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Krabi – Lanta – Phi Phi – Phuket ferry schedules

Passenger ferry on the Ao Nang - Phi Phi route
The ferry journey to Phi Phi is like a mini-cruise past the local islands
It is essential to consult the ferry schedules if you are planning a holiday with overnight stays on any of Krabi’s islands. Getting around is easy but the timings can have a big impact on your itinerary, both in terms of getting there from, and going back to, the airport (will you be able to catch the last ferry out, or your flight home?), and also in the amount of time you need to factor in for each place: late afternoon arrivals and early morning departures mean your “day” on the island may be considerably shorter than intended.

Times and prices given below are current as of July 2014, though naturally are subject to change. To be completely safe with respect to flight timings, it is best to plan a night on the mainland on arrival and departure.

There is no need to book ferry tickets in Krabi in advance, though many feel it is worth buying your tickets prior to travel, as most ferry companies provide a complimentary transfer from your hotel to the pier on departure, which will save both money and hassle, as most piers are out of town.

Ferry companies operate several regular routes between the mainland and the islands, the details of which are below. Please note that these routes are for foot passengers only. If you would like to take a car or motorbike to or from Ko Lanta, please use the local car ferry service between Saladan, Lanta Noi and Hua Hin pier (around 70km from Krabi Town). Boats run every hour or so from 6am until around 10pm.

All prices listed below are for one-way adult tickets. Children aged 4 – 11 years will have a reduced fare, usually 60 – 70% of adult rate; under 4s travel free. For full list of prices, and booking, visit our Krabi ferry tickets shop.

Ferries from Krabi Town to…

Ko Phi Phi:
Daily at: 09.00, 10.30, 13.30, 15.00.
Cost: 450 Baht / one way
Journey time 1.5 hours.
Ko Jum/ Ko Lanta:
Daily at: 11.00
Cost: 550 Baht / one way
Journey time: approx. 2 hours ( 1 hr 15 mins to Koh Jum)

Note: Lanta / Jum service operates November – April only. At other times a minibus / car ferry service is in operation, leaving Ao Nang/ Krabi Town 4 times a day. Contact a tour agent here for more info.
Boats leave from the out of town Krabi Passenger Pier on Tharua Rd (GPS 8.047948,98.908022). Free pick-up service if you book in advance in your hotel, or take a taxi or transit bus from the town centre (30 Baht), or from Ao Nang (50 Baht). Limited parking available.

Ferries from Ao Nang and Railay to…

Ko Phi Phi
Daily at: 9.30
Cost: 450 Baht / one way
Journey time: 2 hours
Ko Lanta
Daily at: 10.30 (Nov – Apr only)
Cost: 550 Baht / one way
Journey time: 2hrs 15mins
Phuket (Rassada Pier)
Daily at: 15.00 (Nov – Apr)
Wed, Fri, Sun at: 15.00 (May – Oct)
Cost: 700 Baht / one way
Journey time: 2hrs
Koh Yao – Phuket (Bang Rong Pier)
Daily at: 11.00 (Nov – Apr only)
Cost: 1200 Baht to Phuket, 650 Baht to Koh Yao / one way
Journey time: 1 hr 20 mins (30 mins to Koh Yao)

Note: Lanta and Koh Yao/Phuket services operate November – April only.
Boats leave from Nopparat Thara pier (GPS 8.046758,98.800195). The ferry companies operate a free pick-up service from your hotel if you book tickets in advance through an agent or your hotel travel desk. Street parking available.
All boats travel via Railay West / Tonsai Beaches to pick up passengers only (pick-up time + 20 minutes after departure time stated above).

Ferries from Koh Lanta to…

Koh Jum – Krabi Town
Daily at: 8.30
Cost: 550 Baht / one way
Journey time: 2hrs (45 minutes to Koh Jum)
Note: service operates November – April only.
Ao Nang / Railay – Phuket
Daily at: 13.30
Cost: 550 Baht / one way (Ao Nang / Railay) 900 Baht / one way (Phuket)
Journey time: 2 hours (Ao Nang / Railay), 4 hours (Phuket)
Note: service operates November – April only.
Phi Phi – Phuket
Daily at: 8.00, 13.00
Cost: 450 Baht (Phi Phi) and 1000 Baht (Phuket) / one way
Journey time: 1 hr to Phi Phi, 3.5 hrs to Phuket.
Note: service operates November – April only.
Boats leave from Saladan Pier (GPS 7.645643,99.045628); most hotels will provide a free transfer service. For more information about getting to and from Lanta during May to October when there are no ferries, please see our Lanta islands Guide.

Ferries from Koh Phi Phi to…

Phuket
Daily at: 09.00, 14.30
Cost: from 700 Baht / one way
Journey time: 1.5 hrs – 3 hrs, depending on boat
Lanta
Daily at: 11.30, 15.00
Cost: 450 Baht / one way
Journey time: 1 hr
Note: service operates November – April only.
Krabi Town
Daily at: 9.00, 10.30, 14.00, 15.30
Cost: 450 Baht
Journey time: 1 hr 30 minutes
Ao Nang/ Railay
Daily at: 15.30
Cost: 450 Baht
Journey time 1 hr 30 minutes
Boats leave from the main pier in town on Ton Sai beach.

Ferries from Phuket to…

Railay – Ao Nang (ferry)
Daily at: 8.30 (Nov – Apr)
Wed, Fri, Sun at: 8.30 (May – Oct)
Cost: 700 Baht / one way
Journey time: 1 hr 45 mins.
Departure is from Rassada Pier, located outside of Phuket Town (GPS 7.879919,98.418335), closer to the southern beaches.
Koh Yao – Ao Nang (speedboat)
Daily at: 15.00, via Koh Yao Noi
Cost: 1200 Baht (Ao Nang); 650 Baht (Koh Yao) / one way
Journey time: 1 hr 20 mins (30 mins to Koh Yao)
Service operates November – April only.
Departure is from Bang Rong Pier, located in the north east of the island, closer to the airport. GPS coordinates: 8.049273,98.415894
Phi Phi
Daily at: 8.30, 11.00, 14.30
Cost: from 700 Baht / one way, depending on operator.
Journey time: 1 hr 45 mins
Onward connection to Lanta on 8.30 boat (+ 450 Baht)
Boats leave from Rassada Pier. There are also several one-day tour boats leaving from here which carry passengers to Phi Phi, price 700 – 1200 Baht, departure around 8.30am.

Ferries from Koh Yao Noi to…

Ao Nang
Daily at: 15.30
Cost: 650 Baht / one way
Journey time: 30 minutes.
Boats leave from Manoh Pier, November – April only.
Ao Thalane
Local ferry daily at: 07.30
Cost: 150 Baht / one way
Journey time: 50 minutes.
Boat leaves from Tha Khao Pier all year round.

Ferries from Ao Thalane to…

Koh Yao Noi
Local ferry: 11.00, 13.00
Cost: 150 Baht / one way
Journey time: 50 minutes.
Boats leave from Thalane Pier all year round.
Longtail boats can also be chartered from Thalane Pier to Koh Yao Noi during the daytime at any time, journey time around 45 minutes. Ask at the pier on arrival. Taxis between Ao Thalane and Ao Nang cost 700 Baht / one way.

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Last updated: August 6, 2014