Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry Gets 2020 Launch Date

A government project linking the resort towns of Pattaya and Hua Hin, with an East-West Ferry service is to be launched by 2020. The current journey along the shoreline takes about five hours – but the service should bring that down to less than two, cutting across the Gulf of Thailand. It could also accommodate up to 500 passengers and 60 vehicles, per trip. The privately run link is expected to boost tourism and ease holiday traffic. Although a similar project was proposed in the past, it was not deemed financially viable.

Key Points:

  • The Marine Department has ordered a feasibility study for the project, which should be finished by December of this year.
  • Mr Suriya said a modern ferry would be able to handle between 300-500 passengers and 30-60 vehicles on the trip, and would take only one-and-a-half hours to complete the journey
  • The project has been proposed in order to increase tourism and reduce traffic during holidays. Once in place, private companies would be contracted to run the ferry service.The project is tipped to boost the economy, enhance the country’s competitiveness and reduce heavy road traffic during long holidays,

“The project has been proposed in order to increase tourism and reduce traffic during holidays. Once in place, private companies would be contracted to run the ferry service.The project is tipped to boost the economy, enhance the country’s competitiveness and reduce heavy road traffic during long holidays,”

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