Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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From Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi to Phuket by ferry and Taxi

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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
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From Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi to Phuket by ferry

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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket
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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket

How to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Love it or hate it: the Pearl of the Andaman is too developed, too commercialized, too trendy and, well, sometimes – too expensive. Yet its sandy beaches, fashionable spas, outstanding diving sites and high-class dining venues continue to lure hordes of tourists from literally every corner of the world. There are endless opportunities for going on an adventure – from snorkelling or surfing to yachting and kayaking, and if you wish to taste the real cosmopolitan flavour of the island, spend a bit of time exploring streets of Phuket Town clogged with coffee shops and art galleries, hip affordable guesthouses and stately Sino-Portuguese mansions. Be ready to pay more for food, lodging and transport than in any other Thai resort city or island, relax and just enjoy your experience.

Getting to Phuket from Koh Phi Phi

Enjoying quite a strategic location in the bay of Phang Nga, half way between Phuket and Krabi, the pristine Phi Phi islands also serve as a convenient base for your onward travel to other islands and destinations of the Andaman Sea and coast.
The major boat activity on Koh Phi Phi is found in Ao Ton Sai on the bigger Phi Phi Don, though smaller shuttle boats may pick up their passengers from the northern Laem Thong beach (in this case you will need to change to the main boat at Ao Ton Sai).

Tip: The Andaman Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean, and the choppy waters are not a rare case. It means that you’d better take all the necessary medicine in advance if you are prone to seasickness and that boats may be cancelled due to high waves.

There are at least four daily boats plying the route between Koh Phi Phi and the largest of all the Thai islands, Phuket. In Phuket boats from Koh Phi Phi moor at Tha Rassada pier, which is located southeast from Phuket Town. There are minibuses meeting arriving passengers at the pier. Expect to pay about THB 100 per seat for Phuket Town.

The fastest service from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is offered by Chao Koh Group. Their boats have air-conditioned cabins and are fully equipped with life vests for all the passengers. The trip from Ton Sai pier to Rassada pier takes 1¾ hrs and costs THB 600. There are two departures a day at 9am and 2pm.

Andaman Wave Master offers equal service from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket and arrangers a shuttle boat to pick up passengers at Laem Thong beach at 7.30am and 1.30pm for their main boats from Ao Ton Sai at 9am and 2.30pm. Tickets cost THB 750 from Ton Sai and THB 800 from Laem Thong. Laem Thong–Ton Sai leg takes about an hour, and the sea journey to Phuket from Ton Sai lasts about two hours. Note that for the high season the company sometimes adds the third boat leaving Koh Phi Phi (Ton Sai) at#What about

Love it or hate it: the Pearl of the Andaman is too developed, too commercialized, too trendy and, well, sometimes – too expensive. Yet its sandy beaches, fashionable spas, outstanding diving sites and high-class dining venues continue to lure hordes of tourists from literally every corner of the world. There are endless opportunities for going on an adventure – from snorkelling or surfing to yachting and kayaking, and if you wish to taste the real cosmopolitan flavour of the island, spend a bit of time exploring streets of Phuket Town clogged with coffee shops and art galleries, hip affordable guesthouses and stately Sino-Portuguese mansions. Be ready to pay more for food, lodging and transport than in any other Thai resort city or island, relax and just enjoy your experience.

Getting to Phuket from Koh Phi Phi

Enjoying quite a strategic location in the bay of Phang Nga, half way between Phuket and Krabi, the pristine Phi Phi islands also serve as a convenient base for your onward travel to other islands and destinations of the Andaman Sea and coast.
The major boat activity on Koh Phi Phi is found in Ao Ton Sai on the bigger Phi Phi Don, though smaller shuttle boats may pick up their passengers from the northern Laem Thong beach (in this case you will need to change to the main boat at Ao Ton Sai).

Tip: The Andaman Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean, and the choppy waters are not a rare case. It means that you’d better take all the necessary medicine in advance if you are prone to seasickness and that boats may be cancelled due to high waves.

There are at least four daily boats plying the route between Koh Phi Phi and the largest of all the Thai islands, Phuket. In Phuket boats from Koh Phi Phi moor at Tha Rassada pier, which is located southeast from Phuket Town. There are minibuses meeting arriving passengers at the pier. Expect to pay about THB 100 per seat for Phuket Town.

The fastest service from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is offered by Chao Koh Group. Their boats have air-conditioned cabins and are fully equipped with life vests for all the passengers. The trip from Ton Sai pier to Rassada pier takes 1¾ hrs and costs THB 600. There are two departures a day at 9am and 2pm.

Andaman Wave Master offers equal service from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket and arrangers a shuttle boat to pick up passengers at Laem Thong beach at 7.30am and 1.30pm for their main boats from Ao Ton Sai at 9am and 2.30pm. Tickets cost THB 750 from Ton Sai and THB 800 from Laem Thong. Laem Thong–Ton Sai leg takes about an hour, and the sea journey to Phuket from Ton Sai lasts about two hours. Note that for the high season the company sometimes adds the third boat leaving Koh Phi Phi (Ton Sai) at 11.00. Check in advance if it is available for your dates. As a rule, there is no shuttle boat from Laem Thong for this departure, so arrange accordingly.

Getting around in Phuket

Phuket taxis are notorious for their hefty rates. The public transport is limited and has a form of huge trucks. They cruise between Phuket Town and the beaches which is terribly inconvenient as in most cases you need to connect through Phuket Town to go from one beach to another, and the journey eventually takes you hours.

Motorbikes and scooters are a good way to get around. The majority of the rental shops will require your passport which they keep until you bring the rented vehicle back. Cases when the rental shops would insist on reimbursing ‘damage’ to their scooters are not unheard of; so check carefully what you rent and make photos of any scratches you find before you commit. The daily rate for a scooter is about THB 200 and THB 300. There are also bigger bikes available for rent.

Renting a car is a good option which gives you both freedom and safety. A car can usually be hired for around THB 1200 per day, but in low season rates sometimes fall below THB 800. Cheap car rental companies can be found in Thanon Rasada. As a rule, local companies offer better rates, but you can sometimes find online promotions when booking with global operators.

Which beach on Phuket?

With the military putsch of 2014 great changes came for Phuket beaches. Sun loungers and umbrellas were prohibited, and quite a considerable number of bars, restaurants and other venues which were found encroaching on public beaches, had been literally levelled to ground. Though the declared aim of this holy war was to return the island its natural beauty, the results are considered by many quite controversial. A new zoning has been introduced, where some commercial activity, as well as rental umbrellas and mats are now permitted. Well, yes, you have to admit that the beaches do look nicer, but hey, the chances to hide from that scorching sun while enjoying your beach holiday by the seaside are nearly non-existent.
Here is a list of some of Phuket beaches to start your explorations with.

Beautiful but seedy Patong beach is a solid proof of the burden which package tourism is.
Kata with its bustling restaurants and cafes welcomes tourists of all ages and tastes.
Add a touch of glamour to Kata – that is what Karon beach is about.
Long sweeping Kamala retains its small-town charm, but rapidly developing resorts will most probably wipe it out very soon.
Stylish and stunning, Surin beach inspires. 5 stars, no less.

Tip: Red flags on Phuket beaches are not decorations – do not disregard their warning. There are yearly drownings on Phuket – both due to high waves, which often come during May–October monsoon period, and to the treacherous rip currents. The best strategy is to stay out of the sea: use your hotel pool instead. If you do venture into the sea and get caught by a rip current, do not panic and do not struggle with the current. Let it carry you away from the shore instead. When the rip current weakens (normally no more that 300m from the shore, often less), get out of the stream and head back.

Watch out

Many of the Thai beaches are notorious for the jet ski scams with jet ski operators demanding considerable amounts of money from tourists for ‘damaged’ jet skis. The authorities declare that now the situation is under control, but it is still better to think twice before renting. Watch out for the jet skis while swimming, too.

Transportation from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Koh Phi Phi to Phuket destination reviews

GH
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Oct 14, 2020
Luggage is stacked in front of both emergency exits so if you need them you cant get to them.
FN
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Mar 15, 2020
Had to climb over several other ferries to get to our one.
IJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Phuket, Mar 10, 2020
Everything was ok.
RM
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Mar 5, 2020
All perfect! Recommend
CB
ferry Speedboat, See Sea Blue Marine, Mar 3, 2020
It was very comfortable and you could even felt asleep during the trip
JM
ferry Speedboat, See Sea Blue Marine, Mar 2, 2020
They were punctual and the speed boat was small, it felt like a private yacht. They also organized our taxi to the airport
PP
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Mar 1, 2020
Ça s’est très bien passé malgré un peu de retard au départ lié probablement au trafic maritime à Phiphi. Je recommande
JI
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 28, 2020
Good trip but 1 hour late
JA
ferry Local, Phantip 1970, Feb 27, 2020
Embarque confuso
KJ
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Feb 24, 2020
Everything went smooth and on time. Transfer to hotel was quick and efficient too with Minibus.
CK
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 18, 2020
So easy and straight forward
AI
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 16, 2020
Very fast
NV
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 10, 2020
Everthing was on time...
GG
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 28, 2020
Very comfortable ferry with nice seats
KY
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Jan 27, 2020
The boat was on time, but it was just a little hot inside of it. The transfer to the hotel was organized and fast
BC
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Jan 25, 2020
Mede doordat de zee spiegelglad was een uiterst rustige snelle overtocht beleefd. Die 750pk sterke boot was natuurlijk wel een cadeautje als watersport liefhebber!
GG
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Jan 22, 2020
La barca puntuale e veloce, potevamo arrivare con un'ora di anticipo ed invece abbiamo aspettato quasi 2 ore l arrivo di un altra barca e così siamo arrivati con 50 minuti di ritardo
SE
ferry Speedboat, Bundhaya Speed Boat, Jan 21, 2020
Ride was typical bumpy speedboat. Arrived in less than an hour but left 20 minutes late from the Phi Phi pier.
PR
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Jan 20, 2020
Trip ok, but very confusing check in
TF
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 11, 2020
It doesn't say anywhere (or at least I never read anywhere) that you have to book your transfer from the pier before you get off the boat, as apparently it is a private pier so you can't just decide when you get off the boat what you are doing!! A man came round and said we had to decide before we got off, and then had to pay him for the private taxi or minibus! Pretty annoying as I only had 100 baht with me (and also had to rush a decision of where we were going!) which meant I wouldn't have actually been able to go anywhere if my friend hadn't been able to lend me money! Everything else about the trip was fine.
JG
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 9, 2020
The only down side was the leg room on the plane. Other than that it was good
EK
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Jan 3, 2020
Pros: fast, took only 55 minutes Cons: The boat ride was very bumpy. Felt seasick for the whole time. It’s Also recommended to go early (~2 hours before) to the check-in counter to ensure your spot on the boat. Our boat was so full that 4 people had to sit on the floor
CP
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Dec 26, 2019
On the way to ko phi phi I took the regular ferry which was a really nice ride to the island time went by fast and you could enjoy the sunshine and views from the deck. On the way back from the island I took the speed boat which was very efficient; less then an hr arrived on time for pick up and dropped off ahead of schedule. I was frightened at times on the speed boat. Im sure the captain was beyond experienced. It I could help think of worst case scenario as the boat slighted lifted off the water when we hit big waves.
SB
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Dec 22, 2019
Price should be reduced little bit.
JW
ferry Local, Phantip 1970, Dec 16, 2019
It was easy to book and everything went smooth!
BJ
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Dec 10, 2019
It was a very fun experience traveling on the speedboat. It's a bumpy ride, but sooo much fun and it only takes one hour from pier to pier.
AR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Phuket, Dec 10, 2019
This was our 3rd booking through 12go and everyone has been spot on. Only slight criticism from a customers point of view on this trip it wasn't obvious where to exchange the booking voucher for the ticket Which is part way along Tonsai Pier and getting the taxi to the hotel looked chaotic but we arrived at our destination with no issues.
BB
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Dec 6, 2019
Boat was late departing and was going too fast, very bumpy ride.
RD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Phuket, Dec 4, 2019
Wszystko ok. Rejs odbył się punktualnie.
JS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 2, 2019
This ferry was excellent, they got us to our destination early and boarded and left on time! Professional easy to find just head to pier and people will guide you to where you need to go. In terms of the ferry it was perfect had TVs playing movies , bathrooms and the ac was nice! Slept the whole way! Would definitely recommend 5 stars
JW
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Dec 1, 2019
Great fun but they overbooked and had to stand the entire hour as no available seats.
LL
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Dec 1, 2019
After arriving to Phuket, very confusing on where we should go to get a taxi. At the desk it was written that we were going to a hotel in Patong, however our hotel was further out of Patong and the taxi driver tried to insist that we owed more money even though we'd paid for a transfer to any hotel.
SW
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Nov 30, 2019
Good service straight off the boat ushered straight into the taxi and dropped at the front door of the hotel
FD
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Nov 23, 2019
The ship was delayed, had to wait in the heat.
UK
van Regional 14pax, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 22, 2019
Trip was decent, boat was pleasant, and van arrived 45 earlier to our hotel than noted.
AA
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Nov 22, 2019
The boat is very outdated and our luggage was put in the front where it got wet. We removed it from the front and put it under our seats. There were drinks available for a good price.
LC
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Nov 10, 2019
Time correct exelent
RH
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Oct 29, 2019
Great trip. They arrange transfer for you. Easy to go anywhere from rassada pier
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