Railay to Phuket

Railay to Phuket

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Krabi Town any hotel
1h 10m taxi ride with BangkokTaxi24
3.5+
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Phuket any hotel
From ฿2,600 vehicle, all incl

From Krabi Town any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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Krabi Town any hotel
1h 10m taxi ride with BangkokTaxi24
3.5+
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Phuket any hotel
From ฿2,600 vehicle, all incl

Railay to Phuket Schedule

Railay to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Andaman Taxis Comfort Any time฿ 2,500
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 2,500
Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman Van 9pax Any time฿ 2,600
Ramon Transport Economy Any time฿ 2,970

Transportation from Railay to Phuket

Railay to Phuket destination reviews

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ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour (บริษัท อ่าวนาง แทรเวล แอนด์ ทัวร์ จำกัด), Feb 22, 2020
Not recommended. Had to change boats 3 times, then a 1 hour car ride, who could have been 30 mins.
TM
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), Jan 21, 2020
We showed up at the pier at the time specified but there was no one to check in with and no one at the pier knew the company we were waiting for. They were almost an hour late which was concerning because there was no one to communicate with we just had to stand in the sun on the pier hoping someone would show up. Finally someone came walking down the pier asking everyone if they were going to Phuket airport we raised our hand and he just looked at us and turned around and started walking away then yelled come. The only good part was the driver from the port to the airport was very kind and offered to wait for us while our friend arrived and offered to take us all to our hotel.
GS
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), Jan 6, 2020
Overbooked boat, one hour late, no sitting on the boat, no guiding in the pier on the delay..had to call the hotline. Over-over priced ticket for such service.
DH
ferry ferry, Ao Nang Travel And Tour (บริษัท อ่าวนาง แทรเวล แอนด์ ทัวร์ จำกัด), Nov 24, 2019
Incluye ferry y traslado en van hasta tu hotel en phuket
KM
ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel (ไทเกอร์ ไลน์ ทราเวล), Nov 15, 2019
The boat was 1 hour late picking us up, and it was dirty
CF
ferry Speedboat, See Sea Blue Marine, Oct 30, 2019
Was sent the wrong pickup location, staff very helpful and correct the mistake in 30min, refund 1/5 of fare for the trouble
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How to get from Railay to Phuket

When you want to get from Railay to Phuket, 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 3,300. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+van as a taxi+van ticket costs as low as THB 19.

How far is Railay from Phuket?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Railay to Phuket. Your trip will be a total of 61 miles (97 km). The flying distance is 46 miles (74 km).

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

The travel time from Railay to Phuket can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 17 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Railay to Phuket varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Krabi Airport Shuttle (รถรับส่งสนามบินกระบี่): travelling by taxi+van expect to pay as low as THB 19 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 3,300.

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

  • taxi+van price: THB 709 - THB 709. From Railay to Phuket starting from 08:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer until 15:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer
  • Van price : THB 400 - THB 600;
  • van+taxi price: THB 700 - THB 700. From Railay to Phuket starting from 08:00 Krabi Airport until 15:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • taxi+ferry price: THB 1,200 - THB 1,200. From Railay to Phuket starting from 13:30 Naka Island until 13:30 Naka Island
  • Ferry tickets - THB 1,200 to THB 1,200.
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,754 to THB 1,754;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 2,200 to THB 3,300.

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

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

  • 6 by van+taxi from Railay to Phuket starting from 08:00 Krabi Airport until 15:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • Flights from Railay to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by taxi+ferry from Railay to Phuket starting from 13:30 Naka Island until 13:30 Naka Island
  • 1 by taxi+van from Railay to Phuket starting from 08:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer until 15:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer
  • Ferries leave from Railay for Phuket 1 times a day.
  • Vans from Railay to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Railay to Phuket any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Railay to Phuket. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 1,754.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Railay to Phuket
Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Railay to Phuket. 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 THB 2,200.

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 Railay to Phuket 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 Railay to Phuket. 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 Railay to Phuket.

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 Railay to Phuket

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Railay to Phuket? 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:

  • 62% users took a plane.
  • 15% opted for a van.
  • 9% chosen taxi+van
  • 8% chosen van+taxi
  • 6% decided to catch a taxi.