Travel from Railay to Koh Yao Yai

By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Yao Yai is scheduled to take 1 hour 00 minutes, which is a lot faster than travelling by road to Phuket to take a speedboat to Koh Yao Yai.

Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Yao Yai

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

RailayKoh Yao YaiTicketCompany
10:3011:30฿ 650Green Planet
11:4012:40฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
13:4014:40฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
15:4016:40฿ 800Koh Yao Sun Smile
15:4516:45฿ 1,100Tigerline Travel
  • Both Koh Yao Sun Smile and Tigerline Travel use large shared speedboats on this route.

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Railay Ferry Pier

Koh Yao Sun Smile speedboat services from Railay to Koh Yao Yai depart from Floating Pier East Railay.

Google Map of Floating Pier East Railay

Koh Yao Yai Ferry Pier

All speedboat services (except for Tigerline Travel) from Railay to Koh Yao Yai terminate at Chong Lard Pier in the north of Koh Yao Yai.

Google Map of Chong Lard Pier

About Travel to Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai is located 10 km to the east of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay. By boat the distance from Railay to Koh Yao Tai is approximately 30 km. Because Koh Yao Yai is slightly further to reach from regional airports than the beaches of Phuket or Ao Nang Beach in Krabi it tends to receive fewer visitors. Koh Yao Yai is also less well known than Koh Phi Phi or Koh Samui and is much quieter than either of those islands as a consequence.

About Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai is 27 km long by 5 km wide making it the largest of the 44 islands in Phang Nga Bay. Koh Yao Noi, just to the north of Koh Yao Noi, is the second largest island in the bay and receives the second largest number of visitors.

Some of the other islands in the bay have one or two resorts, but the majority are either uninhabited or have no accommodation for visitors. A number of these smaller islands, however, are well worth visiting. The most famous island in the bay is Koh Ta-Pu which featured in James Bond film Man with the Golden Gun. Another stop on most tour itineraries of the bay is Koh Panyee, which is a steep sided island with a village built at its edge on wooden posts. Koh Panyee’s 1,500 residents are believed to be the ancestors of Javanese fisherman who settled there in the 18th Century.

Loh Pared Beach in Koh Yao Yai
Loh Pared Beach in Koh Yao Yai
Beaches on Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai has lots of beaches, big and small, which you can explore on a motorbike trip around the island by taking side roads off the main ring road. The three most popular beaches, however, are Koh Jark on the East Coast, Loh Paret on the West Coast, and Laem Haad on the North Coast.

Koh Jark Beach is the most developed beach on the island, and also quite close to the main town on the island where the ferry pier is located. Loh Paret Beach is better for swimming and less developed. Loh Paret Beach is popular with some visitors because it has a small village behind it with a number of independent bars and restaurants. The most beautiful beach, however, is Laem Haad which features a long sand bar that stretches far out into the sea at low tide. Laem Haad Beach is most photographed part of the island.

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