If you want to get a real taste of Thailand, head to Koh Phi Phi from Koh Samui through a well-trodden route that has ample nature and beautiful scenery. This beautiful location also served as the set for The Beach by Danny Boyle, and is a location that is frequented by tourists. Our budget-friendly services will get you there in a breeze.
There are many different ways of getting to Koh Phi Phi from Koh Samui, and the mode of transport you choose depends on your budget and your time.
There is one service that operates daily for Koh Phi Phi from Koh Samui, throughout the week. This trip takes a total of nine hours, heading from Samui island on the east coast to the Phi Phi island on the west coast; you will be required to change your mode of transport several times during the journey as it includes travelling by land and across water.
Koh Samui to Phi Phi by Ferry and Bus
The first part of the journey to Koh Phi Phi is by a ferry from Koh Samui. You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned mini bus and transported to the Nathon Bus Station. Both VIP and standard tickets are available, and all the buses are fully air-conditioned. The chief difference between the two classes is reclining space, legroom, and the food and snacks that are served to the VIP guests. The bus will take you to the pier from where you will travel to Donsak on the mainland, a journey that will take ninety minutes, by ferry.
The ferry ride is also very comfortable and there is plenty of seating onboard the vessel, as well as an air-conditioned area, a sundeck, toilet, a shop with reasonable priced food and snacks; some ferries also have massage services on board. The ferries are very well maintained under strict Thai Navy regulations, and remain stable in harsh weather and strong waves. But the people suffering from seasickness are advised to take medication for it at least twenty minutes before departure.
From Donsak, you will continue the bus ride and head to the beautiful land of Krabi. You will have to switch your bus at Surat Thani city, where you will have half an hour to rest, relax, eat, and grab food and drinks for the remaining journey. Once you reach Krabi, you will take a mini-bus that will take you to Ao Nang. From Ao Nang, you will board a ferry that will take you to Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Samui to Phi Phi by Air
There is one daily flight from Koh Samui to Krabi that leaves at 12:20 PM. From Krabi, you have to take the mini-bus to Ao Nang, from where you continue to Koh Phi Phi on a ferry. The flight from Koh Samui to Krabi is only forty-five minutes long. The estimated cost of going to Koh Phi Phi via plane, mini-bus, and ferry totals 3500 Thai Bahts.
Schedule from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi
Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi by Bus & Ferry
Koh Samui Bangrak Pier to Koh Phi Phi by Bus and Ferry
Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi by Catamaran
Journey from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi includes:
– Hotel transfer in Koh Samui
– Ferry ticket from Koh Samui
– Bus ticket
– Ferry ticket to Koh Phi Phi