If you’re heading to Bangkok, be prepared for a city that never sleeps! Bangkok is the Capital City of Thailand and is nicknamed “The City of Life.” It will keep you very busy with all the sights, shopping and wild nightlife.
If food is on your list of things to try, you will never go hungry in the Capital City. There is amazing street food on almost every corner and countless restaurants offering food from all over the world. Be sure to explore a few night markets while in the city to see the local art, crafts and Thai cuisine.
When travelling the 700km distance from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok, you have 3 options; you can fly in about 5 hours ($51.50), take the bus for 14 hours ($48), or board a train and arrive in 19 hours ($47). All options will first include a ferry to Phuket.
3 ways to getfrom Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok
Ferry + Flight
5 hours excl. transfer time
1,555 THB ($51.50)
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Ferry + Bus
14 hours excl. transfer time
1,450 THB ($48)
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Ferry + Bus + Train
19 hours excl. transfer time
1,430 THB ($47)
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Travelling by flight is the fastest option at 5 hours. We don’t normally recommend flying because its emissions are very harmful to the environment. However, taking a flight saves a lot of time when travelling this route, and it’s only a few dollars more expensive than taking the bus or train.
Taking the bus is a more environment-friendly option, but travel time takes 14 hours. However, if you take the night bus, you won’t lose an entire day travelling and you can also save a night on accommodation.
The train can be more comfortable than the bus. But travelling by train takes 19 hours, excluding transfers.
Duration: 5 hours excl. transfer time Cost: 1,555 THB ($51.50)
The quickest way to travel from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok is by flight. There is no airport on Koh Phi Phi so you will first need to travel to Phuket.
Here’s how to make the journey:
Step 1: Koh Phi Phi to Phuket by Ferry + Bus/Minivan
Duration: 3h 30m Cost: 800 THB ($26.50)
We recommend to book a combined ferry and minivan ride when travelling from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket Airport. For as low as 800 THB ($26.50), you can get a hassle-free transfer from Tonsai Pier straight to the airport.
Chaokoh Travel, Tigerline Travel and Seatran Phuket offer several trips daily and you can see their schedules below:
A slightly cheaper option is to do this trip on your own, but this will include 3 transfers at most.
All ferries heading to Phuket depart from either the Tonsai Pier or the Laem Tong Beach Pier on Koh Phi Phi.
If you are travelling via the Sea Angel Pier on Phuket, there is only one ferry trip per day which departs at 14:30 from Tonsai Pier. If you’re heading to the Rassada Pier on Phuket, the earliest ferry trip is at 07:00 from the Laem Tong Beach Pier and another at 09:00 from the Tonsai Pier. Travel time is 2-3 hours. Fares start at 350 THB ($11.50).
In Phuket, you can take a taxi straight to the airport for about 760 THB ($25). This drive takes about 1 hour.
If you are on a budget, you can take a taxi to the Old Phuket Bus Terminal first for 300 THB ($10), though this may require some negotiation with the driver. Then hop on the airport bus, which will cost 100 THB ($3.30). Be sure to check the airport bus schedule in advance to ensure you have enough time to catch your flight.
Duration: 19 hours excl. transfer time Cost: 1,430 THB ($47)
The route from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok via train takes almost a full day and requires several transfers. Although, if you want to spend a day or two in Surat Thani, then completing the journey by train is a good option.
Step 1: Koh Phi Phi to Surat Thani Train Station by Ferry + Bus
Duration: 7 hours Cost: 700 THB ($23)
The easiest way to get from Koh Phi Phi to Surat Thani Train Station is to take a combined ferry and bus ride with Phantip Travel.
They have 2 trips that depart at 9:00 and 13:00 from Tonsai Pier daily. Travel time is 7 to 7.5 hours and a combined ferry and bus ticket costs 700 THB ($23). You can easily book online through the link below.
Just in case their tickets are sold out or their schedules don’t match your itinerary, you can also divide the ride into several transfers. However, this will be more expensive and tiring.
First, you need to take the ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. You can book your ferry ticket on BookAway for as low as 330 THB ($11). Then, take a taxi to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 for about 400 THB ($13.50). From there, you will have to take the bus bound for Surat Thani. A ticket costs 270 THB ($8.50) on 12go.asia.
Total cost is at least 1,000 THB ($33) and travel time is 7 hours, excluding transfers.
Step 2: Surat Thani to Bangkok by Train
Duration: 12 hours Cost: 730 THB ($24)
From Surat Thani, you will have to take the train bound for Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok. Travel time is around 12 hours, so we recommend that you take the night train so you don’t lose a day travelling.
Tickets for a 2nd class sleeper berth start at 730 THB ($24). You can also get a more comfortable 1st class berth for 1,400 THB ($46.50).
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