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From 12Go Makkasan Station to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok to Koh Phangan
21:00
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
09:00
Donsak Seatran
12h
 Instant  Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
11:00
Donsak Seatran
13:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
2h 30m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
16h 30m

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

Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7804
06:00
DMK Don Mueang Airport
07:15
NST Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 15m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 200 m (Next departure after 4 hours 45 minutes)
12:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
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Total duration
11h
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3188
06:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
08:05
NST Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 15m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 200 m (Next departure after 25 minutes)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
13:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
6h 40m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7208
08:05
DMK Don Mueang Airport
09:15
URT Surat Thani Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 30 minutes)
10:45
Surat Thani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
6h 15m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
8h 55m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7208
08:05
DMK Don Mueang Airport
09:15
URT Surat Thani Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 100 m (Next departure after )
08:30
Surat Thani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
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Total duration
5h 25m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#SL782
08:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
09:35
NST Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 200 m (Next departure after 2 hours 25 minutes)
12:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
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Total duration
8h 35m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#SL734
08:35
DMK Don Mueang Airport
09:45
URT Surat Thani Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour)
10:45
Surat Thani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
6h 15m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
8h 25m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7210
09:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
10:30
URT Surat Thani Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 100 m (Next departure after 15 minutes)
10:45
Surat Thani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
6h 15m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
7h 40m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#DD7808
10:05
DMK Don Mueang Airport
11:15
NST Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
 Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 minute, 200 m (Next departure after 45 minutes)
12:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
6h 55m

From Veronica Residence to Koh Phangan by van+bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Veronica Residence, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h 30m
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From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
16:10
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10h 10m
 Instant  Refund
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
13h 45m
 Instant  Refund

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  Refund
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
12:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h
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From Hua Lamphong to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12:15
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
17h 15m
 Instant  Refund
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h 30m
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From Ratchadamnoen Avenue to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

16:30
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h
16:30
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
17h 30m

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

19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h 30m
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
14h 30m

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

17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h 40m
 Refund
#173.2
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h 10m
 Refund
#173.2
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h 10m
 Refund
#167.2
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
17h 15m
 Refund
#167.2
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
17h 15m
 Refund
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Surat Thani
11h 40m
 Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
3h 45m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
16h 15m
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Surat Thani
11h 40m
 Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
3h 45m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
16h 15m
Bangkok - Surat Thani - Koh Phangan
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Surat Thani
11h 40m
 Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h 30m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
18h
Bangkok - Surat Thani - Koh Phangan
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Surat Thani
11h 40m
 Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
13:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h 30m
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
18h
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h 15m
 Refund

From Khao San Raja Ferry to Koh Phangan by van+bus+ferry joint ticket

17:30
Khao San Raja Ferry, Bangkok
10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
17h
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From Phutthamonthon Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
16:10
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10h 10m
 Instant  Refund
19:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
07:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
12h
 Instant  Refund
21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
10:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
13h 45m
 Instant  Refund

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Koh Phangan by taxi+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok any hotel to Koh Phangan
Any
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
Time
Matapon Pier, Chumphon
7h 10m
 Instant  Refund
07:00
Matapon pier, Chumphon
12:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
5h
 Instant  Refund
Total duration
12h 10m

Bangkok to Koh Phangan Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Phangan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lomprayah Express 06:00 – 16:10฿ 1,300
Krungsiam Tour Express 16:30 – 10:30฿ 950
Raja Ferry Express 17:30 – 10:30฿ 800
Raja Ferry Express 19:00 – 10:30฿ 800
Songserm Express 18:00 – 12:15฿ 850
Paradive Travel Economy 19:00 – 11:30฿ 1,100
Krungsiam Tour Express 19:00 – 10:30฿ 995
Lomprayah Express 21:00 – 10:45฿ 1,300
Songserm Express 20:00 – 12:00฿ 950
Krungsiam Tour VIP 20:00 – 10:30฿ 1,090

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 destination reviews

3.8
992 customer reviews
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38%
4
29%
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16%
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38% of 992 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
ES
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jul 16, 2019
Great staff. Execelent and fast answers
SM
3
bus Express, Songserm, Jul 16, 2019
Ferry was alright, Bus ride was really exhausting. Toilett basically not working and you could smell it all around the bus. Driver only stops once during a 13 hour bustour where you can get some food and use a proper toilet. We would probably not book with Songserm again, but we did arrive safely (just a little bit late). Songserm Ferrys aren't the fastest, if you want to get to the islands quicker, we recommend Lomprayah.
KM
5
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jul 12, 2019
Easy journey.. booked online.. picked up ticket near station.. comfy bed..
CC
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jul 9, 2019
Great service and a very smooth trip from BKK to Koh Phangan!
CA
3
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jul 6, 2019
Very hard to sleep and the food is extremely overpriced and bad quality. However the booking experience with 12go was excellent. Recommend
OS
4
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jul 6, 2019
everything Was right, I find a Kindly staff. I could leave my baggage in the check area. They gave me water and sandwich! The bus was conforteble and easy the transfert with boat. Thank you
BS
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jul 5, 2019
Really nice welcome for checking, friendly drivers and implacable with schedules. Excellent service, highly recommended it.
FA
4
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jul 2, 2019
Great trip, easy to get to the office and comfortable bus with just a few people on. Only downsides are that the email says various times to get there (bus leaves just before 8) and it states you get a taxi/van on the other end which is a lie.
VN
4
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jun 30, 2019
Train was excellent, although the guy selling breakfast tried to rip us off. When we got to Surat Thani we had to sit at cafes for about 20 minutes instead of going directly to the bus (that was already standing there). This was Lomprayah, Songserm guests could go directly into the bus and drove away while we were waiting.
IM
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jun 24, 2019
12go.asia organizes everything very professionally
AL
4
bus Express, Krungsiam Tour, Jun 24, 2019
Great bus journey, could have done with a cushion though :) very well organised except when we got the the port nobody told us what to do or where to go
MG
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jun 21, 2019
Bus was comfortable. Blankets and pillows were given. On schedule and affordable. Would definitely do it again
TL
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jun 18, 2019
ALL went so smoothly and will 100% recommend to others
OA
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jun 17, 2019
All went smoothly, except that we had to wait around 2 hours at the pier, because the ferry leaves at 7. Bus was comfortable enough with seats that can be reclined, but the AC dripped a little bit. Short toilet break at around 0:30.
ER
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jun 14, 2019
Top organisation, on time, comfortable bus, cheerful and secure drivers. Highly recommenced.
SP
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jun 13, 2019
Everything went on fluently, really nice bus and good connections!
ES
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jun 11, 2019
Servizio comodissimo e di ottima qualità. Arrivati prima del previsto.
EL
2
bus Express, Songserm, Jun 8, 2019
I couldn’t help but think that the Thai operators had disdain for farang. It was evident in the condition of the bus, the way they drove, how they spoke with us, and also, literally, in what they said, “I have no time for you!” Bus- looked nice from the outside. Nice artwork inside. Seats quite uncomfortable. Don’t expect to get much sleep overnight! It shakes and sways dramatically either due to the lack of shocks on the bus or the Thai roads. Maybe both. Toilet nonfunctional and consists of a bucket of water and cup to manually flush. The urine and feces vapors wafted up the stairs into the upper level the entire trip. WiFi broken or overloaded. The bus had engine and electrical issues and we stopped at the side of the road as they worked to satisfactorily repair it. In all, we were only a couple of hours late. Midnight dinner- we were awakened harshly to eat in the middle of the night at what looked like the driver’s family owned stopover. (He moved from the bus front to behind the counter to demandingly serve us.) Of course they were rude and dismissive as they served meager portion of a tasty Thai meal. We paid well for them. The ferry ride was pleasant, delightful and uneventful. The facilities seem well tended, including the toilet I visited.
SA
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, May 28, 2019
Very efficient service, it’s no frills, but they make it as comfortable as possible and I feel like it’s a more authentic way to travel!
LT
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, May 26, 2019
The bus doesn’t leave until 8pm but we sat in the Raja ferry office until then which was fine. The bus was really comfortable and arrived on time at the port. We got to Koh Phangan exactly when they said we would. No issues at all.

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