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How to Get From Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang

In order to avoid the needless headaches and unanticipated transport delays we want to help you secure seamless transport connectivity between the always impressive tourist areas found in Krabi Province, Thailand. Two of these locations are undoubtedly Koh Phi Phi and Ao Nang. Dotted with stunning limestone karst formations, the ferry ride from Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang is sure to impress even the most seasoned travelers. The steps below outline how to get from Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang via ferry.

A stunning limestone wall moments away from Ao Nang

A stunning limestone wall moments away from Ao Nang

1. Purchase a ferry ticket from one of the various travel agencies on Koh Phi Phi Don. The price will vary depending on where you buy it from, but it should range from 350-400 baht ($10.60-$12.10 US). As of the time of writing, there was a daily ferry departing from Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang at 3:30 pm.

Ferry timetable as of the time of writing

Ferry timetable as of the time of writing

2. Proceed to Koh Phi Phi pier 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.  If the ferry is already docked and waiting, the staff will allow you to board the ferry and select your seats.

Ferry at Koh Phi Phi pier

Ferry at Koh Phi Phi pier

3. Nearing the end of the 2-hour ferry ride, they will make a stop at Railay Beach (before Ao Nang) in order to drop off some of the passengers on board.  When the long tail boats travel out from the beach to pick up these passengers remain on the ferry at this point in time if you wish to go to Ao Nang.

If you want to go Ao Nang, then stay on the ferry when long tail boats meet the ferry in front of Railay Beach

If you want to go Ao Nang, then stay on the ferry when long tail boats meet the ferry in front of Railay Beach

4. The ferry will travel past Ao Nang beach to a pier located about 10-15 minutes away from the town proper. Once you arrive at the pier, get off the ferry and immediately proceed to one of the shuttle buses waiting in the parking area. The ferry staff and ground transport staff will ask you what hotel or guest house you are staying at.  This is because they will do their best to drop you off right at your selected accommodation. The price of this shuttle is included in the price of the original ferry ticket purchased on Koh Phi Phi. If you prefer to get a taxi, there will be some waiting there as well.

The pier outside of Ao Nang

The pier outside of Ao Nang

The shuttle from the pier to the different guest houses and hotels in Ao Nang

The shuttle from the pier to the different guest houses and hotels in Ao Nang

5. Depending on where your guest house or hotel is located, the shuttle should take around 15 minutes to reach Ao Nang.

The shuttle bus will drop you off at your respective hotel or guesthouse in Ao Nang

The shuttle bus will drop you off at your respective hotel or guesthouse in Ao Nang

6.  The total trip time from Koh Phi Phi to Ao Nang should take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Please feel free to check out our informative related articles on Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Ao Nang.

2 Comments

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  2. Sean R.  /  January 10, 2014, 8:35 am Reply

    Thanks for the concise info…will be doing this trip next week!

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