The Chaokoh Group operates a fleet of ferries in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand connecting the popular tourist island of Koh Phi Phi with Krabi, Phuket and Koh Lanta. On most of these routes Chaokoh ferries are the cheapest, but often slowest service provider. For travellers with patience using the Chaokoh ferry services is a great way to save money.
About the Chaokoh Ferry
The Chaokoh Group uses more than 4 ferries to service various routes to and from Koh Phi Phi. The biggest, fastest and most luxurious boats operate on the Phuket to Koh Phi Phi route which is the longest sea crossing Chaokoh ferries regularly undertake.
Much more basic boats run on the route between Krabi and Koh Phi Phi. These wooden boats which are not air-conditioned (you open the window for ventilation) are cheap and travel at the same speed as all the other ferries on this route, only the speedboat services are quicker.
The Chaokoh Group run a much better ferry on the route between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, whilst maintaining the same great vale for money. If you are only going to travel on Chaokoh ferry on one journey, then the Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta route is the one to choose. The ferry between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta is a 2 deck ferry, with both cabins air-conditioned. The seating is padded and comfortable as well particularly given that its only a 1 hour journey.
As well being cheap, Chaokoh ferries also have outside areas which can go during the journey. Some of the other operators use boats which don’t really have any outdoor space and you are pretty much confined to your seat for the duration of the voyage.
The Chaokoh Group operates 2 services each way on each of the three routes its ferries ply. What happens is that the same ferry goes, comes back, goes again and then comes back again as the last trip of the day.
Ferry Timetable: Krabi to Koh Phi Phi
The sea crossing from Klong Jilard Pier to Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi is approximately 42 km.
|Krabi||Koh Phi Phi||Journey Time|
|10:30||12:00||1 hour 30 min|
|15:00||16:30||1 hour 30 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi.
Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Krabi
This service departs from Tonsai Pier on Koh Phi Phi and terminates at Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town.
|Koh Phi Phi||Krabi||Journey Time|
|09:00||10:30||1 hour 30 min|
|13.30||15:00||1 hour 30 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi.
Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Phuket
The sea crossing from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is approximately 48 km.
|Koh Phi Phi||Phuket||Journey Time|
|09:00||10:45||1 hour 45 min|
|14:00||15:45||1 hour 45 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket.
Ferry Timetable: Phuket to Koh Phi Phi
Chaokoh ferries on this route depart from Rassada Pier, which is near Phuket Town, and arrive at Tonsai Pier near to main town on Koh Phi Phi.
|Phuket||Koh Phi Phi||Journey Time|
|11:00||12:45||1 hour 45 min|
|15:00||16:45||1 hour 45 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi.
Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta
The distance by sea from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta is approximately 32 km.
|Koh Phi Phi||Koh Lanta||Journey Time|
|11:30||12:30||1 hour 00 min|
|15:00||16:00||1 hour 00 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta.
Ferry Timetable: Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi
Chaokoh ferry services depart from Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta and terminate at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.
|Koh Lanta||Koh Phi Phi||Journey Time|
|08:00||09:00||1 hour 00 min|
|13:30||14:30||1 hour 00 min|
- Buy ferry tickets from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi.