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

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
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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 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 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 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
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
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
11:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h 15m
 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 VIP 24 16:30 – 10:30฿ 1,250
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 17:05 – 11:45฿ 1,527
Songserm Express 18:00 – 12:15฿ 850
Krungsiam Tour Express 19:00 – 10:30฿ 995
Paradive Travel Economy 19:00 – 11:30฿ 1,100
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

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84% of 1068 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
SM
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Aug 21, 2019
very comfortable, nice staff and on time departure
AH
2
bus Express, Lomprayah, Aug 17, 2019
Good afternoon, the departure from Khao San has been delayed an hour and a half. I think they should compensate for this delay in some way. regards
MB
3
bus Express, Lomprayah, Aug 16, 2019
Timing perfect!!! The departure location should be more accessibile
MW
4
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 16, 2019
Very helpful and nice people at 12 GO office when we went to pick up tickets. Arrived about an hour later than scheduled but that was the only setback. Difficult to sleep on top bunk due to bright light just outside curtain.
MM
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Aug 16, 2019
Nice trip, great organization . Everything was clear and buses were very comfortable.
OA
2
bus Express, Songserm, Aug 15, 2019
a lot of waiting, not a lot of communication. uncomfortable bus. other than that we made it so all good.
CG
2
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 11, 2019
The train journey was awful and extremely uncomfortable with a lack of sleep. This was mainly due to being in the upper berth of the train as it is smaller than the bottom, the mattress is thinner and the pillow was hard, there is no space to sit up on the top bunk so you have limited space when getting on and off and it feels extremely dangerous to be up there even though there’s belts to prevent you from falling it still isn’t impossible especially because of the fact that the train shakes and the tracks feel very unstable. The main problem I have with this is that the upper berth costs the same amount of money as the lower berth so if the train company can not accommodate a lower berth for you do not settle for an upper berth for the same price.
EL
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Aug 11, 2019
Wonderful friendly staff, well-organised, bus and ferry were clean and tidy, large comfortable seats on the bus. Everything ran on time. Overall, a great service!
MW
4
bus Express, Songserm, Aug 11, 2019
More comfortable than expected - the bus had lots of legroom, reclining seats and blankets - and unlike some of the other boats that head to Phangan, this one had enough space to lie down and sleep on proper seats
EB
5
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 8, 2019
Although it is long, the entire journey went very smoothly with no problems whatsoever. I would certainly book again with 12goAsia in the future.
DH
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Aug 7, 2019
Professional service. Easy to collect tickets from office near the train station
LF
5
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 5, 2019
Picking up tickets was a breeze and every step of the way was simple. Highly recommend!
RC
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 4, 2019
It was so simple and straightforward to book my ticket before I'd even left London and gave me real peace of mind that I had a seat and I wasn't risking it selling out. I had terrible traffic getting to the office and arrived less than 60mins (as advised) before my departure and was really stressed and worried I would not get my ticket. But when I arrived the staff and 12go were so lovely and calm and of course gave me my ticket and i had plenty of time to get my train. They made a huge difference and calmed me down after a vert fraught few hours!
EN
3
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Aug 2, 2019
Took the 2nd class with fan. Clean but very noisy.
TP
4
bus Express, Songserm, Aug 1, 2019
Clear instructions were left to meet at The Cafe Shop at the Railway Station, 2nd Floor. Which was correct. The only confusion for travellers was because there was no shop or representative present to say you was in the right place. 15 minutes before departure a representative of the bus company arrives and gives you coloured coordinated stickers as to which Island you are visiting. A great, simple, visual method for bus guides and tour operators to see who should be where. The bus company staff were firm and direct shouting out the name of the island for passengers to give their luggage to the staff to load their luggage in the luggage space below the bus. I was going to Koh Phangan island which is the furthest away, so my luggage was one of the first to be put on the bus. Then we were allowed to go and find a seat on the bus which had plenty of legroom, reclining seats and leg rests. Blankets were provided. In all it was a very comfortable 16 hour bus trip. Food and toilet stops were made on route but no water or snacks were given on the bus, so it is advisable to take your own snacks and drink for the journey. From Bangkok to the port I felt relaxed and comfortable and did not have to worry where I was as the bus staff indicated I was in the right place by motioning me to stay when we came to every stop when it was not my turn to disembark. I would recommend this company to any traveller. The bus was clean and tidy, just no water or snacks were provided. The toilet was clean and useable on route. I am a 58 yr old female single traveller. It is daunting making sure you are in the right place, but if you follow instructions and use your common sense and keep calm, everything turns out right in the end. You cannot have your hand held every step of the way when travelling the world independently. Guided tours are available for those kind of travellers. 12Go were easy to book tickets with but horrendous when things go wrong. This was the second time I attempted this bus journey from Bangkok to Koh Phangan island, as the first bus from Cambodia to Thailand left 2 1/2 hours late and I missed my connection to the island, that I was hoping to do in one continuous journey. 12Go were not available to sort out my unused tickets and issue replacement tickets. READ their Terms and Conditions carefully. They take no responsibility for any mishap on your journey. I contacted the bus companies who let me down and all of a sudden they speak no English! Not helpful. 12Go should be more supportive for the commission they receive on each ticket sold. They gave no back up at all. I have yet to place a claim with the Insurance Company who automatically take your money for their insurance package, but somehow I am wondering if this is going to be worth it to claim my accommodation in Bangkok, which should not have been necessary and for a refund of my original ticket cost .... Anyway, my problem. Just make sure if you have a connection, make sure enough time is allowed for slow traffic, any unforeseen problems on route. My bus trip from Cambodia to Thailand was supposed to have been 11 hours but it took 15 hours with no traffic problems on route. Weird hey? Happy travelling everyone.
PD
5
bus VIP, Krungsiam Tour, Jul 25, 2019
Very well organised and easy. The bus was incredibly comfortable.
MA
4
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Jul 22, 2019
We had a 45 min delay but the bus was still on time to bring us to the pier for our connection to Koh Phangan. We had drinks, chips and breakfast on the train. Our beds were made by the staff. You could also get dinner on the train. Toilet was decent enough as well as the bed. Great experience all together.
DY
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jul 19, 2019
Upon arrival we were given water and a sandwich. The company representative took us to the bus which was parked a few minutes away from Veronica Residence. We were given blankets and pillows. It was extremely comfortable with lots of leg space, even when the person in front reclined their seat all the way. The bus left at 20:00 and arrived at 06:00 at the port. There was one 15 minute break around 00:30. At the port we checked in for the ferry, which left at 08:00. The ferry was quite old, but enough seats available. We arrived at Koh Phangan around 11:00. All in all totally worth it.
MV
3
bus Express, Songserm, Jul 18, 2019
Dirty toilet on the bus already at the beginning of the trip.
SR
5
train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jul 17, 2019
Brilliant trip! Train was lovely (albeit a bit dirty but it was fine)

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