A beautiful view from within central Koh Phi Phi-mobile

How to get from
Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi Trip Overview

Distance257 km (160.6 miles)
Price range$26-$38
Ride Duration Range9h-12h
Earliest Departure22:00
Latest Departure22:30

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Taking a ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

Fastest ferry: 11h 30m

Cheapest ferry: $32

The fastest: 11h 30m

The cheapest: $32

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POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

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The fastest: 10h

The cheapest: $34

Pros

Free cancellations

Beautiful views

Multiple departure times per day

Bathrooms on board

Cons

Long journey

Early arrival to departure pier - necessary

Morning-time departures only

No other transport options

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The fastest: 9h

The cheapest: $26

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A beautiful view from within central Koh Phi Phi

About the ride from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phangan's claim to fame is its famous Full Moon parties, which are said to be among the best in Thailand. Dance the night away because the island presents you with the most idyllic beaches and perfect strips of sands to recover from your hangover.

Those seeking daytime adventures can try their hand at sea kayaking, jet skiing, and more at Haad Rin or sign up for a diving or snorkeling session at Sail Rock. Take a break from all the water activities to discover the island's hidden waterfalls. If exploring culinary secrets is more your style, then head to the Thong Sala Night Market - a street food haven.

Spend a few hours exploring the stunningly beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi, and you will understand why it was picked to be the backdrop of the critically acclaimed movie, The Beach. The island stuns with its spectacular natural beauty; take a ferry to Phi Phi Leh National Park to appreciate its craggy cliffs and sparkling waters.

Hop on a long-tailed boat making stops along the way at Monkey Bay, Mosquito Island, and Bamboo Island and discover its underwater wonders, or better still, to view a spectacular sunset. Hike to the Ao Lo Dalam viewpoint or try your hand at rock climbing - the island's limestone karsts provide plenty of opportunities! But to experience the serenity of this beautiful piece of land, kayak your way around this island, taking in nothing but the sounds of nature.

It takes around eight and a half hours to travel the 160 miles (or 260 km) from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi. Travelers can choose from one of the bus/ferries that leave in the morning. The journey involves crossing the Malay Peninsula, which means that you will have to take a ferry, bus and another ferry combination to get to Koh Phi Phi.

 

How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

Taking a bus/ferry

Taking a bus and ferry combo ticket is the best way to get to Koh Phi Phi from Koh Phangan. The journey takes around eight and a half hours and involves a ferry-bus-ferry transfer. The first leg of the journey involves taking a ferry from Koh Phangan to the port at Surat Thani. A two and a half hour bus or minivan journey takes you to Krabi, from where travelers board another ferry to Koh Phi Phi. 

There are around four-morning departures every day, with all of them leaving Koh Phangan around 07:00 to 08:00 am. The ferries have indoor and outdoor seating while the buses and minivans have air conditioning. Most ferries have a concession or snack stand on board from where passengers can purchase food and drinks - a good thing to have given the day-long journey.  

 

What to see when traveling from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi?

While an eight and half to nine hour journey might seem tiring and even boring, the scenery that you will get to witness while traveling from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi makes it all worth it. The ferry rides take you across the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea giving you plenty of opportunities to feel the salty sea air and relax to gorgeous views of the ocean. So, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Companies Operating from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

Average time

9h

Average price

$26

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Average time

12h

Average price

$37

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Popular stations and stops in Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi

Departure stations in Koh Phangan

Thong Sala Koh Phangan

Thong Sala Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan hotel transfer

Thong Sala Koh Phangan

Thong Sala Pier (Raja, Lomprayah, Seatran)

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Arrival stations in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi Ton Sai Pier

Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi

Ton Sai Pier

Ao Ton Sai Pier

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