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From Phuket to Railay Ferry, Speedboat or Bus

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Travel from Phuket to Railay Beach by Ferry & Speedboat


From Phuket to Railay: A Coastal Odissey

Railay is one of the world’s greatest destinations for rock climbing. Due to the limestone rock formations protruding straight from the water.

Located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang, Railay is a unique destination that will stay on your mind for a very long time.

Along the main paths, you can see monkeys, sea cliffs, and wild caves. The flourishing jungle backdrops bring plenty of memorable photos and adventures.

Upon reaching Railay, it is highly recommended exploring Koh Yao, where the "Sun Smile.” While en route to Railay, consider making a pit stop at Ko Lanta, known for its tranquil beaches and vibrant culture. It's a true paradise that beckons travelers from anywhere in the world.

Ko Lanta offers a wide range of activities, from day trips to thrilling speed boat rides. Snorkeling tours let you explore the underwater. Or you can relax on the sun-kissed beaches.

Travel Traveling from Phuket to Railay

From Phuket to Railay by ferry

The only way to go from Phuket to Railay Beach is by speedboat. There is also no airport on the island, the nearest airports are in Krabi Airport and Phuket International Airport.

With convenient ferry tickets available, your adventure begins as soon as you step foot on the dock. The ferry departs every 15 minutes, ensuring you can embrace the crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery without any hassle.

When you’re on Railay beach you will find that there are no cars. Just a scarce number of bicycles and few motorcycles. People get around the island on foot and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to do so. For a longer distance, you can get in a longtail boat to reach the remote parts of the island.

From Rassada Pier to Railay Bay

Railay Bay is not an actual pier. There are no buildings, no concrete, only the white sand, the sea, and the boats.

From Rassada Pier the ferries take you directly to Railay Bay without changing boats or stopping anywhere along the way.

The trip takes 2 hrs 15 mins and costs 670 THB.

The ferries operate daily in the high season ( from November to April ).

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From Sea Angel Pier to Railay Bay

Because you have to change boats in Koh Phi Phi, this route is considered to be longer. The waiting time in Phi Phi Island is up to .

The ferry will take you from Phuket’s Sea Angel Pier to Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi in 2 hrs.

Changing boats in Koh Phi Phi to go straight to Railay in  40 mins.

This trip costs  and the price includes both ferries.

There are 3 companies operating on this route from Phuket to Railay, offering up to 4 trips per day.

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What to Expect of Phuket and Railay Beach

Best time to visit

The high season starts from November to April. You can enjoy the clear blue sky, calm seas and the moderate temperature. However, during the high season the island becomes crowded with people from all around the world. The peak season is from Mid-December to Mid-February.

In the rainy season ( from May to October) the rates of the resorts decrease. Many restaurants close, and boats run less frequently.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How much does a ferry trip from Phuket to Railay cost? Click to Show Click to Hide

A: You can avail of relatively affordable ferries and speedboats to go from Phuket to Railay beach and vice-versa. The cost can range from ฿1,000 ($29) to ฿1,190 ($34) for speedboats. At certain dates, you can get a ferry cruise for as low as ฿670 ($19).

Q: I want to get from Phuket to Railay beach quickly. Can I take a speedboat instead of a ferry there?

A: Sure, but only if they're available. Alas, only able-bodied adults are allowed to ride them. They're not recommended for handicapped people, pregnant women, infants, those with back issues or heart problems, or children under three years old.

Q: How can I get cheaper deals and better options at

A: The deals found on can change depending on the travel date you've chosen. You can get better deals by booking at a later date or during off-season. Certain operators only operate during certain seasons as well.

Q: Is a ferry trip from Phuket to Railay more expensive during the holidays?

A: Yes. During the holidays, certain tickets do get more expensive. The ฿670 ($19) ferry trip can raise its price to ฿720 ($20) if you book the trip during Christmas; ditto with the ฿1,190 ($34) speedboat trip becoming ฿1,240 ($36) instead.

Q: Which ferry companies operate between Phuket and Railay?

A: It depends on when you book and what's available on that date. During off-season, they have operators like Green Planet and Koh Yao Sun Smile regularly operating. At certain dates, you can avail of trips via Ao Nang Travel and Tour Co. Ltd.

Q: How long does ferry travel take from Phuket to Railay Beach?

A: Green Planet has an economy class speedboat and minivan/bus deal from Bang Rong Pier to Railay Bay that only lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. With Koh Yao Sun Smile, its travel time instead lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Ao Nang Travel and Tour Co., Ltd. offers ferry trips that last 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Q: Where are the meeting points for Phuket and Railay Beach?

A: You'll ride speedboats from Bang Rong Pier to Manoh Pier to Chong Lard Pier to Nopparat Thara Pier. Or you can ride ferries from Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier to Railay Bay.

Q: A ferry or speedboat from Phuket to Railay Bay means it's a nonstop trip across the Andaman Sea, right?

A: Not necessarily. Ao Nang has two stopovers—Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier then Ao Nang Pier to Railay Bay. Koh Yao Sun Smile, in contrast, goes through the same multi-pier route as Green Planet, which includes stops at Manoh Pier, Chong Lard Pier, and Nopparat Thara Pier until you reach Railay Bay.

Q: What does a "Ferry + Bus" trip from Phuket to Railay beach entail?

A: Green Planet has a "Ferry + Bus" trip that simply means you'll be taking a bus or minivan at one of the stops to your trip. You'll specifically ride a shared minivan from Nopparat to Nam Mao Pier, from which you'll then sail on a long-tail boat straight to Railay Bay.