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Public Transportation: Ferries


2020-12-28 15:59:25

When we talk about travelling, we have to mention transportation as it is a mandatory part of every trip. How wonderful would it be if we, as tourists, got to learn about every important type of public transportation? There are many types of public transportation in Thailand but here we’ll focus on the Airport Link, the BTS, the MRT and ferries. The charm of these forms of public transportation lies in the tourist attractions that can be seen along the way, including Thailand’s famous street food vendors that can be found everywhere. In this article, let’s get to know ferries together!


The public transportation required for crossing the sea to the islands has to be a boat. Boats are divided into three types: 1) express boats, 2) speed boats, and 3) ferries. Ferries are used for long-distance routes. Tourists can take a bicycle on board if they want to ride a bicycle around the island and feel a cool breeze.

*Tip: don’t forget to take medicine in advance if you are prone to motion sickness

Pattaya – Hua Hin Ferry

This is Thailand’s well known ferry that crosses the Gulf of Thailand from Pattaya to Prachuap Khiri Khan and vice versa. The ferry only takes two hours, unlike cars that can take up to 6-8 hours. Before boarding the ship, leave your luggage at the luggage point and staff will take care of it. You don’t have to carry it yourself! The ferry resembles an airplane in that seating is divided into business class and VIP class, which is very private and exclusive. The ferry provides a bottle of water for free. You can buy other drinks and snacks from staff on the ship while killing time. You only have to wait a little while to arrive at your destination!

Ferries are quite convenient, aren’t they?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (Headquarters)
1600 New Phetchaburi Road Makkasan Ratchathewi Bangkok 10400
TAT Contact Center 1672

1600 New Phetchaburi Road Makkasan Ratchathewi Bangkok 10400
TAT 联络中心 1672