Railay to Phuket by bus, ferry, van, taxi

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From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by van

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
4h 30m
Instant 
10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Airport
4h 30m
Instant 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Patong by van

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Patong Phuket
4h 30m
Instant 

From Railay west to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:30
Railay west
14:55
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
25m
Instant  Refund 

From Railay west to Phuket by ferry+taxi joint ticket

15:15
Railay west
18:45
Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
eTicket  Instant 

From Railay west to Phuket by ferry

15:15
Railay west
18:15
Rassada Pier, Phuket
3h
eTicket  Instant 

From Any Hotel Krabi Town to Phuket by van

10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
13:50
Phuket Airport
3h 20m
Instant 
10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
13:50
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
3h 20m
Instant 

From Any Hotel Krabi Town to Patong by van

10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
14:50
Patong Phuket
4h 20m
Instant 

From Ao Nang McDonalds to Koh Yao Yai by van+ferry joint ticket

13:00
Ao Nang McDonalds
15:05
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
2h 5m
Instant  Refund 

From Krabi Sea Pearl Travel to Phuket by bus

11:00
Krabi Sea Pearl Travel
18:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
7h 30m
eTicket  Instant 

From Krabi Town any hotel to Phuket by taxi

Any
Krabi Town any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
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From Nopparat Thara Pier to Phuket by ferry+taxi joint ticket

09:00
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
17:00
Phuket any hotel
8h
eTicket  Instant 

From Nopparat Thara Pier to Phuket by ferry

09:00
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
16:00
Sea Angel Pier, Phuket
7h
eTicket  Instant 
14:40
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 

From Nopparat Thara Pier to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:40
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
50m
Instant  Refund 

From Railay East to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

11:40
Railay East, Krabi
12:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
Instant  Refund 
13:40
Railay East, Krabi
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
Instant  Refund 
13:40
Railay East, Krabi
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
Instant  Refund 
14:30
Railay East, Krabi
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
Instant  Refund 
16:10
Railay East, Krabi
17:10
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
Instant  Refund 

From Railay East to Phuket by ferry

13:40
Railay East, Krabi
15:30
Bang Rong Pier, Phuket
1h 50m
Instant  Refund 
14:30
Railay East, Krabi
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
1h 30m
Instant  Refund 

From Railay East to Naka Island by ferry

13:40
Railay East, Krabi
15:20
Naka Island
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 

From Ao Nam Mao to Phuket by taxi+van joint ticket

10:00
Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Airport
4h 30m
Instant 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi

Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
3h
eTicket  Instant 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h
eTicket  Instant 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi+van joint ticket

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel
14:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
4h
eTicket  Instant 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Koh Yao Yai by taxi+ferry joint ticket

11:30
Ao Nang any hotel
12:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 
13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 
13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 
13:40
Ao Nang any hotel
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 50m
Instant  Refund 
16:00
Ao Nang any hotel
17:10
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi+ferry joint ticket

13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
15:30
Bang Rong Pier, Phuket
2h
Instant  Refund 
13:40
Ao Nang any hotel
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
2h 20m
Instant  Refund 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Naka Island by taxi+ferry joint ticket

13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
15:20
Naka Island
1h 50m
Instant  Refund 

From Klong Muang beach to Phuket by taxi

Any
Klong Muang beach, Ao Nang
Time
Phuket Airport
50m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Klong Muang beach, Ao Nang
Time
Phuket Airport
50m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Klong Muang beach, Ao Nang
Time
Phuket Airport
50m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Koh Yao Yai any Hotel to Phuket by taxi+ferry joint ticket

14:30
Koh Yao Yai any Hotel
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
1h 30m
Instant  Refund 

From Koh Yao Yai any Hotel to Naka Island by taxi+ferry joint ticket

14:30
Koh Yao Yai any Hotel
15:50
Naka Pier, Naka Island
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 

From Krabi Town Hotel Transfer to Phuket by taxi

Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
1h 5m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
1h 5m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
1h 5m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
1h 5m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 15m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Klong Jilad Pier to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:15
Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
15:05
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
50m
Instant  Refund 

Railay to Phuket Schedule

Railay to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Economy 00:00 – 01:10฿ 2,600
Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman Van 9pax 00:00 – 03:00฿ 2,800
Ao Nang Travel And Tour Van 9pax 00:00 – 03:00฿ 3,300
Andaman Taxis Van 9pax 00:00 – 02:15฿ 2,700
Hat Yai World Tour Regional 14pax 10:00 – 14:30฿ 400
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Speedboat 13:00 – 15:05฿ 1,350
See Sea Blue Marine Van 12pax 13:40 – 15:30฿ 685
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Speedboat 14:30 – 14:55฿ 1,350
Ao Nang Travel And Tour Ferry 15:15 – 18:45฿ 900
See Sea Blue Marine Speedboat 14:40 – 15:30฿ 578
Koh Yao Sun Smile Speedboat 16:10 – 17:10฿ 650

Railay to Phuket destination reviews

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ferry Speedboat, Tigerline Travel, Nov 15, 2019
The boat was 1 hour late picking us up, and it was dirty
CF
4
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

Popular Routes in Thailand

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:

  • Bus
  • 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 Van+ferry 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 9,600. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as THB 400.

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 260 miles (417 km). The flying distance is 34 miles (54 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 9 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 Hat Yai World Tour (หาดใหญ่ เวิลด์ ทัวร์ จำกัด): travelling by van expect to pay as low as THB 400 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 9,600.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 400 to THB 400;
  • charter+van price: THB 400 - THB 450. From Railay to Phuket starting from 10:00 Ao Nang any hotel until 10:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • Van price : THB 400 - THB 450;
  • Ferry tickets - THB 578 to THB 1,750.
  • charter+ferry price: THB 650 - THB 1,750. From Railay to Phuket starting from 08:15 Krabi Town Hotel Transfer until 16:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • ferry+charter price: THB 900 - THB 900. From Railay to Phuket starting from 15:15 Railay west until 15:15 Railay west
  • van+ferry price: THB 1,550 - THB 1,750. From Railay to Phuket starting from 07:55 Ao Nang until 10:15 Krabi Airport
  • charter+van+ferry price: THB 1,750 - THB 1,950. From Railay to Phuket starting from 07:00 Klong Muang beach until 07:00 Klong Muang beach
  • ferry+van price: THB 1,850 - THB 1,950. From Railay to Phuket starting from 09:00 Klong Jilad Pier until 13:45 Floating Pier East Railay
  • ferry+van+charter price: THB 1,850 - THB 1,950. From Railay to Phuket starting from 09:00 Klong Jilad Pier until 13:45 Floating Pier East Railay

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 2,300 to THB 9,600.

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

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

  • Ferries leave from Railay for Phuket 15 times a day.
  • 11 by charter+ferry from Railay to Phuket starting from 08:15 Krabi Town Hotel Transfer until 16:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • 9 by van+ferry from Railay to Phuket starting from 07:55 Ao Nang until 10:15 Krabi Airport
  • 6 by ferry+van from Railay to Phuket starting from 09:00 Klong Jilad Pier until 13:45 Floating Pier East Railay
  • Vans from Railay to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 6 departures a day.
  • 3 by ferry+van+charter from Railay to Phuket starting from 09:00 Klong Jilad Pier until 13:45 Floating Pier East Railay
  • 2 by charter+van from Railay to Phuket starting from 10:00 Ao Nang any hotel until 10:00 Ao Nang any hotel
  • 2 by charter+van+ferry from Railay to Phuket starting from 07:00 Klong Muang beach until 07:00 Klong Muang beach
  • Buses start plying the route from 11:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 11:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by ferry+charter from Railay to Phuket starting from 15:15 Railay west until 15:15 Railay west

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?

Buses

Taking a bus from Railay to Phuket is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

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 2,300.

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 travelling 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 travelling 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:

  • 341 decided to catch a taxi.
  • 255 opted for a van.
  • 135 decided to go for a bus.
  • 100 chosen van+ferry
  • 73 users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 46 chosen charter+van
  • 35 chosen charter+ferry
  • 32 chosen charter+van+ferry
  • 3 chosen ferry+van
  • 3 chosen ferry+van+charter