Chaokoh Travel Center

Chaokoh Travel Center
3.3
162 / 4,069
5 37
4 45
3 30
2 24
1 26
98.8% of 4,069 travelers were happy with Chaokoh Travel Center


Chaokoh Travel Center Local outside
Chaokoh Travel Center

Quick company intro
Chaokoh Travel Center runs high-speed boat services to Koh Phi Phi from Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Lanta. Boats can accommodate anywhere from 250-550 passengers.

They also offer boat transfers to the pier from your hotel and you can also book hotel accommodation in Koh Phi Phi. Chaokho Travel Center are also part of a wider service that offers bus and train tickets to a variety of destinations around Thailand.

Routes served by Chaokoh Travel Center
Chaokoh Travel Center runs high speed ferry services from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi, from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi, and from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi.

Phuket–Koh Phi Phi

Tickets acost THB600 one wayand boats leave at 11 am and 3 pm. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes and does not include hotel or airport pick up. In opposite direction, there are also two departure a day: at 9am and 2pm, both docking at Rassada pier on Phuket.

Krabi–Koh Phi Phi

Tickets on this service are between THB450 and THB600. Boats leave Krabi at 10.30am and 3pm. The journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and does not include transfers or pick up services. From Koh Phi Phi to Krabi boats leave at 9am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Koh Lanta– Koh Phi Phi

There are two daily boats from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi – at 8am and 1pm heading back from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta at 11.30am and 3pm. Tickets are THB450–THB600. The journey takes 1 hour and does not include transfers or pick up.

Pros
This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Koh Phi Phi.

All boats have air-conditioning.

There is a range of add-ons such as hotel pick up and you can also book a hotel in Koh Phi Phi through Chaokoh Travel Center.

You can book tickets online.

Cons
Boats do not run during storms or heavy rain.

Some boats are delayed in line with the tides.

There have been some reports of the air-conditioning not working on some boats.

Due to the high passenger to seat ratio the boats can feel a little cramped.

Keep in mind
It is imperative to print a paper copy of your ticket as copies of the PDF on a phone may not be accepted.

If possible leave time if you are travelling on to another destination as the boats can sometimes be delayed which means you may miss your connecting transport.

What travellers say
The overwhelming majority of travellers report easy and smooth journey with Chaokoh Travel Center with the major issue being luggage piled all together what makes it difficult to hunt for your own bag at the end of the journey.

Though occasional delays are sometimes reported, note that they can be due to the tide and not the fault of the company. Also, cancellations can happen due to stormy weather – be ready and have plan B in case it happens. Never ever plan short flight connections – you won’t be reimbursed the lost air-ticket.


May 3.5

April 3.5

March 3.5



May 2017

Luca, May 26, 2017 - Passenger are was freezing cold, we had to stay on the floor of baggage area. Staff was rude, unable and unwilling to help laughing to passenger and do t speaking english at all. The boat was one hour late at Krabi. Dreadful experience
Jose, May 13, 2017 - Expensive ticket. They so many more ways to go from Phi Phi to Phucket. And with so many more timetable to pick
Rui, May 8, 2017 - Nice and pleasant

April 2017

Egita, Apr 15, 2017 - The trip did not last 1 and a half hour, the transfer took more than 2 hours. That is why we only can give 4 stars :)
Josh, Apr 9, 2017 - Amazing from the company. Super helpful staff in Krabi when I had a problem!
Kate, Apr 5, 2017 - Absolute chaios at the ferry port getting onto the ferry. Ferry did not have air con. Beautiful scenery but like a bun fight getting off.

March 2017

Yoonjae, Mar 30, 2017 - Poor service! I booked an online ticket to Ao Nang. However, the staff directed me to a wrong ferry to Krabi, and they charged me another 450THB for a taxi to Ao Nang. SUCH A FRAUD!
Michele, Mar 18, 2017 - I sent a message to change the date and nobody answered me
Badano, Mar 12, 2017 - Excelent

February 2017

Edward, Feb 27, 2017 - Easy to yse service
Daniel, Feb 24, 2017 - Boat was over 45 min too late, therefore i did not get my flight which i booked in package with the ferry. I had to pay 4400 baht for a later plane to bangkok, and missed an appointment there. No refund or anything. Never again!!!
De, Feb 20, 2017 - Departure deleted with 15 minutes and 30 min longer at sea as mentioned
Castanha, Feb 15, 2017 - Luxurious experience. Ferry department from origin and reached destination on time
Castanha, Feb 15, 2017 - Wonderful experience. The ferry was on time and luxurious
Medro, Feb 13, 2017 - Should have been booked on a 3 hr ferry directly to Koh Lanta. Instead I was taken on a 4 hour van ride to a further pier and an awful 3+ hour ferry ride in a boat with no AC. On top of it we paid over double what we would have if we booked on our own. Avoid .
Gianluca, Feb 10, 2017 - Abbastanza puntuali traghetto comodo personale gentile, per servizio bagaglio bisogma chiederlo e sono celeri nel accontenavi. Con servizio bar a bordo
Catalina, Feb 6, 2017 - I gave my voucher to a man who told me that the boat in which I had to seat in was a green one. We sat down, put all our things, and suddenly another man started offering transportation to Phuket, and we were going to Krabi. I stood up inmediately and asked a man in the boat and did not understand me. I went off the boat and several men told me that I had to take ANOTHER BOAT. We really rushed as we had to look for our bags and baggage and went to the other boat (the correct one). We stepped in, sat down and BOAT DEPARTED. IF I HAD TRUSTED THEM, THE BOAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN ME FROM PHI PHI TO PHUKET AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER IN MY TRIP SCHEDULE AS WE HAD TO GO TO KRABI TO TAKE A PLANE!!!!! Once inside, we could not breath!!! Everyone went outside the boat to breath because inside was imposible. I HERELY DO NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT RECOMMED THIS COMPANY OR THIS TRIP. I ASKED THEM A LOT OF TIMES WHICH BOAT, AND THEY APPARENTLY DID NOT SEE MY VOUCHER AND MADE ME SIT DOWN IN ANYYY BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DISASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 2017

Kota, Jan 31, 2017 - 1. I realized that offline booking prices were much cheaper. 2. I selected Ao Nang Pier, but was dropped at Ao nammao pier. No one understands proper English to even argue. I had to spend another 400 for taxi to go to Ao Nang. Very disappointed with the misinformation provided on the 12go. Next time will not book ferry tickets online.
Loren, Jan 25, 2017 - Rude ticket lady, would not accept online confirmation even though it clearly states so in the email. Almost caused missed flight.
Prateek, Jan 18, 2017 - It costed 600 THB plus the visa/mastercard fees unnecessarily, as people were getting stat tickets on the spot just for 350 THB.. So its a scam guys. Dont book onlime here. They are making fool by artificially creating shortage online in advance. Actually there is no such shortage even in the peak of season, whatsoever. Thank you
Meridith, Jan 10, 2017 - Missed flight slow departure from pier!

December 2016

Julie, Dec 29, 2016 - It was ok overall. The trip was short and the boat conditions were ok.
Gino, Dec 26, 2016 - at Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier no toilet only at the resto available
Ana, Dec 21, 2016 - Perfect trip. The seats are a quite tight and it would be better if we could go outside. The bags are still put one in top of the others being difficult at the end to find your bag.
Jörn, Dec 16, 2016 - Very Full the ferry

November 2016

Pamela, Nov 21, 2016 - 12goasia was very good, easy to book and their communication was fast! The boat was okay, the seats were a bit cramped but there was good, working air conditioning !
Soraya, Nov 12, 2016 - Asientos incómodos, sin aire acondionado, llega tarde, y las mochilas las amontonan todas en la cubierta, mi botiquín estaba machacado y algunos botes reventados dentro. Recomiendo el de Andamán Tours.

October 2016

Roger, Oct 12, 2016 - Aire acondicionado dentro del barco a tope ( te mueres de frio), fuera del barco te asas como un pollo. Billetes en esta pagina web super caros, en los mismos puertos al momento mucho mas baratos. Ojo con los billetes que venden dentro del mismo barco son una estafa, una vez bajas del barco tienes mejores opciones para ir donde quieras.
Iain, Oct 9, 2016 - The trip was on time and comfortable enough but every one was bombarded on board with taxi drivers trying to get business on Koh Lanta. Not much you can do but you could see everyone was fed up with it.
Iain, Oct 9, 2016 - It arrived well on time and was comfortable enough
Stephanie, Oct 4, 2016 - Im Grunde lief alles wie gewohnt bei Reisen über 12Go Asia sehr reibungslos. Nur der Operator dieser Tour scheint nicht sehr engagiert zu sein. Das Einchecken lief recht chaotisch ohne Tickets und Sticker wie gewohnt, hat aber geklappt. Das Boot, bzw die Sitze im Innenvereich sind ziemlich ramponiert und schmuddelig und in Aussenbereich gibt es kaum Sitzgelegenheiten. Das Schiff kam Ca 30 Min zu spät an, was aber nicht schlimm ist, wenn man keinen Anschluss gebucht hat. Gut war, dass man am Schiff gleich die Weiterfahrt zum Hotel buchen könnte und gleich ein entsprechender Wagen bereit stand (allerdings sicher überteuert wie alles auf Phuket). Die Schifffahrt hätte man vor Ort für 350 Bt kaufen können, bei 12Go Asia habe ich 600 bezahlt, aber ok... Wenn man nachcPhuket reist, sollte man sich vorher genau überlegen, wo man unterkommen will, damit man strategisch günstig liegt, denn die Wege sind sehr weit und lang... Stephanie

September 2016

Stephanie, Sep 30, 2016 - Bei uns hat alles gut geklappt und was das Ticket angeht, so kann ich nur sagen, dass in der Buchungsbestätigung von 12Go Asia ausdrücklich steht, dass man das Ticket ausdrucken soll. Damit hat es hervorragend geklappt in Krabi. Allerdings stimmt, dass der Operator Chaokoh nicht so professionell arbeitet wie z.B. Seatean oder Lomprayah auf der anderen Küstenseite. Die Fahrt war trotzdem cool und wir haben unsere Backpacks auch ohne Sticker wieder bekommen. Was ich auch festgestellt habe, dass das Ticket vor Ort tatsächlich um einiges billiger gewesen wäre als bei 12Go Asia. Vielleicht liegen hier ja Preise der High Season zugrunde. In der Low season sind die Tickets aber tatsächlich günstiger. Vielleicht kann sich das 12 Go Asia mal ansehen. War das erste Mal, dass sie hier teurer waren als direkt vor Ort.. Übrigens, das Ziel der Reise, Kho PhiPhi ist ein Traum und auf jeden Fall die Reise wert... Vor Ort wird man - falls vorgebucht - kostenlos ins entsprechende Resort per Longboat gebracht. Stephanie
Dmitrii, Sep 21, 2016 - Hugely overpriced. I lived in hotel at Kata Beach. Local offices offered transfer from hotel to the pier + ferry ticket for apr. 500 ba. On-line ferry ticket without any transfer costs 600 ba. plus local taxi costs 500 ba... Otherwise ferry itself was good.

August 2016

Jose, Aug 21, 2016 - To print the ticket when you have no printer and your hotel have not printer,was a serious problem
Cristina, Aug 9, 2016 - When you arrive to the Pier, there are many tour operators much cheaper than on 12Go.asia website (standard price on august'16 was 450 baths..
Sebastian, Aug 7, 2016 - Salió tarde y demoró más de lo que decía, cosa que casi nos hizo perder el vuelo. Estaba previsto que llegara 10:30 y llegó a las 11:15. Limpieza y organización desastrosa.
Mark, Aug 3, 2016 - Where to begin...print your ticket...on paper, on arrival at the pier there were 5-6 stands of various travel companies, all were manned except for ours, Chao Koh travel group...no one there. We asked the other stools who grudgingly told us some guy at another stand could help. He told us he couldn't help because my ticket was on my phone and not printed on paper. First of all, yes, it says on ticket that you need to print it on paper...fair enough. We had 40 mins before departure and we're lucky that some random awesome guy on the street drove me to a printer in town for a few hundred baht. I'm in no doubt at all that this is a ploy by the operator to have you pay twice when you can't produce a printout.. The guy was pretty damn surprised we managed to print the ticket in time. As per other comments on this site...ticket cost 600 online when you could have bought it for 350-450 in krabi or at the pier. I suggest two action items for 12go...in large red print emphasize that you will not be able to travel without a printout (there are loads of printers everywhere of course because it's 1996!!) Tell us why we pay 150 baht premium to book online. Boat was fine albeit an hour or so late...we weren't in a rush.

July 2016

Maria, Jul 29, 2016 - Um forte cheiro a tinta, que você não sabe se sentia mareado pelo balanço do barco ou pelo forte cheiro. E o ar condicionado muito forte, o choque térmico ao sair do barco é fortíssimo.
Francisco, Jul 11, 2016 - El precio del viaje es de 350 Baht si lo contratas directamente en krabi o en phi phi, yo he pagado en esta página 600 por cada viaje y somos 4 personas. El barco es el mismo.
Juan, Jul 11, 2016 - The air conditioner very high

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Schedule Chaokoh Travel Center


08:00, 13:00;
08:00, 13:00;
11:30, 15:00;
09:00, 13:30, 15:30;
09:00, 14:00;
10:30, 15:00, 16:00;
1.7 Krabi - Phuket
10:30;
11:00;
11:00, 15:00;
3.3 Phuket - Krabi
11:00;

Stations Chaokoh Travel Center

Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Rassada Pier, Ban Sala Dan, Klong Jilard Pier, Rassada Pier Phuket, Phuket Bus Terminal (2), Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier, Noparatthara Pier


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