Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

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Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

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2 ways to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Taking a Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to PhuketDuration: 1h 30m
Know before you go

In order to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket, you need to cross waters. Luckily, ferries are an ample option for booking. The ride is quite short, and yet it provides all the amenities necessary. For instance, the ferries are well air conditioned and have bathrooms on board. Make sure to bring a water bottle with you.

  • Pros
    • Direct journey
    • Departure times throughout the day
    • Ample luggage allowance
    • Fast travel time
    • [Oftentimes] free cancellations offered
  • Cons
    • Possible sea sickness
    • No other transport options
    • Makes no personal pick ups
    • High demand: quick to overbook
    • Crowded, unorganized queue for check-in
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Taking a Bus+Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to PhuketDuration: 4h
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There are 3 operators that run from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket, with 4 departures per day. If you decide to take a Bus+Ferry, you can take the Standard option.

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About the journey from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Traveling from the small island of Koh Phi Phi to the large, vibrant island of Phuket is quick and easy, and visiting both these islands is a must. Phuket is a fantastic place to explore Thai culture through visiting sights like the Big Buddha and trying your hand at haggling at the night markets. You will never get bored in Phuket as it attracts a fun mix of travelers and locals alike.

The crossing from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is easily done with a short ferry trip from one island to the other. You have the option to secure your ferry travel and a minivan ride to your accommodation in Phuket in one simple booking. You can rest assured that your island-hopping journey will be simple, so you can relax and enjoy the ocean views.

This serene crossing between the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Phuket is a great opportunity to travel through some of the most beautiful ocean and landscapes in the world.


What to see when traveling from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

The 39-kilometer (23 mile) trip from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is a simple, short, and beautiful island hop in the Andaman Sea. The ferries that travel from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket have comfortable indoor seats and outside decks, so you can embrace the fresh sea breeze and take some stunning photographs. The vividly blue ocean is dotted with islands, which are some of which are the most popular destinations in Thailand. And you are very likely to see other ferries and party boats cruising along this island hotspot.

Phuket is easy to spot as it is the largest island in Thailand. Just like many of the other islands you will see in this region, its terrain is mountainous and covered in jungle and beaches; an exotic island paradise. 


How to get from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Taking the bus and ferry

The bus and ferry combo ticket from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is a convenient service which takes care of both your ferry travel between islands, and onward travel to your accommodation once you arrive in Phuket.

The bus and ferry service takes about 4 hours in total and there are around 4 departures per day, with both morning and afternoon departure times. On board the boat you will find toilet facilities and English-speaking staff. You can relax and enjoy the journey with a good book, or why not head to the top deck and share island-hopping stories with your fellow travelers?

It is important to remember when booking that cancellations or changes are sometimes non-refundable and you should show up to the pier 30 minutes before departure.


Taking a ferry 

The ferry only service from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket requires you to arrange your own transport to your accommodation when you arrive. The journey takes an average of 2 hours, although some operators can get you to Phuket in a lot less time. There are lots of ferry operators to choose from on this popular travel route, with several classes including Standard, Speedboat, and Tourist. The different classes are mainly in relation to the speed of the journey, as well as extra amenities such as TV’s and the availability to purchase food and drink onboard. 

There are many departure times throughout the day. But be aware that ferries get quickly booked up during the high season. When you dock in Phuket, transport options for getting around the island include buses, taxis, tuk-tuks and motorcycles. If you are not ready to go to your accommodation just yet, there are plenty of restaurants and beach bars to relax in close to most piers on the island.


What is the best time of year to visit Koh Phi Phi?

The best time of year to visit Koh Phi Phi coincides with the peak season between November and April. February is usually one of the driest months while not being too hot.


What is the best time of year to visit Phuket?

The best time of year to visit Phuket is around about the same time as Koh Phi Phi, between November and April. The temperature and rainfall is low at this time of year. The high season is between December and March, so it is a good idea to book accommodation and transport in advance as the island will be busy.

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Reviews of the ride from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

  • N
    We were no informed until
    We were no informed until we reached phi phi island that we would require a covid test, to return to Phuket. The price in phi phi is very expensive!
  • R
    Excellent quick and easy service,
    Excellent quick and easy service, very satisfied.
  • M
    Nice ride
    Was perfect
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Bookaway's customers prefer Standard Bus+Ferry by Chao Koh Group

High Speed Ferry by Tigerlinewhich usually takes 30m

41 Km (Air)

Tourist Ferry by Chao Koh Group starting at US$10

Approximately, there are 31 departures each day.