The easiest way to travel from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi is to book a joint bus and speed boat transfer direct from the aiport to the island. The reason it’s easy is because you don’t need to negotiate for a taxi and your connecting boat service is pre-booked for you.
Bus & Ferry times from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi
There is currently 1 direct service a day from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi available to book online.
|Phuket Airport||Koh Yao Noi||Ticket||Company|
|07:00||11:40||฿ 1,300||Call Me Taxi|
- The journey with Call Me Taxi from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi is scheduled to take 4 hours 40 minutes.
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About Travel to Koh Yao Noi
The two best options for travel from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi are either to take a taxi to Bang Rong Pier and from there a shared speed boat to Koh Yao Noi, or to take a joint service direct from the airport. Booked online a taxi from Phuket Airport to Bang Rong Pier cost about 900 THB. The journey takes 20 minutes. From Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi it costs about 500 THB per person to travel on a shared speed boat to Koh Yao Noi. If you are travelling in group of three the journey per person works out at about 800 THB which is cheaper than taking a joint service direct. The cost savings in taking a joint service compared to a separate taxi and speed boat service are greatest for people travelling alone or anyone who doesn’t pre-book their taxi. Taxi fares from Phuket Airport are typically very high compared to most of the rest of Thailand.
- Location of Phuket International Airport:
The joint service with Call Me Taxi from Phuket Airport to Koh Yao Noi starts at the meeting point in front of the Cafe Panan in the Domestic Terminal. From there visitors are led to a minivan to start their journey.
- Location of Tian Sin Pier:
Call Me Taxi uses speed boats departing from Tian Sin Pier in the south of Phuket to complete the sea crossing to Koh Yao Noi. The point of arrival in Koh Yao Noi is Laem Sai Pier in the South of the Island.
- Location of Laem Sai Pier:
Koh Yao Noi is 11 km long by 7 km wide, which is smaller than Phuket or Koh Samui, but larger than some of the other popular islands on the West Coast of Thailand such as Koh Kradan and Koh Lipe. Koh Yao Noi has fairly good facilities and enough taxi services to make it easy to travel from the pier to your hotel. One of the things that’s great about Koh Yao Noi is that although tourism is an important part of the local ecomony the island has 13 small villages where local people still make part or all of their income from traditional argricultural and fishing methods, as well as local craft work. The level of devleopment on the island has not pushed local people and local culture, and similarly the local environment has been well preserved with lots of forests and agricultural land separating pockets of tourist development.