The quickest way to travel from Phuket to Koh Lanta is a take a direct ferry or speedboat between the two islands. The other way to travel is take a bus to krabi and then a minivan from Krabi to Koh Lanta via the car ferry. Travel via Krabi is the cheapest option, but also the slowest.
Ferry Timetable: Phuket to Koh Lanta
- Click on the ‘Phuket – Koh Lanta’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phuket - Koh Lanta ฿ 1,150–1,750 1h 15m – 5h 45m|
Phuket Ferry Pier
Ferry services to Koh Lanta depart from Rassada Pier near Phuket Town.
Arrival in Koh Lanta
Ferry services from Phuket terminate at Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta Yai.
About Koh Lanta
Ferry services from Phuket arrive in Koh Lanta at Saladan Pier, which is in Saladan Town in the north of Koh Lanta’s main island. Koh Lanta is a long thin island which means there is plenty of coastline to explore. The east and west coasts of Koh Lanta are very different. The west coast is lined with lots and lots of beaches. The more popular beaches are the north of the island and as you travel further south the beaches become quieter with few restaurant and resorts located on the edge of the beach. One of the things that makes Koh Lanta popular is the variety of places you can go to and in this way the island caters to wide variety of tastes from people seeking traditional family beach holidays to backpackers seeking more isolated beach bungalows and cheaper prices.
The east coast of Koh Lanta’s main island doesn’t have any good beaches, but what it does have is an interesting old town, some sea gypsy settlements, rugged cliffs and magnificent views of the smaller islands in the Koh Lanta archipelago, and some mangrove forests to explore. Adventurous visitors should consider taking a break from the beach for the day and joining a local small boat operator on a tour of the island’s lesser visited mangrove swamps and local villages.