The best way to travel from Koh Jum to Railay Beach is to take a fast ferry. To reach Railay Beach from Koh Jum there is no need to travel to Krabi first and then take a longtail boat from Ao Nang beach, which both takes longer and normally costs more than simply taking a direct ferry service.
Ferry Times to Railay Beach
- There is a single daily direct service from Koh Jum to Railay Beach which you can book online:
|Koh Jum||Railay Beach||Cost||Company|
|12:45||13:30||800 THB||Tigerline Travel|
- Tigerline Travel operates a fast boat service. The ferry has an air-conditioned cabin, toilets and a sun deck.
Buy Tickets to Railay Beach
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Jum to Railay Beach.
- Instant confirmation and electronic tickets are available on this route, which means that after you pay your place on the ferry is guaranteed.
Koh Jum Ferry Pier
- Ferry services to Railway Beach depart from Koh Jum Pier in the south of the island.
Ferry Pier in Railay
- Ferry services from Koh Jum pull into the beach and passengers may need to take their shoes off and exit the ferry via some shallow through which they walk a few metres from the ferry to the beach. Staff are on hand to assist customers with exiting the boat and to carry their luggage.
About Railay Beach
Railay Beach sits on the edge of a spectacular peninsula with limestone cliffs. Railay is located in Krabi Province, not far from the very popular and over developed Ao Nang Beach. Railay Beach is the most developed of the 4 tourist areas on the peninsula, all of which are only accessible by sea because of the steep hills and dense jungle separating the peninsula from the rest of the mainland. The main attraction for visitors to Railay Beach is to enjoy the coastal views and for a fairly high proportion of visitors to take a climbing course. There are some excellent climbing routes in the surrounding hills and for this reason Railay has emerged as the best known climbing centre in South East Asia.
Railay itself stretches across two sides of the peninsula. The better beach is in Railway West where ferry services from Koh Jum arrive. Railay West has a promenade, line of shops and the most expensive accommodation on the island. The Railway East area has more amenities, including a Muay Thai school, and cheaper accommodation. The beach on Railay East is unsuitable for swimming. Railay as a whole has transformed from being a laid back and difficult to reach backpacker destination to being a densely packed group of concrete hotels and bungalows, noisy bars and restaurants, with a large number of young foreign visitors coming for holidays between November and April. Development, however, has not ruined the scenery which is why the place has carried on being popular. A short distance from Railay are the less developed Tonsai and Ao Phra Nang Beaches which you can walk to through jungle trails or reach by boat. Both of these beaches are fantastic places to visit and reminiscent of the way Railay used to be before it became a popular mainstream tourist destination.