Travel from Railay to Koh Lanta

By shared speedboat or fast ferry the journey from Railay to Koh Lanta is scheduled to take around 2 hours. A cheaper alternative to travelling direct is to take a boat to Ao Nang to board a minivan to Koh Lanta.

Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Lanta

There is currently 1 direct service a day from Railay to Koh Lanta available to book online.

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10:4512:45฿ 550Ao Nang Travel And Tour
  • Ao Nang Travel And Tour uses a fast ferry on this route.

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Railay Ferry Pier

Services from Railay to Koh Lanta depart from Floating Pier East Railay.

Google Map of Floating Pier East Railay

Koh Lanta Ferry Pier

Services from Railay to Koh Lanta terminate at Saladan Pier in the north of Koh Lanta Yai.

Google Map of Saladan Pier

About Travel to Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a small group of islands. Nearly of the accommodation for visitors, however, is located on the largest of these islands, Koh Lanta Yai.

Geography of Koh Lanta Yai

Koh Lanta Yai is one of the larger islands on the west coast of Thailand, measuring 30 km long by 4 km wide. All of the sandy beaches are located on the western side of the island, with the southern tip of Koh Lanta Yai designated as a national park which you need to pay a small fee to enter.

The east coast of Koh Lanta Yai is less developed, and the central part of the island largely used for agriculture. The views from the east coast are very good, with lots of small islands against a backdrop of the mainland.

Saladan Town

The main town in Koh Lanta, Saladan is located in the north of Koh Lanta Yai. The long distance ferry pier is located in this lively small town, as well as lots of value for money accommodation and a wide range of restaurants. Saladan is also a good place to buy anything you might need during your time in Koh Lanta as the range of shops you will find in other parts of the island is more limited.

Ao Mae Phai in Koh Lanta
Ao Mae Phai in Koh Lanta
Where to Stay in Koh Lanta

Other than the hotels in Saladan Town, the majority of the accommodation in Koh Lanta is situated on one the nine beaches which run most of the length of the western side Koh Lanta Yai. The most developed beaches located are in the north of the island, with the busiest beach being Klong Dao Beach, which is within walking distance of Saladan Town.

For somewhere quieter, but with fewer amenities, we suggest that you head south. The beaches tend to get less busy the further they are away from Saladan Town. A really good beach, with only 2 resorts, is Bamboo Beach. Bamboo Beach is 24 km by road from Saladan Town.

Things to Do in Koh Lanta

The main activity for tourist in Koh Lanta is taking a trip around the island on a rented motorbike. Koh Lanta has a concrete ring road connecting the main points of interest on the island that’s easy to ride and without too much traffic.

Most visitors to Koh Lanta will also visit Koh Lanta Old Town. Before Saladan grew into a town, and the island’s main industry became tourism, Koh Lanta Old Town was the commercial centre of the island. Chinese immigrants settled there and traded goods arriving into Koh Lanta at the town pier. Koh Lanta Old Town is small but features some interesting old wooden buildings, some with balconies over the sea where you go for food or a drink and enjoy the coastal views.

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