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Samui - Phi Phi

Posted by gregreg_123 on 15/5/2013 at 07:14

Hi Guys,

I can't find a website with up-to-date timings so was wondering if you could help.

We are wanting to go from Samui to Phi Phi on the same day (last time I went, we missed the ferry to Phi Phi and stayed in Krabi for the night). This trip is time-pressured for the island part as 2 of us have already done them.

If anyone has times of when we would need to leave Samui and the timings of the ferries to Phi Phi then that would help a great deal.


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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 15/5/2013 at 10:32

normally there's one morning ferry and one afternoon. You will find up to date info on the islands. Worry about it then.

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Posted by tezza on 16/5/2013 at 02:37

You can ensure making it by taking the night ferry out of Samui which goes direct to the town pier at Surathani - not Don Sak which most of the day ferries use, which is maybe 70km east of Surathani.
Night ferry embarks abt 2300 - arrives 0500 or so. Touts meet it, ask where you are going - take you up to nearby small travel agents where you sit around with a coffee etc, after an hour or so minivans come to take you across to Krabi town for the Phi Phi ferry. Last time I did this they were delivering direct to the pier. These travel agents will be able to sell you a van/ferry ticket right through to Phi Phi. So will travel agents on Samui - in this case a night ferry/van/PP ferry ticket.
Thing I like about the night ferry is you get your own numbered mattress and pillow to ZZZZZZZZZZZ the trip away - for budget travellers like me this saves a night's accommodation costs. Sweet.

OK, you are not keen on night ferry. I'm sure if you get the first day ferry out of Samui you will make the PP ferry. I'd be asking travel agents on Samui if they can do this - tell them if it don't work you will give them grief on travelfish, Trip Adviser etc.

Of course if you are not bucks short you could fly Samui-Krabi - not sure how flight times interact with PP ferry - Google Bangkok Air. It takes maybe 20 minutes max by taxi from Krabi airport to the pier.

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