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Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi Island Transport | Krabi to Koh Phi Phi by ferry
Bamboo Island by longtail boat from Phi Phi

A ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi gets you from the mainland of Thailand out through the islands of Phang Nga Bay out to the jewel of all coral islands. Krabi town is the main ferry terminal to Koh Phi Phi but you can also get there direct from Koh Lanta island or Ao Nang Beach.

The main ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi service takes you from Krabi town pier at 10.00am. This departs after the Bangkok to Krabi buses get in. The afternoon ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi departs after the overland transfer from Samui, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan get in. The smart new ferry pier is part of the mangrove forest and the first 10 minutes take you out through this enchanting estuary. After leaving the mouth of the Krabi river you get your first views of the terrific scenery on the way out to Koh Phi Phi. First you past Railay Beach East on Phra Nang and then go out past Koh Poda, and Chicken island. Almost immediately on departing Krabi you can see the cliffs of Koh Phi Phi 45km away on the horizon. As you get closer to the island you pass the Marine National Park of Bamboo island and Mosquito island.

As the ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi rounds the last corner of Phi Phi don at Shark Point there is always a collective 'ooooh' or 'aaaah' as everybody gets their first impression of Tonsai Bay, the cliffs and Phi Phi Ley. As every body reaches for their cameras you can always note the ferry listing to starboard ever so slightly.

Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi timetable

The timetable of the ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi gives departure time of 9.00am, 10.30am and 1.30pm and 3.00pm. This link also gives the booking option from Krabi Airport to Phi Phi. Planes arrive down from Bangkok 6-9 times a day depending on the season; High season is November to May and has 9 arrivals per day.

Ao Nang Beach Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Ao Nang Beach is the main beach resort area of Krabi with multiple luxury 5 star resorts and has a ferry to Koh Phi Phi. This is the day trip ferry and those who just want to spend a few hours on the island, this provides an good option. Still the Ao Nang Princess is the most convenient boat to get if you are travelling from this beach or Railay beach or Klong Muang Beach, or Noppharat Thara Beach. You can book the ferry to Koh Phi Phi here.

Koh Lanta Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Lanta has a daily ferry service to Koh Phi Phi in the high season months where as in the low season May until November you must take bus or taxi round to Krabi town for the daily ferry service. It takes 1 hour 20 minutes from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi and the ferry leaves at 9am. (this too is a one day tour if you only need to check the island out.) The Koh Lanta resorts provide the early morning transfer to Saladin, the ferry pier.

Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi luxury hotels

The luxury hotels of the a class="aGuid" href="">Zeavola reviews, Zeavola Phi Phi Resort, Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island, and the Phi Phi Island Village Resort And Spa are not on the same beach as the arrival pier on Koh Phi Phi. When you come from Krabi you pass them on the way near the Bamboo Island. This means you will need to take the meet and greet service from the hotels back up to the resorts. This can involve walking accross Phi Phi Don island at high tide (150m) and taking the quicker route that gets to the back of the Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island. The Phi Phi Island Cabana Hotel is next to the main Phi Phi Don Village piper so is only a 15o meter walk to reception.

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2012

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