Trains from Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi

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 from Bangkok to Surat Thani

There are 10 trains a day from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

  • Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
Train No.BangkokSurat ThaniSleeper Berths
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Stage 2: Bus and Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi

Bus times from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi.

Surat ThaniKoh Phi PhiCostCompany
09:0016:30750 THBPhantip
10:3016:30750 THBPhantip
12:0016:30750 THBPhantip
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Location of Bangkok Train Station

All long distance trains travelling south from Bangkok commence the journey from Bangkok Railway Station.

Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station

Location of Surat Thani Train Station

Read more about Surat Thani Railway Station.

Google Map of 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.

Google Map of Tonsai Pier

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 was closed to tourists until at least from 2019 to 2022 whilst work went onto restore the area, particularly the sea life, which had been under pressure from around 5,000 visitors a day in high season.

Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi
Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi

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.

Tonsai Village in Koh Phi Phi
Tonsai Village in Koh Phi Phi

Families, older travellers, and anyone else who wants a bit more peace quiet, are 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.

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