Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand located in the south of the country. It is a hub for many amazing things to do when it comes to vacationing. Phi Phi Islands is one of Phuket’s top things to do.

Fun Fact

Phi Phi Islands are actually a part of Hat Nappharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park of the Krabi Province.

Getting from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

It is quite convenient to travel to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket. It takes around 1 hour 30 minutes by speedboat from Rassada Pier and around 2 hours by ferry. 

How Much Does It Cost?

By ferry/boat: the fares to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket cost on average 600 Thai Baht. 

By tour: A one-day tour usually costs from 1,200 – 1,700 Thai Baht.
The tour will typically take you to the stunning Maya Bay, Monkey Beach to see monkeys in their natural habitat, and various snorkeling spots throughout the Andaman Sea such as Pileh Lagoon.

The trip takes approximately 6 to 8 hours and the travel agency will pick you up from your hotel or resort in the morning. However, as previously mentioned if you would like to stay on Phi Phi island, many places offer the tour on a half-day or full-day basis.

Before you set off on your adventure, make sure you check the speedboat and ferry timetables that are available at the relevant pier.


The ferry usually leaves from Rassada Pier to Phi Phi Islands.

Getting around Phi Phi Island

As Phi Phi Island mostly has walking trails, it is best to explore the island by walking. Renting a motorbike is not an option as the island has limited space.

You can stay on the island, explore the nature trails, wildlife, kayak your way between the idyllic scenery, and surround yourself with the locals.

Sightseeing Around the Island


Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Island Viewpoint is a 20-minute hike up the hill and the viewpoint will take your breath away. Quite literally!


Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

There are at least 3 beaches on the island to immerse yourself in. One on the north side of the island, one on the south side, and many others on nearby islands can be accessed during boat/snorkeling trips.

Wildlife and Marine Life

Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

There are many wildlife sights on the island such as sea horses, monkeys, tiger sharks, sea urchins, and more.

Viking cave

Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

A cave with paintings over a million years old, and it is now known as a popular birdnesting site.

Maya Bay

Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

A majestic haven of clear cyan-blue water, with not a wave in the ocean, and glowing plankton at night. It is the location of the Beach movie.

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