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How To Get To Koh Phangan
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How To Get To Koh Phangan

Researching how to get to Koh Phangan can save you time and money because there are many ways to reach this beautiful island.

The easiest and most convenient way is to fly via the Koh Samui Airport. However, flying from Surat Thani, a regional transport hub is slightly cheaper.

How To Get To Koh Phangan From Bangkok, Koh Samui & Surat Thani

From the Koh Samui Airport, you can take a fast boat that will take you to your destination in around just half an hour. Depending on the airline you choose, as well as how far in advance you book, will affect the rate of your plane fare. There are over 40 flights flying from Bangkok directly to Koh Samui from various cities in Thailand as well as some cities in Asia.

The last boat leaves the Big Buddha pier at around 6:30 PM, so if you have a flight arriving in Koh Samui past 5pm, you may have to stay a night or hire a private boat if it’s available.

Travel agencies can arrange a convenient bus and ferry combination package that takes you from Bangkok to Koh Phangan for around 600 baht. This option is cheap, although it requires overnight travel. The buses usually depart Bangkok around 7pm, and you will arrive in Surat Thani in the morning – just in time to board the first ferry travelling to the islands. There are several bus routes that connect Surat Thani with other major Thai destinations as well.

Sleeper trains are another inexpensive option. The train journey starts in Bangkok, and it takes around 10 hours or so. While morning train schedules are available, the most comfortable way is to leave at night so that you can sleep on the train and wake up in time for taking a ferry over to Koh Phangan. First Class tickets entitle you to a bunk bed with a private room, at really low prices. All the trains stop in Surat Thani, and from here you can take a taxi and then a ferry to the islands.

If you are on a budget and looking at how to get to Koh Phangan for cheap, you should consider the bus and train. Otherwise, flights are the most convenient way to go.

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Bus Koh Phangan - Bangkok ฿ 900–1,300 11h 30m – 18h
  •   Express 08:30, 12:30, 13:00, 18:00
  •   VIP 24 12:30
  •   Express 06:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 22:30
  •   VIP 38 20:00
  •   VIP 20:00
  •   VIP 24 19:30
  •   Economy 19:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Surat Thani ฿ 350–700 2h 40m – 9h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   ferry 05:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30, 16:30, 18:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00, 10:30
  •   Catamaran 09:00, 15:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00, 09:30, 12:30
  •   ferry 16:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 500–850 3h 15m – 5h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   Catamaran 08:00, 14:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:20, 08:30, 10:45, 11:20, 13:45
  •   ferry 08:15, 10:45, 11:15, 13:15, 14:30, 16:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 500 4h 40m – 5h 40m
  •   Standard AC 05:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   Standard AC 07:30, 10:45, 11:15, 13:15, 14:30, 16:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 390–900 4h 20m – 5h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00
  •   ferry 05:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:30, 08:30, 12:00
  •   Catamaran 07:30, 10:30
Ferry Koh Phangan - Koh Samui ฿ 200–450 20m – 2h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 11:00, 12:00, 16:10
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30, 16:30
  •   ferry 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
  •   Catamaran 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 10:15, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:30, 15:30, 17:15, 17:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:50, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 12:50, 13:00, 13:30, 16:00, 16:30, 16:40, 17:00, 18:00
  •   ferry 06:00, 08:00, 09:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Speedboat 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Donsak ฿ 210–550 2h 30m – 3h
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   ferry 16:30
  •   Catamaran 10:29, 12:30, 15:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:00, 11:00, 12:15, 13:30, 14:20, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30
  •   ferry 08:00, 09:30, 10:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 17:30, 17:50, 18:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Town ฿ 450 4h – 5h
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 12:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 13:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Town ฿ 350 4h
  •   Standard AC 05:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   Standard AC 08:00, 12:00, 14:00, 14:30, 16:30
Ferry Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 900–1,100 8h – 8h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00, 10:30
  •   Catamaran 09:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 800 8h
  •   Standard AC 07:00
  •   Standard AC 09:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Koh Lanta ฿ 800 9h 30m
  •   Standard AC 07:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Koh Lanta ฿ 900–1,150 8h 30m – 10h
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30
  •   Catamaran 07:20
  •   ferry 08:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 07:45
Bus Koh Phangan - Krabi ฿ 550 5h 40m
  •   Standard AC 07:00
  •   Standard AC 10:30, 11:30
  •   Express 11:30
Ferry Koh Phangan - Krabi ฿ 530–900 5h 20m – 8h
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   ferry 08:00
  •   Catamaran 06:30, 06:45, 07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:00, 08:00, 10:30, 11:00, 12:30
Ferry Koh Phangan - Ao Nang ฿ 800–1,050 6h – 7h
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:00, 11:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Koh Tao ฿ 350–600 1h – 1h 45m
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 13:00, 18:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:30, 12:45, 13:30, 17:00
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 08:45, 09:30, 14:45, 15:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 06:35, 09:00, 09:05, 10:00, 15:00, 15:05
Ferry Koh Phangan - Phang Nga ฿ 650 9h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Phang Nga ฿ 650 7h
  •   Standard AC 08:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Khao Sok ฿ 600–800 5h 30m – 7h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 12:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:30, 12:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Phuket ฿ 550 9h 30m
  •   Standard AC 08:00
  •   Express 09:00, 09:40, 10:00
  •   Standard AC 09:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Phuket ฿ 560–1,100 7h 40m – 9h 30m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   ferry 08:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00
  •   Catamaran 10:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00
  •   ferry 09:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Hat Yai ฿ 570–900 8h – 8h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00
  •   ferry 08:00, 10:30
Van Koh Phangan - Hat Yai ฿ 600 9h 30m
  •   Regional 14pax 08:00
  •   Regional 14pax 08:30, 10:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Railay ฿ 900–1,150 6h 10m – 7h
  •   Catamaran 07:20
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 08:00, 10:30
Bus Koh Phangan - Railay ฿ 800 7h 30m
  •   Standard AC 07:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Train Station ฿ 450–750 3h 10m – 7h 10m
  •   Catamaran 07:20, 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00, 10:30, 12:30
  •   Catamaran 08:00
  •   ferry 07:45
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:30, 08:00
Bus Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Train Station ฿ 400 4h 20m
  •   Standard AC 12:30
  •   Standard AC 07:45
Ferry Koh Phangan - Trang ฿ 640 6h 30m – 7h 30m
  •   ferry 08:00, 10:30, 12:30
Ferry Koh Phangan - Chumphon ฿ 900–1,200 3h 15m – 5h 45m
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 13:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 12:45
  •   Catamaran 05:00, 05:45, 06:00, 07:00, 07:15, 10:00, 11:45, 12:00, 13:00
  •   Speedboat 12:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 05:30, 06:00, 07:00
  •   ferry 05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 21:30, 22:00
Ferry Koh Phangan - Hua Hin ฿ 1,200–1,300 8h 30m – 8h 35m
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 13:00
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 23:30

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