Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Overview Compare Ferry from Ton Sai Pier Ferry from Laem Tong Pier To Stay

How to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular destinations for both tourists and locals. The area offers stunning beaches, an abundance of shopping, and excellent Thai cuisine. There are plenty of sights to see such as the famous Walking Street, countless Temples, Wat’s and shrines and the Big Buddha.

Phuket offers a very exciting and vibrant nightlife if you’re looking for excitement but also offers quiet peaceful viewpoints and resorts if you’re hoping to just relax. Whatever it is that you are looking for on your trip to Phuket, the area is sure to have it!

Ways to Get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry from Ton Sai Pier1-2.5 hours420 THB ($11.50)Check Ferry Tickets
Ferry from Laem Tong Pier1-2 hours545 THB ($15)Check Ferry Tickets

The distance from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is about 75 km (46 miles). There are 2 options via ferry to travel from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket, which is either from Tonsai Pier or from Laem Tong Pier. The trip takes 1-2.5 hours and the cost starts at 420 THB ($11.50).  

Tonsai Pier is the most popular choice as this is close to where most accommodations are located in Koh Phi Phi. Laem Tong Pier is very convenient if you stay in one of the accommodations in the northern part of Koh Phi Phi.

Note that there are an overwhelming number of ferries operating every day on the route from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. For this reason, we recommend reading the detailed section of this article and using the links in the tables to check out the ferry that suits your best.

Itinerary from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Koh Phi Phi (Ton Sai) to Phuket by Ferry

Duration: 1-2.5 hours, excluding pick-up
Cost: 420 THB ($11.50)
Duration: 1-2.5 hours, excluding pick-up
Cost: 420 THB ($11.50)

Ready to leave the island of Koh Phi Phi and head back to Thailand’s largest island?

The ferry is the only way you can return to Phuket. With plenty of options available we hope we can make it easier for you to decide which ferry to book.

Ferry ticket bookings

We recommend booking ferry tickets with BookAway. They offer competitive rates, a convenient booking process, and excellent customer service.

Purchasing tickets at the pier tends to be more expensive. You can also buy ferry tickets from your hotel.

Ferries departing from Ton Sai Pier

Most ferries heading from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket depart from Ton Sai Pier. Thanks to its close proximity to the hotels in Koh Phi Phi, you can easily arrange your own transport to the pier.

You can get to the pier either go by songthaews, shared minivan, or taxi.

In the table below we share the best ferry options that include hotel drop-off services in Phuket. In addition, Seatran Travel also drops off passengers at Phuket Airport. We listed the drop-off areas below the table.

Ferry Schedule from Tonsai Pier (incl. hotel drop-off)

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
Phi Phi Cruiser15:00-19:00510 THB ($14)
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Chao Koh Group 9:00-13:00535 THB ($14.50)
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Seatran Travel and Tour11:00-14:00
15:00-18:00
1,145 THB ($31.50)
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Seatran Travel and Tour (airport drop-off)11:00-14:001,145 THB ($31.50)
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Drop-off areas in Phuket:

  • Phi Phi Cruiser: Phuket Town, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Patong Beach, and Naiyang Beach
  • Chao Koh Group: Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, and Phuket Town
  • Seatran Travel and Tour: Phuket Town, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Patong Beach, and Naiyang Beach
  • Seatran Travel and Tour (airport drop-off): Phuket International Airport (HKT).

In case you like to go by private transportation and would like to book separately, you can also book one of the tickets listed below.

The ferry tickets from the table below don’t include drop-off in Phuket. The end station is Rassada Pier, from where you’ll have to arrange your own transport.

Ferry Schedule from Tonsai Pier to Rassada Pier (without drop-off)

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
Phi Phi Cruiser15:00-17:00420 THB ($11.50)
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Chao Koh Group9:00-11:00420 THB ($11.50)
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Chureang Travel and Tour15:00-17:30420 THB ($11.50)
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PP Sabai Marin8:30-9:30
14:00-15:00
15:00-16:00
560 THB ($15.50)
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Phi Phi Logistic and Tour8:30-9:30565 THB ($15.50)
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Koh Phi Phi (Laem Tong Pier) to Phuket by Ferry

Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 545 THB ($15)
Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 545 THB ($15)

If you are staying in the north of Koh Phi Phi, it’s more convenient to book a ferry from Laem Tong Pier.

The two ferry companies that operate trips from Laem Tong Beach Pier in Koh Phi Phi to Phuket are Andaman Wave and Phi Phi Logistic and Tour.

Phi Phi Logistic and Tour has the fastest service and takes you back to Phuket in about an hour. If you are prone to motion sickness, however, it might be better to book the larger ferry with Andaman Wave.

Andaman Wave operates a larger ferry. Although this journey takes a bit longer, you will have a calmer and more stable ride compared to the smaller ferries of Phi Phi Logistic and Tour.

Aside from Rassada pier, there are a few ferry companies that dock at Chean Vanich Pier and Bang Rong Pier on Phuket island.

Ferry Schedule from Laem Tong Beach Pier to Rassada Pier

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
Phi Phi Logistic Speedboat7:50-9:30650 THB ($18)
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Andaman Wave Ferry*10:00-12:00545 THB ($15)
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Andaman Wave Speedboat8:30-10:00
12:30-14:00
13:30-15:00
760 THB ($21)
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*Provided price for Andaman Wave Ferry is for the standard ferry class. See other fares for the Andaman Wave below.

Andaman Wave Ferry

Andaman ferry Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

Andaman Wave departs from both Tonsai Pier and Laem Tong Beach Pier. They offer tickets for different classes based on the floor location inside the ferry:

  • Standard (2nd) class: Bottom level of the ferry – 545 THB ($15)
  • First Class: 2nd level of the ferry – 730 THB ($20)
  • VIP Class: Top level of the ferry and passengers have access to the deck – 790 THB ($21.50)
 

Our favourite places to stay in Phuket

Bearpacker Patong Hostel

Just 200m from Patong Beach and the famous Patong Walking Street, this hostel is a great location if you’re looking for a social and fun atmosphere. The rooftop pool and lounge area are great for meeting others and there are a bar and restaurant onsite. The dorm bunks are extremely comfortable and offer curtains for your privacy. Newer hostel with modern furnishings. 

  • Excellent location
  • Rooftop pool
  • Bar and restaurant onsite
  • Social atmosphere

Single bunk starts at $16 per night

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Goodnight Hostel

Located near Old Phuket Town, this hostel boasts a fitness facility, garden, terrace and lounge area onsite. Just steps away from bars, restaurants, and countless sights, this hostel is exactly where you want to be.  Staff are extremely helpful and will assist in booking tours or travel arrangements. Breakfast can be added to your stay for just $3 per day.

  • Great location
  • Fitness facility
  • Helpful staff
  • Very clean and comfortable

Private room starts at $12 per night

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Aekkeko Hostel

This hostel is set in central Phuket Town within walking distance of numerous bars, restaurants, and sights.  It is vibrant and colorful making for an enjoyable atmosphere and they offer a lovely shared terrace for relaxing or socializing. The staff will welcome you like family and you will feel right at home here.  

  • Excellent staff
  • Ideal location
  • Terrace
  • Clean and comfortable

Private room starts at $26 per night 

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Book a Bed Poshtel

The perfect location set in Phuket Town, just 700m from Old Phuket Town, this hostel is within walking distance to all bars, restaurants and numerous sights.  The outdoor pool set in the garden and shared lounge area is the perfect place to unwind and cool down. Private rooms offer great views of the city. 

  • Ideal location
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden and lounge area
  • Walking distance to many sights

Private room starts at $46 per night 

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