Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

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Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
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15:00
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿450 per adult
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Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
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Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
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From Klong Jilad Pier to Koh Phi Phi by ferry

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Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
2h ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
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12:30
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿450 per adult
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13:30
Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
1h 30m ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿450 per adult
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15:00
Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
2h ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
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Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿450 per adult

How to get from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is arguably the most renowned dream destination among all the Thai islands. Since Alex Garland’s novel was filmed and struck the world in 2000, millions of adventure-seekers headed to the hidden gem of the Andaman to find their personal paradise on a tropic island of unparalleled beauty.

Since then Koh Phi Phi has changed a lot – mostly in the sense of number of tourists visiting the island every year and mushrooming modern resorts. Looming limestone cliffs, transparent turquois waters and postcard-perfect white sand beaches are still there, but the excessive development over the past decade remains a subject of heated arguments. Those who support the idea of preserving the natural character of the island and those who see only a great prospective for financial profit have not yet come to a compromise. In the meantime you can contribute to Koh Phi Phi’s preservation with your conscious behaviour and support of the operators who follow a sustainable model in providing services to tourists.

Getting to Koh Phi Phi from Krabi

The majority of travellers heading to Koh Phi Phi jump onto boats leaving from Phuket, but it is simply due to the fact that Phuket sees more guests in general and not because this route is more convenient. On the contrary, getting to Koh Phi Phi from Krabi saves you an hour of your sea journey and costs less.

From Krabi to Koh Phi Phi by ferry

Boats from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi leave from Klong Jilard pier located some four km to the southwest of Krabi Town. To get to the pier from Krabi Town use white songthaews (THB30 per person) or negotiate a taxi ride (about THB150).

There are at least four boats a day from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi all year round. Sometimes additional departures are added during peak seasons. Andaman Wave Master has two boats a day at 9am and 1.30pm, both at THB450. Chao Koh Group vessels ply the same route leaving Krabi at 10.30am and 3pm for THB600. Travel time is from 1½ hour to 1¾ hour with either operator and the service provided is very much the same, so choose pricewise.

Note that the price indicated does not include pickup from Krabi Town, Krabi bus station or Krabi airport. You will have to get to the pier by yourself.

Tip: Boats linking Krabi with Koh Phi Phi are relatively small local boats, so if you are prone to seasickness, take all the necessary medicines in advance as the sea is often choppy.

Note: All the passengers arriving to Ton Sai pier on Koh Phi Phi should pay a THB20 ‘pier’ fee which is supposed to be used on cleaning the island.

Getting around on Koh Phi Phi

The Phi Phi islands are 28 sq.km of forests fringed with white sand beaches in the middle of Phang Nga bay. Be ready to do a lot of walking as there are literally no paved roads on the island (well, some are under construction right now, but still). You can also charter a longtail boat for short trips around Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh: there are plenty of them in and around Ao Ton Sai. In general the majority of accommodation and services – including Phi Phi Island Hospital – are found in Ton Sai Village which lies in the southern part of a narrow isthmus connecting Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh.

Some of the Koh Phi Phi beaches

Even if Ton Sai bay is the busiest part of the islands, it still remains a stunning place to enjoy the sea. A narrow path crammed with tour operator shops, restaurants and guesthouses to the east brings you to a pleasant Hat Hin Khom beach.

If you go northwards from Ton Sai bay to the other side of the isthmus, you will get to Ao Lo Dalam, which is a party animal’s paradise.

The best corals off Koh Phi Phi’s coast are found near Hat Yao (or Long Beach), which faces south and is the most swimmer-friendly among all the islands’ beaches.

Two long and picturesque eastern bays, Ao Laem Thong and Ao Lo Bakao, are the realm of high-end resorts.

Smaller bays, including Hat Phak Nam, Hat Rantee or Hat To Koh, cater for more budget travellers and offer low-key bungalows. These three beaches are much more tranquil than the overcrowded Ton Sai and Lo Dalam bays. The best way to explore them is to hire a longtail boat and organise some bay-hopping for yourself.

Tip: It is not possible to camp on Maya Beach on Phi Phi Leh (which was featured in The Beach movie) any more and you can enjoy it only during the daytime. If you want more privacy, hire a longtail boat and arrive early in the morning.

Where to stay

Rule #1: Book in advance – especially during the busy periods.
Rule #2: If you hate those pre-booked affairs, do not keep away from the touts who meet all the arriving boats. Yes, they are annoying, but they are helpful: finding an accommodation on Koh Phi Phi these days is not an easy task!
Rule #3: Budget accordingly. THB1000 on Koh Phi Phi means a very simple, no-frills dig, in most cases in the form of a Thai bungalow with a fan and no hot water.

Activities

For an island of such a modest size Koh Phi Phi has a lot of things to offer – and they are not at all limited to bucket drinking parties and lazy sunbathing. If snorkelling, diving, kayaking, rock-climbing, hiking and numerous viewpoints which let you take in all that stunning beauty are not enough, enrol to a yoga-on-the-beach course or go on an evening cruise to watch bioluminescent plankton off the shores of the islands. We are sure, you will enjoy your Koh Phi Phi trip: why would you not?

Other destinations from Krabi you may be interested in

From Krabi to Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, two large islands southeast of Krabi, cannot boast picturesque white sand beaches of Koh Phi Phi or jaw dropping karst landscapes of Krabi. Yet Koh Lanta Yai remains a popular beach destination for Scandinavian package tourists, especially families. There is a good choice of accommodation on the island, great seafood restaurants, a National Park and Lanta Old Town which is packed with Chinese-style souvenir shophouses and is a perfect place for a pleasant stroll.

Boats from Krabi to Koh Lanta connect via Koh Phi Phi. It takes only one hour to get to Koh Lanta from Koh Phi Phi, but note that if you go from Krabi to Phi Phi first, you will have to wait from three to four hours for the next departure. So the total travel time from Krabi to Koh Lanta by boat is from six to seven hours. It makes sense to travel this route only in case you make a stopover on Koh Phi Phi for a couple of days; if you want to go directly from Krabi to Koh Lanta, consider taking a van. An overland trip is not as exciting as a sea journey, but you will reach your destination for less (about THB500) and just in two and a half hours.

From Krabi to Phuket

As in case with Koh Lanta, boats from Krabi to Phuket connect via Koh Phi Phi. It takes about two hours to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. If you are not planning to make a stopover on Koh Phi Phi, take a bus from Krabi Provincial Transport Station to Phuket, which will deliver you to your destination in about four hours.

Transportation from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Krabi to Koh Phi Phi destination reviews

TY
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 21, 2020
The transfer from the airport to the pier was smooth, however, both prior to arriving and once we arrived at the pier nobody informed us that the scheduled ferry trip to Ko Phi Phi was cancelled. We then eventually found out after waiting for 2hours that we needed to wait another 1.5 (total of 3.5hours) until we could take the next ferry that would depart at 3o’clock instead of initially booked 13.30.
VT
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Mar 25, 2020
The transfer went fine from Railay East to Koh Phi Phi, with a fast boat.
NR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
Ras le bateau flotte bien, il nous apporte bien à destination. Que demander de plus.
PB
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Mar 7, 2020
The booat var 30 minutes left everything else was fine
TD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 4, 2020
Good smooth trip
JH
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Mar 3, 2020
Very good????
RF
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Feb 25, 2020
The seats could be better
DA
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Feb 16, 2020
Pick up from prearranged meeting point at bottom of pier ran smoothly and pretty much on time. Journey on speedboat was very enjoyable. Staff seemed efficient and organised.
TG
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Feb 9, 2020
Super
TR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Feb 1, 2020
All good, no problems, arrived few minutes later than expected
FP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jan 21, 2020
The van driver don't had my name in his list , for that don't leave me at pickup in hotel. When I call (8:40) they said me the driver don't find me (??) and now the boat(fast) is leaving... After ten minutes they recall me and transport me at the pier. Here I take another boat ( slow). Ok little problem resolved
VP
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 20, 2020
Nice service and they were on time.
PR
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Jan 19, 2020
Everything just fine
KK
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Jan 6, 2020
Perfect!
AB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jan 6, 2020
Trip was smooth and on time, no one checked anyones tickets though?? So probably could have just walked right on.
ET
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jan 6, 2020
Very old, run down boat. We were at the lower deck and the ceiling was leaking! Did not run on time, was late 30 min. Was not a issue for us, but if you have transportation/transfer waiting at the other side this will be a problem. Personally I would not recommend their services as we have traveled with other companies and can definitely see the difference.
VP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 27, 2019
Ferry over an hr late,packed and hardly any outdoor seating
JP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 26, 2019
Simply EXCELLENT.
AR
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Dec 25, 2019
Easy and smooth travel and service!
RA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 23, 2019
Everythings ok.. Very good
AA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 21, 2019
we have waited more than 30 minutes without air conditioning as the company was waiting beyond the departure time to fill all the possible places. everyone was sweating like hell! other than that it was ok
VD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 13, 2019
Very nice
SA
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Dec 9, 2019
Les sièges étaient vraiment très proches les uns des autres, donc on était un peu serré... On a préféré aller à l'ombre sur le pont. Sinon, l description était conforme. Le temps de trajet aussi. Ponctuel.
AM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 5, 2019
Pick up and everything went really easy. Onlu downside on this trip was that the ferry took a bit longer than the planned 1,5 hours and that it was fully loaded with people
FB
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Dec 3, 2019
Cheap and confortable
CS
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Dec 2, 2019
Very old boat, you could not even see through the windows and the A/C works too well in the front and not at all in the back. Otherwise good. Most importantly we felt safe.
MW
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 27, 2019
Chairs need renewal, but the trip was fine.
MA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 24, 2019
Ride was good, buy my bag was on the deck, things melted in my suitcase due to the heat..
HJ
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 23, 2019
The ferry left about 15 minutes late, which is why I’m giving it 4 stars. It’s also VERY hot and stuffy inside the boat, but luckily we were able to find a couple of seats on the front of the boat (there was probably only space for about 8-10).
RX
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 22, 2019
Delayed! Left 15 minutes late, arrived at 11:05 am instead of 10:30
SS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 22, 2019
It was pretty cramped and watch out for the guy in the entrance trying to flog you some weird rip off "open ticket"...he says he's there to check you in for the boat but the check in is actually 300m more away.
SV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 16, 2019
Good trip
DD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 13, 2019
Everything was correct.
MD
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 12, 2019
All fine except it took 30m more
ES
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 9, 2019
Not at all a « speed ferry » as it’s run super slow... we left 20min later without any explanations or apologies... not even seats for everyone nor life jackets...
TC
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Nov 8, 2019
Ocean was rough, but the crew was great to deal with and made the trip comfortable
NC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 7, 2019
The trip is nice. The only problem is when you get to the pier and everybody try to get their baggage at the same time.
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