Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

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07:00
Phuket any hotel
4h journey in Taxi+ferry. All connections guaranteed
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11:00
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿600 per adult
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10:30
Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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11:20
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿800 per adult
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Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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15:50
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿800 per adult

From Chean Vanich Pier to Koh Phi Phi by ferry

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Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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11:20
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿800 per adult
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Chean Vanich Pier, Phuket
50m ferry journey in Speedboat
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15:50
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿800 per adult

From Phuket any hotel to Koh Phi Phi by Taxi and ferry

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07:00
Phuket any hotel
4h journey in Taxi+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
11:00
Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi
฿600 per adult

How to get from Phuket 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 numbers 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 Phuket

Phi Phi islands are located in the bay of Phang Nga, approximately halfway between Phuket and Krabi. There is a number of daily departures from Phuket heading to Koh Phi Phi, with some of them connecting onward to other southern islands, including Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, the Trang islands, to the mainland (Krabi) and even to Langkawi island in Malaysia.

In Phuket boats for Koh Phi Phi leave from Tha Rassada pier, which is located southeast from Phuket Town. On Phi Phi, the main boat activity is on the bigger Phi Phi Don at Ao Ton Sai, but some boats from Phuket also moor at a more isolated Laem Thong pier in the northern part of the island.

From Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by ferry

The fastest service to Koh Phi Phi is offered by Chao Koh Group. They have air-conditioned cabins and are fully equipped with life vests for all the passengers. The trip from Rassada pier to Ton Sai pier takes about 1¾ hrs and costs THB 600. There are two departures a day at 11am and 3pm, with the 3pm boat being the latest boat leaving from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi during the day.

Tip: The Andaman sea is a part of the Indian Ocean, and the choppy waters are not rarely seen. If you are prone to seasickness, do not wait until it is too late and take all the necessary medicines in advance.

Andaman Wave Master offers equal service from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi, but calls to both piers, the journey taking about two hours to Ton Sai and three hours to Laem Thong. The leg between Ton Sai and Laem Thong piers is served by a shuttle boat, so note that you will have to hop from the main boat to a smaller one. There are two boats a day all year round – at 8.30am and 1.30pm – but for the high season the company sometimes adds the third departure at 11.30: check in advance if it is available for your dates. Tickets cost THB 700 to Ton Sai and THB 800 to Laem Thong. If you are staying in one of those chic and expensive 5-star resorts of Laem Thong, definitely opt for the Andaman Wave Master boats.

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

Your onward connections from Phi Phi

Thanks to Koh Phi Phi’s strategic location in the heart of the Phang Nga bay, the islands are connected to many of the southern destinations, including Krabi, Ao Nang, Railey beach, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, the Trang islands and Langkawi (Malaysia).

From Koh Phi Phi to Krabi

There are four boats a day from Koh Phi Phi to Khlong Jilard Pier in Krabi. Two of them are operated by Chao Koh Group (9am and 1.30pm, THB 600, 1 ½hrs) and two more – by Andaman Wave Master (10.30am and 3.30pm, THB 450, 2hrs).

From Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang and Railey beach

Any of the Ao Nang-bound ferries are ok for getting to Railey, as well. Normally you will need to change to a smaller shuttle boat, though. The boat for Ao Nang depart from Koh Phi Phi at 3.30pm and costs THB 450 (from 1½ hrs to two hours).

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta, the Trang islands and Koh Lipe

Ferries to Koh Lanta from Koh Phi Phi take from one to 1½ hrs to arrive to the island. Daily there are two boats at 11.30am, one at 3pm and one more at 3.30pm. Tickets cost THB 450 (Andaman Wave Master) and THB 600 (Chao Koh Group).

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 (well, some are appearing at the moment, but still). You can also charter a longtail boat for short trips around Phi Phi Don and 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 on the southern side 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. THB 1000 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 sun-bathing. 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?

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi destination reviews

MM
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Mar 18, 2020
Good trip at a fair price around £11. When you get to the pier go to counter two to start with. Guy outside said three and he was wrong wasted half an hour. Didn’t affect anything but not good if you were running late.
MK
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Mar 12, 2020
All is OK, thank you????.
RB
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Mar 12, 2020
Very good service, on time comfortable. The admin staff were amazing and came back to me straight away when I needed to change pick up address.
DC
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Mar 11, 2020
Service was good and the driver was very nice, very nice clear vehicle. But the boat was brutal - slammed my spine out of whack for days.
MH
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Mar 6, 2020
On time departure and arrival. What more can you ask for
MC
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Mar 4, 2020
Pontual
JM
ferry Speedboat, Bundhaya Speed Boat, Mar 2, 2020
They were punctual and efficient
IZ
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Feb 29, 2020
In general it's ????
AS
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Feb 29, 2020
great service the staff are very helpful as booked next trip at a cheaper price
CF
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Feb 24, 2020
For getting baggage off the ferry, some direction would make it smoother. Instead of just a free for all. 1 level at a time, with 1 aisle going up to bags & 1 leaving the ferry with bags. Otherwise a good experience
JC
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Feb 19, 2020
The boat was efficient and the check in was easy. We left a little bit late but arrived on time. It was a calm seas day so the roughness was to be expected from a speed boat.
FH
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 13, 2020
Pegamos o Speed Boat da Tiger Line, em menos de dez minutos que tínhamos saído o piloto parecia não ser experiente, estava em mta velocidade, mesmo sendo um speed boat estava acima, entrou mto água no barco e molhou todas as malas, cheguei em meu destino com as roupas molhadas! A prova de que é o piloto não era bom foi justamente após ter entrado toda água no barco outro piloto assumiu!
EF
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Feb 10, 2020
A little bit confused... is missing more organization
AK
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Feb 7, 2020
Super helpful since the moment I got out of the taxi... tell you where to go, you’re being guided all the way to your hotel on the other side!
VS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Feb 6, 2020
Great, thank you
LH
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Feb 5, 2020
Nice service. Everything went well
LS
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Jan 29, 2020
Smooth process from pick up in Patong to arriving in Phi Phi.
JP
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Jan 27, 2020
Super
NO
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Jan 25, 2020
Could do with some cleaning in standard class
AS
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Jan 19, 2020
Super.
KT
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 19, 2020
very easy to book.
SM
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 17, 2020
Getting tickets was easy. Plenty of food and drink on the boat. Not enough places to sit tho!
MC
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Jan 17, 2020
Smooth sailing, very organized but many of the seats were broken - in need of repair
JC
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Jan 15, 2020
The company tigerline was half a hour delay at the airport and 45 to koh phi phi
TS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jan 13, 2020
Even though we missed our hotel pickup, we called customer support (12go.asia) and they were able to get us on another ferry, provided we were able to check in at the new time. I appreciated that.
DB
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Jan 8, 2020
The driver came to our hotel on time. But he was unpleasant. He was shouting things and throw hard passanger's backpacks at the rear of the vehicle. The boat was very crowded and also it got in a hour late to Koh Phi Phi pier.
LL
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Jan 6, 2020
The shuttle service didn’t come and I took a táxi from downtown to the port. O tried to call the office, but they didn’t answered me. The boat service works properly
AM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Phuket, Jan 5, 2020
Ok
AD
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Jan 4, 2020
Good trip - arrived on time! could do with some more info on when the taxi arrives to pick you up from the hotel however! And we didn’t get any free snacks as advertised..
RC
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Jan 4, 2020
Everything was fine
AM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jan 4, 2020
Pick up from hotel and a boat trip was 5 star but we were late one hour this is why I gave 4 star
JK
ferry Speedboat, See Sea Blue Marine, Dec 31, 2019
The trip was with a tour group so it was a little confusing about who to follow but it all worked out well. The boat was nice and pickup service was timely and accurate. They didn’t have my hotel listed in the pick up hotels though and I had to choose a nearby one instead.
MA
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Dec 29, 2019
Could be interesting to have a way to check approximate time of arrival for the cab! But job was done to drop is to the ferry. Ferry trip was ok
CG
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Dec 27, 2019
Too expensive to book online. You can easily book it for half the price at any of the respective travel agents in Phuket. The service was quite good as compared to some other competitors I traveled with. They have some coffee (free) and snacks (paid) available on board. Ferry was nice and clean too.
YO
ferry ferry, Seatran Phuket, Dec 23, 2019
The staff was very kind with us and we didn't have any problem.
II
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Dec 20, 2019
we arrived at Phi Phi more than 1 hour late
RB
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Dec 19, 2019
Embarcação confortável, embarque no horário previsto. Muito bom o serviço.
DP
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Dec 18, 2019
Everything was perfect.
CD
ferry Standard Class, Andaman Wave Master, Dec 11, 2019
Excellent comfortable service
JM
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Dec 11, 2019
Hassle free and professional. Great price too.
BS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 8, 2019
Everithing goid ON this trip so fare ????
NA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Dec 4, 2019
Everything was on point. The only reason I deducted that 1 point was coz there was a delay in pick up and since there was no contact detail or car number provided, personally, there was this level of uneasiness till the driver showed up.
MM
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Dec 4, 2019
Everything smooth as it should be, no problems at all
LB
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, Nov 29, 2019
The trip was very comfortable and according to schedule. I do recommend 12go.
NJ
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 26, 2019
Had to pay 20 baht on entering phi phi for conservation of beaches. Smooth journey, i fell asleep!
FD
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club, Nov 23, 2019
It was good!
LL
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 19, 2019
It was really efficient. 2 men from the ferry company greeted us from our taxi and helped us get our bags out of the car. They showed us where to check in and the whole process onto the boat was smooth. We were given a coloured sticker so the staff could clearly see we were getting on the right boat.
GU
ferry Local, Chaokoh Travel Center, Nov 16, 2019
Excellent
DA
ferry ferry, Phi Phi Cruiser, Nov 13, 2019
Great service
KE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 8, 2019
Pick up at the hotel was on time; the ride until the pier went well; the organization at the pier was better than I expected. The boat has air conditioning, the seats and the bathrooms were clean. The luggage was well handed by the crew. We got the standard tickets and left satisfied.
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