The best way to travel by train from Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi is first take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. For the second stage of the journey you can then take a joint bus and ferry service to Koh Phi Phi departing from outside Surat Thani Railway Station.
Stage 1: Train to Surat Thani
- Train times from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
- Buy tickets for travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
Stage 2: Bus and Ferry to Koh Phi Phi
- Travel times from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi
|Surat Thani Station||Koh Phi Phi||Cost||Company|
|08:00||12:00||550 THB||Phantip Travel|
- Buy tickets for travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi.
Location of Bangkok Station
All long distance trains travelling south from Bangkok commence the journey from Bangkok Railway Station.
Location of Surat Thani Station
For joint bus and ferry services to Koh Phi Phi alight from the train at Surat Thani Railway Station.
Arrival in Koh Phi Phi
Joint bus and ferry services from Surat Thani Railway Station terminate at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.
About Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is a cluster of 6 islands off the west coast of Thailand. Koh Phi Phi has become a very popular tourist destination because one of the 6 islands featured in the film ‘The Beach’. The main setting for the film was Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Le, which is now closed to tourists until at least 2021 whilst works goes onto restore the area, particularly the sea life, which has been under pressure from around 5,000 visitors a day in high season.
The only permanently inhabited island in Koh Phi Phi is the largest island, Koh Phi Phi Don, which is where ferry services to and from the mainland arrive and depart. The main ferry pier is in Tonsai Bay, which is next to Tonsai Village. Tonsai Village is a narrow strip of land between Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum beach stretching up the side of hills stopping the growth of the town. Tonsai Village is absolutely packed with hotels, guesthouses, bars, restaurants and shops. It is also popular with younger travellers as the town is known for having bars which open very late and are generally full of party goers every night.
Families, older travellers, and anyone else who wants a bit more peace quiet is best advised to stay in a hotel somewhere else other than Tonsai Village. A good nearby option is Long Beach, which is a short journey away by local boat service. Better still is Laem Thong Beach in the north of Koh Phi Phi Don which has just as good scenery as Tonsai Bay but is a lot more quiet.