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Chaokoh Ferry, Thailand

The Chaokoh Group operates a fleet of ferries in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand connecting the popular tourist island of Koh Phi Phi with Krabi, Phuket and Koh Lanta. On most of these Chaokoh ferries are the cheapest, but often slowest service provider. For travellers with patience using the Chaokoh ferry services is a great way to save money.


About the Chaokoh Ferry


The Chaokoh Group uses more than 4 ferries to service various routes to and from Koh Phi Phi. The biggest, fastest and most luxurious boats operate on the Phuket to Koh Phi Phi route which is the longest sea crossing Chaokoh ferries regularly undertake.

Chaokoh Ferry docked at Koh Phi Phi

Chaokoh Ferry docked at Koh Phi Phi

Much more basic boats run on the route between Krabi and Koh Phi Phi. These wooden boats which are not air-conditioned (you open the window for ventilation) are cheap and travel at the same speed as all the other ferries on this route, only the speedboat services are quicker. 

Upper deck of a Chaokoh Ferry

Upper deck of a Chaokoh Ferry

The Chaokoh Group run a much better ferry on the route between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, whilst maintaining the same great vale for money. If you are only going to travel on Chaokoh ferry on one journey, then the Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta route is the one to choose. The ferry between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta is a 2 deck ferry, with both cabins air-conditioned. The seating is padded and comfortable as well particularly given that its only a 1 hour journey.

Lower deck of a Chaokoh Ferry

Lower deck of a Chaokoh Ferry

As well being cheap, Chaokoh ferries also have outside areas which can go during the journey. Some of the other operators use boats which don’t really have any outdoor space and you are pretty much confined to your seat for the duration of the voyage.

Luggage area of a Chaokoh Ferry

Luggage area of a Chaokoh Ferry

The Chaokoh Group operates 2 services each way on each of the three routes its ferries ply. What happens is that the same ferry goes, comes back, goes again and then comes back again as the last trip of the day.


Ferry Timetable: Krabi to Koh Phi Phi


The sea crossing from Klong Jilard Pier to Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi is approximately 42 km.

Krabi Koh Phi Phi Journey Time
10:30 12:00 1 hour 30 min
15:00 16:30 1 hour 30 min


Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Krabi


This service departs from Tonsai Pier on Koh Phi Phi and terminates at Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town.

Koh Phi Phi Krabi Journey Time
09:00 10:30 1 hour 30 min
13.30 15:00 1 hour 30 min


Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Phuket


The sea crossing from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is approximately 48 km.

Koh Phi Phi Phuket Journey Time
09:00 10:45 1 hour 45 min
14:00 15:45 1 hour 45 min


Ferry Timetable: Phuket to Koh Phi Phi


Chaokoh ferries on this route depart from Rassada Pier, which is near Phuket Town, and arrive at Tonsai Pier near to main town on Koh Phi Phi.

Phuket Koh Phi Phi Journey Time
11:00 12:45 1 hour 45 min
15:00 16:45 1 hour 45 min


Ferry Timetable: Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta


The distance by sea from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta is approximately 32 km.

Koh Phi Phi Koh Lanta Journey Time
11:30 12:30 1 hour 00 min
15:00 16:00 1 hour 00 min


Ferry Timetable: Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi


Chaokoh ferry services depart from Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta and terminate at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.

Koh Lanta Koh Phi Phi Journey Time
08:00 09:00 1 hour 00 min
13:30 14:30 1 hour 00 min

Next read about Travel from Phuket Airport to Koh Phi Phi