By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Phi Phi is scheduled to take from 30 to 40 minutes depending up which service you take.
Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Phi Phi
There are currently 4 direct services a day from Railay to Koh Phi Phi available to book online.
|Railay||Koh Phi Phi||Cost||Company|
|10:00||10:30||890 THB||Koh Yao Sun Smile|
|11:00||11:40||890 THB||Railay Eco Tour|
|12:00||12:30||890 THB||Koh Yao Sun Smile|
|15:30||16:10||890 THB||Railay Eco Tour|
- Both Koh Yao Sun Smile and Railay Eco Tour use large shared speedboats on this route.
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Railay Ferry Pier
Koh Yao Sun Smile speedboat services from Railay to Koh Phi Phi depart from Floating Pier East Railay.
Koh Phi Phi Ferry Pier
All speedboat services from Railay to Koh Phi Phi terminate at Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.
About Travel to Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is a cluster six islands only one of which, Koh Phi Phi Don, is permanently inhabited. Other islands in the group, which are easily accessible on day trips from Koh Phi Phi Don, include Koh Phi Phi Leh. Maya Beach on Koh Phi Phi Leh is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist attraction, well known because it featured heavily in the big bidget film ‘The Beach’.
Like Railay, Koh Phi Phi Don is very hilly and the areas suitable for development are very small with lots of resorts, restaurants and bars tighly packed together. This is most noticeably the case in Tonsai Village in the centre of Koh Phi Phi Don. Tonsai Village is where the majority of the long distance ferries and speedboat services arrive and depart, and the most of visitors to Koh Phi Phi choose to stay in Tonsai Village as a consequence.
Tonsai Village has a stunning location on a thin strip of land with sea each side, and steep hills forming a natural barrier the expansion of this small town. On the south side of Tonsai is Tonsai Bay where the port is located. From Tonsai Bay it’s a 230 metre walk to Loh Dalum Beach on the north side of Tonsai Village. Loh Dalum Beach is 1.1 km long and a popular place to swim and sunbathe during the day, and at night it’s place where lots of visitors stay up late drinking alcohol.
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
The best way to appreciate the natural beauty of Tonsai Village is to walk up to the viewpoints on the eastern edge of the town. There are three viewpoints which you can walk upto. The walk to the first viewpoint involves climbing lots of concrete steps, which takes most people around 15 minutes to complete. Once you reach the first viewpoint the ground flattens out and its much less effort to reach viewpoints 2 and 3. A small entrance fee is charged, and there are toilets and places to buy drinks and food at all three viewpoints.
For a quieter beach consider walking, or taking a taxi boat, to Long Beach which is at the eastern end of Tonsai Bay. It takes around 45 minutes to walk from Tonsai Village to Long Beach by road because of the hilly terrain and this immediately reduces the number of people who come to Long Beach. Long Beach is good for swimming and snorkelling, and it’s in the right position for excellent views of Koh Phi Phi Leh.
There are several good resorts on Long Beach offerring better value for money than most of the accommodation is the more popular Tonsai Village. If you plan to stay longer than a night or two in Koh Phi Phi it’s definitely worth considering staying at Long Beach.