Getting to Ko Phi Phi
The Phi Phi Islands lie around 45 kilometres from the mainland coast of Krabi and 48 kilometres from the island of Phuket. They are accessible by boat and there are daily passenger ferries from both Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay piers on the mainland; Saladan pier in Ko Lanta; and Rassada Pier in Phuket.
There are no roads on Ko Phi Phi and the only vehicles are bicycles and the occasional motorbike with sidecar, used to transport goods. You therefore cannot bring your car or motorbike to the island; and the ferries are for foot passengers only.
For the current timetables and schedules for the boats, please see below.
When you arrive in Phi Phi, you will normally have to walk to your hotel from the pier. Most places in "town" are no more than 15 minutes walk away. If you are staying on other beaches, from Hat Yao to the northern tip of the island, you will need to take another longtail boat to reach your final destination. Simply talk to one of the waiting longtail boat drivers who will bring you where you wish to go. You can also fly to Phi Phi from Phuket, Krabi or Koh Lanta using the Destination Air seaplane service. For more information, see their website.
Ferry timetables to Ko Phi Phi
All prices listed below are for one-way tickets. You will arrive at the main pier on Ton Sai beach. From here, you can walk to your hotel, or take a longtail boat to any of the other beaches on the island of Phi Phi Don.
Krabi Town - Ko Phi Phi:
10.00 , 15.00. 390Bht, journey time 1.5 hours.
Boats leave from the new Krabi Passenger Pier on Tharua Rd - not Chao Fah pier as is stated in many out-of-date guidebooks. Take a transit bus from the town centre (20Bht), or from Ao Nang (40Bht). If you buy your ticket from any agent in town they will be able to organise a free transfer to the pier for you.
Ao Nang/ Railay - Ko Phi Phi
9.00, 390Bht, journey time 2.5 hours (includes snorkelling stop)
Boats leave from Nopparat Thara pier (free pick-up bus from Ao Nang Beach), going via Railay West beach. There is also a stop (for snorkelling only) at Ko Phai (Bamboo Island).
Lanta - Ko Phi Phi
8.00, 13.00, 350Bht, journey time 1hr 15mins.
Boats leave from Saladan Pier during the months of November to April only.
Phuket - Ko Phi Phi
8.30, 13.00, 350Bht, journey time 1.5 hours.
Boats leave from Rassada Pier outside of Phuket Town. There are also several one-day tour boats leaving from here which also carry passengers to Phi Phi, price 350-500 Bht, departure around 8.30am.
Ferry timetables from Ko Phi Phi - leaving the island
All prices listed below are for one-way tickets.
Phi Phi - Phuket
9.30, 14.30, 350Bht
Phi Phi - Lanta (high season only)
11.30, 14.00, 350Bht
Phi Phi - Krabi Town
9.00, 16.00, 350Bht
Phi Phi - Ao Nang/ Railay
Boats leave from the main pier in town on Ton Sai beach.
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