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Island hopping in Thailand is one of the most memorable experiences for your vacation in Thailand. Island hopping and organizing an Island hopping itinerary can be quite confusing.

We’ve done all the work for you and have some of the best itineraries.


ISLAND HOPPING ROUTES



You’ll start your trip in Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) Airport. If you’re taking an International flight you will likely arrive at Bangkok Airport – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and will have to transfer from BKK to DMK.

Here are some basic facts:
South Andaman Sea = West of Thailand Mainland
Gulf of Thailand = East of Thailand Mainland

It takes time to go from one side to the other side. In general the Northernmost and Southernmost islands of the North & South Andaman Sea are less developed and more beautiful.


South Andaman Sea Itinerary

Thailand Island Hopping Itinerary
START: Fly into Hat Yai Airport (HDY)
END: Fly out of Trang Airport (TST), Krabi Airport (KBV) or Phuket Airport (HKT) or hop to another itinerary below depending on how much time you have.
Plan to spend 3-5 days per island for a relaxing trip.

    — SOUTH ISLANDS —

  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ FLY IN – Hat Yai Airport (HDY) ($30-$35USD to/from Bangkok DMK 1h30m Thai Air Asia)
  • ๐ŸšŒ Take Van or Taxi to Pak Bara Pier …. Then take speedboat to:
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Lipe
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Bulon
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Kradan
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Mook
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Ngai
  • ๐Ÿ›ซ FLY OUT – Trang Airport (TST) ($30-$40USD to/from Bangkok DMK 1h29m Thai Air Asia, Nok Air) OR Continue to next island …
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Lanta
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Jum
  • ๐Ÿ›ซ FLY OUT – Krabi Airport (KBV) ($45-50 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Vietjet Air) OR Continue to next island …
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Phi Phi
  • ๐Ÿ›ซ FLY OUT – Phuket Airport (HKT) ($30-$35 to/from Bangkok DMK1h25m Thai Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air) OR Continue to next island OR Itinerary Hop
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Yao Yai
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Yao Noi
  • ๐Ÿ›ซ FLY OUT – Krabi Airport (KBV) ($45-50 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Vietjet Air) OR Itinerary Hop
  • — NORTH ISLANDS —

  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM PHUKET – North Andaman Sea #1 or #2 Itinerary – Phuket to Ranong via Bus (300 THB, 5h 20m) or Taxi (4500 THB, 4h 30m) or Local Bus (450 THB 8h 30m)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM KRABI – North Andaman Sea #1 or #2 Itinerary – Krabi to Ranong via Local Bus (360 THB, 6h) Taxi (3500 THB, 4h 30m)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM KRABI – Gulf of Thailand Itinerary – Krabi to Surat Thani via Taxi (2000 THB, 2h 15m) or Bus (250 THB, 5h) or Minivan (250THB 5h)

North Andaman Sea Itinerary #1

Thailand Island Hopping Itinerary
START: Fly into Ranong (UNN) Airport
END: Fly out of Ranong (UNN) Airport or connect to another itinerary below depending on how much time you have.
Plan to spend 3-5 days per island for a relaxing trip.

    — NORTH ISLANDS —

  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ FLY IN – Ranong (UNN) ($25-75 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h29m Thai Air Asia, Nok Air)
  • ๐ŸšŒ Take a Taxi/Van to Ranong Pier … then take a speedboat to:
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Chang
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Payam
  • — SOUTH ISLANDS–

  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM RANONG – South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Phuket – Ranong to Phuket via Bus (? THB) or Taxi (5000 THB)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM RANONG- South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Krabi – Ranong to Krabi via Taxi (6000 THB)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM RANONG – Gulf of Thailand Itinerary via Surat Thani Ranong to Surat Thani via Bus (270 THB) or Taxi (4500 THB)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM RANONG- Gulf of Thailand Itinerary via Chumphon Ranong to Chumphon via Taxi (4000THB)

North Andaman Sea Itinerary #2

Thailand Island Hopping Itinerary
START: Fly into Ranong (UNN) Airport
END: Fly out of Ranong (UNN) Airport or hop to another itinerary below depending on how much time you have.
Plan to spend 3-5 days per island for a relaxing trip.

    — NORTH —

  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ FLY IN – Ranong (UNN) ($25-75 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h29m Thai Air Asia, Nok Air)
  • ๐ŸšŒ Take a Taxi/Van to Ranong Pier … then take a speedboat to:
  • ๐Ÿ– Kao Lak
  • ๐Ÿ– Khao Sok
  • — SOUTH —

  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM PHUKET- South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Phuket – Khao Sok to Phuket (3000THB, 2h 30m)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM PHUKET – South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Krabi – Khao Sok to Krabi via Bus (450 THB, 4h 30m) or Taxi (3000 THB, 3h)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM PHUKET – Gulf of Thailand Itinerary via Surat Thani – Khao Sok to Surat Thani via Van (250 THB, 2h 30m) or Taxi (2000 THB, 2h)

Gulf of Thailand Itinerary

Island Hopping Itinerary (South to North)
START: Fly into Chumphon Airport (CJM)
END: Fly out of Surat Thani Airport (URT) or hop to another itinerary below depending on how much time you have.
Plan to spend 3-5 days per island for a relaxing trip.

    — NORTH-WEST ISLANDS —

  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ FLY IN – Chumphon Airport (CJM) $40-50 (Bangkok DKK 1h15m Thai Air Asia, Nok Air)
  • Take a Taxi/Van to ZZZ Pier … then take a speedboat to:
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Tao
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Phangan
  • ๐Ÿ– Koh Samui
  • ๐Ÿ›ซ FLY OUT – Surat Thani Airport (URT) ($25-30 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h Thai Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air) OR Koh Samui Airport (USM) ($165-180 to/from Bangkok DMK 1h 10m Bangkok Airways)
  • — SOUTH-EAST ISLANDS —

  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM SURAT THANI – South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Krabi – Surat Thani to Krabi via Van (400 THB, 3h) Bus (250THB, 2h 15m) or Taxi (2000 THB, 2h 15m)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM SURAT THANI –South Andaman Sea Itinerary via Phuket – Bus/Taxi Flight from Surat Thani to Phuket via Bus (250THB, 5h) or Taxi (4000THB, 4h)
  • โžก๏ธ ITINERARY HOP FROM SURAT THANI – North Andaman Sea #1 or #2 Itinerary via Ranong Surat Thani to Ranong via Bus (250THB, 2h 15m) or Taxi (3800THB, 3h)


Fast Boat
Sandbank Trip!
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SOUTH ANDAMAN SEA
ITINERARY DETAILS


The islands of the South Andaman Sea are some of the most Beautiful islands in Thailand. Turquoise waters and relatively healthy coral reefs surround.

South Andaman Sea Thailand – Island Hopping Route & Itinerary (South to North)

FROM
TO
TRANSPORT MODE
COMPANY
PRICE
TIME

Bangkok DMK Airport
Hat Yai Airport (HDY)
Thai Air Asia
1,091 THB ($35USD)
1h 30m

Hat Yai Airport (HDY)
Pak Bara Pier
Shared Van
Private Taxi
280 THB ($9USD)
1665 THB ($53USD)
2h
2h

Pak Bara Pier
Koh Lipe
Bundhaya Boat
650 THB ($21USD)
1h 30m

Koh Lipe
Koh Bulon
Bundhaya Boat
Satun Pakbara
Jolly Travel
550 THB ($18USD)
550 THB ($18USD)
600 THB ($19USD)
1h

Koh Bulon
Koh Kradan
Bundhaya Boat
765 THB ($25USD)
50m

Koh Kradan
Koh Mook
Bundhaya Boat
255 THB ($8USD)
10m

Koh Mook
Koh Ngai
Bundhaya Boat
298 THB ($10USD)
312 THB ($USD)
30m

Koh Ngai
Trang (Pak Meng Pier)
Koh Ngai Camping Boat
1800 THB ($58USD)
1h

Trang (Pak Meng Pier)
Trang Airport (TST)
Taxi
? THB ($0USD))
1h

Trang Airport (TST)
Bangkok Airport (DMK)
Thai Air Asia
Nok Air
1,246 THB ($40USD)
1h 30m

Koh Ngai
Koh Lanta
Bundhaya Boat
600 THB ($19USD)
30m

Koh Lanta (? Pier)
Koh Jum
Koh Phi Phi
? Boat
Bundhaya Boat
? THB ($0USD)
550 THB ($18USD)
?h
1h

Koh Jum
Krabi Town
? Boat
? THB ($0USD)
?h

Krabi Town
Krabi Airport (KBV)
Taxi
550 THB ($18USD)
30m

Krabi Airport (KBV)
Bangkok Airport (DMK)
Thai Air Asia
Thai Lion Air
Thai Vietjet Air
1,558 THB ($50USD)
1h

Koh Jum
Koh Phi Phi (Ton Sai Pier)
Boat
750 THB ($24USD)
30m

Koh Phi Phi
Phuket Rasada Pier
Bundhaya Boat
765 THB ($25USD)
1h

Phuket Rasada Pier
Phuket Airport (HKT)
Taxi
800 THB ($26USD)
1h 30m

Phuket Airport (HKT)
Bangkok Airport (DMK)
Thai Air Asia
Nok Air
Thai Lion Air
1,091 THB ($35USD)
1h 25m

Koh Phi Phi
Koh Yao Yai
Koh Yao Sun Boat
1200  THB ($39USD)
1h 40m

Koh Yao Yai
Koh Yao Noi
? Boat
? THB ($0USD)
?h

Koh Yao Noi
Ao Nang (Chonglard Pier – Krabi)
? Boat
?  THB ($0USD)
?h

Ao Nang (Chonglard Pier – Krabi)
Krabi Airport (KBV)
Shuttle
Taxis
250 THB ($8USD)
667 THB ($21USD)
1h 30m
35m

Krabi Airport (KBV)
Bangkok (DMK Airport)
Thai Air Asia
Thai Lion Air
Thai Vietjet Air
 THB ($32USD)
1,558 THB ($50USD)
1h


South Andaman Sea
2020  Island Hopping Summary

So which island should you hop to next?

FROM
TO AND PRICE
FAST BOAT COMPANY
Notes

PARKBARA PIER
— Parkbara Pier —
Koh Lipe (450THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH LIPE
Langkawi (900THB)
— Koh Lipe —
Koh Bulone (550THB)
Koh Kradarn (1150THB)
Koh Mook (1150THB)
Koh Ngai (1250THB)
Koh Lanta (1360THB)
Koh Phi Phi (1560THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (1950THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH BULONE
Langkawi (1600THB)
Koh Lipe (550THB)
— Koh Bulone —
Koh Kradarn (765THB)
Koh Mook (765THB)
Koh Ngai (893THB)
Koh Lanta (1300THB)
Koh Phi Phi (2125THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (2635THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH KRADARN
Langkawi (2400THB)
Koh Lipe (1150THB)
Koh Bulone (765THB)
— Koh Kradarn —
Koh Mook (255THB)
Koh Ngai (340THB)
Koh Lanta (950THB)
Koh Phi Phi (1488THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (2253THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH MOOK
Langkawi (2400THB)
Koh Lipe (1150THB)
Koh Bulone (765THB)
Koh Kradarn (255THB)
–Koh Mook–
Koh Ngai (298THB)
Koh Lanta (800THB)
Koh Phi Phi (1360THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (2040THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH NGAI
Langkawi (2600THB)
Koh Lipe (1250THB)
Koh Bulone (893THB)
Koh Kradarn (340THB)
Koh Mook (298THB)
— Koh Ngai —
Koh Lanta (600THB)
Koh Phi Phi (1148THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (1828THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH LANTA
Langkawi (2300THB)
Koh Lipe (1360THB)
Koh Bulone (1300THB)
Koh Kradarn (950THB)
Koh Mook (800THB)
Koh Ngai (600THB)
— Koh Lanta —
Koh Phi Phi (500THB)
Phuket Rasada Pier (1200THB)
Bundhaya Speed Boat

KOH PHI PHI
Langkawi (2975THB)
Koh Lipe (1560THB)
Koh Bulone (2125THB)
Koh Kradarn (1573THB)
Koh Mook (1360THB)
Koh Ngai (1148THB)
Koh Lanta (550THB)
— Koh Phi Phi —
Phuket Rasada Pier (765THB)

Bundhaya Speed Boat

PHUKET RASADA PIER
Langkawi (3400THB)
Koh Lipe (1920HB)
Koh Bulone (2635THB)
Koh Kradarn (2253THB)
Koh Mook (2040THB)
Koh Ngai (1828THB)
Koh Lanta (1200THB)
Koh Phi Phi (765THB)
— Phuket Rasada Pier —
Bundhaya Speed Boat


2020  Wanderasm South Andaman Sea Island Ratings – Beach and Water

So which islands do we recommend?

ISLAND
(ISLAND)
BEACHES
WATER CLARITY
(ISLAND)
MARINE LIFE / SNORKLEING
(ISLAND)
ACTIVITIES / EXCURSIONS
(OFFSITE)
DIVING
(ISLAND)
DIVING
(OFFSITE)

KOH LIPE
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2020  Wanderasm South Andaman Sea Island Ratings – Eat, Sleep, Party, Relax

So which islands do we recommend for eating, sleeping, partying and relaxing?

ISLAND
DINING OPTIONS
ACCOMODATIONS
PARTY / DRINKING OPTIONS
YOGA / MIND & BODY
SPA / MASSAGE
NOTES

KOH LIPE
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2020  Wanderasm South Andaman Sea Island Ratings – Backpacker / Solo Travel / Couple / Family & Kid and Digital Nomad Friendly

So which islands do we recommend for each category of travelers?

ISLAND
BACKPACKER BUDGET FRIENDLY
SOLO TRAVEL FRIENDLY
COUPLE FRIENDLY / ROMANTIC
SECLUSION
FAMILY / KID FRIENDLY
DIGITAL NOMAD FRIENDLY
WIFI SPEED (ISLAND)
NOTES

KOH LIPE
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2020  Wanderasm South Andaman Sea Island Ratings – 2020 FINAL Scores

So which islands scores the highest for 2020?

ISLAND
2020  WANDERASM OVERALL SCORE
NOTES

KOH LIPE
94


2020  Koh Lipe (Thailand) Scores

2020  WANDERASM SCORES
NOTES

BEACHES
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WATER CLARITY (ISLAND)
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MARINE LIFE / SNORKLEING (ISLAND)
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HIKING (ISLAND)
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ACTIVITIES / EXCURSIONS (OFFSITE)
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DIVING (ISLAND)
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DIVING (OFFSITE)
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INSTAGRAMABLE / INSTAGRAMABLE
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DINING OPTIONS
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ACCOMODATION OPTIONS
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PARTY / DRINKING OPTIONS
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YOGA / MIND & BODY
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SPA / MASSAGE
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BACKPACKER BUDGET FRIENDLY
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SOLO TRAVEL FRIENDLY
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COUPLE FRIENDLY / ROMANTIC
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SECLUSION
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VERY Busy island; No seclusion.

FAMILY / KID FRIENDLY
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DIGITAL NOMAD FRIENDLY
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WIFI SPEED (ISLAND)
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BUDGETR
$ – $$$$$

2020  WANDERASM OVERALL SCORE

95

Beautiful but busy destination in the South Andaman Sea of Thailand;
Lots of things to do – spas, big beaches, hikes, diving, island hopping trips.
You must stop here !

Additional Notes:


2020  Koh Mook / Muk (Thailand) Scores

2020  WANDERASM SCORES
NOTES

BEACHES
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Go to Charlie Beach around Noon and get a free beach chair at Mong Bar and stay for an amazing Sunset

WATER CLARITY (ISLAND)
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Not the clearest water in Thailand.

MARINE LIFE / SNORKLEING (ISLAND)
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HIKING (ISLAND)
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ACTIVITIES / EXCURSIONS (OFFSITE)
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Lots of island hopping options.

DIVING (ISLAND)
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DIVING (OFFSITE)
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INSTAGRAMABLE / INSTAGRAMABLE
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DINING OPTIONS
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Some of THE best food in Thailand!!!!

ACCOMODATION OPTIONS
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PARTY / DRINKING OPTIONS
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Mong bar has some of the best drinks and food on the island at reAsonable prices. Lie on the sunbeds for free as long as you order something. The owner is extremely friendly. Stay for a memorable sunset. NOT a party island. More of a laid back chill vibe.

YOGA / MIND & BODY
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SPA / MASSAGE
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SOLO TRAVEL FRIENDLY
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SECLUSION
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FAMILY / KID FRIENDLY
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DIGITAL NOMAD FRIENDLY
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WIFI SPEED (ISLAND)
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Budget
$ – $$$

2020  WANDERASM OVERALL SCORE

95

Must go destination in the South Andaman Sea of Thailand;
Relaxing with amazing cheap drinks and some of the best food in Thailand!
Daytrip to Koh Rok is an unforgettable romantic memorable experience ! Not the most beautiful island but makes up for it with the friendliness of locals.

Additional Notes:





WANDERASM DESTIONATION SCORE GUIDE
98-100 – World’s Top Destinations
95-97 – Must Go Destinations
90-94 – Outstanding Destinations
85-89 – Very Good Destinations
80-84 – Good Destinations
75-79 – Mediocre Destinations
50-74 – Not Recommended



WANDERASM DESTINATION DAILY BUDGET PRICE GUIDE (BUDGET PER PRSON PER DAY IN USD)
ยข – <$20 – Extremely Good Value
$ – <$20-50 – Value
$$ – $50-100- Budget
$$$ – $100-200 – Mid range
$$$$ – $200-500- Luxury
$$$$$ – $500-1000 – Ultra Luxury
$$$$$+ – $1000+ – Ultra Luxury Extravagant Plus