If you've spent a lot of time in Pattaya and wish for some variety, a quieter city, Hua Hin is a good destination which is not too far away with beautiful beaches and good vibes.
But what's the most convenient way to head to Hua Hin?
There are busses and minibusses driving from Pattaya to Hua Hin every day. The bus ride is going to take you approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes while the ferry from Pattaya (Bali Hali Pier) to Hua Hin (Khao Kha Tab Pier) only 2 hours.
The bus ride is the cheaper option with 470THB per person, however, takes significantly longer. I opted for the ferry operated by Royal Passenger Line at 1250THB per person. I recommend you make your booking in advance on 12go.asia so you don't have to queue up in the office at the Pattaya Pier.
If you made your booking in advance, make sure you print out your reservation. To ensure you aren't late and allowed boarding, be at the pier at least 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. You can head straight to the pier and don't have to go inside the pier office building.
Here we are heading to the port number 3 where the Royal Passenger Line ferry is departing from.