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

Songkhla Lake Car Ferry from Songkhla City to Singhanakhon

The Songkhla Lake Car Ferry is a sea transport link between the capes of Songkhla City and Singhanakhon 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 Songkhla City Side

Driving to Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side after visiting Old Songkhla Railway Station.

A total of 6 ferries are available in the fleet, with 3 in operation during my visit.

Turning to the ferry port.

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.

What I thought was the ticket counter turned out to be closed and the drive on the queue continued.

Approaching the next counter which is in operation.

Ticket Counter

A big sign in front of the ticket counter says that this ferry service is “NOT FREE”.

There is a smaller lane for motorcycles on the left.

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

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

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.

The bridge of the Songkhla Lake Car Ferry vessel.

Departing from Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Songkhla City side.

There are benches with shelters for foot passengers.

Heading on to the Singhanakhon side.

A smaller version of the car ferry was docked at the Songkhla city side.

Passing another car ferry heading to the Songkhla city side.

Continuing on towards the Singhanakhon side.

Another ferry was still docked at the Singhanakhon side.

After it had departed, my ferry made the turn towards the pier.

Turning towards Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon side.

Songkhla Lake Car Ferry Singhanakhon Side

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

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

Disembarking

Driving off the car ferry.

Heading up on to the pier.

Turning right to the main road.

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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