Self Transport

For savvy travelers, local transport can be self-organized to reach the resort. Scheduled speedboats and longtail boats run frequently from Phuket and Krabi to two piers on Koh Yao Noi. From these piers, a local “Tuk Tuk” (taxi) or scooter can be hired to reach Jaiyen Eco Resort on the North-west coast. Once at the resort, mountain bikes can also be arranged — a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to motorized transport.

 

If traveling from Phuket

  • [23 min] Take a taxi (800-900 baht) from the airport to Bang Rong Pier. There may be a tourist tax per person.
  • Buy a ticket on a speedboat (400 baht pp) [20-25 min] or longtail [40-50 min] boat to Koh Yao Noi.
  • Arrive at Manoh Pier on the south coast of Koh Yao Noi. There may be a tourist tax per person. If you have large bags, hire a local Songthaew taxi to take you to “Jaiyen Resort in An Pao” [10-60 min depending on other passengers to drop off].
  • For experienced riders, if you have minimal luggage, you can also hire scooters directly from the pier (at your own risk).

If traveling from Krabi:

  • [45 min] Take a taxi (800-900 baht) from the airport to Ao Thalen Pier.
  • Buy a ticket on a speedboat (400 baht pp) [20-25 min] or longtail [50-60 min] boat to Koh Yao Noi.
  • Arrive on the east coast of Koh Yao Noi at Tha Khao Pier. There may be a tourist tax per person. If you have large bags,
  • hire a local Songthaew taxi to take you to “Jaiyen Resort in An Pao” [10-60 min depending on other passengers to drop off].
  • For experienced riders, if you have minimal luggage, you can also hire scooters directly from the pier.

PHUKET TO KOH YAO NOI
BOAT TRANSFER SCHEDULE

As of 1 Jan 2020. Boat schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

TIME

FROM BANG RONG PIER
[Phuket] 

TIME

FROM MANOH PIER
[Koh Yao Noi]
07:50 Speedboat 06:30 Speedboat
08:40 Speedboat 07:00 Longtail
09:15 Longtail 07:50 Speedboat
09:50 Speedboat 09:00 Speedboat
10:30 Speedboat 09:40 Speedboat
11:30 Speedboat 10:30 Speedboat
12:30 Longtail 11:30 Speedboat
13:30 Speedboat 13:30 Longtail
14:30 Speedboat 14:00 Speedboat
15:00 Speedboat 15:00 Longtail
16:00 Speedboat 16:00 Speedboat
17:00 Longtail 16:40 Speedboat
17:40 Speedboat 17:30 Speedboat
19:30 Speedboat

KRABI TO KOH YAO NOI
BOAT TRANSFER SCHEDULE

As of 1 Jan 2020. Boat schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

TIME

 

FROM AO THALANE PIER
[Krabi]

TIME

 

FROM THA KHAO PIER
[Koh Yao Noi]
09:00 Longtail 07:00 Longtail
10:00 Longtail 07:30 Longtail
11:00 Longtail 08:30 Longtail
12:00 Longtail 09:30 Speedboat
13:00 Longtail 10:30 Longtail
14:00 Longtail 11:30 Speedboat
15:00 Speedboat 12:30 Longtail
16:00 Speedboat 13:30 Longtail
17:00 Longtail 14:30 Longtail
17:30 Longtail 16:00 Longtail
17:50 Speedboat 16:35 Speedboat

A note on local transport

For those renting scooters, be advised that the roads on Koh Yao Noi can vary from paved to unmaintained jungle trails, so riding is at your own risk. While it may be fun, renting scooters if you are not licensed to drive one may void your travel insurance if you have an accident.

Local transport provides an interesting way to get around the island and help support the local community, however, these local routes are not for everyone. Speedboats can sometimes get crowded during peak hours and may not be up to some traveler’s expected comfort levels, while longtails take significantly longer (although one saving grace of a longtail is that you can take a scooter or motorbike from the mainland for an additional 200 baht).

Semi-Private Transfers

Private transfers between Phuket Airport/Hotel, Krabi Airport/Hotel and Jaiyen can be arranged with prior notice. Guests will be met upon arrival at their location and will be transferred to the local pier by private vehicle in approximately 20-25 minutes, and then by a shared Speedboat to Koh Yao Noi in approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by a private vehicle to Jaiyen. Our transfer prices are:
Single: 2,400 baht.
Double: 3,000 baht.
Additional guests: 600 baht.
*Private boats can be arranged, starting from 5,000 baht per Longtail and 8,000 baht per Speedboat.

From Phuket Airport by helicopter

One-way helicopter transfers can be arranged at 70,500 baht per helicopter, for a maximum of six persons traveling at the same time. The helicopter operates from Phuket Airport, and during daylight hours only. The helicopter transfer is approximately 15 min. The maximum capacity is six passengers, with luggage allowance per guest at 16 kg. The transfer service provider may decide to put the guests’ luggage on a different scheduled transfer or a different mode of transport if deemed necessary. It is advisable to take soft bags rather than hard suitcases. The helicopter is not operated by the resort and the helicopter operating company reserves the right to amend the price and travel details.

Operating Hours and Considerations

  • Prices as of 1st Jan 2020 (subject to change)
  • Scheduled Transfers: guests will be shuttled with others that have similar transfer times.
  • Immigration, baggage collection, and customs may take 1 hour or longer at the airport.
  • Boats to and from the island operate at fixed times. Additionally, we can arrange more boat transfers (and even helicopter transfers) for those seeking to travel to and from the resorts outside of the fixed times, except at night1.
  • For shared rates, additional guests must be traveling at similar times. We reserve the right to combine guests traveling at similar times for the boat trips, even for Pivate Transfers.
  • Weather also plays a large factor in the safety of any transport operation. The final decision to run the transfer is with the responsible captains in charge. It is rare that bad weather sets in for long periods of time. In the event that poor weather prevents the transfer to the resort, we can arrange alternative resort accommodation at hotels of similar standards in Phuket/Krabi.

1 In the interest of safety, boat trips will not operate at night during low season due to a lack of visibility. Due to this restriction, pick-ups from the Airport/mainland hotels operate between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm only.

Please note: if your flight arrival time is after 6:00 pm, we suggest you book accommodation in Phuket or Krabi, or ask us to arrange alternative accommodation for you. We can pick you up directly from the hotel/resort you stayed the following day.