The Ultimate Phuket Ferry and Boats Guide

1 Dec 2022
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Phuket is the ideal centre point to access several of Thailand's most stunning tropical islands. You can make it the home base where you return every time after visiting an island by ferry round trip or hop from one island to the next after experiencing all Phuket has to offer.

When people think of Thailand, one of the first places that come to mind is Phuket. Located on the southwest coast, the port serves as a departure point for several ferries that travel to various destinations around Thailand.

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is so big that it doesn't feel like an island at all. Tourists flock there in the summer to take advantage of the low prices on booze and party at the city's countless bars and clubs; thus, the city's reputation as a hotspot for revelry is well-deserved. 

However, there is much more to Phuket than sunbathing and drinking; the city centre is home to numerous museums and art galleries that provide an engaging cultural experience, while the northern part of the island presents a tranquil sanctuary. The surrounding mountains offer some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. Sirinat National Park and Khao Thaew Reserve provide excellent opportunities to take pictures that will blow people's minds!

So we've compiled all the possible ways to reach Phuket by ferry and where you can go from Phuket by ferry below for your convenience. 

 

Phuket Ferries

Numerous ferry companies run sailings from Phuket's Rassada Pier. Every day, up to 61 ferry crossings are coming and going from there.

 

Where can you get a ferry to Phuket? 

There are frequent ferries to Phuket Rassada Pier from various sites along Thailand's southwest coast. 

Locations with ferries going to Phuket Rassada Pier include:

  • Ko Jum 
  • Ko Kradan 
  • Ko Lanta 
  • Ko Libong
  • Ko Lipe 
  • Ko Muk
  • Ko Ngai
  • Ko Phi Phi
  • Langkawi 
  • Railay Bay
  • Trang Airport 
  • Trang Had Yao 

 

Where can you get a ferry from Phuket?

The same sites where you can catch a ferry to Phuket can be reached from Phuket. 

Locations you can reach by ferry departing from Phuket Rassada Pier include:

  • Ko Jum
  • Ko Kradan 
  • Ko Lanta 
  • Ko Libong
  • Ko Lipe
  • Ko Muk
  • Ko Ngai 
  • Ko Phi Phi 
  • Langkawi
  • Railay Bay
  • Trang Had Yao Pier

 

Favourite Destinations from Phuket by Ferry

 

Phuket to Ao Nang via Ao Nang Princess Ferry

Take in the Andaman Sea scenery while you unwind on your journey via this comfortable cruise from Phuket to Krabi. Basic travel insurance is provided. You can have this service pick you up from your hotel in Phuket Town, Karon, Patong, or Kata Beach for an extra charge or meet the group taking Ao Nang Princess Ferry at Rassada Pier.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket to Railay Beach by Ao Nang Princess Ferry

This one-way ferry trip will get you from Phuket to Railay Beach quickly and easily. In the morning, you'll be picked up from your Phuket hotel and driven to Rassada Pier, where you'll catch the ferry (Ao Nang Princess Ferry) to Ao Nang. 

Set sail over the Andaman Sea, stopping briefly in Ao Nang before continuing to Railay Beach, where your transport concludes. This one-way ferry transfer is the most affordable and scenic transportation to Railay Beach. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 2-hour, 15-minute cruise. In addition, it's stress-free because you can pre-book and pay for your ticket, and it includes hotel pickup, so you don't have to worry about getting to the pier on time to catch the ferry.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Phi Phi Cruiser

The more remote and magical Koh Phi Phi is frequently on the bucket lists of tourists visiting Phuket. It's an easy journey to the destination too. You can take a ferry across the Andaman Sea in air-conditioned comfort. Take in the scenery on the journey to the Phi Phi Islands when you board the Phi Phi Cruiser from Rassada Port, located in Phuket's south. This one-way journey includes hotel pickup from a few nearby hotels if you pre-book your seats through this service. 

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket To Phi Phi Island By Phi Phi Cruiser - Include Pickup Transfer

A trip on this ferry is the most common way to go to the islands. During the two-hour trip from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi on the Phi Phi Cruiser, you will see breathtaking sights of the islands in the Thai archipelago. Phi Phi is well-known all around the globe for its stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters. From Phuket's Rassada Pier, ferries travel directly to Phi Phi Island's primary ferry entry point, Tonsai Pier, on Phi Phi Don Island, from which hotels are a short walk away. In addition, Phuket's major tourist areas (Phuket Town, Patong, Kata, Karon, Rawai, and Nai Harn) are serviced by a convenient hotel pickup service that brings you to the pier for a stress-free experience.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket Airport: Transfer & Ferry ticket to Phi Phi Island

With a one-way departure transfer to Phuket International Airport, your trip to the airport from the Phi Phi Islands will be quick, easy, and stress-free. In addition, this service takes care of your land and sea transfers, saving you the hassle of coordinating several forms of transportation on your own.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket To Koh Samui(Samui Island) By High-Speed Catamaran

If you're seeking a change of pace from Phuket's crowded beaches, a journey by sea to Koh Samui, another idyllic island in Thailand, is the ideal decision. You can take a fast catamaran from Phuket to Koh Samui (Nathon Pier). Enjoy the ocean sights from the superb comfort of an up-to-date cabin with air conditioning. Unwind in the roomy cabin while gazing out at the great ocean. During the five-hour trip, you'll get to see several stunning islands. When you arrive on Koh Samui, plan to spend at least one day exploring Angthong National Park, a marine park teeming with rare and fascinating species.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket To Koh Phangan (Phangan Island) By High-Speed Catamaran

Lomprayah, a reputable Thai high-speed ferry company, offers a comfortable and convenient transfer service between Phuket and Koh Phangan. Tickets can be purchased online and picked up at Phuket Ticketing Booths beginning 10 hours before the scheduled departure time. Your combined minivan/coach and ferry ticket will take you directly from Donsak pier in Koh Samui to Thong Sala pier on Koh Phangan without making any intermediate stops. Minivan/coach and ferry cabins are spacious, and the seats are extra wide and comfortable for your travelling convenience. As you sail through some islands, please keep your eyes peeled for marine life and observe locals going about their daily routines. The entire journey (van plus ferry) is about six hours long.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Shared Transfer from Phuket to Koh Tao by Coach and Catamaran

Travel comfortably on a minivan/coach and a high-speed catamaran that will get you there in less than 7 hours. The boat is large enough to stretch out and enjoy the view without feeling cramped. Consider visiting Koh Tao from Phuket to get the most out of your time in Thailand. It's a great idea to reserve your tickets, and it's possible to take the van plus Lomprayah High-Speed Catamaran from Phuket to Koh Tao every day of the year. The high-speed catamaran connects Donsak pier on the mainland to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan and then to Mae Haad pier in Koh Tao from either island. This means you can also jump between those three islands very quickly with this ferry line. 

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Longtail Boats and Private Speed Boats

Longtail boats are much cheaper than speedboats. But they move more slowly and are less comfortable. However, they do offer a more authentic Thai maritime experience. For your safety, confirm with the boat's driver that life vests are available on the vessel of your choice.

Prices can roughly be estimated as follows:

  • Fees for longtail boats range from 1,000 to 3,000 Thai Baht.
  • Pricing for speedboats ranges from 8,000 to 25,000 Baht.

 

Where can you get a private longtail boat, speed boat, or yacht?

Renting a boat is a convenient way to reach the islands and fishing spots in the area. Chalong Pier and Rawai are the most popular pickup points, and the prices vary based on the number of passengers, the distance travelled, the duration of the rental, and the type of boat rented.

 

Where can they take you?

Anywhere you want!

 

Favourite Destinations from Phuket by Speedboat or Private Yacht

 

Phi Phi Islands from Phuket Speedboat Transfer with Pickup Service

Transfer to the stunning Koh Phi Phi Islands on our speedboat. Travel time from Rassada Pier to Tonsai Pier is only an hour, and ferries leave several times daily. We offer hotel pickup services in Patong, Kata, Karon, Naiharn, Rawai, Chalong, Phuket Town, and the Bypass Rd. region. This company's team will take care of you from boarding to port arrival. If you travel with them across the sea, you won't have to worry about anything.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phuket to Langkawi by Satun Pakbara Speed Boat and Ferry

During peak season, you can take the Satun Pakbara speed boat and ferry from Phuket to Langkawi daily. The boat service will pick you up at your Phuket hotel and drop you off at the Telaga Harbour Marina.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

Phi Phi Island Luxury Yacht Transfer from Phuket 

These luxurious large boats can transport up to 60 people at a time. From Phuket, you can take a first-class boat to Phi Phi Island. This one-way transfer service provides you with everything needed for a relaxing and trouble-free trip. So to kick off your holiday in style and luxury, let this company take you from Phuket to Phi Phi Island.

Reserve Your Seat/Buy a Ticket

 

In Conclusion

Taking any boat to and from Phuket is a worthwhile way to travel. You can experience the country's beauty from a new perspective, a beautiful one that you wouldn't get if you travelled by plane. Plus, it's less expensive! We recommend you do it at least once while on vacation here. We are sure you will love the soothingness of the moment and the breathtaking sights you will behold!
 

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