Bangkok to Koh Phangan @ train, ferry, bus, flight Apr 4, 2017

38 trips (THB 1,100 — 11,689)

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
49 seats available
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,300
× 2 = ฿ 2,600
47 seats available

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
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
45 seats available
Total
17h 55m
฿ 2,080
× 2 = ฿ 4,160
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
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
43 seats available
Total
16h 15m
฿ 2,189
× 2 = ฿ 4,378
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 8 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
43 seats available
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,658
× 2 = ฿ 3,316
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 8 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
10 seats available
Total
17h
฿ 1,458
× 2 = ฿ 2,916
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
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
10 seats available
Total
17h
฿ 1,989
× 2 = ฿ 3,978

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
25 seats available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Phangan by flight

#PG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#TG281
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,356
× 2 = ฿ 10,712
  available
#PG121
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG123
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG119
09:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG115
09:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG125
10:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG1131
10:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG963
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 7,643
× 2 = ฿ 15,286
  available
#PG1151
12:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG133
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 11,689
× 2 = ฿ 23,378
  available
#PG135
12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG141
13:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG145
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG961
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG153
15:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,786
× 2 = ฿ 11,572
  available
#PG873
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG951
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG163
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG169
16:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG171
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG1177
17:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG914
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG183
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG185
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG187
19:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG189
20:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG199
20:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 37,895 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fun experience. Will definitely do again. Service was great, and sleeper was super comfortable
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy booking and easy to find the office. Beds were ok and staff was nice. Should have brought earplugs because it is very loud so I didn't get much sleep. 12GO is Great!
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good staff. Bathroom disgusting on our class II ac overnight route from BKK to ST but functioned. Maybe my expectations were a bit high there I don't know? Efficient ride, nice staff, and pleasantly surprised by ease of transition to buying tickets for a van ride to Khao Son NP after got off train at Surat Thani. Thanks for that streamlined service and good coffee! (Had expected to have to arrange an expensive taxi elsewhere to arrange ride to Khao Sok. Convenient).
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Thanks 12go Asia, everything was organized so smooth!
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 23, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Well organised. Easy trip. Smoother than previous years.
★★★☆☆ Mar 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
AC was extremly cold.
★★★☆☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was okay, on time and quite comfy. A few cockroaches which we expected from other reviews. The staff were quite pushy and unfriendly on train 85. The ferry bus was late, but a nice ride over which made you forget about it.
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 17, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Bus came one hour later than it had been scheduled
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Das obere Bett ist sehr schmal... wer ruhig schläft, ist im Vorteil ;)
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Just what I expected. Finding the offices was very easy per their instructions. The train itself was clean enough and had AC. Booking with them was great.
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As always, nice and easy:)
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant service! Very efficient, helpful and polite.
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train okay but old. Staff give drinks and fruit...and then collect money qithout saying you had to pay.
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The ladies in the 12Go office are VERY helpful. The service charge is to cover cost of someone going to the station to make your booking - it's not computerised yet! Train was OK, comfortable seat, cool fan. The conductors and lady helped with my heavy bag :-) Free coffee and a nice bun, then food which was disappointing. Take your own. Overall, it was GOOD VALUE compared to British train prices!!! Don't stress about delays, just plan plenty of time for your arrival. 5*****.Ka!
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly and helpful staff.First time that we could book the train in advance. Although it is more expensive than buying from SRT directely we could get a seat on same day of arrival in Bangkok. Thank you
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up good. Train itself 4* Food 1* punctuality 1hr late no real reason, no trains ahead or coming other direction.
★★★★☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
pleasant and uncomplicated trip
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Bus was on time, the journey was quick! Was a good day traveling. TAKE SNACKS! You will be hungry as it is a long trip.
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
One of the best rides I have ever had.
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good bed's, nice service, one person of security personnel per train. Just the many stops in the middle of nowhere & the lights being on all night woke you up quite frequently.
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy to book and pleasant to deal with.
★★★★☆ Mar 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My first overnight train and I would sooo do it again. The train could have been labelled better in terms of their carriage number. I had to eventually ask someone and good thing I did because I had walked straight past my designated carriage. The train Assistant was very friendly and very helpful. He made everyone's bed and the bed was very comfortable. I like the little pink curtains that everyone got to make your berth area private to only you. There could have been more areas to charge your phone. Unfortunately the only areas to charge were right in the middle of the carriage. The toilets were quite unclean and really cramped which dampened my experience.
★★★★★ Mar 7, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel)
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Toilets Not easy to Use for me. Not good for a long trip. Also could Not sleep as lights were Not Turned off
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice and confy beds...a long distance trip but it was worth it for sure :) i recommend!!!
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All as promised. Trains on time, tickets easy to pick up from 12go. Smooth.
★★★★☆ Mar 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
bus trip is 7 hrs which I came to know in the bus !
★★★★☆ Mar 4, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 3, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We had a lower and upper berth. Train left a few minutes late but we got there at the stated arrival time. The guy working there made up our beds, they were clean and comfortable. Toilets were decent as train toilets go! They also woke us up a few minutes before our stop so we didn't miss it.
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Kind of a long trip ,do not expect the beds and facilities you find in Europe, but ok for Thailand
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The overnight train was a really fun experience and would highly recommend. The bed was comfy but the train wasn't marked well so you had to ask to make sure you were in the right place/car on the train because they do not check your tickets until after it takes off so that was weird because you could've easily been on the wrong train and wouldn't have known it until later.
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything worked first class
★★★☆☆ Feb 25, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
It was okay, but in comparison with other bus trips in Thailand this time no food nor snack nor water included, stopped at VERY dirty and expensive food place, wi-fi not working half the time, no stop for food since 1AM to 12AM
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We could pick up our payed for ticket in the early morning outside the DOB building. That was very practical ! The 6,5 hour train ride to Chumphon was really nice and rather relaxing...
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All fine. We had a nice journey. Thank you for the great support!
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The service around booking and picking up the tickets was absolutely great. The Pick up office in Bangkok had a super friendly and helpfullstaff and without a doubt I would use their service again. The train however is a different story; it is an experience we chose to have rather than a saving money thing. And an experience it was.. toilets smelled and looked worse than on a 3 day festival. Our first class cabin was ok, it looked a bit dirty but no animals/bugs and the airco worked. So if you look for an experience without too much sleep, book 1st class because the 2nd class is a whole other story!
★★★★☆ Feb 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip, bed was a little tight for me (1.87). Service good. Overall experience good. Would recommend it!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff at the 12go office was friendly, the train departed and arrived on time. It was clean and looked safe.
★★★★☆ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything arranged as promished. Even a berth with electicity as requested!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
easiest train ride i ever had in asia booked and payed online via credit card, the ticket got confirmed first thing in the morning. office was easy to find thanks to directions on the voucher. friendly staff. The train ride it self was okay, 2nd class sleeper is a little small for a 2 meter german guy and unfortunately there was a few cockroaches in my bed. lucky i just discovered them just 1 hour before we arrived. the ride itself was smooth and fast. mobile reception most of the way, power outlets are provided. as well as food, but i recommend you to get take away from the food court. would book again
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Better than by plane!
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
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★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was totally fine - though the itinerary made it appear as though we'd be taking an earlier ferry, and not have to wait 1.5hrs at the train station before being transported to the pier.
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable sleeper on the train, not much room for luggage though
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good expérience ! WE slept a lot. It'ts very old...but very confortable and very clean .
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything ok. Friendly managment. Nice trip
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All went just fine. I picked up my ticket in Bangkok the day before the trip. The office was easy to find and ig staying along Sukhumvit str. there is no need for a taxi to drive you to the train station, just take the underground mrt. I wil use 12go.asia again
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
good train and clean, slept all the way. they should have more people making the beds so it doesn't take that much time.
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was Nice :) The Train was on time and The sleeping beds where really nice. Bring warm clothes!!!! It gets cold as f*** at night :)
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service in general. Train shoul improve toilet cleaning. Lights remain on during the night.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything was perfect on our trip!!! We're very tired because it was too long trip but worth it. Thank you Lompraya!!!! Mr & Mrs Mayer from Hungary!
★★★☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
A fun local experience! A little noisy, but the staff were great and really helpful. Second class sleeper train was basic but adequate, and the toilets were remarkably clean (well done to the staff!). Good service, the train left on time but arrived over an hour Kate but it didn't affected the connections to the ferry. I get the impression it's a normal event and everything ran very smoothly.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
FANTASTIC TRIP!! Amazing bus and boat journey!!!
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Feb 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
We had to be at the meeting point 1,5 hour before departure, which was pretty insane. Hundreds of people waiting for at leest 9 bussen to arrive at the victory monument. The road is pretty bumpy and the bus pretty old/loud, so don't expect to sleep a lot. The boattrip from Chumphon to Koh Phangan took forever. There was this boat-change at Koh Tao which didn't make any sense and took 1,5 hour. No need to say we arrived at Thongsala too late. Make sure you are never in a hurry when travelling in SEA. ;)
★★★☆☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Food was expensive and not great. Cabin was filthy and had cockroaches. "Express train" stopped constantly making it impossible to sleep. Most of the trek was in the dark so not even good scenery. For the same price you could fly in 1/10th the time.
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travelled in 2nd class sleeping wagon with ac, but for some reason where I was sleeping there was no ac which made the experience a bit unpleasant.
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
An easy and cheap way to get to Chumphon. The train was clean and it was easy to sleep with the AC. The operator came to get us when we arrived at our stop (it was not the end of the line).
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip by 12go Asia was perfectly organised!
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service in booking our tickets online. Pick up office in Bangkok had super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely use again!
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service. 12goAsia service is amazing.
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service and easy travel
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to find office to pick up on tickets. Staff was super helpful.
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was 2 hours delayed on start from Bangkok. Standard inside for me OK - appropriate to the price comparing with flight on the islands surrounding. Fresh beddings, owfful toilet and the train riding very turubulently.
★★★☆☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went according to the schedule and was mostly as promised. The only thing that was bad is the fact that Lomprayah agency (possibly a parter on 12 go Asia) at Suratthani train station offered me a transfer service at Koh Samui to my accomodation and that this would be our last chance to get it for 200 bat. Of course being tired from the trip and not willing to haggle with local taxis i accepted. Once i got on the catamaran the same service from the same agency cost 150 bat. That is very unprofessional so either employees where adding on the price or this is an agency scam. Either way 50 bat is not much but its a matter of principle. It is really a small amount to risk reputation and i believe the agency already added enough surcharge on real value of train tickets and combined bus ferry ticket. It wouldnt hurt to be nicer to your clients. Nevertheless would reccommend it with precaution what you purchase on top of the deal.
★★★★☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable ride
★★★★★ Feb 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
everything perfect!!

News @ Koh Phangan

07 March 2017

Thailand’s weather forecasters say that summer has officially arrived and soaring temperatures are on their way. The national Meteorological Department released a statement yesterday saying the hotter weather conditions over the past few days had marked the end of the cooler winter season and the onset of summer.

23 January 2017

Late last week, Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach was thronged with holidaymakers basking in the warm rays of the sun. The scene was a reminder that the inclement weather which had battered South Thailand since the New Year was passing over.

13 January 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has released its latest updates for travel to the flood-hit southern region of the country. The bulletin noted that damaged train tracks in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province have been fixed and mainline train services are now operating again.