Phuket to Koh Lanta

Phuket to Koh Lanta

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Phuket to Koh Lanta Schedule

Phuket to Koh Lanta Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower SUV 4pax Any time฿ 4,950
Seatran Phuket Speedboat 07:30 - 10:00฿ 1,800
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Speedboat 08:30 - 10:00฿ 1,500
Seatran Phuket Speedboat 11:30 - 14:00฿ 1,800
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Speedboat 12:30 - 14:00฿ 1,500

How to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta

It is only 90 km between Phuket and Koh Lanta if measured as a crow flies but travelling overland brings the total distance between the two islands to about 240 km. Phuket, the largest and most popular of the Thai islands, is connected to Koh Lanta by buses, minivans, taxi and ferries. High-speed ferries and bigger express boats are quite popular on this route but can also be unreliable due to weather conditions. Also, highspeed ferries only operate during high seasons, mainly November through to April. During the low season, you have better chances relying on buses, minivans or taxis. Your preferred mode of transport will depend on the time you have, how much you want to spend, and what is available at the time.

From Phuket to Koh Lanta by Ferry

There are several companies that offer ferry services from Phuket to Koh Lanta. Two main piers on Phuket to board a ferry to Koh Lanta are Nam Chier and the Rassada piers.

At the Nam Chier Pier, a Chaokoh Travel Center ferry is scheduled to leave at 11.00am and dock at the Sala Dan Pier in Koh Lanta four and a half hours later if there are no delays along the way. Tickets cost THB 1,000.

From the Rassada Pier, you can board a Satun Pakbara Club speedboat at 8.30am or 12.30pm and alight in Ban Sala Dan, Koh Lanta one and a half hours later.

You can also use the Tigerline Travel high-speed ferry that leaves the pier for Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier at 9.00am. Whichever means you use, your ticket will cost THB 1,500.

Tigerline Travel, Sea Angel Cruise or Phi Phi Cruiser all offer an option to pick you up at your hotel in Phuket what adds to the cost of an ordinary ferry ticket THB200-THB250. Expect to pay for this combination service with the above mentioned providers THB 1,750, THB 1,400, and THB 1,200 respectively.

Tip: The Sea Angel Cruise ferry makes a stop at Koh Phi Phi and, therefore, arrives later than the rest. Phi Phi island entrance fee is 20THB.

Phi Phi Cruiser also offers an extra ferry that leaves at 12.00pm for the same cost. Soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and snacks are included in your ticket for the morning trips, not the afternoon trip.

Tigerline travel also offers joint van+ferry tickets from the Phuket Airport to the Saladan Pier and Koh Jum at a cost of THB 1,750.

Whether you are boarding a ferry from the pier or waiting to be picked up from your hotel, ensure that you are there 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

From Phuket to Koh Lanta by Taxi

Travelling from Phuket to Koh Lanta by taxi takes about 5 hours including a short ferry ride on a huge car ferry. Though more expensive, a taxi will get you to Koh Lanta safely and with less discomfort. Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman and Lanta Gardenhill mainly offer taxi services for this route. Lanta Gardenhill transport provides services from Karong, Kata, and Patang to any hotel in Koh Lanta for THB 5,300 and from the Phuket airport for THB 4,500.

Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman offers 3-pax and 9-passenger class taxis. A ticket from any hotel in Phuket to Koh Lanta will cost 5,100 for the comfort class taxi and 5,900 for the 9-passenger taxi. From the Phuket Airport, you’ll pay 4,700 for the comfort class and 5,700 for the 9-passenger taxi that will take you to your hotel of choice in Koh Lanta.

Note: Remember to indicate the terminal you are arriving at when booking for a Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman taxi from the airport. If you are using the domestic passengers terminal, make your way to exit gate NO.1 and exit gate NO.3 if you are using the international passengers terminal.

Up to 120 Minutes of free waiting time is included for transfers from the airport and 30 minutes of free waiting time for transfers from hotel. After this, an extra THB 300 will be charged for every 30 minutes.

From Phuket to Koh Lanta via Krabi

A more economical way to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta is to travel via Krabi. Buses from Phuket to Krabi depart regularly from Phuket Bus Terminal and take between 3 and 4 hours to arrive and cost under THB200.

Once you arrive in Krabi town, you can then board a minivan from Krabi to Koh Lanta. Bus Cooperative of Krabi minivans leave from the Krabi Bus Terminal and arrive in Koh Lanta three hours later. Minivan tickets only go for THB 360.

Tip: When using van service, you may want to consider paying for an extra seat on the van if you have huge luggage. This is because most vans only have limited space and there have been cases where passengers with large bags have missed their trips.

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Lanta

Facts about the transport from Phuket to Koh Lanta

Cheapest Transport$16
Fastest Transport1h 30m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure12:30 PM
Departures per day46
Distance75 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAndaman Taxis, BangkokTaxi24, Bundhaya Speed Boat, Call Me Taxi, Glassflower, Good Luck Lanta Tour, King Travel, Koh Lanta Sea Tour, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Seatran Phuket

Phuket to Koh Lanta Destination Reviews

On time and smooth ride
Ferry Speedboat, Bundhaya Speed Boat (Bundhaya Speed Boat), Nov 26, 2023
We made 1 stop for the passengers and 10 for the driver to pick up parcels and drop them off, the middle of the bus was filled with these packages and there were ants on the ceiling
Bus Minibus, Good Luck Lanta Tour, Nov 15, 2023
Very smooth operation no issues and on time
Ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (บริษัท สตูล ปากบารา สปีดโบ๊ท คลับ), Oct 30, 2023
Fun ride in bad weather. Would not recommend it in choppy sea if your stomach is weak. The crew was nice and handed bags and watter to the customers.
Ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (บริษัท สตูล ปากบารา สปีดโบ๊ท คลับ), Sep 27, 2023
They were punctual at the hotel for the pick up. From krabi to phuket was a bit long but several stops were made
Bus Minibus, Good Luck Lanta Tour, Sep 3, 2023
The shuttle to pier was on time and comfortable.. and they took our bags and transferred to speed boat which was very nice. But the seas were so rough and our boat seemed like it would capsize any minute. I feel these conditions were not any we should have been traveling in. It was very dangerous
Ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (บริษัท สตูล ปากบารา สปีดโบ๊ท คลับ), Aug 16, 2023
Minus 1 star because they ripped the raincover of my backpack :(
Ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (บริษัท สตูล ปากบารา สปีดโบ๊ท คลับ), Jul 25, 2023
Got ripped off at saladan pier when we were all thrown into the back of open back trucks and demanded another 900 bhat to take us 25 minutes up the road. We negotiated down to 600 as our hotel was closer than they said it was but the end experience was very poor. The pier just down from the saladan pier has many taxis but they purposely do not stop there so that you are forced to pay their fee. We have taken many taxi’s in Thailand and this was hugely expensive and not worth the cost. Very uncomfortable journey.
Ferry Speedboat, Bundhaya Speed Boat (Bundhaya Speed Boat), Jul 24, 2023
Departed and arrived punctually, so whole the trip was 6 hours sharp. Stopped briefly several times to pick up people in bus stops and in Krabi airport, also 20 minutes for lunch. There is not much space between seats and they cannot be reclined. AC was at a nice temperature. At some point the driver offered to take each passenger to their hotels/prefered stops; for me it was 80THB being the furthest which was therefore quite cheap.
Bus Minibus, Good Luck Lanta Tour, May 2, 2023
There was no information where or when we had to change the boat, they just told us right at the time that we had to do it. In open waters with two backpacks we hado to change the boat. The second one was even older than the first one and smelled really really bad!
Ferry Ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour (บริษัท อ่าวนาง แทรเวล แอนด์ ทัวร์ จำกัด), Apr 25, 2023
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