Koh Phi Phi is an extremely popular island in the south of Thailand. The Island became very well known after the movie “The Beach” which was filmed at Maya Beach. The iconic Maya Bay just reopened to the public in January 2022 after rehabilitation activities are done to revive and protect sea life.
Taking a boat cruise through the National Park with a stop at Monkey Beach is one of the most popular tours from Koh Phi Phi. If you prefer to relax on the beach and soak up the sun then this island offers countless beaches and beautiful blue waters.
The distance from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi is about 75km (46 miles). There are two options to travel from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi. Either to Tonsai Pier or to Laem Tong Pier. The ferry takes between 1-2 hours and the cost of transportation to the island starts at 400 THB ($11).
For this particular route from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi, there are tens of different ferry companies that operate daily. When you click the booking link we provided above, you will likely be overwhelmed with options.
For that reason, we recommend to keep reading this article and use the links in the tables to book the ferry that suits your best. We split the options by arrival location:
Ton Sai Pier – Main harbour in the south, close to most hotels
Laem Tong Pier – North Koh Phi Phi, only a few hotels
Which ferry to choose?
Most people will choose the ferry from Phuket to Ton Sai Pier, which is the main pier in Koh Phi Phi. This ferry ride takes about 1-2 hours, but that’s excluding the transfer to the harbour.
More conveniently, book a ferry ticket including pick-up from the most popular destinations in Phuket.
Booked your accommodation in the north of Koh Phi Phi? Then we strongly recommend booking a ferry from Phuket to Laem Tong Beach pier. If you book the ferry to Tonsai Pier, you will have to take another boat from TonSai to the northern part of Koh Phi Phi.
Make sure to continue reading to find the best ferry options.
The only way to get from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi is by ferry. If you book a speed boat ferry the journey from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi will take around 1 hour while the larger ferries normally take around 2 hours.
As most travellers stay around Ton Sai pier – in the south of Koh Phi Phi – we will first focus on ferries arriving at Ton Sai Pier.
The good news is that there are plenty of trips offered by a number of ferry companies departing daily from various piers in Phuket. The bad news is that it doesn’t make it easy to decide which ferry to book. They depart from different ferry ports in Phuket, some include pick-up and others don’t.
Keep on reading to make it easy to decide which ferry is best for you.
Ferry ticket bookings
We suggest booking online for your ferry ride from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi. Purchasing one at the pier tends to be more expensive. You can also purchase a ferry ticket from your hotel or a local travel agency.
Upon arriving on Koh Phi Phi, all travellers are required to pay a fee of 20 THB ($0.55) per person. These funds are used to keep the island clean and to cover waste management costs.
Ferries departing from Rassada Pier
Most ferries heading from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi depart from Rassada Pier. The pier is only a 20-minute drive away from Phuket town centre.
Thanks to its close proximity you can easily arrange your own transport to Rassada Pier if you stay in Phuket town. You can either go by songthaews, shared minivan or taxi. Booking a Grab taxi from Phuket town to Rassada pier starts at 310 THB ($8.50).
If you’re not staying in Phuket Town, we recommend booking a ferry ticket that includes pick up in the area you are staying. We provided a list of pick-up areas for each ferry company below the schedule.
Ferry schedule from Phuket to Tonsai Pier including pick-up
Aside from Rassada pier, there are a few ferry companies that depart from Chean Vanich Pier and Bang Rong Pier. Some ferries also used to depart from Sea Angel Pier and Yamu Pier, but currently, these are not available.
All-Inclusive Tours to Koh Phi Phi
Another option you have is to book an all-inclusive tour. Tours usually include transport (single or round trip), food, island fees, and the use of equipment for water activities.
Packaged tours can be purchased from any travel agency or your hotel in Phuket.
Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Ferry (Laem Tong Pier)
Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 540 THB ($15)
Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 540 THB ($15)
If you are staying in the north of Koh Phi Phi, you are better off booking a ferry to Laem Tong Pier.
There are two ferry operators which go from Phuket to Laem Tong Beach Pier: Andaman Wave and Phi Phi Logistic and Tour.
Phi Phi Logistic and Tour has the quickest service and gets you there in about 1 hour. The Andaman Wave ferry takes a bit longer, but their larger ferries also provide a calmer ride compared to the smaller ferry of Phi Phi Logistic.
If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend booking with Andaman Wave and taking some motion-sickness pills before the ferry ride.
The ferries heading to Laem Tong Beach all leave from Rassada Pier. Unfortunately, these ferry tickets don’t include pick-up.
Ferry Schedule from Rassada Pier to Laem Tong Beach Pier
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