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Ferry & bus times – Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi

From Koh Samui there are two ways to travel to Koh Phi Phi:

  • Independent Travel: First to Surat Thani town, then take a minivan to Krabi, then take a taxi to the ferry pier and finally board a ferry to Koh Tao.
  • Joint Ferry and Bus Transfer: Book a direct service by ferry and bus to Koh Phi Phi and avoid changing from bus to minivan in Surat Thani town and from minivan to taxi at Krabi bus station.

Travel Times to Koh Phi Phi

Direct services from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi are provided by four companies: Songserm, Lomprayah High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery and Phantip Travel.

CompanyKoh SamuiKoh Phi PhiJourneyCost
Phantip07.3015.508 hr 20 m฿ 800
Songserm08.0015.007 hr 00 m฿ 700
Lomprayah08.0016.308 hr 30 m฿ 900
Seatran Discovery09.0016.307 hr 30 m฿ 930
Lomprayah09.4516.306 hr 45 m฿ 900

All four companies provide a point to point service with a ferry from Koh Samui to Donsak, a bus or minivan from the ferry pier at Donsak to the ferry pier in Krabi, and finally a ferry from Krabi to Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.

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Independent Travel to Koh Phi Phi

The best way to explain how to travel independently from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi is to break the journey down into 5 different stages:

  1. Ferry from Koh Samui to Donsak.
  2. Bus Donsak ferry port to Surat Thani bus station.
  3. Surat Thani bus station to Krabi bus station.
  4. Krabi bus station to Klong Jilard pier or Ao Nam Mao pier by taxi.
  5. Klong Jilard pier or Ao Nam Mao pier to Koh Phi Phi by ferry.
Koh Phi Phi

Coastal cliffs in Koh Phi Phi

Journeys times can vary from 9 to 12 hours depending upon how quickly you can make each connection. If you travel independently you may need to spend one night in Krabi before travelling onto Koh Phi Phi.

Option 1: Seatran Discovery

This service departs from Bangrak Pier, which is in the North East of Koh Samui near the airport and Bophut. You can get here by shared taxi pick up taxi or private taxi. This small pier has a cafe, toilet, covered seating area and adjacent small supermarket. Turn up at least 30 minutes before travel to check in and exchange your travel voucher for a ticket at the check in counter.

Travel Times from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi (Seatran Discovery)
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  • Journey Time: 7 hours 30 min
  • Cost: 930 THB
Location of Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui
  • The Seatran Discovery service to Koh Phi Phi departs from Bangrak Pier.

Option 2: Phantip Travel

This service departs from Koh Samui bus station. The first part of the journey is a short bus ride from Koh Samui bus station to Lipa Noi ferry pier to take the Raja car ferry to Donsak ferry port on the mainland. From there passengers transfer to a bus or minivan (depending on the number of people travelling) for the journey to Ao Nam Mao Pier in Krabi province to board another ferry over to Koh Phi Phi.

Travel Times from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi (Phantip Travel)
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  • Journey Time: 8 hours 20 min
  • Cost: 800 THB
Location of the Koh Samui Bus Station
  • The Phantip Travel service to Koh Phi Phi departs from Koh Samui bus station.

Arrival in Koh Phi Phi

All services from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi terminate at Ao Ton Sai Pier, which is in the centre of Koh Phi Phi in the main town. Many of the resorts are situated here. If you are in one of the resorts in the North of the island you may need to organise a taxi boat for your onward journey as this may be easier than the journey by road from the Ao Ton Sai Pier. Taxi boats are available for hire from the pier.

Location of Ao Ton Sai Pier

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