Wondering how to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta?
One thing about Koh Lanta is that it is one of the less explored Islands in Thailand. Because of that, it makes it a bit complicated to get to the island. The beauty of this island makes it worth the hustle to get there. There are 9 beautiful sandy beaches that have perfect views of rugged islands popping from the Andaman Sea. It is perfect for couples, families as well as backpackers.
Much as getting here is hectic, this doesn’t make it impossible. A bridge links Phuket to the mainland. Unfortunately, there isn’t one linking Koh Lanta to the mainland. So, there is a stretch of water to consider at some point. That is the reason for this article – to show you how you can get here easily and comfortably. Well, here is some reliable info on the means you can use to get to Koh Lanta from Phuket.
Phuket to Koh Lanta distance
The Phuket to Koh Lanta distance on a straight line is 80.8 km. That said though, it might take one a bit longer than expected. Plus, the time you take might vary depending on the means of transport you choose – bus, ferry, speedboat…
Now, if you choose going by land, the distance ends up being 240 km because there is no straight line here. So, give yourself a travel time of between 4 and 6 hours. That said, most people prefer using the ferry when the weather is good.
Let’s have a look at the different means of travel….
If you have a little more to spare and no time to waste then take the speed boat. The advantage is that they are faster and they do more trips a day. If you are considering a Koh Lanta to Phuket speedboat, it will take you about 1 hour and 35 minutes. Keep in mind that it might stop between islands. Plus, if you are torn between a ferry and a speedboat, a speedboat will save you more time for fun activities as well as exploration.
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This is the most famous means of travel between the two places. There are several ferries to choose from. There are also two starting points. So, you have the option to choose the one that is closest to where you are residing. You can also choose between a regular ferries or high-speed ferries.
Of course, regular ones will take longer because they have to go through
Koh Phi Phi. It takes about two hours from Phuket to Phi Phi. Then on Phi Phi island, you have to wait an hour before taking another one from Phi Phi to Koh Lanta which takes about one and a half hours to get there.
The high-speed ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta is faster but not considerably cheaper than a speedboat. So, if you can handle sea travel, then do the speedboat. Consider the little money you can save using the ferry as well as the amount of sightseeing you will enjoy while aboard the ferry.
There are no direct buses to Koh Lanta Island from Phuket. Ferry travel is still included with this option. First off, you will have to board the bus at Krabi to take you the pier where you will get on the ferry bound for Koh Lanta.
With this option, you have to book a bus to Krabi at Phuket Bus Terminal 2. At Krabi, get on a van to Koh Lanta which will take you to the Hua Hin Pier where they will get on the ferry to take you to Koh Lanta.
Whether you choose traveling from Koh Lanta to Phuket speedboat or ferry is all up to you. Just weigh and choose what works for you based on your budget and the time you have to spare.