Transportation to Koh Phangan
Traveling to Koh Phangan
Planning a visit to Koh Phangan?
You can only reach Koh Phangan by seagoing ferry, either from Surat Thani, 55 km distance, Koh Samui which is 15 km away Koh Tao or Chumpon.
There are a handful of Koh Phangan ferries with various timetables available so you can find the right one for the time you need it.
While the island is a popular destination at any time of the year, around the “Full Moon Party” time each month the ferries are almost certain to be filled to capacity. When this happens you could find yourself waiting for ‘the next one’ which is sometimes the next day, so it is really important to book early for the dates you’ll be travelling on a Ferry to or from Koh Phangan.
The main pier on Koh Phangan is Thong Sala Pier. There is also a ferry pier in Haad Rin and small pier for private speed boats in Baan Tai.
There are number of ways to travel to Koh Phangan.
- By Air from Bankgok to Koh Samui or Surat Thani, then a boat or ferry to Koh Phangan.
- By Bus or train to Surat Thani or Chumpon, then by boat to Koh Phangan.
- Daily Boat service from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan is detailed in our boats scheduale page.
Traveling from Bangkok to Koh Phangan:
|By Air||By Bus||By Train|
|Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com)|
Air Asia (www.airasia.com)
Nok Air (www.nokair.com)
Thai Smile (www.thaismileair.com)
|All-in-one ticket from Bangkok to Koh Phangan which includes the bus and ferry ticket from South Bus Station (Saitai) to Don Sak Pier||Train station from Bangkok (Hua Lum Phong Station) to Suratthani. Most trains arrive in the morning and guides take you to buses which transport to the ferry port, approximately a 1 hour drive away.
Boat from Koh Samui, Chumpon, Koh Tao and Surat Thani to Koh Phangan:
Check Full Boats schedule to and from Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan Ferry Companies
Lompraya Ferry – Also call the “speedboat” ferry, Lompraya has a well maintained fleet of Catamaran ferries that run a few times daily and only during daylight hours. This is the slightly more expensive but fastest ferry option. Pickup from and to the hotel can be arranged.
Seatran Discovery Ferry – Another fleet of “high speed ferries” A good choice with a similar speed and price to the Lompraya.
Raja Ferry – Raja ferries leave from Donsak’s pier which is about 70 kilometres south of Suratthani on the mainland (about 1 bus hour) for the port of Lipanoi in Koh Samui, or direct to Koh Phangan, these are large ferries which carrie vehicles and supplies to and from the mainland and serve as the main line for supplies to Koh Phangan. Raja ferry has the earliest departure times from Koh Phangan and is the latest arrival as well. The most economical choice when on foot, and the only one you can board with cars or any other kind of vehicle.
Songserm – A bit less speed and a bit less price than the speedboats, but reliable to ferry between islands in the Gulf of Thailand.
Haadrin Queen – From Koh Samui’s Buddha pier (closest one to the airport) to Koh Phangan’s Haad Rin Pier, this one takes you direct to the center of the Full Moon Party area, Haad Rin.