Travel from Railay to Koh Yao Noi

By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Yao Noi is scheduled to take from 45 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes depending upon which service you take.

Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Yao Noi

There are currently 5 direct services a day from Railay to Koh Yao Noi available to book online.

RailayKoh Yao NoiTicketCompany
10:3011:40฿ 650Green Planet
11:4012:30฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
13:4014:30฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
15:4016:30฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
15:4516:30฿ 1,100Tigerline Travel
  • Koh Yao Sun Smile, Tigerline Travel and Green Planet use large shared speedboats on this route.

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Railay Ferry Pier

Services from Railay to Koh Yao Noi depart from Floating Pier East Railay.

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Koh Yao Yai Ferry Pier

Services from Railay to Koh Yao Noi terminate at Manoh Pier in the south of Koh Yao Noi.

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About Travel to Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi is the smaller of two fairly large islands located to the south east of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay. Koh Yao Noi isn’t a remote or only partially developed island in the same way as Koh Kradan but it does provide visitors with a different type of experience than more popular Thai islands such as Phuket, Koh Phi Phi or Koh Samui.

Development on Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi is 11 km long by 7 km at its widest point, which is smaller than Koh Samui (25 km long and 21 km wide) and much smaller than Phuket (48 km long and 21 km wide).

Koh Yao Noi has a coastal ring road which takes around 2 hours to drive all the way around. In terms of population centres, Koh Yao Noi has 13 small villages, predominantly inhabited by people of the Chao Ley ethnic group who continue traditional indistries such as farming and fishing. Most tourists stay near one of three main beaches: Thao Khao, Klong Jark and Pasai Beach.

Koh Yao Noi has a full range of facilities, such as shops, ATM machines, a medical centre and mains electric. The island doesn’t though have an airport or a large town with a wide variety of shops. Resorts and hotels tend to cater for the majority of the needs of their guests, rather than independent businesses.

Koh Hong Island near Koh Yao Noi
Koh Hong Island near Koh Yao Noi
Where to Stay in Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi has a variety of different types of accommodation. At the luxury end of the market are Six Senses Yao Noi and Cape Kudu Hotel, both located on Klong Kark beach, which is the most developed beach on the island. The other beaches are less developed.

Activities on Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi is a great starting point for visiting the many interesting small islands in Phang Nga Bay. Of particular interest are Koh Tapu, which is otherwise knwon as James Bong Island, Koh Panyee, which has a community living on the steep sided edge of an island in houses built over the sea, and the nearby beautiful island of Koh Hong. Kayaking around these islands is also popular, particularly the islands with partially submerged sea caves.

On the island itself, beyond simply lying on the beach acitvities including snorkelling, scuba diving, Muay Thai and yoga. The island has both a Muay Thai gym and a yoga studio. Many visitors to Koh Yao Noi will also rent a motorbike during their visit and spend one or more days travelling the coastal road visiting smaller beaches and passing through the local villages.

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