Phuket to Railay

Phuket to Railay

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Transportation from Phuket to Railay

Phuket to Railay Destination Reviews

ES
The captain was very helpful und nice
Ferry Ferry + Long Tail Boat, Green Planet, Nov 18, 2022
PV
I was not aware this was not a direct trip. It was ok, and acceptable.
Ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile (Koh Yao Sun Smile), Apr 24, 2022
KJ
Arrived in time and the trip was okay from safety pov. Needed to change boats, and the second one became over crowded thus the 4 stars.
Ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile (Koh Yao Sun Smile), Mar 16, 2022
AT
Super friendly and attentive!
Ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile (Koh Yao Sun Smile), Mar 13, 2022
HK
It was not a direct boat but had a 45min stopover and boat switch on an island midway Over 40 persons were stowed on a small boat! In many countries that would be more than double to boats capacity. We felt not save, nautical and covid wise We arrived alive and on time. Staff was friendly.
Ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile (Koh Yao Sun Smile), Jan 5, 2022
BA
Excellent experience. Ferries were on time and staff were very helpful. Would absolutely use 12go and koh yao sun smile tours again
Ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile (Koh Yao Sun Smile), Nov 11, 2021
AB
Great in that the boat is fast and direct- but it was not run professionally at all in how the luggage and people were loaded, communicated with, treated or how the 4 Thai boys ran the boat like a race car with little regard for the passengers, luggage or safety. You were literally flying all over the boat inside. One woman looked back at me and mouthed “help!!”
Ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), Dec 9, 2019
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How to get from Phuket to Railay

When you want to get from Phuket to Railay, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 772.39. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+van as a taxi+van ticket costs as low as USD 15.81.

How far is Phuket from Railay?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phuket to Railay. Your trip will be a total of 63 miles (100 km). The flying distance is 63 miles (100 km).

How long does it take to get from Phuket to Railay?

The travel time from Phuket to Railay can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 8 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Railay?

The cost of the trip from Phuket to Railay varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่): travelling by taxi+van expect to pay as low as USD 15.81 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Van - a one-way Van ticket can cost as much as USD 772.39.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Phuket to Railay:

  • taxi+Van price: USD 15.81 - USD 28.75. From Phuket to Railay starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 1 until 18:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 1
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 29.04. From Phuket to Railay starting from 15:00 Bang Rong Pier until 15:00 Bang Rong Pier
  • Ferry tickets - USD 31.34 to USD 31.34.
  • flight price: USD 132.94 - USD 190.04. From Phuket to Railay starting from 07:45 Phuket Airport until 14:40 Phuket Airport
  • Van price : USD 772.39;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 28.75 to USD 426.93.

How many trips per day are there between Phuket and Railay?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 10 by flight from Phuket to Railay starting from 07:45 Phuket Airport until 14:40 Phuket Airport
  • 8 by taxi+Van from Phuket to Railay starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 1 until 18:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 1
  • Ferries leave from Phuket for Railay 3 times a day.
  • 1 by taxi+Ferry from Phuket to Railay starting from 15:00 Bang Rong Pier until 15:00 Bang Rong Pier
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Phuket to Railay any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phuket to Railay. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 28.75.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Phuket to Railay as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Phuket to Railay. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Phuket to Railay.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Phuket to Railay

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phuket to Railay? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 48% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 23% chosen taxi+Van
  • 23% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 3% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 3% opted for a van.