How to get to Koh Phangan

What about

Say "Koh Phangan" and here you are in the middle of the partying crowd, old-school hippies and modern flashpackers, party animals and adventurous party goers from all over the world who come to the island to partake in a once in a lifetime celebration experience. Koh Phangan’s epic Full Moon, Black Moon and other ‘Moon’ parties rock the island creating an overwhelming atmosphere of freedom and happiness. If drinking and partying all night through is not your thing, it does not mean that Koh Phangan is a total no-no for you. A stunning island has much more to offer. When the parties are not raging, the island settles into a sleepy hippie town, perfect for the unconventional traveller who is looking for an organic experience. The terrain of the island is quite mountainous and provides a picturesque backdrop for white sand beaches and infinity pools in mushrooming luxury five star hotels and resorts which are consistently gentrifying the island, slowly transforming it from a budget destination to a Babylonian one.

Getting to Koh Phangan

The departure point for Koh Phangan is Donsak Pier in Suratthani. There are ferries linking Koh Phangan with its neighbours – Koh Samui and Koh Tao – and making island hopping as easy as it can be.

From Bangkok via Chumphon/Suratthani bus + ferry

Buses to Chumphon/Suratthani leave from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok. They take from 6½ hrs to 12 hrs to arrive. Busses depart regularly during the day, the majority reaching Suratthani between 1am and 5am, so be ready to while away some time before boarding your ferry to the island. There is a convenient bus+ferry option offered by Lomprayah company with buses leaving from their office in Khao San Road in Bangkok which is a good option if you are staying somewhere in the area. The bus brings you directly to the pier in Chumphon from where Lomprayah catamaran delivers you to Koh Phangan via Koh Tao proceeding then to Koh Samui. Book a couple of days in advance. Opposite to all other ill-famed Khao San Road buses, there are no theft-related issues with this service.

From Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

You have a wide selection of trains heading down to the south from the capital, offering the full range of coaches, from the cheapest fan seats to the comfy AC 1st class sleepers leaving during the day. There is a very convenient #85 train departing from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 7.30pm and arriving to Suratthani around 7am. Even the 2nd class sleeper gives you enough privacy with personal curtains; the 1st class sleeper is a more chic choice but costs nearly double.
Do not, thought, disregard the earlier trains as they give you an opportunity to soak up the scenery. Limestone cliffs, farmlands and epic jungles pop up throughout the journey, each more beautiful than the next.
If your book a joint ticket to Koh Phangan (which may work out cheaper than finding your own way), then you will be picked up at the station in Suratthani about one hour after your train arrives and transported directly to Donsak Pier for your 1½ hr journey to Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan.
Tip: The lower berths are the first to sell out. Book them as much in advance as possible. They are also considerably wider than the upper ones. If you are travelling with a baby, opt for the lower berths by all means.

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan lies within an easy reach from Koh Samui. Lomprayah and Seatran take sheer 20 minutes to get to the island; there are slower Songserm (30 min.) and Haad Rin Queen (50 min.) ferry boats, too. All the boats – except for Haad Rin Queen – arrive to Thong Sala Pier.

From Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

There are three ferry companies serving this direction with Lomprayah and Seatran offering the fastest service (80 min.). Songserm takes 1hr 50 min. for the route.

How long does my sea journey to Koh Phangan last?

Depending on the company you travel with, your journey to Koh Phangan from the mainland (Donsak Pier in Suratthani) may take from 1½ hr to tiring 6–7hrs.
Lomprayah – 1½ hr (twice a day in either direction)
Raja Ferry – 2½ hrs (four times a day in either direction)
Songserm – 3½ hrs (twice a day in either direction)
Night ferry – from 6 to 7 hrs departing at 10pm daily from Koh Phangan and at 11pm from Suratthani.

Besides Lomprayah (20 min. to Koh Samui, 80 min to Koh Tao, both 4 times a day) and Songserm (30 min. to Koh Samui, 1hr 50 min to Koh Tao, both twice a day), there are two more companies which connect Koh Phangan to Koh Samui and Koh Tao: Seatran (20 min. to Koh Samui, 80 min to Koh Tao, both twice a day) and Haad Rin Queen (50 min. to Koh Samui, 4 times a day).

Getting around

There are a few ways to get around the island which depend on your budget and your desire to explore or immerse yourself in the island experience.

Taxis, or songthaews, are pick-up truck which connect the busiest parts of the island. Depending on your destination they will cost between 100 THB and 200 THB per person. The prices are usually fixed and tend to double after the sunset. They are convenient, but limit your freedom to explore, and cost quite a bit when you add it up. They are however the best and safest option for full moon party goers – you know why.

Motorcycles can be rented from shops all over the island. They are a great way to admire the scenery on the coastal road which boasts awe inspiring views, quaint resorts and pit stops along the way. Fuel is cheap, and normally brought in whiskey bottles from local shops or from brightly coloured coin operated machines. Rental for motorcycles will cost around 150 THB per day and you're generally expected to give up your passport until you return the bike. So take photos and look after it. But above all drive carefully, you will undoubtedly see plenty of tourists walking around with bandages and scrapes, more often than not from motorcycle accidents.

Bicycles can be rented all over the island for about 50 THB a day. As usually, they are a great way to explore the island, but do not underestimate the tropical heat. Follow secret jungle trails or just move about the flatter parts of the island at a leisurely pace. Koh Phangan is very hot though, so keep plenty of drinking water at hand.

Long-tail boats are usually moored at the beaches and are an amazing addition to the island experience. With these you can cruise between the bays taking in rich scenery, including cliff formations which can only be accessed by a boat or by hiking. Besides that, they are probably the quickest way around the island. Prices are negotiated with the boats' owners, and usually works out quite well if you're in a group.

Where to stay

No matter which beach appeals to you most, if you come for the Full Moon Party, do arrive early. It means 4–5 days before the party hits the island; otherwise you risk counting the stars by night – literally. Almost all the guesthouses require the minimum stay of at least three nights, with some places not letting you in for less than a week. There is transportation to Haad Rin, where the Full Moon Parties are held, from all the beaches, so it is not so important where you finally settle down.
Families and those looking for some serenity and peacefulness should try the remote Haad Thong Nai Pan Noi with its elegant resorts which bring an air of Samui to Koh Phangan.
Tip: If you fail to find accommodation on Koh Phangan during the Full Moon period, consider staying on Koh Samui which is the closest option.

Activities

With the diving mecca of Koh Tao within an easy reach, there is no much sense in visiting much more modest diving sites of Koh Phangan. Still there are nice spots for snorkelling in the vicinity, including Koh Ma, and you may also sign up for a hiking and snorkelling adventure in the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Waterfalls and worthy trekking trails await those to venture to the island’s hinterland. Climb the highest island’s pick, a 630m Khao Ra, or hire a kayak and reach some hidden beaches and visit Saturday Walking Street market in Thong Sala (the best time to do so is between 6pm and 8pm) for local souvenirs and cheap tasty food.

Legal issues

If you are going to the Full Moon Party not just to party and drink, but to take drugs as well, remember that drugs are completely illegal in Thailand and punishment is severe. To get inspired, watch Bangkok-Hilton and think twice.

Bangkok to Koh Phangan @ train, ferry, bus, flight Sep 30, 2017

36 trips (THB 900 — 6,821)

From Southern Terminal to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14h
฿ 919
× 2 = ฿ 1,838
 

From Khao San Songserm to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

18:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
12:15
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18h 15m
Instant
฿ 950
× 2 = ฿ 1,900
 
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
11:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15h 30m
Instant
฿ 950
× 2 = ฿ 1,900
 

From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
16:20
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,350
× 2 = ฿ 2,700
 
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,300
× 2 = ฿ 2,600
 

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
16h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,100
× 2 = ฿ 2,200
 

From Khao San Jolly Travel to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
11:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17h
Instant
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
 

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Phangan by train+bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Phangan
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 40 mins)
05:00
Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station)
11:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
 
Total
17h 55m
฿ 2,080
× 2 = ฿ 4,160
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Phangan
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
 
Total
18h
฿ 2,039
× 2 = ฿ 4,078
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Phangan
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
 
Total
18h
฿ 1,508
× 2 = ฿ 3,016
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Suratthani Train station
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
 
Total
17h
฿ 1,989
× 2 = ฿ 3,978
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Suratthani Train station
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
 
Total
17h
฿ 1,458
× 2 = ฿ 2,916
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
11:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Total
16h 15m
฿ 2,189
× 2 = ฿ 4,378
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
11:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,658
× 2 = ฿ 3,316

From Don Mueang Airport to Koh Phangan by flight+bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7804
06:00
Don Mueang Airport
07:10
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 20 mins)
07:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 30m
฿ 2,364
× 2 = ฿ 4,728
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7208
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 10 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 20m
฿ 2,565
× 2 = ฿ 5,130
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant
 
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 30 mins)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
14:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 30m
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 10m
฿ 2,530
× 2 = ฿ 5,060
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3235
07:10
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
 
Total
6h 20m
฿ 2,075
× 2 = ฿ 4,150
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Total
8h 25m
฿ 2,076
× 2 = ฿ 4,152
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7210
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 15 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 40m
฿ 2,565
× 2 = ฿ 5,130
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3237
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 25 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 40m
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 10m
฿ 2,075
× 2 = ฿ 4,150

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#TG281
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,821
× 2 = ฿ 13,642
 
#PG121
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG123
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG805
09:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG125
09:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG961
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,674
× 2 = ฿ 11,348
 
#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,736
× 2 = ฿ 11,472
 
#PG951
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,653
× 2 = ฿ 11,306
 
#PG169
16:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,653
× 2 = ฿ 11,306
 
#PG181
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG914
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG187
19:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,236
× 2 = ฿ 10,472
 
#PG189
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 
#PG199
20:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,695
× 2 = ฿ 11,390
 

Passenger reviews out of total 50,645 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I did have a good rest at the night train to chumpon. 12go.asia has offer a great service for the booking????????
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
There was a distinct lack of communication throughout the trip, which made for a night of entertainment. The check-in was complicated and ended with stickers denoting where we were going and where to sit. We were then quickly directed to another street for the buses, luckily we didn't go anywhere as this about an hour before departure. The bus had aircon but it was turned off just as it reached a good temperature. The extra warm blankets handed out didn't do much to cool me down either. Once you do get to sleep the lights are turned on frequently for either more people to get on or a service station. We were then tossed out of the bus at 4 in the morning at an empty ferry port to wait around for the sun to rise and the ferry to leave at 8 ish. The ferry took longer than expected but was good with plenty of seats and great views of the islands. Overall it seemed safe and well organised but nothing was communicated so you may well be in for a few surprises!
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 5, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There were 3 cockroaches in my bed. Also there was a lot of noice due to the seating next to the toilets. Very nice bed (beside the insects), clean sheets and pillow.
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from start to end, 12goasia replied to all my queries very quickly - confirmation, payment and picking up the tickets was easy and the office building is perfectly located across the street from the station. We chose a first class cabin for two, it was clean and comfortable, and we slept surprisingly well on the overnight journey. Also we can highly recommend the on board set menu for 190 Baht for a 5 course meal of authentic thai food! They woke us up 15 minutes before our stop so no worries about missing it. Only downside was the traditional hole in the ground toilet, fine at the start of the journey but since it is shared between 20 or so people and not cleaned during the 11 hour journey, I'd say it's best to wait til you get to your destination...
★★★★★ Aug 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was organized well, it was easy to pick up my ticket and the staff was very friendly.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A lovely way to travel, great service, decent food and arrived on time! (despite over 1 hour late departure)
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As good as can be expected. Dirty train. Smelly toilet. But the beds are fine. It get you where you want to be.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. i Recommend
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train. Bed was big enough for 2 persons. We would recommend it totally
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was full of bugs!
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We booked 2 lower births on the train however the lower birth can easily fit 2 people so next time would be comfortable to book one lower and one upper in order to leave a lower for someone else. Exit 3 at the Bangkok Railway station has some good and inexpensive restaurants while you are waiting for your train to depart. We ordered takeaways there. Much better than the train food at a fraction of the cost.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Many thanks for the perfect service. 100% recomendation!
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class surprisingly comfortable
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train however no electrical plugs
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Bus was warm, but not too warm. And there were blankets. But the smell of urine was terrible. We arrived at 4 0 clock at the pier and had to wait 3 hours for the ferry, while sitting on a wooden bench
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cool trip. Definitely recommend it.
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite timely reservation, our 6 beds were not close together. Also no light and water in toilet, no water to clean hands, bedlights broken. Nighttrain is still a comfortable way to travel
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train delayed of 3 hours. A/C too cold for sleeping.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly staff on thr train!
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. But today our train got late. Still this time I m in train. I don't what will be position of my further reservation from Suratthani to Phuket
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goAsia handled everything perfectly. They are not at fault. However, the train itself was literally crawling with bugs. Not just one or two, but an infestation. All sizes and kinds. They would literally run over our arms while we were reading. Made for a very unpleasant journey, and very little sleep.
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren salió puntual. Las camas me sorprendieron por lo cómodas, aunque son algo pequeñas. Fue una experiencia diferente. Lo único criticable es la higiene del baño.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I travelled on a first class cabin with air conditioning, although it was too cold the night was good. As you board on the train the staff comes to ask you for dinner and breakfast. ( Do not expect anything ). Prepare yourself, They don't speak English so well. Later They come to prepare beds.
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a very nice trip thank you for your wonderful service
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A perfect way of travelling. Comfortable. Good beds, Good food on board
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All good - except for excruciatingly many roaches all around us on that train.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go staff in Bangkok were friendly and efficient. Train was a pretty cool adventure. One thing - traveling as a couple you really should be allocated one lower and one upper bunk. We were allocated 2 upper bunks and this was pretty hard to manage in an enclosed space, with people also trying to get into their lower bunks. (The couple on our block who had the lower bunks had a lovely time!) Train staff were very efficient. Beds were clean. Food in the dining car was pretty good. Train arrived on time. Overall quite enjoyable!
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sufficient space for luggage. Had foldable tables so could play cards before going to sleep. Beds were completely prepared for us. Can get food and non alcoholic drinks on the train. Sleep was ok. Trunk beds good to stretch out only for body size up to 185cm.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service at the DOB office in BKK was great. Very quick, helpful and kind. The Panthip bus after the fine train ride was a bad experience though. The agent started yelling at me loudly, hitting me twice!, and telling me off before I even saw her coming because I was doing as suggested and walking INTO the Panthip office/restaurant. She accosted me right off the train. Asked if we could stop to grab a water bottle and she nastily yelled no, so we went to the bus and sat on it for nearly an hour before departure. Then came on the bus and told me and my wife off there too for not knowing she was the agent. On top of that, they failed to mention the toilet on the bus is out of order and so it can be quite uncomfortable after 1 hour wait + 1.5 hour ride to ferry ! Just fly or go with another company than Panthip for bus and boat.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Airco was too cold. Got no water. Had no idea where I was in the country or if there was a delay or anything.
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great little adventure, was a fun way to travel
★★★☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
the bus got a flat tyre so took a lot longer than expected. the a/c above where the seat was leaked water on us the whole trip
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was very good and we had a nice trip. They gave us breakfast and lunch. We arrived on time.
★★★☆☆ Aug 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Not comfortable and super messy with the bags. Only the price was good
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Did the job. Staff good, bed comfy- what more do you need!
★★★☆☆ Aug 6, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
1 1/2 late
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel)
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value in 2nd class. Only downside was the uncomfortably stiff pillow, but maybe I'd sleep fine if I brought my own. I'd do it again.
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travel was oke! Service on line good, but rules about refund not clear. After all got 15% back in stead of promised 80. And tickets were all changed from lower to upper bed. Pity
★★★☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was really nice with comfort beds. A/C is very cold bring some warm clothes with you
★★★★★ Aug 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excelent service. The train is comfortable.
★★★★☆ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good stuff
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel) :
Took the overnight to Koh Samui from Bangkok. Bus arrived 3 hours late and the toilet was literally awful. And I've seen a lot of things in my life. Bus did get us there time though and the staff was coordinated in who had to go where (multiple islands on the same bus).
★★★☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I booked the trip 2 months in advance however despite this my orginal choose of a carriage (2nd class aircon) was fully booked. In fact the train we wanted to catch was fully booked so we had to catch an earlier train. I found this odd as 12go can only book tickets a month in advance so should have been able to purchase them on the first day of sale. For this reason we ended in a second class fan carriage (where the heat was unbearable and got no sleep) arriving at 3:18am. 12Go also didn't inform us that once off the train we would have to wait 2 and a half hours for the transfer to the pier, as our ferry didn't leave until 7am. If I had known this in advance I would have picked an alternative day/method of transport.
★★★☆☆ Jul 31, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go staff were organized and picking up tickets was not a problem. Train was noisier and rougher than expected, but we could have known this...
★★☆☆☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
There is a huge difference between a Class 2 train ac or fan. The one with fan is way older in all aspects, less comfortable and Hot. Didn't like that this train stopped at so many stations. Water in toilets and sink were not always there. Next time we definitely go for Class 2- ac
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Plain left on time, good flight!
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was an old train. My bench fell apart and the table was dirty. There was no food car and the meals were way too expensive. The only nice thing was that the bottom bunk was wide so I could sleep next to my boyfriend.
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable journey to Surat Thani. Bring your own food. Food offered in train is mediocre and no value for money.
★★★☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our car was very loud.
★★★★★ Jul 29, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip on Express train to Chumphon in a 2nd class seat with air con. 25 minute delay but still good as had rain entire journey.
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, very friendly personal. Only one negative remark : In Bangkok the train was cleaned by a water shower, but unfortunately that was not enough to remove the dust from the windows. For better outlook they should be cleaned by wishing with a brush.
★★☆☆☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The cabine was old, the toilet very dirty
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good service! We took a train plus a bus from bangkok to krabi. We arrive faster than planned!
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip!!
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The air conditioning was really cold. Difficult for our friends on the top bunks to sleep because the lights stayed on the entire time. People came on the train selling food periodically which was nice. Overall, really comfortable and convenient.

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