especially the Hua Hin to Pattaya route as you will not arrive in Pattaya until 14.30 at the earliest. This can cause issues if you are flying from the airport or you need to head elsewhere in Thailand on a connecting bus or train. Similarly, there is just one departure from Pattaya at 10.00 each day, which means that if you are travelling from outside the city to catch this catamaran then you will need to stay one night in Pattaya as 10.00 is likely to be too early for many.

Buy Royal Passenger Liner Tickets

Ferry Business Class
10:30, 13:00, 16:00
High Speed Ferry
10:30, 13:00, 16:00
Ferry Business Class
10:00, 13:00, 15:30
High Speed Ferry
10:00, 13:00, 15:30

Royal Passenger Liner Company Reviews

4.3
336 / 5,198
5 186
4 104
3 28
2 7
1 11
99.7% of 5,198 travelers were presumably happy with Royal Passenger Liner as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jun 14, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Positive: Sea was relatively calm and the Ferry operated as scheduled; hassle-free check-in and security. Please consider: adding airline-style seats so passengers can rest their heads while napping; adjusting the business class seats by 30cm so the second row can enjoy the view while in motion. Overall, another terrific journey for me; thank you for the Staff's professionalism and Safety concerns.
Jun 12, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Check-in at the office and security was easy. Our tickets were waiting for us at the boarding gate (Pier C). Security was professional; checked bags and IDs efficiently. Crew staff was attentive and empathetic to passengers who became seasick. I travelled in Business Class. Overall, terrific service for my money. Please take good care of your Crew and Staff; their professionalism will bring in more revenue hence more profits for this Firm. Khawpkhunkhrawp for providing a safe journey.
Jun 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Good service
Jun 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★☆☆☆☆
The trip was horrific. The air conditioner didn’t work at all and we did not receive anything to compensate in the way of water. The boat left late without any reason why
Jun 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Left on time and very smooth sailing Excellent trip
May 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Nic boat little noise on time,
May 29, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
caught the ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya left on time arrived on time very comfortable and sure beats going by road. Will definitely catch again.
May 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Whilst the voyage was excellent, the onboard menu was minimal! The walk to the departure terminal was enduring for me as I have knee problems, I didn't see any courtesy bus! The staff were courteous and professional.
May 13, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Pretty good.
May 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Highly recommended
May 10, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Everything as planned and according to schedule. Pleasant helpful staff.
May 6, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
easy and hassle free
May 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
No people to take luggage down to boat
May 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Very Nice Experience. Very Very Helpful staff. On the whole, the journey was very enjoyable.
Apr 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★☆☆☆☆
Worst 2 1/2 hours of my life. Boat rocked everywhere the whole way and everyone was throwing up into sick bags. Horrendous experience.
Apr 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Excellent, on time and nice staff.
Apr 26, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Nice and easy. Friendly staff. Will use again next visit
Apr 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very efficient service and friendly staff.
Apr 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Departure 10 minutes late because all the passengers had to wait outside the boat before entering the boat while staff was loading luggage onboard for about 20 minutes. How about getting a cargo door? And roughly only about 20-30% of the seating capacity loaded. What will happen if the boat is full?
Apr 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
a little expensive
Apr 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Quick & efficient way to travel between Pattaya & Hua Hin Staff very pleasant & assured with luggage on & off ferry
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
The web site said there was no food on board but there was. Should be advertised.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very easy and lots of helpful staff. Thanks
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Excellent services, check in & onboard
Apr 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Prompt service in schedule, economy class was ok and worth of money, last time I travelled in Business, but my opinion is not to pay extra for the table in so short trip. Plenty of room to sit alone if you want
Apr 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Great. Fast, smooth efficient.
Mar 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
A comfortable trip
Mar 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Trip very quiet...... You can sleep if you want
Mar 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Comfortable an quick travel.
Mar 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Service good.. Clean
Mar 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Exceptionally well organised, spacious and comfortable boat, left and arrived pretty much on time. Ticket office at the entrance to the pier in Hua HIn, less than a minute from the boat. Surprisingly long walk in Pattaya - about 10 minutes from disembarkation to the pier entrance.
Mar 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Great service
Mar 10, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Check in at the pier was hassel free and well managed, luggage was taken care of prior to boarding and the trip was nice, I traveled business class and would do so again, The staff were helpful and the trip just over 2 hrs. Disembarking was a breeze and good availability for transport into the city.
Mar 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
The trip in general was very good, the only thing letting the service down was no air conditioning and the seats could be a lot better "reclining"
Mar 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Ride was fine. Staff were courteous and friendly. Luggage on and off loading was a little chaotic
Mar 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
While the trip itself was fine, the check in process was somewhat chaotic and awful there’s no place inside people can wait and queue. Baggage process also chaotic, needs a better system
Mar 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Paid extra for the business class and well worth it, although we were siting at the front where there is no access to a small table, like the other seats in the centre of the ship. We will book ferry again in April and will try and get the seats with table on the outside.
Mar 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Trip was good - took 2-1/2 hrs - sea a bit rough - good comedy on tv - didn’t like the fact I had to purchase mandatory trip insurance
Feb 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
OK, but a little bit hot in the Cabin
Feb 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
It was an excellent trip. Snacks and drinks available from 20 to 50 bhat not too bad. The waters were calm on this trip. Would take this ferry again.

Royal Passenger Liner Stations

Bali Hai Pier Khao Ta Kiab pier