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How to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta

To travel from Phuket to Koh Lanta, you have two options:

  • Travel direct by speedboat.
  • Travel by passenger ferry to Koh Phi Phi, and transfer to another passenger ferry for the journey from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta.

The speedboat option is much quicker, but less comfortable and more expensive than taking a passenger ferry to Koh Phi Phi and another passenger ferry from there to Koh Lanta.


Speedboat Times to Koh Lanta


  • Travel times and ticket prices for the direct service from Phuket to Koh Lanta:
Phuket Koh Lanta Cost Journey
08.30 10.00 1,500 THB 1 hr 30 min

  • This service is provided by the Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club.
  • The speedboat depart from Rassada Pier in Phuket.

Passenger Ferry to Koh Lanta


The journey by passenger ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta involves changing ferries in Koh Phi Phi for the second stage of the journey to Koh Lanta.

  • Stage 1: Travel times and ticket prices for the passenger ferry from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi (Andaman Wave Master):
Phuket Koh Phi Phi Cost Journey
08.30 10.30 750 THB 2 hr 00 min

  • Stage 2: Travel times and ticket prices for the passenger ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta (Chaokoh Travel):
Koh Phi Phi Koh Lanta Cost Journey
11.30 12.30 450 THB 1 hr 00 min

  • Cost: The combined cost of the two ferry crossings is 1,200 THB
  • Total Journey: The total travelling time from Phuket to Koh Lanta is 4 hours.

Buy Tickets to Koh Lanta


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  • Availability: Both options are available to book online except during the rainy months on the Andaman Coast when the speedboat service does not operate because of the rough weather at sea.
  • Joint Tickets: The passenger ferry service to Koh Phi Phi and onward connection to Koh Lanta can be purchased online as a ‘joint ticket’.

About the ferry companies


  • Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club: Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club provide the direct speedboat services from Phuket to Koh Lanta. This company operates on a number of routes on the Andaman Coast using a variety of different speedboats ranging in size from 2 engine boats with 25 seats to 3 engine boats with 65 seats. This is a large professional company which offers a reliable service.
  • Andaman Wave Master: This company operates the passenger ferry from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi. This company, established in 1999, has a fleet of 7 boats. The ferries they use on the busy Phuket to Koh Phi Phi route are ‘Jet Cruisers’ with a seating capacity of 450 people and a cruising speed of 16 to 18 knots. The service on these ferries gets mixed reviews. The most common complaint is the poor climate control and the length of time it takes to collect baggage from the ferry when it arrives in Koh Phi Phi.
  • Chaokoh Travel: Chaokoh Travel provide the ferry service between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta . They operate 3 ferries and the service offered depends in large part which of the three ferries they are using on the route on any particular day. If you are fortunate you will get a nice air-conditioned cabin to sit in. All three ferries have a shop, a toilet and some outdoor seating. Bear in mind that the sea crossing from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta only takes 1 hour so in practice the quality of the ferry makes little difference to most travellers.

Lazy days in Koh Lanta


Ferry Pier in Phuket


  • Both speedboat services and passenger ferry services to Koh Lanta depart from Rassada Pier in Phuket.


Ferry Pier in Koh Lanta


  • Both the speedboat service from Phuket and the passenger ferry service via Koh Phi Phi arrive in Koh Lanta at Baan Sala Dan Pier.

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