With the purpose of providing access to the islands and coastal cities in Thailand, we cooperate with the major ferry companies: Lomprayah, Raja Ferry Port, Satun Pakbara, Andaman Wave Master and Boonsiri.
We support advance ticket booking for ferry routes to Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Samed in the Eastern Gulf Coast, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in the Central Gulf Coast, and Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lipe in the Andaman Coast.
Types of ferries in Thailand
Water transportation in Thailand is carried out by two types of vessels: speedboats and catamarans. Ferry providers operate modern fleets equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable seats and on-board amenities.
Andaman Wave Master is a Thai ferry company operating sea routes connecting Phuket and Krabi to the island of Koh Phi Phi in the Andaman Coast.
Satun Pakbara is a Thai ferry company operating sea routes connecting Hat Yai to the island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Coast.
Raja Ferry Port is a Thai ferry company operating sea routes connecting Surat Thani to the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in the Central Gulf Coast. Besides, it also provides bus and ferry routes from Bangkok and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Boonsiri is a Thai ferry company operating sea routes connecting Trat to the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood in the Eastern Gulf Coast. Besides, it also provides bus and ferry routes from Bangkok.
Lomprayah is a Thai ferry company operating sea routes connecting the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in the Central Gulf Coast. Besides, it also provides bus and ferry routes from Bangkok, Hua Hin and Surat Thani.
Getting around Thailand by ferry
Ferry transportation is the most popular and affordable way to access the islands in the East Coast and the West Coast. Additionally, many ferry companies operate joint bus and ferry services connecting the islands with the capital Bangkok and the major cities in Southern Thailand: Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Krabi and Hat Yai.
Eastern Gulf Coast
The Eastern Gulf Coast consists of the provinces of Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
Koh Chang is the largest island in the Eastern Gulf Coast, formed by high mountains and stone cliffs. The eastern side of the island comprises beautiful sandy beaches perfect for bathing. Whereas the western side has splendid waterfalls and reefs suitable for jungle hiking, snorkeling and diving. Most of the interior remains unspoiled with rainforest, jungle and wildlife. The island has also plenty of sites and locations for nature and sunset photography.
Koh Chang is accessible by ferry from the port of Trat in 3 hours 15 minutes. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Bangkok.
Ferry routes to Koh Chang
Koh Kood is a popular spot for tourists and families seeking peace and relax. There is little sightseeing activities to do, but swimming in azure waters, sunbathing, snorkeling and kayaking. Scuba diving is easy and fun. The underwater is filled with turtles, stingrays, barracudas, sea horses and lots of small fish. Almost any time of the year is good for diving, except from July to September.
Koh Kood is accessible by ferry from the port of Trat in 1 hour. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Bangkok.
Central Gulf Coast
The Central Gulf Coast consists of the provinces of Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.
Thanks to its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life in clear, warm water, Koh Tao attracts thousands of visitors as one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.
Koh Tao is accessible by ferry from the port of Thung Makham Noi Pier in Chumphon in 1 hour 45 minutes and from the port of Donsak Pier in Surat Thani in 4 to 5 hours. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and Krabi.
Located halfway between Koh Tao and Koh Samui, Koh Phangan is famous for its full-moon parties. However, this island has much more to offer. Besides joining the celebrations at Haad Rin beach, travellers can go snorkeling, tour the temples, take boat trips, enjoy a yoga retreat or watch Muay Thai.
Koh Phangan is accessible by ferry from the port of Thung Makham Noi Pier in Chumphon in over 3 hours and from the port of Donsak Pier in Surat Thani in 2 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Hat Yai.
Koh Samui is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. It may surprise you that few decades ago there were no paved roads and the airport was built only in 1989. Nowadays, the island has become Thailand’s most luxurious holiday island with high-class hospitality and fine dining. Walking along the white sand beaches, doing island hopping and diving are common activities for travellers visiting this island.
Koh Samui is accessible by ferry from the port of Thung Makham Noi Pier in Chumphon in almost 4 hours and from the port of Donsak Pier in Surat Thani in 1 hour 30 minutes. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Hat Yai.
The Andaman Coast comprises the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang and Satun.
Phuket is renowned as one of the must visit holiday destinations around the world. Featuring a stunning tropical setting filled with spectacular beaches, international visitors come to Patong, Surin, Kamala, Kata and Karong beaches all year round.
Phuket has two main piers. Ao Po Pier is accessible by ferry from Railay in 45 minutes, whereas Rassada Pier is accessible by ferry from Koh Phi Phi in 1 hour, from Koh Lanta in 2 hours and from Koh Lipe in over 5 hours. Alternatively, travellers can combine joint bus and ferry routes from Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi archipelago consists of six islands. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest and only populated island. Ko Phi Phi Leh is a smaller island to the south popularised by Maya Bay, currently closed to tourists in efforts to recover the marine ecosystem and coral reefs. In the meantime, visitors can visit Koh Phai (Bamboo Island), Koh Young (Mosquito Island), Bida Nok and Bida Nai to enjoy the beaches and practice snorkelling or kayaking.
Koh Phi Phi is accessible by ferry from Rassada Pier in Phuket in 1 hour and from Klong Jilad Pier in Krabi in 2 hours.
Famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, Koh Lipe is one of the gems of the Andaman sea located in the border between Thailand and Malaysia. Travellers can enjoy activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing or simply sunbathing on any of its four main beaches, featuring clear, calm and shallow waters.
Koh Lipe is accessible by ferry from Pak Bara Pier in Satun in 1 hour 30 minutes, from Hat Yao Pier in Trang in 2 hours 15 minutes, and from Rassada Pier in Phuket in over 5 hours.
How to book ferry tickets in Thailand
Booking your ferry tickets in Thailand is very quick and simple. Search for ferry routes between any two ports for your travel dates.
Select your route
After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.
Find the services operated by different ferry companies, and select the most convenient option.
Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares. The ferry companies in Thailand offer various types of fares, depending if the service consists of speedboat or catamaran.
Fill in the passenger and contact details
Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.
Baolau supports seat selection on certain ferries in Thailand. In case that seat selection is available, you can choose your preferred seats during the reservation process and the seat numbers will be guaranteed when the booking is confirmed. In other cases, we will carefully select the best seats for you and your travel company.
Don't forget to provide the contact details of the person responsible for booking. We will send the ticket confirmation by email.
Complete your payment
Select your payment method. We accept international credit or debit cards.
Check your itinerary and price breakdown. Confirm that the booking information is correct. Before you proceed to payment, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of booking.
Receive your tickets by email
Once your payment is complete, your reservation will be processed.
In the following 24 hours you will receive the itinerary and booking confirmation by email with the electronic ticket in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic ticket to your device.
The electronic tickets are valid boarding passes and can be used to board the ferry at the port of departure. Passengers must follow the instructions contained in the e-ticket and print a physical copy in advance or carry a digital copy in the mobile phone or tablet to present it before boarding.
Comply with transport regulations to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic
Following the regulation by Thailand authorities:
- - Passengers are required to verify the access restrictions and quarantine regulations of the province of destination before taking the ferry.
- - Passengers are required to arrive to the port 1 hour before the scheduled departure time for check in and health clearance.
- - Passengers must wear face masks when entering the port and during the journey.
- - Passengers may need to proceed through body temperature check and additional control measures to ensure the passenger safety.