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New ferry services to connect Sattahip with Koh Chang and Hua Hin

 

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SATTAHIP: -- Royal Passenger Liner Co, the company which operates the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service will launch  two new routes, it has been announced.

 

The new services, which will begin in May, will connect Sattahip with Koh Chang and Hua Hin.

 

The Sattahip-Koh Chang service will operate from the Chuk Samet pier in Sattahip, Chonburi, to the Bang Bao pier on Koh Chang.

 

While the Sattahip-Hua Hin service will also run from Chuk Samet pier to the Khao Takiab pier in south Hua Hin.

 

The announcement was made by the Marine Department chief Sorasak Saensombat who said Royal Passenger Liner will purchase two new ferries in order to operate the service.

 

Each ferry will be able to accommodate 350 passengers.

 

Also in the pipeline is a new service that will connect Sattahip with either Pranburi or Phetchaburi, although the details of which were unclear in the Thai report.

 

Voice TV reported that the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry carried a total of 10,689 passengers in February and March, 6,995 were foreigners, while 3,694 were Thai nationals. Out of the foreigners, 4,472 were from Europe, 1,543 were from China.

 

There was no information regarding ticket prices for the new service.

 

A one way ticket for the Pattaya-Hua Hin service costs 1,250 baht.

 

Source: Voice TV

 
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survivalblue    132

This might be alright.  Going direct to Bang Bao.

Not ideal for White Sands or Lonely Beach.  But It might give Bang Bao a bit of a boost in business.

 

 

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tompelli    134

Averaging 90.5 passengers a trip isn't the 50-60% that the company was claiming. Why do they insist in calling a 30 year old ferry new, apart from the qualifier "to Thailand"?

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geisha    366

I'm all for progress but I hope that hoards of tourists don't descend on Koh Chang, One of the only beautiful preserved islands in Thailand.! Also, nothing stopping these tourists from taking the local taxis to all other koh Chang beaches . Can anyone say how long such a trip would take ?

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Tarteso    165

Wow! Very good news. FEWER ROAD DEATHS for travelers using Minivans and Buses between Rayong -Trat.

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Black arab    116
1 hour ago, geisha said:

I'm all for progress but I hope that hoards of tourists don't descend on Koh Chang, One of the only beautiful preserved islands in Thailand.! Also, nothing stopping these tourists from taking the local taxis to all other koh Chang beaches . Can anyone say how long such a trip would take ?

Agree on this ,Chang does'nt need extra hoardes its still quite chilled out .But progress usually ruins mst things imo

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Be nice to get the ferry from Sattahip to Koh Chang & then from Koh Chang to Koh Khut. Hardly any driving at all. 😁

 

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juice777    396

So how long dose it take from your hotel in Hua Hin to your hotel in Pattaya. Is it worth the 800THB extra in fairs?

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juice777    396
To me it is worth the fare cost.
A bus is cheap but who wants to sit on a bus for 4-6 hours?
A car? Hassle and running cost.
A minivan? You can't be serious.
 
However, I missed the ferry from Hua Him to Pattaya twice because they left 30 minutes to an hour before the scheduled time. In each case they said they had to leave early because the tide was going out.
 
Too bad the tides here are so unpredictable here in Thailand, probably a Cambodian plot. In most of the world you can get very accurate information on tidal current timing.
 
Also, why not just ring a bell or blow a horn as a fifteen minute early warning of earlier departure? Somebody at the company will get a promotion some day for venturing such a revolutionary idea to save passenger frustration with the erratic service.
They cheerfully refunded my ticket price and apologized profusely, as they no doubt had to hundreds of such would-be passengers since the service started.
 
I then just rode my motorcycle back to Chaam and called it a day. Mai pen rai as they say.

But how long is the ferry?

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