Travel from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket

By shared speed boat service it takes just 30 minutes to travel from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket, and from Phuket you can then travel by bus or plane to destinations across South East Asia.

Travel Times to Krabi


There are two daily shared speed boat services from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket available to book online:

Koh Yao YaiPhuketCostFerry Company
06:3007:00230 THBKoh Yao Sun Smile
10:3011:00230 THBKoh Yao Sun Smile

  • Koh Yao Sun Smile uses a 22 seat speed boat with onboard toilet on this route.

Buy Tickets to Phuket


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

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Passengers are required to pay an additional 10 THB on arrival at Bang Rong Pier which is a fee the pier operator charges to passengers.

Koh Yao Yai Ferry Pier


  • Services from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket depart from Klong Hia Pier.

Google Map of Klong Hia Pier

Phuket Ferry Pier


  • Services from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket terminate at Bang Rong Pier.

Google Map of Bang Rong Pier

About Travel to Phuket


Bang Rong Pier, which is the main pier for services between Phuket and the islands of Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, is located on the north east side of Phuket some distance from popular tourist areas such as Patong and the island’s airport. Taxis prices on Phuket are amongst the highest in Thailand and need to be negotiated before you enter into a taxi. Expect to pay 600 THB for the journey from Bang Rong Pier to Phuket International Airport and 1,000 THB for the journey from Bang Rong Pier to Phuket Town, and a similar amount to travel to beach resort destinations such as Patong and Kamala. A much cheaper option is to wait around for the ‘Blue Bus’ which is a songthaew, which means ‘two rows’ in Thai referring to the two rows of seats in the back of converted pick up truck. The Blue Bus runs on the route from Bang Rong Pier to Phuket Town for 50 THB per person. From Phuket Town you can take inexpensive minivan and shared taxis services to popular beach resort destinations on the Western side of the island.

Phuket is located on the Western edge of Phang Nga Bay
Phuket is located on the Western edge of Phang Nga Bay

The three main travel hubs in Phuket are:

  • Phuket Bus Terminal 2: Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is the island’s long distance bus terminal. Located near Phuket Town, long distance bus services to Bangkok, Hat Yai, Surat Thani and even Chiang Mai, depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2.
  • Phuket International Airport: Location in the north of the island, from this airport you can take scheduled flights to destinations across Thailand, as well as international flights to destinations across Asia.
  • Rassada Pier: Rassada Pier, located to the South of Phuket Town, is the busiest ferry terminal on the island. There are frequent scheduled ferry and speedboat services from Rassada Pier to popular destinations such as Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe.

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