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How to get to Phi Phi Islands, Thailand?

How to get to Phi Phi Islands? There are two options to get to Phi Phi; by ferry or speed boat from Phuket and Krabi.

The Phi Phi Islands have some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. Especially Maya Bay has been world-famous since Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The Beach.

There are many things to do in Phi Phi Islands.

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How To Get To Phi Phi Islands

How to get to Phi Phi Island?

The Phi Phi islands are about 46 kilometers from Phuket and Krabi, and you can get there by ferry or speed boat.

Transportation Options to PhiPhi Island

The following table outlines all transportation options to Koh Phi Phi:

MethodTravel timePrice
Speedboat from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi1 hourUSD 23-USD 33
Ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi1 hour 30 minutes
Speedboat from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi1 hourUSD 15-USD 25
Ferry from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi2 hoursUSD 11-USD 24

1. Krabi to Phi Phi Speedboat

Journey Duration: 1 hour

A speedboat is a great option if you have limited time or want to visit the islands for a day trip.

It is more expensive but also a fun and fast way to get to Phi Phi.

If you don’t want to stay overnight at Phi Phi Islands, you can book a Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi. On that tour, you will visit a Viking cave, snorkel with colorful fish and enjoy a nice lunch on Koh Phi Phi Don.

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2. Ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi

Journey Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Another way to travel from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi is by ferry. It is the most economical way and costs around 450 Thai Baht.

There are regularly discounted prices available so that you will most probably be able to get it even cheaper.

The boats depart from the new “Klong Jirad Pier” around 3 kilometers south of the city. The pier is also called “Phi Phi Island Pier.”

Tip: A free transfer from the ticket counter to the pier is usually included in your ferry ticket.

There are four daily trips from Krabi (effective March 2019) at 9 am, 10.30 am, 1.30 pm, and 3 pm. The 3 pm ferry departs at 4 pm on Fridays!

The journey takes about 90 minutes, and you will arrive at Koh Phi Phi Don, the largest island.

The pier is close to most of the hotels and restaurants.

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3. Phuket to Phi Phi Speedboat

Journey Duration: 1 hour

Speedboats are leaving directly from some of the beaches in Phuket.

Chartering a boat might be an option if you are traveling with a larger group.

If you want to visit the Phi Phi Islands for the day, you can join a speedboat day tour from Phuket.

A more luxurious way to explore the islands is with a Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter.

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4. Ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi

Journey Duration: 2 hours

Another option is to take a ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi.

The boats depart from Rassada Pier or Yamo Pier in Phuket, and the journey takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

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How to get to Phi Phi Island from Bangkok?

The only way to get from Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi is by ferry or speed boat from Krabi or Phuket.

That means you must first travel to one of these cities and then follow the steps above.

Read here how to travel from Bangkok to Phuket.

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More Transfer Options

1. Boat Transfer to Koh Phi Phi from Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao

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Best day tours in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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The following widget shows some of the best tours in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do you fly into for Phi Phi island?

Krabi (KBV) Airport is the closest airport to Phi Phi Islands, 46.3 km away.

How much does it cost to go to Phi Phi island?

A ferry from Phuket or Krabi is the cheapest way to reach Phi Phi. Ferries frequently operate year-round to and from the Island. You can expect to pay between USD 23 and USD 33 for a ticket, depending on where you depart from.

How do I get from Bangkok to Phi Phi island?

The best way to get from Bangkok to Phi Phi Islands is to reach Phuket or Krabi and then catch a speedboat or ferry to Phi Phi.

How long is the boat ride from Phuket to Phi Phi island?

To reach Phi Phi Island from Phuket, you must take a boat 46 km away. Taking the ferry from Phuket takes about two hours.

How long is the boat ride from Krabi to Phi Phi island?

The ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

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Bahar

Sunday 14th of April 2019

Thank you so much, I didn't know anything about Phi Phi island, I put this place on my bucket list.