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 Jan 29, 2018

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

19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14h
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
11:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
16h 30m
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
16h 30m
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
16h 30m

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

20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
12:00
Koh Phangan
16h
Instant

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
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13h 45m
Instant Refund

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

From Ratchadamnoen Avenue to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

16:30
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17h 30m
16:30
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17h 30m
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17h 30m

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
Total duration
17h 55m
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
Total duration
17h
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Phangan
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.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
Total duration
18h
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Phangan
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.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
Total duration
18h
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15h 15m
Refund
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
Total duration
17h
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
Total duration
16h 15m
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
Total duration
16h 15m

From Phutthamonthon Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
19:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13h 45m
Instant Refund
21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13h 45m
Instant Refund

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 duration
7h 30m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7208
06:20
Don Mueang Airport
07:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 5 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h 10m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#SL734
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 10kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 45 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h 15m
Instant Refund
Total duration
8h 10m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7210
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h 15m
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h 40m

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 61,647 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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★★★★☆ Jan 23, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
the queue for thai lion was huge but other than that everything worked out fine
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good experience. Very fast booking and great pick up service. Also the sleeping train at the 2nd class was very comfortable and much more than I expected.
★★★☆☆ Jan 18, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Pretty long waiting time at the port with, at least for Thailand, overpriced products, the Ferry seats should be renewed urgently and the AC doesn‘t need to go for 16 Celsius. Time schedule and the transportation itself worked well and in Time.
★★★★★ Jan 18, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 18, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went perfect. We could biard the train early in Bangkok so we could prepare for the night with our baby easily. Our bed was also made prior to the others so our baby could sleep early. We arrived on time and aircon on the train was not too cold.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Trip and service very well. But airco far too cold. People must wear long trousers and jackets.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised with super comfy beds. A great alternative experience :)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful friendly staff, organized and comfortable accommodation.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfy, good service and helpful staff. We had a first class sleeper and was clean and secure. Would travel this way again!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The Rapid Train 171 was a bit late.... 90 minutes...
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Too cold in the train
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A very easy trip. Second class sleeper is very cosy, train was on time and the 12 GoAsia booking team was all the awesome.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The 12go office staff were extremely kind and helpful. They answered every question with ease with confidence and handed us our physical train tickets directly. And when I didn't print my itinerary for the ferry transfer portion of my trip to Koh Samui, they did not hesitate to print it for me. Thank you 12go office team!!! As for the 12 hour train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani station, my sister and I were heavily pleased by the convenience of almost everything! Even though we got the 2nd class sleeper, things were smooth, clean, and organized. When it was getting late, the staff members helped change our seats into beds. Once we had that, both the upper and lower beds had curtains! There were also two small sinks and toilets at the back of the car for passengers. And beside our beds there were four electrical outlets of which we could use to charge our phones! The trains were clean, comfortable, and extremely convenient. As you can tell I had a very positive experience with 12go and will use them again on my next trip. Thank you for the excellent service!
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A relaxing and funny journey, I could even stretch my limbs on the bed (I am 182 cm), which I didn't expect! But: the air conditioning was set so cold that I had to put on my whole clothes on me! Thanks God, I didn't catch a cold that night, but I was damn near... Be prepared for that if you chose a conditioned wagon! And when I asked the attendant, if it was possible to reduce the AC intensity, he just gave me an extra blanket. Nice of him, though.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went off very smoothly (much more than expected). Everybody was very helpful. Thanks for all your help and support!
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great company to deal with.
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
My partner and myself booked first class tickets on the overnight train from Hua Lamphong to Surratthani and it was a pleasant ride. We managed to get some sleep and it nice to have our own private cabin on the train. To some people first class should include many things and I expect many to complain about first inclusions but my partner and myself were happy with everything. It's all about adaptation and gratitude instead of always looking for unnecessary luxuries. There is really only one issue and that would be the toilet. A lot of westerners over-exaggerated the toilets uncleanliness but it wasn't that bad at all. Sure it was smelly but it still worked and was somewhat clean and if it really smelt that bad just hold your breath and bring antiseptic hand wash and you'll be fine. Overall a pleasant ride and would do it again.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Old train. Light switch broken. Not possible to regulate the A/C. The train was delayed for over one hour, what made us lose the ferry we had next.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Had a pretty good sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bed was alright, but the train is very noisy. Food was bad and we got served breakfast 5 minutes before we was at our end station.. but it did the job.
★★★☆☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We booked two first class overnight tickets. Train is quite old and rickety. We were supposed to be on an express train but it must have stopped ten times before actually leaving the city. We were told a meal would be included, but were charged when we ordered. BTW Hua Lamphing station is filthy!!
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Roaches and other bugs on train
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go is the best. Very reliable and perfect service.
★★★☆☆ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No luggage storage available, we have seen rouchers and it would be nice to have the opportunity to chose dinner and breakfast time.
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The washroom size is too small on the train.
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Was a little confusing at 1st but it was fine at the end. Could've informed the passengers more on what was going on but other than that it was all gravy
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Really a hassle that they put up the airco that high....
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Superb service
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good clean coach and ferry was fine... recommended
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything ran very smoothly. Train was on time. Bathrooms clean. Staff accomodating. Beds set up & taken down efficiently. Dinner food good (much better than anything found on a plane or train in U.S.). Everyone was quiet during sleeping hours - no loud or obnoxious partiers into the night.???? Downside - my reading light not working in upper berth & almost no storage space to accommodate luggage. ???? Pack lightly!
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia gave us good service and the ticket pick up was easy and found good English speaking ppl there. Train was very nice and the staff too. Very comfortable Journey
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
all correct and good (AC too cold)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Easy and convenient. No delays.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Bus was an hour behind schedule. Otherwise it was decent and I would travel with them again.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I love 12Go because it's so hassle free. I've used their services for the second time this year. Just pick up your ticket and get on the train. Extremely helpful and fast to respond via email. All in all, it's like a reliable personal assistant who takes care of your transportation needs.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
They make you wait to get on the ferry. The ride to koh phangan took about 6 hours in total n was jammed full of people. The waves were insane to the point everyone had sea sickness.
★★★☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
plus: we got to the destination :) and it was super cheap cons: we waited for a ferry for 3,5h in the dark (outside), the baggage was poorly organized overal a good value for money
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Loudy backpackers...everything else was okay
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, NO bedbugs. Staff could be a bit more friendly. Had a good time in the food carriage.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The bus were fine but we had to wait 4hours for the ferry because they were late
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great for the price could not complain
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, great people, great dinner
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good friendly service
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
All good :) decent price and arrived on set times :)
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Professional, kind and quality service. Well done
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent driver. Bus clean. Could have announced which bus goes where in a clear way Could have announced how much time it will take to reach destination.
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krungsiam Tour)
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
TOO cold condition
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Great airline. Left on time and arrived early. Nice staff.
★★★☆☆ Dec 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
The flight to Suratthani Airport, bus transfer to the pier, and the boat trip to Koh Samui were all fine with no problems with our booking for myself and three teenage children. However the transfer from the dock in Koh Samui to our accommodation was not so good. The driver did not know the address of our accommodation, even though I had sent the address details to 12Go a couple of days beforehand and received a confirmation email that the details would be sent through to the operator. I did not have the address on hand and no wi-fi to check it on my phone or laptop, however I'm sure the driver would have been able to do this. We were dropped off on the main road with vague directions on where to go which were completely wrong. We asked for directions from a local and started walking, with our 6 suitcases, however those directions were incorrect. Eventually we found a hotel who rang our acccommodation proprietor who came to pick us up. Please pass on these comments to the transfer operator, that even if our accommodation was not a main hotel, they still should have been able to find it.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good journey, left on time, arrived 50 mins late. Provided with drink and cake for breakfast and two dishes plus rice for lunch. Compartment kept clean and tidy during journey
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful whenever I contacted the team.
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Annoying dude was selling food and coffee all the time
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
My plane to Chumphon and I was in Myanmar, so it was very convenient to be able to purchase the ticket online. Great service, but pricey.
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 23, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 23, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy ???? On time, both ends bedding clean, didn’t sleep loads but that’s just what happens !!
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, on time, snacks handed out for free. Perhaps a little too much AC but otherwise all good. Staff seems very organized.
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)

News

Adverse weather warning for Thai south

The Thai Meteorological Department says heavy rains and storms will batter Thailand’s southern provinces over the next few days. The alert said the storms would bring downpours, strong winds and choppy seas which are expected to be sporadic through until Friday.

28 November 2017

Chumphon to Koh Tao ferry services resume

Lomprayah ferries between Chumphon and the Gulf of Thailand island of Koh Tao have resumed service. A Lomprayah agent confirmed yesterday that the ferries were running again as the sea was a lot calmer than it had been on Tuesday. 

09 November 2017

Koh Phangan authorities call off full moon party for 5 October

Local government officials on the Thai island of Koh Phangan have ordered full moon party organisers to call off this month’s event. The chief of the island’s municipal council says the party is being cancelled out of respect for the forthcoming cremation of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

02 October 2017