Here you will find information related to travelling to and from Koh Phangan. Please be aware that while we try to keep the information (e.g. times) up-to-date, it may no longer be valid at your time of travelling, so please confirm the information prior to your travel.
Travel by airplane
Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui
The closest airport to Koh Phangan is on the neighboring island, Koh Samui.There are daily flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways (flying time: 65 or 90 minutes). See http://www.bangkokair.com for more information.
From Koh Samui, take a connecting ferry to Koh Phangan (see ferry info below). Ferry times and transportation to the pier can be arranged at the transportation counter in the Koh Samui airport.
Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Thai Smiles, Air Asia or Nok Air provide daily flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani (flying time: 70 minutes). Each airline provides the option to combine the flight and connecting ferry ride on their website. Search for Koh Phangan (Thong Sala Pier) as the destination. This combination includes a shuttle from the airport to the pier.
Travel by bus
There are many bus services (mostly sleeper buses) from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Book a ticket at any travel agency in Bangkok. The journey takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Travel by ferry
Ferries from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
- The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a 10 minute drive.
- The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, and 5:00 pm. The Lompraya pier is 50 minutes from the airport. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.
Ferries from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui
- The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm.
- The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 7:15 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 am, and 4:20 pm.
Local taxis are available at the pier in Thong Sala. Taxis are approximately 200 – 300 THB per person.
Travel by train
Trains leave Bangkok several times a day; the trip takes an average of 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available for overnight trains. Book in advance to reserve a sleeper car. From the train station, transfer via taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak pier (1½ hours). From Donsak Pier, take a ferry to Koh Phangan (3 hours).