Royal Passenger Liner

Royal Passenger Liner
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99.6% of 4,038 travelers were presumably happy with Royal Passenger Liner as they left good or no review


Royal Passenger Liner High Speed Ferry outside
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.


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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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

Feb 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
It was an easy straightforward trip, no issues
Feb 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
A safe crossing, we had no issues
Feb 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Microphone and speaker from Captain not clear?
Feb 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Easy way to get from Pattaya to Hua Hin. Not real comfortable seating, but it's not a long trip, so it was ok. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Feb 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Takes much more than 2 hours. The boat smell pjuk ????
Feb 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Bekvämt att slippa åka över Bankok när man kommer söderifrån. Behaglig båt
Feb 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
....nice trip...no problem!
Jan 28, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Good fast staff helpfull Thank you
Jan 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very god boat and service. The boat takes 2 and half hours not 2 as advertised
Jan 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Good trip. Serving enough. waiters friendly. I will come again and recommend to others.
Jan 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Relaxing way to trawel to Hua Hin. Should be possible to be outside during the trip. Nice people, good service but several items were missing on the menu.
Jan 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Great trip
Jan 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
just a nice way to get to hua hin , so much more comfortable as by bus or car . a bit expensive though .
Jan 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very pleasant trip well worth the money
Jan 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
It was very bad air and when the bags were unloaded, it was messy And hot
Jan 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
nice smooth cruise... no problems
Jan 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Good service, but some fresh air would be better instead of aircon.... then maybe less people would feel sea sick including myself!
Jan 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Has been very easy, just check your date and your trip and the ticket is with you ... excellent service
Jan 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Great boat trip... I think everyone don't think same. ????????????
Jan 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Een hele goede en snelle verbinding.Charl en Richard La Nucia
Jan 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Zeer goede verbinding,maar kom op tijd soms vertrekt hij eerder richard La Nucia
Jan 9, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Excellent trip and service. Thank you
Jan 9, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very convinient, good service. Recommend to everyone
Jan 7, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Nice pleasant journey, calm ocean
Jan 5, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Smooth and good ride
Jan 4, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Smooth check in. The crew were organised, we traveled in business class nice seats although we were at the back. The seat recliner was a nice touch. Smooth sail took 2.15 mins. Much better Jam 6 hours by road. I would do it again
Jan 3, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
The departure was late. I hope they can improve on it.
Jan 2, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Everythings fine but 1 hour and 20 min. late.
Jan 2, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Left late. Everything else was perfect
Jan 1, 2018
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Excellent service from start to finish.
Jan 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
first class service
Dec 27, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Excellent staff! Went above and beyond for Christmas.
Dec 27, 2017
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★☆
Englisch is poor
Dec 25, 2017
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Big waves. Printed wrong ticket name and details. The seats were not together. But good Christmas event.
Dec 24, 2017
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
They forgot to load ny hand baggage which had a very expensive glenfidduch single mallt whisky and i hope tgey woukd deliver it to me by tomorrow evening
Dec 20, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Was oke, nothing more, ood boat
Dec 18, 2017
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★☆☆
Due to the high winds the water was incredibly rough which made the crossing uncomfortable, 3hours 20 mins start to finish. Nobody’s fault but an unpleasant passenger experience compared to a calm day.
Dec 18, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Ein Erlebnis. So schnell war ich noch nie von Pattaya nach Hua Hin. Jederzeit wieder.
Dec 17, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Recommended!
Dec 15, 2017
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner
★★★★★
Very nice

Royal Passenger Liner

Royal Passenger Liner High Speed Ferry Inside
Royal Passenger Liner High Speed Ferry Inside
High Speed Ferry Outside
Royal Passenger Liner High Speed Ferry Outside
Royal Passenger Liner Business Class Inside
Royal Passenger Liner Business Class Inside
Business Class Outside
Royal Passenger Liner Business Class Outside

Schedule Royal Passenger Liner


10:30, 13:00; 10:30, 13:00;
10:00, 15:30; 10:00, 15:30;

Stations Royal Passenger Liner

Bali Hai Pier, Khao Ta Kiab pier