Travel from Koh Lanta to Phuket

There are four direct services per day from Koh Lanta to Phuket.

Ferry Times to Phuket

  • Travel times and ticket prices from Koh Lanta to Phuket:
Koh LantaPhuketCostJourney
08:0011:001,000 THBChaokoh Travel
09:0013:451,200 THBS.P.S.B.C
12:3018:151,200 THBTigerline Travel
13:0014:301,200 THBS.P.S.B.C
16:4518:151,200 THBTigerline Travel

The 08:00 departure is a ferry service, all the rest are speed boat services.

Buy Tickets to Phuket

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Lanta to Phuket.

  • Please note that not all service run all year. Some services only run in high season for the Andaman Cost. Use the Search Box to check which services are operating at the time you plan to travel.

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If you are planning to to travel from Koh Lanta to Phuket it is a good idea to book your tickets in advance. This is a busy route, particularly in high season, and the boats have limited passenger capacity. Few holiday makers choose to take the longer 10 hour trip to Phuket by bus.

Journey to Phuket

Three things you need to know about the journey from Koh Lanta to Phuket: where the ferry departs from, where the ferry arrives, and which company provides the ferry service.

  • Departure Point: All four services depart from Ban Saladan Pier in the North of Koh Lanta Yai, which is the island where where most of the resorts are located.
  • Arrival Point: All four services arrive at Rassada Pier which is 5.5 km to the south east of the Central Market in Phuket Town and 18.7 km from Patong Beach.
  • Service Providers:
    • Chaokoh Travel: Chaokoh Travel passengers in a modern 250 passenger capacity boat with a shop, and toilets.
    • Tiger Line Ferry: Tiger Line Travel operates a speed boat service on this route.
    • Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (S.P.S.B.C): This company operates a speedboat service.
Wat Khao Rang in Phuket
Wat Khao Rang in Phuket

Travel to Phuket via Trang

The alternative route is to make the short sea crossing from Koh Lanta Noi (the smaller of the two Koh Lanta islands) to the mainland and take a bus into Trang. From Trang there are bus services to Phuket. The journey from Koh Lanta to the bus stop in Trang town takes around 5 hours and the bus from Trang to Phuket takes a further 5 hours.

  • Travel Tip: Travelling from Koh Lanta to Phuket via Trang is cheaper than travelling direct, but the journey takes 7 to 8 hours longer, depending on the connection times, than taking a ferry direct from Koh Lanta to Phuket.

Ferry Pier in Koh Lanta

  • All four ferry and speed boat services depart from Ban Saladan Pier in the North of Koh Lanta Yai (the main island in Koh Lanta).

Google Map of Saladan Pier

Ferry Pier in Phuket

  • Ferries and speed boat service all arrive at Rassada Pier to the South of Phuket Town.

Google Map of Rassada Pier

Taxi and Bus services in Phuket

There are two ways to travel from Rassada Pier to other destinations in Phuket: the cheapest way is to travel in Phuket Town and take a shared taxi, and the more expensive (but quicker) option is to take a taxi or minivan direct from Rassada Pier.

  • Option 1: Travel into Phuket Town and take a bus from there to your final destination in Phuket. Destinations in the South of Phuket Island, such as Patong Beach you should head towards Phuket Town Bus Terminal 1 (see map below). To reach this bus station from Rassada Pier either take a taxi direct from the pier or for cheap travel walk 10 minutes from the pier to the main road and take a pink songthaew (pick up truck shared taxi) which will terminate at Phuket Town Bus Terminal 1.
  • Option 2: Take a minivan or taxi direct from Rassada Pier in Phuket to your destination in Phuket. The cost varies depending on the provider. You need to negotiate a price. Minivans are cheaper and the price will depend on where you are going and how many of you are travelling. The trick is to stay calm and agree a price before setting off.
  • Location Of Phuket Bus Station 1:

Google Map of Phuket Bus Station 1

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