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Island Adventure: Going from Phuket to Koh Lanta

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Travel from Phuket to Lanta by Ferry & Speedboat

Koh Lanta

Island Adventure: Going from Phuket to Koh Lanta


Embarking on a journey from Phuket to Koh Lanta promises an adventure through the captivating Andaman Sea. Travelers often begin their island-hopping escapade from Phuket. It is Thailand's largest island, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and myriad of attractions.

The journey starts at Phuket's Rassada Pier. From here, speedboats and ferries operate daily, shuttling passengers across the Andaman waters. These ferries depart from Phuket to various destinations, including the renowned Koh Phi Phi and Satun Pakbara. It is possible to create a multi-stop itinerary.

Among the popular routes is the ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta. It often takes passengers to Saladan Pier, the main entry point to Koh Lanta. As you approach Koh Lanta, you'll be greeted by the serene beauty of this island paradise.

Visitors have the option to explore attractions such as Khao Mai Kaew Caves. Or bask in the natural wonder of the Koh Lanta National Park.

To make this journey seamless, it's advisable to book your tickets in advance. You can either do it online or at the Phuket bus terminal.

The distance between Phuket and Koh Lanta by ferry is 75 kilometers (47 miles).


From Phuket to Koh Lanta by land


The bridge connecting Lanta Noi and Lanta Yai was finally finished in 2016. Travelling from Phuket to Koh Lanta has become easier than before.

Booking a private minivan/taxi or a shared minivan from our website is easy. They will take you from Phuket International Airport to Rassada Pier or Sea Angel Pier.


From Phuket to Koh Lanta by boat


There are plenty of ferry trips to Koh Lanta. You can also find direct boat connections to the famous Koh Phi Phi and Krabi from Koh Lanta.


Guide from Phuket to Koh Lanta

From Rassada Pier to Koh Lanta Saladan Pier


Saladan Pier is the only pier in Koh Lanta. It's located north of the island in a small harbor town filled with souvenir shops and cafes.

There is no direct ferry from Phuket to Lanta. The ferry will stop at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi then continue its trip to Koh Lanta.

If you’re in a hurry, you can take a speedboat from Phuket (Rassada Pier) to Saladan Pier. Sometimes it may stop between the islands but the waiting time is never too long.

The speedboat trip is not suitable for people with back or heart problems, children under 3 years old, and pregnant women.


Excitement from Phuket to Lanta

From Sea Angel Pier to Saladan Pier


The ferry will depart from Sea Angel Pier to stop at Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi and then straight to Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta.


From Numchai Pier to Saladan Pier


Travel from Numchai Pier to Saladan Pier for an unforgettable journey across the Andaman Sea.



Book a Ferry Through Phuket Ferry

Best time to visit


The ideal time to visit Lanta is from November to February. It’s the busiest and driest time of the year.

From March to Mid-May the weather starts to become hotter. We are getting closer to the Green Season (Monsoon Season). Monsoon season starts from Mid-May to October, the weather is unpredictable and full of heavy rains.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: Where do ferry boats and speed boats depart from Phuket to Lanta? Click to Show Click to Hide

A: Ferries and speed boats departing out of Phuket's Rassada Pier, Ao Por Pier, and Klong Hia Pier end up at Lanta's Saladan Pier.

Q: How far away is Phuket from Koh Lanta?

A: The distance between Phuket and Koh Lanta by the typical ferry Koh Lanta route is 75 kilometers or 47 miles. The ferry route might not take the shortest route depending on the weather and how troubled the waves can get, so travel distance and length might vary.

Q: What's the cheapest way to travel from Phuket to Koh Lanta?

A: The cheapest way is by ferry. It costs as cheap as ฿1,200 ($34) or ฿1,500 ($43) for economy class ferries. In contrast, a 5-hour private bus trip from Phuket to Koh Lanta costs ฿4,735 ($140).

Q: Which ferry companies operate between Phuket and Koh Phi Phi?

A: The availability of the operators depends on the season. Regardless, the Phuket to Koh Lanta ferry/speedboat route is operated by Bundhaya Speed Boat and Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club.

Q: How many sailings are available weekly from Phuket to Koh Lanta?

A: A combined 35 sailings are available weekly from the Phuket-Lanta crossing route depending on the season. See the available deals at PhuketFerry.com. The website makes it easy to find the best deals at a specific date at the press of a mouse button.

Q: How long is the travel time from Phuket to Koh Lanta by ferry or speedboat?

A: It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes or more to travel by ferry from Phuket's Rassada Pier to Koh Lanta's Saladan Pier. Traveling by speedboat instead can cut the travel time by half. Travel time will vary according to season or weather conditions.