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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Hua Hin - Pattaya
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Ferry Business Class
10:30, 15:45, 16:00
High Speed Ferry
10:30, 15:45, 16:00
Pattaya - Hua Hin
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Ferry Business Class
13:00, 15:30
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Royal Passenger Liner Company Reviews

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99.7% of 9,752 travelers were presumably happy with Royal Passenger Liner as they left good or no review
LP
4
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
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 20, 2019
Very professional crew and clean and on time boat.
CI
5
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
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Nov 18, 2019
Great way to get from Hua Hin to Pattaya and vice versa.
RK
5
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
JD
5
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.
JI
5
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.
LL
5
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
5
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
5
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
4
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.
SN
4
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
4
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
5
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
5
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
5
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
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Royal Passenger Liner, Jun 27, 2019
Anything ok thank you i will travelling with you next time
LS
4
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
5
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
5
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!

Royal Passenger Liner Stations

Bali Hai Pier Khao Ta Kiab pier