Royal Passenger Liner

4.3
711 customer reviews

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 day at 13.00 from Pattaya, which is scheduled to arrive in Hua Hin for 15.00. 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 15.45. 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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Hua Hin - Pattaya
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Ferry Business Class
10:30, 15:45, 16:00
Ferry Speed Ferry
10:30, 15:45, 16:00
Pattaya - Hua Hin
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Ferry Business Class
13:00, 15:30
Ferry Speed Ferry
13:00, 15:30

Royal Passenger Liner Company Reviews

AJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 24, 2020
It was a pleasant journey
JL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 23, 2020
Very comfortable trip
JD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 13, 2020
Verry Nice trip, friendly staf on board.
DL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 9, 2020
Trip everything fine, only concern was Chinese passenger coughing his wife moved him to front of boat. She went back to the rear, he took off mask and coughed all the way to Hua hin
JL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 8, 2020
Nice trip not to busy better than taxi drive
JP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 6, 2020
Nice crossing in a steady 26/27 knots.
PA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 3, 2020
Ok
SV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Feb 2, 2020
Very enjoyable and pleasant trip the crew on board the ferry were excellent
JM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 30, 2020
Easy and fast Wayne to get from HuaHin to Pattaya
DP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 29, 2020
Great service
JE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 29, 2020
Excellent service.. quick & easy
TV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 28, 2020
Everything good but the ferry was 30 min late to Pattaya
JL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 25, 2020
Pænt og rent Men ekstrem søgang selv om bølgerne ikke var meget store. Ca 40% af passagerne kastede op. Jeg tager ikke den tur igen.
NA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 15, 2020
Great service, helpful attendants and crew. What an amazing experience!
GG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 12, 2020
No Problems at All !!!
EF
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 7, 2020
Everything was great, but I haven't realized that you can not stay or even go out on the deck. I was so looking forward to feel the wind and see the sunset outside...
RM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 7, 2020
A fun experience!
SS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 6, 2020
Outstanding to have this option!! 2 hours from Hua Hin to Pattaya is Buddha sent. Excellent service, excellent crossing, polite and professional crew. Paid small premium for upper deck which was very comfortable and with only a few other passengers. No motion sickness as I was led to believe before booking.....My wife enjoyed it immensely having never experienced anything like it before. Well done everyone, it will be my preferred mode of travel every time in the future.
SV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 4, 2020
the boat trip wase good. bat the taxi to thea pier is so saad i can cray.
AL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jan 4, 2020
Great trip, left on time arrived on time, no issues
FM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 28, 2019
Boarding could be more organized.
RG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 24, 2019
Modern fast catamaran. Allocated seats. Spacious Food service is poor and not enough crew Check in is a mess. Hope it isn’t raining as u will be in a line for 30 mins on the exposed jetty!
DR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 22, 2019
Comfortable and clean. Enjoyed the journey. Cabin crew very attentive and pleasant.
TP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 22, 2019
The ferry over was very good. nice and clean And the staff first class 100%. Thank you.
SG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 13, 2019
Great
HD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 11, 2019
Good service
HD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Dec 9, 2019
God service, all in time. Safe trip, will do again and tell friends to do.
LP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 20, 2019
The voyage was much more pleasant and fast compared to road transfer. Getting to the boat over the long pier with luggage is cumbersome. Some kind of transfer service, e.g. by electric cart against a fee, would be welcome.
SW
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 20, 2019
Very professional crew and clean and on time boat.
CI
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 19, 2019
I will never use you again I made a mistake with the date I was at the pier they would not change the date I had to bye another ticket I will pursue this with my bank to get my money back I have also talked to people not to use your service I payed for a ticket that I could not use your staff are very rude because of my mistake they said that I had to bye another ticket
RB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 18, 2019
Great way to get from Hua Hin to Pattaya and vice versa.
RK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 8, 2019
The trip was smooth as, the boat was clean, quite and comfortable and the staff helpful
PG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Oct 29, 2019
Excellent trip.
JD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Oct 20, 2019
If they residents built more and higher quality restaurant/bar business along the road to and from the pier the experience would be improve and the residents would make a lot more baht.
CM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Sep 29, 2019
Excellent value...
MS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Sep 28, 2019
Ferry,was late in leaving
JI
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Sep 5, 2019
It is a fastest route between pattaya and hua hin. Very few tourist are there on this ferry, I am worrying about that long term shipping can or cannot.
SY
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 29, 2019
Very good, very easy, great staff
CC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 23, 2019
Perfect in all respects!
LL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 22, 2019
I have used the services of 12Go several times. As expected, this ferry crossing went true to firm - perfectly. I shall continue to be a return customer
MM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 21, 2019
Bought tickets online and it was so straight forward picking up tickets and going through security. Smooth crossing in 2 hours!
MC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 19, 2019
Booking was easy. A lot of room on boat which was great to sdil in as it was on time with friendly staff
TS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 18, 2019
The check in process was quick and ride was pleasant. The only area of improvement for me is the waiting area. The ticket said to be there like 45 minutes before scheduled departure time but there is nothing to do in the waiting area and it was hot and humid.
BD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 15, 2019
Everything good!
SN
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 5, 2019
Only Need some good seats .. they are terrible.. And be sure that you are booking the right day .. because there are no way of service back to get change a day or a time .. not even if you try 1 hour after your booking.. or want to pay a fee for booking mistake to change the day back on a Round trip .. ( This is not a good service )
SN
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Aug 4, 2019
Only thing to mention is the bad seats .. it suppose to the same as in a airplane or the government bus from Hua Hin to Suwanabumi Airport
JR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jul 29, 2019
Fast and efficient, professional service. Pier C from Pattaya. 100 baht p.p. pick up from pier at Hua Hun to hotel
MW
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jul 29, 2019
Fast, on time and good service. Clean. Good shortcut to pattaya from the south.
NM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jul 8, 2019
Very smooth trip across the gulf. Check in was very simple. Great air conditioning on board! Fast trip!
PL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 27, 2019
Anything ok thank you i will travelling with you next time
OA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 26, 2019
Great service professional staff
BW
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 11, 2019
Very good
LS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 5, 2019
It was a hot day. Should have adjusted the air conditioner accordingly. Good trip overall.
WS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 2, 2019
Great service quite organized and comfortable, I'm really excited about it and I hope I can make it again
MJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, May 20, 2019
Royal Passenger Liner is an excellent ferry service. There are others here in Thailand that don’t do such a nice job. All staff are friendly and professional. Equipment is clean and well-maintained. Service is reliable. That’s not easy to do! Thank you Royal.. I am so glad you are here!
JL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, May 14, 2019
Good crossing, well organized. However no aircon so really warm. Complimentary water was also warm.
CG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, May 11, 2019
Nice staff
CM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, May 4, 2019
Easy to book online. Check in easy, pleasant 2 hour journey
JK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, May 2, 2019
Good and quick connection between east and west of Thailand.
ZK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 30, 2019
I was satisfied
AS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 30, 2019
Boat ride from Hua Hin to Pattaya not very present, the engine oil smell so strong on the boat. Not recommend.
JF
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 29, 2019
Meget behagelig overfart, god service
AF
ferry Business Class, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 24, 2019
Alles verliep heel vlot. Van Pattaya naar Hua Hin. Gemakkelijk te boeken. Heel tevreden. Zeer goede communicatie. 10/10. Als ik terug kom naar Thailand gebruik ik terug hun diensten
MR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 21, 2019
Royal Passenger Lines is probably the best ferry service in Thailand. I’m always happy with this service. I have only one suggestion: buy a few more video tapes to play for your passengers. I’ve watched the same “Just for Gags” 4 times in the last 3 months. It’s funny, but not that funny! Ha ha!
NY
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 18, 2019
I'd prefer a cheaper, less luxurious service, but this was nice.
YS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 17, 2019
It was comfortable and relaxed.
GC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 16, 2019
Unfortunately the air conditioning was not working and in Thailand that means very hot and sticky
LS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 10, 2019
paid extra for prioroty checkin service, but at ferry terminal nowbody knew what that was supposed to be. also figured out at terminal only, that there was a business class available (maybe my fault, but i didn't see anything like that on the webpage). lucky i could upgrade on site.
FA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 10, 2019
It was supposed to be a meal on the trip, the trip was enjoyable
PA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 8, 2019
Its well organized and transfer is good and fast. But.. I love watching the sea and other boats etc. Since you are not allowed to go outside and my window was dirty from the outside i did not enjoy the trip..
AG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 7, 2019
Good service. Could be better choice of refreshments.
SG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 6, 2019
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MJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 5, 2019
Super trip with ferry to Hua Hin. Thanks Zip.
SS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Apr 3, 2019
Very good, seating needs flod up arms... But otherwise very good.
AF
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 29, 2019
Staff were very friendly, nice and helpfilull . Water a bit choppy but fine. Departure a bit delayed.
JB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 27, 2019
Rustige tocht goede stoelen en precies op tijd
EH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 26, 2019
Nice and Quick trip. Good service. Just over 2 hours.
JB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 25, 2019
The ferry sailed 3 hours late. No toilet facilities or refreshments provided. Customer Service, when there is a problem, is very poor.
MJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 25, 2019
Royal provides excellent service with highly professional, kind and courteous staff on beautiful boats with clean and comfortable seating and other passenger amenities. Compared to some of the other big companies in Thailand, they are your best choice.. hands down.
CM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 23, 2019
Had seen mixed reviews. Was a really pleasant experience, port easy to access, crew polite and welcoming, left on time, smooth sailing, arrived on time. Perfect
JG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 19, 2019
The service s fast and comfortable but unfortunately hazy that day
KR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 18, 2019
Ferry ⛴ jerney a bit rough but ok made it on time.
PC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 16, 2019
Well worth the money, very good crossing saved a lot of traveling Time
BL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 15, 2019
Too hot. AC really not efficient! Not a confortable journey
ER
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 10, 2019
No beer onboard aderwise i Would have 5 stars
WJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 6, 2019
Bra allt utom lite sjögång.
IB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 5, 2019
Excellent journey. Far better than by road
GM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 3, 2019
I thought the whole nooking and boarding process went quite well. Little bit hot in the boat and the boat moved around a fair bit for what was a fairly average swell. Seemed a few people got a bit sick. But left on time, took about 2 hour 20 minutes and can buy some basic snacks on board. Plenty of taxis eaiting to take you to hua hin. Overall recommended
PS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Mar 1, 2019
Bien . Dommage que les fauteuils ne soient pas inclinables
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