Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phi Phi

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 a shorter joint bus and ferry service direct to Koh Phi Phi.

Bus Times from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi


There are currently 5 direct services day from from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi available to book online.

Surat ThaniKoh Phi PhiCostCompany
06:3012:00฿ 800Ramon Transport
09:0015:30฿ 840Phantip
09:0017:00฿ 950Phangan Tour 2000
10:3016:30฿ 840Phantip
10:3018:30฿ 950Phangan Tour 2000
  • These are an efficient ‘no frills’ services which takes passengers all the way from the Surat Thani 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.

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Location of Surat Thani Railway Station


Phantip Travel services depart from outside their office in Surat City, which is located 16 km to the east of Surat Thani Railway Station

Google Map of Phantip Travel office in Surat Thani City

Location of Tonsai Pier


Joint bus and ferry services from Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi all terminate at Tonsai Pier

Google Map of 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 either the Phantip Office or the Phangan Tour 2000 Office, both of which are located on the Talad Mai Road in Surat Thani City. You can travel from the railway station into the city either by local bus or by taxi. The taxi fare is around 160 THB to the city centre. Local orange coloured bus services depart frequently from outside the train station and travel to the Talad Mai Road in Surat Thani City.

Phantip Office near Surat Thani Train Station
Phantip Office near Surat Thani Train Station

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.

Arrival at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi
Arrival at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi

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.

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