Rather than taking a bus all the way from Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi a more comfortable way to travel from Bangkok is to take a sleeper train to Surat Thani, and then from Surat Thani Railway Station a shorter joint bus and ferry service direct to Koh Phi Phi.
Travel Times to Koh Phi Phi
There is a single daily direct service from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi which you can book online.
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- This is an efficient ‘no frills’ services which takes passengers all the way from the railway station to Koh Phi Phi in a much quicker time than if you try to do the journey in stages buying separate bus and ferry tickets. If you do want to do the journey independently then the first thing you need to do is to travel 16 km from Surat Thani Railway Station to get to the bus or minivan station to start your journey.
Buy Tickets to Koh Phi Phi
Use the Search Box below to buy your bus tickets from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi.
Location of Surat Thani Railway Station
The Phantip Travel service to Koh Phi Phi departs from the car park in front of Surat Thani Railway Station.
Location of Tonsai Pier
Joint bus and ferry services from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi terminate at Tonsai Pier.
About Travel to Koh Phi Phi
To start the journey from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi the first thing you need to do is to check in for your journey at the Phantip Office which is located in car park in front of the station. If you are arriving by train then the car park is to the left hand side of the main ticket hall as you are exiting the station. There is a row of cafes and travel agencies here. Staff from the Phantip Office and the other adjacent travel agencies are always waiting on the platform to direct people to the check in point for Phantip service.
After you have checked in the first stage of the journey is by bus to Klong Jilard Pier in Krabi. This is a journey by road of 164 km which should take about 2 hours. There will be no comfort breaks during the bus journey from Surat Thani to the pier in Krabi Province as this is a relatively short journey.
At Klong Jilard Pier passengers transfer to the Chaokoh ferry which takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to reach Koh Phi Phi. The ferry has indoor seating and a top deck where many passengers prefer to sit, as well as a toilet and a small shop selling drinking and snacks. The arrival point in Koh Phi Phi is Tonsai Pier, which is located in Tonsai Village. Tonsai Village is the busiest area on Koh Phi Phi and where most visitors stay. If you want to stay somewhere else on the island then there are plenty of taxi boats available at Tonsai Pier for onward travel.