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.