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Bus times from Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi

By ferry and public bus or minivan it takes between 10 and 11 hours to travel from Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi. There are 2 transport operators providing joint ferry and bus or ferry and minivan services from Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi.


Travel Timetable from Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi


  • Click on the ‘Koh Tao – Koh Phi Phi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Koh Tao - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 1,300 10h – 10h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30
  •   Catamaran 06:00

Ferry pier in Koh Tao


Services to Koh Tao commence with a ferry service from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.


Arrival in Koh Phi Phi


Ferry Services to Koh Phi Phi arrive at Ao Tonsai Pier.


About Koh Phi Phi


Koh Phi Phi consists of 6 islands, the largest of which and the only inhabited island is Koh Phi Phi Don. Most of the accommodation in Koh Phi Phi Don is crammed into the small flat area of land near the island’s main ferry pier, Ao Tonsai Pier. This small piece of flat land is sandwiched between two bays, Tonsai and Loh Dalum. Tonsai Bay is used as harbour leaving no space for sunbathing or swimming. Lao Dalum Bay, which is a very short distance from Tonsai Bay, however, is a white sand beach with fewer boats which is a popular for swimming and sunbathing.

Longtail boat in Koh Phi Phi

Longtail boat in Koh Phi Phi

The area around Tonsai Bay is very much a ‘party zone’ which has a lot of bars and restaurants all packed closely together. Some people really like this part of Koh Phi Phi, others hate it. You won’t have a peaceful stay on Koh Phi Phi but some people have a great time there nonetheless. Either way, the scenery is stunning and everyone who comes to Thailand should visit just to see the island’s steep cliff and clear waters. 

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