Ferries to Phuket and ferry timetable

A typical Ferry boat between the islands

A typical Ferry boat between the islands

Phuket is actually separated from the mainland by a narrow channel that is spanned by a causeway. Most the visitors arrive by plane or car, but there are regular ferries linking southern Phuket to Phi Phi Don island, Krabi (Ao Nang Beach) and the Yao islands in Pha Nga bay.

Boats can get crowded in the high season, they aren’t terribly modern nor comfortable but you can sit on the top deck and tan. Be warned about the hazards of over-crowded boats, but accidents are rare. There are also private speed boat transfers for hire at premium rates.

Note! Although ferry times are given below, there are slight departure time variations from one company to the next, but generally all leave at a similar time in the morning or midday.

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Agents will sell you a ticket which includes transfer and a pickup time which could be up-to an hour before sailing. This is the most practical solution, rather than trying to estimate times and get to the terminal on your own. When you arrive there on your own, you’re also likely to be faced with the confusion of multiple ferries and lots of people.

Ultimately you should reckon on a pickup between 07:00am and 07:30, arriving at the destination some time before noon regardless of which agent or company you travel with. Afternoon ferries invoive a 12:30 pickup, arriving at the destination about 15:00.

Phuket ferry timetables 2013

Ferries from Phuket to Phi Phi
Daily; 08:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30 departing from the Rasada Pier ferry terminal, Phuket Town. 

Ferries to Phuket from Phi Phi
Daily; 09:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 17:00 departing from the Ton Sai bay pier.

Journey time is approx 1 hour, 30 minutes and ticket prices 480/400, 580/480, 880/650 (High Speed Ferry) baht per adult/child.

Ferries: Phuket to Krabi (Rassada Pier/Klong Jilad Pier)
Daily; 08:30 departing from the Rasada Pier ferry terminal, Phuket Town.

Ferries: Krabi to Phuket (Klong Jilad Pier/Rassada Pier)
Daily; 09:00 departing from the ferry pier at Noppharat Thara Beach.

Journey time is approx two hours and ticket prices: 850/700 baht per adult/child.

There is also usually an informal speedboat service offered by one of the tour companies or dive operators which picks you up from Ao Nang or Railay about 8:30am and takes you directly to the Bang Rong Pier on Phuket’s Northeast coast where a minibus meets you. It stops briefly at Koh Yao and takes around one hour 30 minutes to reach Patong beach. Ask local agents for details.

Ferries: Phuket to Koh Lanta (via Krabi)
Daily; 08:30 and 13:30 departing from the ferry terminal, Phuket Town. Involves a change over at Phi Phi island and takes about five hours from point of leaving your hotel to final beach arrival.

Ferries: Koh Lanta to Phuket (via Krabi)
Daily; 08:30 and 13:30, from Sala Din Pier.

Journey time is approx. 4 hours and ticket prices (one way) 1,000 baht/person (half price for children under 11), (round-trip) 1,800 baht. 

Ferries from Phuket to Koh Racha
Speed boats daily 11:30, 14:00, 17:00 from Chalong Pier.

Speed boat from Koh Racha to Phuket
Speed boats daily 09:00, 12:00, 16:00 from Koh Racha to Chalong Pier.

Journey time is approx 1 hour, ticket price; one way 800 baht/person, round-trip 1,000 baht. More info: Tropical Life Holiday Travel, 076 379 571, mobile: 083 388 8158.

Ferries from Phuket to Similan islands
Speed boats daily; 08:30, from the Thap Lamu Pier, Takua Pa - 50kms North of Phuket.

Ferries from Similan islands to Phuket
Speed boats daily at 15:00 from Similan islands to Thap Lamu Pier

Journey time is approx 90 minutes and ticket (round-trip) 2,500 baht. More info: Jack Similan Travel, (076) 443 205.

Ferries from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi and Yai
Daily every hour from 07:30-17:30, departing from Bang Rong Pier, Northeast Phuket coast.

Ferries from Koh Yao Noi and Yai to Phuket
Daily from 06:30 to 17:30, every hour departing from Manoh Pier to Baan Rong Pier, Phuket.

Journey time is one hour and ticket prices 120-200 baht/person. More info: 089 970 3384, email: info@kohyaohomestay.org

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