Phi Phi Islands Boats & Ferries
Located about 814 km south of Bangkok, the Phi Phi Islands do not have their own airport, accordingly to reach the islands you can choose between two travel options to approach, one that requires the use of the flights and one, cheaper, which includes the use of buses. Phuket and Krabi are the nearest cities with airports and bus terminals. Regular ferry services connect Phi Phi Don to both cities throughout the year. There are two piers in Phi Phi Don: the Ton Sai Pier located in the main village and Laem Tong Pier in northernmost tip of island. Ton Sai Pier, situated in the center of Tonsai Bay is the island's main pier and the busiest. In high season, from November to late April, other several private companies operate boat services connecting Phi Phi Don to Koh Lanta, Koh Kradam, Koh Ngai and even the furthermost Koh Lipe and Langkawi in Malaysia. Krabi International Airport is located 15 km from the centre of Krabi and 40 km from Ao Nang. There is an air-conditioned bus service connecting the airport to Krabi, Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Pier. The rates are 90 THB to Krabi and 150 THB to Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara. From the arrivals terminal you can reach Krabi or Ao Nang with taxi and limousine service, the cost is 500 THB to Krabi and 800 THB to Ao Nang. The economic song-thaews pass on the main road, outside the airport, and allow reaching Krabi with a modest price of 30-50 THB. Krabi Bus Terminal is located in Ban Talat Kao, about 4 km from the centre of Krabi Town and 18 Km from Ao Nang. The terminal is the point of arrival and departure of almost all long-distance buses, from Bangkok and neighbouring provinces, as well as all minivans from and to seaside resorts in Southern Thailand. The terminal is well served by public transport of Krabi, taxis, minibuses and song-thaews. Taxis, local buses and minibus to Ao Nang or Krabi Town leave directly from the terminal. The song-thaews are in continuous transit or are parked on the main road near the terminal. The cost of a trip to Ao Nang or Noppharat Thara is 50-60 THB during the day and 60-100 THB after 18.00. Phuket International Airport is located in the north of the island, 32 km from the centre of Phuket Town and 36 km from Rassada Pier, the dock from where depart the ferries to Phi Phi Islands. Outside the airport there are taxis and limousines that will carry you to the pier, approximately 600-700 THB for a 40-minute trip. Phuket has two bus terminal, the old Terminal 1, with local bus departures, and the new Terminal 2, from which depart most of the buses useful for tourists, other seaside resorts and cities of all Thailand. The Bus Terminal 2 is located on Thepkasatri Road, the main road leading out of Phuket Town. Outside the terminal there are taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike-taxis that will carry you to Rassada Pier, 9 Km away. For more information on bus schedules to Krabi and Phuket please see our web pages Krabi Bus Terminal and Phuket Bus Terminals.Read More
- Address Ton Sai Pier: Moo 7, Ao Ton Sai, Phi Phi Island, Krabi
- Address Laem Tong Pier: Laem Tong Beach, Phi Phi Island, Krabi
Ferry services from Krabi to Phi Phi Don
Regular ferry services connect Phi Phi Don to Krabi throughout the year. Ferries leave from three piers in Krabi: the Noppharat Thara Pier located west of Noppharat Thara Beach in Ao Nang, the Jilad Klong Pier, located at mouth of Krabi River just 4 km south of the city center, and the pier located in Railay Bay. For accuracy, in Railay Peninsula there are two piers, the one located in West Railay operates in the high season, between November -April, while the Floating Pier located in East Railay operates in low season, between May-October. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in Phi Phi Don and Krabi.
|Line||Departures||Fares THB||Time Hr|
|From Klong Jilad Pier to Ton Sai Pier||09:00 - 10:30 - 13:30 - 15:00||400/500||~ 1.45|
|From Ton Sai Pier to Klong Jilad Pier||09:00 - 10:30 - 13:30 - 15:30||400/500||~ 1.45|
|From Klong Jilad Pier to Laem Tong Pier||09:00 - 13:30 stop-over in Ton Sai||500/600||~ 4.00|
|From Klong Jilad Pier to Laem Tong Pier||07:30 - 13:30 stop-over in Ton Sai||500/600||~ 4.00|
|From Nopparat Thara Pier to Ton Sai Pier||09:30||450/500||~ 2.00|
|From Ton Sai Pier to Nopparat Thara Pier||13:30||450/500||~ 1.45|
|From Railay Pier to Ton Sai Pier||09:45||450/500||~ 1.45|
|From Ton Sai Pier to Railay Pier||13:30||450/500||~ 1.30|
Ferry services from Phuket to Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Islands are connected to Phuket with regular ferry services throughout the year. Ferries leave from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town reaching both piers in Phi Phi Don, five times a day to Ton Sai Pier and twice per day to Laem Tong Pier. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in Phi Phi Don and Phuket.
|Line||Departures||Fares THB||Time Hr|
|From Rassada Pier to Ton Sai Pier||08:30 - 11:00 - 11:30 - 13:30 - 15:00||350/600||~ 2.00|
|From Ton Sai Pier to Rassada Pier||08:30 - 09:00 - 11:00 - 14:00 - 14:30||350/600||~ 2.00|
|From Rassada Pier to Laem Tong Pier||08:30 - 13:30||500/700||~ 3.00|
|From Laem Tong Pier to Rassada Pier||07:30 - 13:30||500/700||~ 3.00|
Ferry services from Phi Phi Don to Koh Lanta
Ferry services connect Phi Phi Don to Koh Lanta throughout the year. Ferries leave twice a day from Ton Sai Pier reaching Saladan Pier on the northern tip of Koh Lanta Yai in just over one hour. You can buy the ferry tickets at pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in Phi Phi Don.
|Line||Departures||Fares THB||Time Hr|
|From Ton Sai Pier to Saladan Pier||15:00 - 15:30||400/500||~ 1.15|
|From Saladan Pier - Ton Sai Pier||08:00 - 08:30||400/500||~ 1.15|
The Andaman Route from Phuket to Koh Lipe
From 1st November to 1st May, you can travel from Phuket to Koh Lipe through Phi Phi Islands, and vice versa, without ever setting foot on land. Satun Pakbara Speedboat operates a daily speedboat from Rassada Pier in Phuket, leaving at 08:30 and stopping at Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Bulone, before reaching Koh Lipe at 15:30; the boat leaves Koh Lipe at 09:00 for the return trip. The journey from Phi Phi Don takes about 4 hours and costs about 2,600 THB per person, 1,560 THB for child. Tigerline Ferry operates a daily ferry from Rassada Pier in Phuket, leaving at 08:00 and stopping at Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Trang, before reaching Koh Lipe at 16:00; the boat leaves Koh Lipe at 10:00 for the return trip. The journey from Phi Phi Don takes about 6 hours and costs about 1,950 THB per person and 1,365 THB for child, 1.755 and 1,299 THB for online booking. Both boats from Koh Lipe, after a brief stop for customs formalities, even allow you to reach the Langkawi Island in Malaysia. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in all Southern seaside resorts.
|Phuket||Phi Phi Don||Koh Lanta||Koh Ngai||Koh Kradam||Koh Mook||Trang||Koh Lipe||Langkawi|
|Langkawi||Koh Lipe||Trang||Koh Mook||Koh Kradam||Koh Ngai||Koh Lanta||Phi Phi Don||Phuket|
|Phuket||Phi Phi Don||Koh Lanta||Koh Ngai||Koh Mook||Koh Kradam||Koh Bulon||Koh Lipe||Langkawi|
|Langkawi||Koh Lipe||Koh Bulon||Koh Kradam||Koh Mook||Koh Ngai||Koh Lanta||Phi Phi Don||Phuket|
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