How to get to Phi Phi from Phuket and Krabi - ferry timetables and prices

Pi-Pi Don and Pi-Pi Lei (Phi Phi can also be spoken,but the letter “x” in this toponym is pronounced as aspiration, barely noticeable) - these are islands of the province of Krabi. If you didn’t know, Krabi is a province, not tropical islands. This province includes a mainland with several national parks, the resort of Krabi (Ao Nang), the city of Krabi (Krabi town) and many islands in the sea: Ko Lanta, Pi-Pi, Ko Hong and all the small satellites scattered around them. The Phi Phi Don and Phi-Phi-Ley Islands are the largest islands of the province, after Koh Lanta. And all the way to the Pi-Pi lead to the sea.

Quite often, they do not get to Pi-Pi from Krabi, but fromwith Phuket, since Phuket is a much more popular resort. In terms of time and financial costs, these options are similar, although from Phuket you need to swim a little further. And now more about how to get to the Phi Ph islands from each location.

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If you are not originally going to go toPhi Phi for a week, are not going to climb a lot around the island, and you just want to see the most cream in a short time, for example, Maya Bay from the movie The Beach, then think about the tour. It also makes sense if the task is to save.

A visit to Phi Phi during a 1-2 day excursionPhuket will cost you much less than on your own. The tour costs from 1,500 baht to 3,200 baht, depending on the program and the number of days. The price also includes food. That is, you without delay and get the opportunity to see the most basic, why usually go.

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Otherwise you pay by yourself.transfer and ferry tickets (600-1000 baht), a hotel on Phi Phi (from 1500 baht / day), an on-site excursion around the islands (500 baht for a total or 3000 baht for an individual). Prices wrote plus minus how I had it. I went for 3 days, spent decently, but saw not much more than during a one-day excursion for 1500 baht.

Here I must say that you can visit Phi Phi andCheaper than a day trip from Phuket, I do not argue. But it will be an extra budget trip almost with an overnight stay in a tent. If we take the average level of comfort that suits the majority, the tour will be more economical.

Phuket Phi Phi

Ferries to Phi Phi only passenger, do not transport vehicles.

From Phuket Airport

The easiest option to get to the islandsPhi Phi is to get from Moscow, Bangkok, Pattaya first to Phuket. And then, when you arrived at Phuket airport, you will need to resolve the issue of transfer to Rassada pier, from where ferries run to the islands. You have 3 options:

  • Go to the racks of travel agencies and buy a joint ticket to Pi-Pi right at the airport, killing two dogs at once - transfer to the ferry and ferry. Price issue: about 800 baht;
  • Independently get to the pier and buy ticketsat the checkout at the pier. Ticket price: 600 baht one way, 1000 baht in both. Mini bass to Phuket town from the airport cost about 150 baht per person, in Phuket Town you will need to transfer to tuk-tuk. Taxi from the airport to the pier costs about 600-700 baht.
  • Book a transfer from the hotel if it providessuch a service. There are usually only expensive 4-5 star hotels, usually for a fee. Small hotels also provide a transfer service, but then this means delivery from Tonsai Pier (the main pier on Phi Phi Island) by boat to the hotel (not all hotels can be reached by land). Here are a few selected hotels where there is such a service: Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. Villa 360. Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island.

Keep track of time - when the last goesferry. If you do not fit into these terms, it makes sense to first find accommodation for yourself overnight in Phuket and buy tickets for the next day there at the reception or in the next tour kiosk. How to get from the airport to the hotel.

From the hotel in Phuket

If you arrived in Phuket by land or are already in Phuket and live in a hotel, then you have 2 options.

  • The best way to get to Rassada Pier andferry - go to any travel agency on the street and buy tickets from them. Ticket price is about 350 baht one way and about 600 baht in both. The price, as a rule, also includes the cost of transfer from the hotel to the ferry, but it all depends on the distance of your beach, they can even throw 200-300 baht on top. Usually from Phuket Town, Patong, Karon and Kata transfer is already included in the original ticket price. So I bought a return ticket for 550 baht with the included transfer from / to Patong.
  • Independently get to the pier and buy ticketsthere at a higher price. Ticket price: 600 baht one way, 1000 baht in both. Taxi to the pier will also have to be paid separately, about 500-800 baht one way depending on the distance from your beach.

Schedule and nuances

Departure times for ferryboat and speedboat: 8:30, 9:00, 11:00, 12:20, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:00. In the season boats go more often, out of season less often, the time may vary. However, not all time intervals will be available for purchase at a travel agency, since there are several ferry companies operating and, apparently, who agreed with whom and with whom. When I bought a ferry ticket from agents, I was told that the ferry runs twice a day, and accordingly, they could only sell me 2 options (I sailed to the fact that at 15:00).

Travel time: about 2 hours.

The return ferry from Pi-Pi to Phuket also runs several times a day: at 9:00, 11:00, 13:30 (speedboat for 1000 baht), 14:00, 14:30, 15:30, 17:00 ( speedboat for 800 baht). Cost 350 baht.

Ferry Schedule from Phuket to Phi Phi

Ferry Schedule from Phuket to Phi Phi

Ferry Schedule from Phuket to Phi Phi

Ferry Schedule from Phuket to Phi Phi

Phi Phi Ferry Schedule & Prices

Phi Phi Ferry Schedule

In travel agencies it makes sense to buy tickets in boththe end, less hassle. In this case, the return ticket will be with an open date. You can sail back at any time, just showing the ticket, the main thing is not to lose it. But time will be available only from the company where you sailed to Phi Phi.

To get to Pi-Pi is possible not only on the ferry. There is an option to sail on a speedboat by purchasing a private ferry. On average, it will rise from 1,500 baht per person, but depends on the number of people on the boat.

All ferry boats moor on Pi-Don-Don, toTonsai Pier (Tonsai). If you bukali hotel and it is located on another beach, it is better to ask whether they provide a transfer from Tonsai to the end point of the trip. Let me remind you that on Pi-Pi there are only two beaches within walking distance around the pier, you can get to the rest, either by dying from the heat on the mountain paths, or by taxi-boat. Some hotels provide a transfer by land - you walk, and a special person carries your suitcase on a trolley. Shuttle service to be expected at Tonsai Pier, there are hotel workers and waiting for guests.

Pier Tonsai on Phi Phi, with signs are hotel workers

Pier Tonsai on Phi Phi, with signs are hotel workers

I stand on Tonsai Pier (Phi Phi) and wait for the return ferry

I stand on Tonsai Pier (Phi Phi) and wait for the return ferry

Rassada Pier on the map

Rassada Pier - Ferry on Phi Phi

Rassada Pier - Ferry on Phi Phi
Large public ferries to Phi Phi depart from this pier, and here they return.
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Large public ferries to Phi Phi are sent from this pier, and here they are coming back. In more detail.

From Krabi to Phi Phi

From the airport and Krabi town

If you arrived at Krabi airport without a ticket tothe end point of the trip, it will be necessary to resolve the issue of the transfer to Klong Jilad Pier in Krabi Town, from where passenger ferries run to the islands of Pi Pi. There are two options.

  • Go to the racks of travel agencies and buy a joint ticket to Pi-Pi right at the airport, killing two dogs at once - transfer and ferry.
  • Independently get to the pier and buy ticketsat the ticket office on the waterfront. Buses to the pier from the airport cost about 150 baht per person, taxis - up to 500 baht. The distance is not very big, so even with city traffic you will be taken in 30 minutes.

Ferry ticket: 350 baht per person.

Ferry departure times: 9:00, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00.

Travel time: 1.5 hours.

If you arrived in Krabi town by land, then the mostA simple way to get to Klong Jilad pier is to stop at any travel agency on the street and buy tickets from them. The cost of tickets, as a rule, also includes the cost of transfer from the hotel to the ferry, so you will be taken away from the agency with the wind, directly to the ferry boat. If you begin to catch a taxi to the pier, keep in mind that the whole town is 8 km long, that is, even from the farthest edge of Krabi town to the pier, the price cannot be higher than 300 baht, bargain.

Watch the time when the last ferry leaves. If you do not fit into these terms, the transfer will have to be booked from the hotel the next day, which means it’s worthwhile to find accommodation for yourself overnight and then buy tickets there at the reception desk or in the next kiosk. Best of all - go to Ao Nang, do not sit the same half a day and all night in a dusty city. Firstly, an incredibly beautiful road between the mountains, and secondly, you will see sunset on the beach and in a good mood.

From Krabi airport you can get to Ao Nang by bus and taxi, here you can see all transport options to the resort. From Krabi Town, you can go to the Songteo(minibus-picakp) for 50 baht, and by taxi (400 baht). Alternatively, if you know that you will need a taxi in advance, you can order it via the Internet from Kiwitaxi.

Klong Jilad Pier on the map

Klong Jilad Pier

Klong Jilad Pier
A pier from which tourist boats leave on the outskirts and to neighboring islands, as well as ferries.
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A pier from which tourist boats leave on the outskirts and to neighboring islands, as well as ferries. More details.

From Ao Nang

If you came to Ao Nang before you decided to go to Pi-pi, then there will be no problems with traveling. You have 2 options.

  • Drive yourself to Noppart Tara pier (any three-wheel tuk-tuk at a bargain price) and buy a ferry ticket yourself.
  • Buy a ticket in the lobby of your hoteltest, well, or at a nearby travel agency, then forget about the troubles.

Ferry ticket price: 450 baht per person, return ticket 350 baht.

Travel time: about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Ferries to Phi Phi Islands depart from the pier.Nopparat Thara, which is hidden on the farthest edge of Nopparat Thara beach (see map) at 9:30 am. After 15 minutes, he makes a stop at West Riley, takes people there, and then follows without stopping to Pee Pee.

There is no West Riley pier on the map because ... there is no pier on West Riley. Basically. Landing and disembarking from the ferry is carried out with the help of longtails.

Pier Nopparat Thara on the map

Nopparat Tara Pier

Nopparat Tara Pier
Sightseeing boats and ferries to Phi Phi, Phuket and other islands.
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Sightseeing boats and ferries to Phi Phi, Phuket and other islands. More details.

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