There are three companies providing ferry and speed boat services between Ranong (on the Thai mainland) and Koh Phayam:
- Tai Kak Ferry (ferry service also known as the ‘Normal Boat’)
- Nava Andaman (speedboat service)
- Fame Tour (speedboat service)
All services depart from Ranong Pier.
Ferry times to Koh Phayam
|Nava Andaman||07:30||08:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
|Fame Tour||09:00||09:45||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 440|
|Nava Andaman||09:30||10:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
|Tai Kak Ferry||10:00||12:00||2 hrs 00 min||฿ 200|
|Fame Tour||10:30||11:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 440|
|Nava Andaman||11:00||11:45||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
|Nava Andaman||12:30||13:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
|Fame Tour||13:30||14:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 440|
|Nava Andaman||14:30||15:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
|Fame Tour||15:00||15:45||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 439|
|Nava Andaman||16:30||17:15||0 hrs 45 min||฿ 350|
Buy Tickets to Koh Phayam
Only tickets for the Nava Andaman speedboat service are available to book online. You can buy tickets for the Normal Boat at the pier. Tickets for Nava Andaman speedboat service cost the same amount online (350 THB) as they do if you turn up and purchase the ticket at the pier on the day.
The advantage of using the Search Box above to buy your tickets in advance is that I earn a small commission paid by the travel operator and you guarantee your seats on the departure time of your choice. Koh Phayam is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Europeans on two to three vacations in Thailand. During high season in Koh Phayam the demand for speedboat seats means that the speedboat often gets fully booked out and those people who have not booked will need to travel on the much slower Normal Boat.
How to Get to Ranong Pier
Ranong Pier is located 6.2 km from Ranong Bus Station and 5.2 km from the Municipal Market in the centre of Ranong town. To travel from from either the town or the bus station to the pier you have two options:
- Motorbike Taxi: The journey should cost about 70 THB from the municipal office.
- Songthaew: These are the converted pick up trucks with the two rows of seats. Flag them down or approach stationary vehicles at the bus station and ask for ‘Koh Phayam’. Blue and Red songthaews ply the route to Ranong Pier and charge 20 THB per person. Bear in mind that the Songthaew will drop you off on the main road near to the sign pointing to the Pier. The walk from the drop off point to the Pier is no more than 5 minutes.
Location of Ranong Pier
- Located off the Chaloem Phrakiat Road and 1.3 km walking distance from Ranong Thailand Immigration Office.
Arrival in Koh Phayam
Both the speedboat service and the Normal Boat service arrive in Koh Phayam at Phayam Pier. There are no cars on Koh Phayam which means you have three transport options:
- Walk: It is too far to walk (3.2 km) to the popular resort beach of Ao Yai.
- Rent a motorbike: Around 200 THB a day without insurance.
- Motorbike Taxi: Expect to pay 50 THB to 100 THB depending on your destination.
Location of Phayam Pier