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How to get to Phi Phi Island: By Ferry or Speedboat?

March 16, 2023 - 2172 views

Phi Phi Island is an ideal destination that you should come to in Thailand. There are several ways to get to Phi Phi Island in the following suggestions.

Phi Phi Island, also called Koh Phi Phi, is considered as a perfectly picturesque landscape of beautiful caves, white sand beaches and blue sea water. It is also known as one of the islands boasting the cleanest beaches in the world, which attracts a large number of tourists to visit every year. To find out the best way to get to Phi Phi Island, you should read this article to choose between ferry and speedboat.

1. By ferry

One of the most popular means of transport to go to Phi Phi Island is ferry. If your point of departure is in Krabi or Koh Lanta, it takes you about over 1 hour to reach the island. In case you start from Phuket, it takes a longer time (about 2 hours) to get to Phi Phi Island. Actually, before catching the ferry, tourists need to go to the ferry pier first. Visitors can choose Klong Jilad Pier in the south of Krabi Town, Rassada Pier in Phuket or other departure ports.

A one-way ferry ticket is around 600 Baht. Visitors should go to some websites for checking, comparing ticket prices and choosing the fastest route as well.  Going by ferry is a convenient and comfortable way to get to the Island. The upper desk is large enough for tourists to sunbathe and enjoy the ocean view. All rooms have all the necessary comforts so that visitors can have the most relaxing moments.

In addition, snacks, fruits and drinks are always available. If you would like to be provided with more convenient and comfortable space, do not hesitate to buy a VIP ticket to try the service.

Get to Phi Phi Island by Ferry

Ferry is one of the most convenient and affordable way to get to Phi Phi Island

2. By speedboat

Indeed, transferring by speedboat is more expensive than by ferry; however, this is the fastest way which provides the most flexibility for tourists. While it takes you two hours to go from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by ferry, you can reach the Island just after 45 minutes going from the same place. Moreover, visitors can go directly to their booked hotel or resorts without affecting other people’s schedules. The cost of travelling by speedboat will depend on the number of passengers.

Especially, hiring a speedboat does not just mean you are transported from one place to another. This means of transport actually gives you an amazing trip. It brings wonderful experience when you can feel the motions of the ocean and the flow of water. Because of high speed, it requires people to have safety equipment when they are on a speedboat. Besides, it is suggested that you should not travel at night by speedboat to ensure your safety.

Nevertheless, the speedboat will be affected by weather conditions. The speedboat needs to slow down to maintain safety for passengers in case there is adverse weather conditions.

Get to Phi Phi Island by Speeboat

Going by speedboat is more expensive but surely brings passengers the best experiences

Koh Phi Phi Island is even considered as the “pearl of the Andaman Sea”. Coming to this Island, you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful scenery, try different kinds of tasty foods and go shopping. Before getting to Phi Phi Island, do not forget to look for the most suitable means of transportation to prepare for a perfect journey with your family and friends.

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From where we will get the speed boat?


Hi! From Phuket, you can take the speedboat from Rassada Habor to Phi Phi and from Krabi you can take the speedboat from Klong Jilad Pier.

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