By joint ferry and bus service it takes between 7 hours 25 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi. You can also fly from Koh Samui to Phuket and then take a ferry from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi.
Bus Timetable: Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi
- Click on the ‘Koh Samui – Koh Phi Phi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Samui - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 740–1,050 7h 25m – 10h|
|Koh Samui - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 750–900 8h – 9h|
Departure from Koh Samui
Seatran Discovery services to Koh Phi Phi depart from Bangrak Seatran Pier. Phantip and Lomprayah High Speed Ferry services depart from Nathon. Raja Ferry services to Koh Phi Phi depart from Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier.
Arrival in Koh Phi Phi
All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi terminate at Tonsai Pier.
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
There are 3 very popular connected viewpoints which can walk up to from Tonsai Bay (where the main ferry pier is located) for magnificent views over the thin strip of land between Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum Beach with spectacular sea cliffs in the background. The views are best around sunset. To get to the viewpoints you need to walk up a long flight of stairs which starts in the north east part of Tonsai Village near the Lux Guesthouse. It takes around 10 minutes to walk up the stairs to the first viewpoint, which to enter you need to pass through a check point and pay a fee of 30 THB.
The first viewpoint is not, however, the best viewpoint. The second viewpoint is better and the entrance fee is included in the 30 THB you pay at the checkpoint by the first viewpoint. It’s a much easier 5 minute walk to the second viewpoint, which is the one pictured above, where there are also two cafes. Not so many people bother with the third viewpoint which is another 10 minutes walk away. There is no entrance fee to the third viewpoint but you are required to buy a 20 THB bottle of cold water to enter into the enclosed area where the third viewpoint is located.