Rassada Pier is the main dock for boats and ferries traveling to and from islands off the coast of Phuket, including Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and Krabi. This ferry pier is on the west coast of the island, a little over 4 km southeast of Phuket Town. It's an hour-long drive to reach Rassada Pier from Phuket International Airport.

Rassada Pier is busiest in the morning, with hundreds of day-trippers heading for Phang Nga Bay. You'll find private yachts, speedboats, and ferries offering transfers to surrounding islands. The first ferries usually leave for Krabi and Koh Lanta at 8am. If you want to stock up on snacks before your trip, there are a couple of food stalls and a snack shop close to the pier.

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Good to know about Rassada Pier in Phuket

While Rassada Pier has several booths offering tickets on the day of travel, it's a good idea to book in advance if you're in Phuket during the high season. Boats are often fully booked from November to April. 

Beware of English-speaking touts operating just outside Rassada Pier. They often offer you VIP tickets for a special price but these are usually normal tickets, which you'll pay 3 times higher. 

How to get to Koh Phi Phi from Rassada Pier:

  • Getting to Koh Phi Phi by ferry takes around 2.5 hours. A one-way trip costs around 350 baht or 690 baht, depending on which pier you arrive. 
  • A speedboat ride takes 1 hour but tends to be more expensive. Book in advance, especially in high season. 
  • Ferries leave Rassada Pier every hour from 8am to 3pm (schedule times vary by season or weather)

Rassada Pier in Phuket

Location: Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand