Songkhla Lake Car Ferry from Singhanakhon to Songkhla City by Car Ferry

Songkhla Lake Car Ferry from Singhanakhon to Songkhla City

The Songkhla Lake Car Ferry is a sea transport link between the capes of Singhanakhon and Songkhla City at the mouth of Songkhla Lake towards the Gulf of Thailand. This car ferry saves motorists and pedestrians the need to go a big round with the Tinsulanonda Bridges via Ko Yo just to get to the other side.

Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon Side

Driving to Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon side.

Queue

Joining the queue of cars for the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry.

The queue moves every time part of the queue makes it on a departing ferry.

Ticket Counter

Tickets for cars cost 20 Baht regardless of number of passengers. For comparison, foot passengers travel for free.

The queue continues after the ticket counter as a continued holding area for the next ferry.

My ticket for the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry ride from Singhanakhon to Songkhla City.

The next ferry carried only passengers and motorcycles, so the wait continued.

Motorcycles get a sheltered queue here on the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon side.

Inching towards the ferry.

For mixed car, motorcycles, and passenger ferries, cars board first followed by smaller vehicles and people.

Ticket Checking

The ticket will be torn by a staff when boarding the ferry.

Boarding

Driving up the car ferry.

A staff directs you to which lane you should be on.

Parking close to the vehicle in front.

Once parked, you are allowed to step off the vehicle for some fresh air and to stretch your legs. There are benches with shelters for foot passengers.

The full deck of the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry with lorries and cars.

Departing from Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon side.

Passing by an opposing ferry heading to the Singhanakhon side.

Looking back at Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon side.

Sailing ahead to Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side.

The Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side is quickly visible since this is just a short crossing.

An off-service Songkhla Lake Car Ferry with yellow shelters.

The Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side is just in front of Songkhla Naval Base.

Approaching the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side.

The pedestrian and motorcycle ferry has just departed from Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side for my ferry to enter.

The ferry docks with the vehicles facing the shore so that no reversing is required.

The car ferry crossing from Singhanakhon to Songkhla took 7 minutes.

Disembarking

Driving off the car ferry.

Heading up on to the pier.

Turning right to the main road to Songkhla.

Passing by the queue of vehicles heading to Songkhla.

Conclusion

The Songkhla Lake Car Ferry is a convenient and cheap journey across the mouth of Songkhla Lake with a high frequency of ferries. For tourists, it’s a pleasant joyride and a respite from the crowded cities of Hat Yai and Songkhla once on board the ferry.

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