If you’re a connoisseur of the outdoors, Koh Yao Noi is for you! Its sparkling tropical waters offer up some of the world’s finest snorkeling, swimming, sea kayaking and diving. After a day of adventure, you can retire to your villa and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.
Koh Yao Noi is a quiet island and its beaches are for relaxing and soaking in the local culture. Experience the best of the Andaman for yourself!
Getting to Koh Yao Noi from Krabi
The trip from Krabi to Koh Yao Noi is a breeze. Koh Yao Noi is close enough to Krabi’s Ao Luek’s Thalen Pier. Below are more details.
Thalane Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Click here for directions to Thalen Pier.
Ao Nang Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Getting to Koh Yao Noi from Phuket
Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, but when you want to escape the nonstop pace and relax, make your way to Bang Rong Pier and set sail from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi.
Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Want transfer service? If you choose to stay at Coastal Escape, you will get free transport from Phuket Airport to the resort! (*conditions apply)
Click here for directions to Bang Rong Pier.
If you’re planning on visiting Koh Yao Noi’s big sister Koh Yao Yai as well, you can leave from Phuket’s Rassada Piers, located east of the city center. The Rassada Piers are far less popular and have fewer boats between Phuket and Koh Yaos.
Private Car and Private Speed Boat “The Escape”
Getting to Koh Yao Noi with Coastal Escape, you can arrange the transfer with private car from the airport and their own private speed boat, The Escape will take you to a less crowded pier in Phuket, Ao Por Pier and in Krabi Ao Thalen Pier. Here they have their own speed boat and boat captain with crew waiting for you and take you directly to the resort beach (extreme weather and tides can make them change to go via a pier on Koh Yao Noi). Water and fruit supplied free. Indoor seating if rain. Toilet on board if needed. Max capacity 6 people!
One-Way: 7,900 THB per person (1-3 passengers)
Extra-person over 5 years: 1,000 THB (max 6 passengers)
Private Car and Private Longtail Boat
With Coastal Escape, you can arrange the transfer with private car from the airport and private longtail boat. The Escape will take you to a less crowded pier, Ao Por Pier (in Krabi Ao Thalen Pier). At the pier, they have a private longtail boat waiting for you and take you directly to the resort beach (extreme weather and tides can make them change to go via a pier on Koh Yao Noi). The longtail boat is not luxury or real comfort but it’s traditionally in style.
One-Way: 5,000 THB per person (1-3 passengers)
Extra-person over 5 years: 500 THB ( max 12 passengers)
Private Car and Public Speed Boat Ferry
The Escape can do the transfer for you with private car from the airport or any centrally located hotel in Phuket/Krabi and give you tickets to the joined boat and again pick you up with a private local taxi here on Koh Yao Noi pier and take you to the resort.
One-Way: 1,400 THB per person
Extra person over 5 years: 800 THB per person
Note: Private cars and a joined boat are ok for most guests but it’s not really comfortable. The joined boats leave about once per hour but in high season they can be over-crowded or even full so you need to wait for the next boat. In the low season when there are few tourists it happens that boats get cancelled to fill up the next boat an hour later. It’s not fun to wait at the pier for one hour or more, rain or shine! Families with small kids should think twice about this option!
Getting to Koh Yao Noi from Koh Yao Yai
The Koh Yaos are the undisputed gems of the Andaman and it’s very easy to travel from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Yao Noi. Simply ask your villa desk or a travel company to get you a ferry voucher. You’ll sail from Koh Yao Yai Pier. You can also book an authentic long tail boat. Ferries run between the piers regularly, making island hopping a breeze.
Click here for directions to the Koh Yao Yai Pier.
Koh Lanta to Koh Yao Noi
Travelling from Koh Lanta to Koh Yao Noi is quite easy. One of the best ways is to move from your hotel to Koh Lanta pier. You will need a taxi for this, and the charges depend on how far your hotel is from Koh Lanta Pier. From there, you have two good options below,
- Take a 2hour van drive to Ao Nang Pier and follow steps mentioned above.
- Alternatively, you can take a 2-hour voyage ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Yao Noi.
Koh Phi Phi to Koh Yao Noi
There is always a ferry travelling from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Yao Noi. The Koh Phi Phi to Koh Yao Noi ferry transfer is a 2 hours 45-minute ferry journey.
You can also travel by speedboat with a short stopover at Railay Beach and Ao Nang to pick up/drop-off other transferring guests.
There is a long way that involves going to Ao Nang Pier using a Longtail. Then take a ferry to Railay Beach before proceeding to Koh Yao Noi.
Phang Nga to Koh Yao Noi
All you have to do to travel from Phang Nga to Koh Yao Noi is to take a taxi from your hotel to the Phang Nga (Tha Dan Pier) then take a speedboat to Koh Yao Noi at the Sukha Pier.
Bangkok to Koh Yao Noi
From Bangkok to Koh Yao Noi, you will either have to travel to Phuket or Krabi. From there, you can follow the steps one or two above to get to Koh Yao Noi.
Khao Sok to Koh Yao Noi
If you are coming from Khao Sok heading to Koh Yao Noi, you will have to travel to either Phangnga or Krabi or Phuket, then follow the steps above depending on your choice.
- Drive from Phuket Airport to Bangrong Pier (Phuket) – 25min
- Drive from Krabi Airport to Ao Thalen Pier (Krabi) – 45min
- Speed boat, Bangrong Pier (Phuket) to Manoh Pier on Koh Yao Noi – 25min (90% speed boats)
- Speed boat Ao Thalen Pier (Krabi) to Tha Kao Pier on Koh Yao Noi – 30min (very few speedboats)
- Longtail boat, Bangrong Pier (Phuket) to Manoh Pier on Koh Yao Noi – 50min (only twice per day)
- Longtail boat Ao Thalen Pier (Krabi) to Tha Kao Pier on Koh Yao Noi – 1h (almost always longtail boats)
- Drive from the piers Tha Kao Pier and Manoh Pier on Koh Yao Noi to Coastal Escape only 10 min.
Make the most of your tropical Thailand vacation by checking out one its most breathtaking treasures, the unparalleled Koh Yao Noi!