On August 11, 2021 it was stated in the Pattaya Mail website;
The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry survived summer storms, pier renovations and mechanical issues, but Covid-19 finally sunk the service. Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome announced Aug. 10 that Royal Passenger Line Ltd. had requested that its contract for Pier 3 at the Bali Hai jetty not be renewed and that it was suspending its catamaran service to Prachuap Khiri Khan, probably forever. ———————————————————————————————————— BELOW INFO IS NO LONGER VALID ! The ferry connection between Hua Hin and Pattaya is now a reality and commenced operations from the beginning of January 2017. Critics and doubters were there many of the last months up to the premiere and probably also rightly so, because there had been repeated attempts at a ferry connection in the past between the two popular holiday towns. In operation.. The ferry is in operation and departs daily from the ferry berth at Takiab Beach approx. 7 km south of Hua Hin city center.
Ferry company: http://www.royalferrygroup.com Read more about what Pattaya has to offer: Pattaya City You save time On land there are approx. 350 km between Hua Hin and Pattaya, a trip that by car and depending on the traffic conditions will usually take somewhere between 4 and 5 hours. The trip to be traveled over the Gulf of Thailand is approx. 115 kilometers and will happen at a speed of up to approx. 30 knots and lasts about 2 hours, depending on weather conditions.
PATTAYA BY FERRY ! GET THE MAXIMUM OF YOUR STAY IN PATTAYA, SAVE TIME AND BOOK YOUR EXCURSIONS IN ADVANCE !