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Phuket Phi Phi

Phuket Transport | Phuket Airport Phi Phi island transfers

Phuket Phi Phi is the key route for the main sightseeing Phuket tours, Phuket Diving, and transfer from Phuket International Airport out to the islands. This route takes you through some of Thailand's most enchanting scenery, a southern Phang Nga Bay studded with islands and rocky outcrops.

Leaving Rasada Pier at Phuket Town is the start of your Phuket Phi Phi ferry trip. The Rasada pier is a new and smart government pier on the Phuket river mouth home to a large deep water fishing fleet from Thailand, Bangladesh and Hainan China. These colourful and traditional fishing vessels put out to sea accompanied by the sounds of firecrackers giving them good luck and good fortune. Out into the Phuket town bay you can see a whole host of estuary birds dancing between the shoals of white bait.

Clearing land you come to Maiton island with the elegant Maiton Resort a remote get away paradise. Pushing on towards the Phi Phi Islands you can now see clearly on the bow of the ferry. This daily Phuket Phi Phi ferry connects the 2 islands and is the main life line. See Phuket Phi Phi ferry detail here.

Phuket Phi Phi ferry timetable

There isn't a great deal of flexibility on the Phuket Phi Phi ferry timetable as the distance between Phuket and Phi Phi is large. The ferries move out in the morning at about 8.30 am (island time often prevails)and returns at 2.30pm from Phi Phi island. The ferries that leave Phuket after midday stay on Phi Phi overnight and return at 9am in the morning. The full Phuket Phi Phi ferry timetable is here.

Phuket Airport Phi Phi island transfers

A large number of people aiming to do the Phuket Airport Phi Phi island transfers are coming in from the airport which is on the north of Phuket island. This obviously entails a trip from the airport to Rasada pier. This can be done by shared minibus of private taxi. The taxi has more flexibility but the mini bus is cheaper. The latest arrival time you can have at Phuket Airport is midday as it takes about 45 minutes to the pier.

If you arrive later than midday you will need to stay over night in Phuket. A convenient hotel in Phuket town, just 5 minutes from the pier is the 3 star Royal Phuket City. This city center hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the old town and this makes an interesting contrast to Phi Phi. Other Phuket town hotels are here and if you want to be on the beach have a look at Phuket Graceland Resort And Spa or Best Karon Hotels

Phuket Phi Phi Tour

The Phuket Phi Phi Speedboat tour dashes across sea between the islands, a 48km distance in about 45 minutes. This is a rush. Starting at the smart Royal Phuket Marina on the east coast of Phuket you get out to Phi Phi Island in no time and get to see Bamboo Island Hin Klang as well as Phi Phi Don Island and Phi Phi Ley. This Phuket Phi Phi Tour is for those who want to see and do a lot, those who want to take adventure and see where it goes.

The classic Phuket Phi Phi tour is the one day tour by large comfortable cruise boat. This tour is designed for those who want and need time to enjoy what they are seeing. This popular sightseeing tour has the option to go snorkelling on the reefs but allows you beach time to relax and let you soak in the glorious views of Phi Phi. The Sea Angel One Day Cruise is a fine tour and starts at 7.30am from your hotel.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2012

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