How To Travel From Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi

There are two departure points in Surat Thani for direct transport connections to Koh Phi Phi: (1) Surat Thani Town and (2) Surat Thani Train Station.

Koh Phi Phi does not have an airport. The closest airports are in Krabi and Phuket. If you are travelling from Surat Thani it makes little sense to travel via Phuket or Krabi airport, it will cost more and it is no quicker once you take account of the connections. The best way to travel is to get a minivan or bus from Surat Thani to the ferry pier in Krabi Province and board the ferry to Koh Phi Phi from there. 



Joint bus and boat services to Koh Phi Phi depart from both Surat Thani Train Station and from the centre of Surat Thani town. These direct travel services are operated by the Phantip Travel Company. The Phantip Travel has been in the transport busines since 1970 and they are a major provider of travels services to and from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as well as destination on the Andaman Coast. 

Travel Times from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi


Departure Point Dept Arr Ticket
Surat Thani Town 07.00 13.00 550 THB
Surat Thani Train Station 07.30 13.10 650 THB
Surat Thani Town 11.30 17.30 550 THB

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Option 1: Surat Thani Town to Koh Phi Phi


There are 2 departures a day to Koh Phi Phi from the centre of Surat Thani. The bus leaves from in front of the Phantip Travel Office, which is on the Talad Mai Road in the centre of Surat Thani City near to the Talad Kaset 1 Bus Station. You need to check in at the Phantip Travel Office around 30 minutes before departure with your booking voucher before getting into the bus.

  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Town to Koh Phi Phi:
Surat Thani Koh Phi Phi
07.00 13.00
11.30 17.30
  • Travel Company: Phantip Travel
  • Online Ticket Price: 550 THB per person one way
  • Location of the Phantip Travel Office (departure point for travel to Koh Phi Phi):

  • Location of the Arrival Point in Koh Phi Phi (all services):


Option 2: Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phi Phi


There one direct service a day from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phi Phi. The minivan leaves from the car park near to the ticket hall of the station. There is a row of three cafes facing this car park and if you ask inside they will direct you to Phantip Travel staff who will be waiting for passengers. There will be lots of other people waiting here to travel and if you are not sure where you need to go to catch the bus simply go to where all the other travellers are waiting.

  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phi Phi:
Surat Thani Koh Phi Phi
07.30 13.10
  • Travel Company: Phantip Travel
  • Online Ticket Price: 650 THB
  • Location of Surat Thani Train Station:


About Travel To Koh Phi Phi


The journey from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi has two stages:

  • Stage 1 is a journey by bus to Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town. This is a journey of 160 km which should take 2 hours 3 minutes to drive direct.
  • Stage 2 of the journey is a ferry journey to Koh Phi Phi which takes between 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes depending on which ferry you take.

All services arrive at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi which is is the most built up part of Koh Phi Phi’s main island. Tonsai bay is famous for having a narrow strip of land with a beach on either side. There is another ferry port at Laem Tong Beach in the north of Koh Phi Phi. At present there are no ferry services between Laem Tong Beach and Krabi, but there are ferry services between Laem Tong Beach and Rassada Pier in Phuket.



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