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Jet Wave ferry schedule

Phi Phi Island Transport | Jet Wave boat to Phi Phi Island from Phuket All the informat

Main pier on Phi Phi Island
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High Season 2002; The Jet Wave ferry departs from Phuket Town, Koh Sirey, at 13.30 every day and arrives at Tonsai Village, Phi Phi Don at 16.00. This is one of the key ferries to Phi Phi Island and it leaves every day throughout the year. This is a popular boat because it is fast.

The Phuket pier

Ta Rhur Pla Mong (Squid Pier) is at the government docks just after the loading section for the fish and squid boats. This colourful section of town is a strong mix of South east Asian Nationals with Burnese Chinese and Indian fishermen busying themselves with their haul and preparations. Note; fish has an odour... ;)

Phi Phi Island Ferry Route

Most of the year the ferry takes the direct route from Phuket town past Koh Maiton to the south, straight to the gap between Phi Phi Ley and Phi Phi Don Village . The ferry takes 90 minutes.

As the owners of Jet Wave also own the Phi Phi Natural Resort, on busy days, the ferry goes directly to Laem Tong. After dropping off the customers, it carries onto Phi Phi Don main Pier. This can add another 20-30 minutes to the total time.

Arriving at the pier can be a bit chaotic as local traders attempt to get onto the boat to retrieve their fresh produce for the restaurants. The hotel porters also get onto the boat to find their clients. With a little patience the ferry is offloaded.

Phi Phi Island to Phuket ferry transfer

The return leg to Phuket is the next morning at 9 am from the main pier. It is a process of first come first serve so customers are advised to be there 10 minutes early in low season and up to 30 minutes early during the Xmas and New Year Break, Thai and Chinese New Years.

Jet Wave Ferry Fact File

  • Strong Metal framed ferry
  • 300 seats
  • 3 Toilets on board, (Very low head room)
  • No refreshments included. Water and biscuits for sale
  • Can be very busy in high season. Take your seats early


Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012


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Phi Phi Island Transfer Map