New route to travel across the Gulf of Thailand on a high-speed catamaran ferry.Â At 116Â kilometers from the east shore toÂ theÂ west shore, starting from the Balihai Cape, PattayaÂ in Chonburi heading to Khao Takiab, Hua Hin in Prachuabkirikan,Â (starting fromÂ Khao Takiab,Â Hua Hin in Prachuabkirikan heading to the Balihai Cape, Pattaya in Chonburi.)
The Royal 1 which is a government-certified high-speed catamaran that meets world-classÂ standards. It hasÂ passengerÂ capacity 346 persons. It has Economy Class 286 seats, 44 seatsÂ of which are Business Class. Furthermore, thereÂ are 2 VIP rooms.Â Each one has 8 seats thatÂ areÂ fully equipped with modern facilities and luxurious amenities to make your tripÂ more enjoyable.
This 2-hour high-speed cruise is impressive when compared to driving which is 380Â kilometers in distance and takesÂ about 5-6Â hours.
The service will run two trips per day, the first departing Pattaya at 10h00 and arriving in Hua Hin at 12h00, and the second departing Hua HinÂ at 13h00 and arriving in Pattaya at 15h00.
The ferry currently has the following capacity:
- Economy Class: 1st floor – 286 seats | 1,250THB per adult and 950THB per child
- Business Class: 2nd floor –Â 44 Â seats | 1,550THB per adult and 1,250THB per child
- VIP: First Class 2nd floor – 16 Â seats | same price as Business Class
- Private room with a capacity of 1 to 8 passengers | 14,000THB per room
Business class and VIP have more legroom, with larger chairs and a hostess service.