Bangkok to Koh Phangan @ train, ferry, bus, flight Nov 27, 2017

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

19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14h

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
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
11:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15h 30m
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
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13:15
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18h 15m
Instant

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

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
10:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
16h
Instant
18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
11:30
Koh Phangan
17h 30m
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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
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
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.
08:00
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
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:05
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 25 mins)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
14:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h 10m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3235
07:15
Don Mueang Airport
08:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after )
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
Total duration
6h 15m
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#SL734
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
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
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
#FD3237
10:00
Don Mueang Airport
11:00
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 40m
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#PG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
#TG281
07:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG123
08:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG129
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG805
09:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG125
10:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
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#PG963
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG133
11:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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13:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG961
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG873
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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15:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG167
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
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#PG171
17:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG185
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG199
20:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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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 55,520 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
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Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was delayed but other than that was great
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and fast service from 12go team. Train is awesome. Whole process from buying ticket to boarding train went smoothly. One thing though, the restaurant on board was kind of dishonest. They handed out orange juice when we got settled down and most of us thought it was free, and they came back half hour later to collect 60 baht from everyone.
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. Sleeper is the way to go. 12go made it easy, great costumer service
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great fun had 2 rooms together with doors open - food not all that but was comfortable enough. 12go were perfect
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Collected tickets 2 days before from office as instructed, really efficient yet again. Train arrived 1 1/2 hours late in Surat Thani. Comfortable seats, very cold AC.
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class Bed was comfortable and I managed to sleep a full 8 hours. Would have liked complementary food and water like they do on the buses.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Not much leg room on the plane. Smooth transfer. Efficient staff.
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cannot believe how simple it was to book from the U.K.Everything ran to plan even the bus connection was waiting for us...Very efficient
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service! They made sure we were sat together and were very helpful in explaining what train we needed to catch and where.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Staff on the train were friendly and fun. The train left late, which happens but it would have been nice to be told the new arrival time of our stop so we could sleep longer and not just be up waiting.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
CONfo mais de grave... fermez l’air clim
★★★☆☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Its a great and cheap Way to travel. But beds are hard, toilets are not very nice and they leave the lights on all night. And maybe the staff should stop screaming XD
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip and ok sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
speedy service and staff was friendly. 12go made the bookings super easy. be warned that you have to pay for everything they offer you on the train, even though they don’t tell you that until the end of the trip. the first class train carriage itself was pretty gross, like it was never actually cleaned. spent half an hour wiping down the compartment with germ wipes.
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
From start to finish, every member of staff was helpful to us. Very friendly and great service. The train was clean, train guards did everything to help us! They even came to check and make sure we didn’t miss our stop at Chumphon! Great service - much better than a flight! You actually have room to lay down on a bed and move around. Thank you to all involved! P.s the air con kept us very cool :!
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train is very confortable and is cool for a familly travel.
★★★☆☆ Nov 4, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Impunctuality
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We have not got any food to eat.
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Nov 3, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything was perfecrly fine - except one hour delay when arriving at Surat Thani
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train. Very comfortable sleep. Chose the lower berch, more sleeping room. Provided blanket and pillow. Would do again.
★★★★★ Nov 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
nice nice ???? love it :P train let on time but get late to Suratthani. Anyway bus was waiting for us :P easy use. Don't get to station before 18,00. Whole thing was better then flying:P Love Royal Thai Railway P
★★★☆☆ Nov 1, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Everything was pretty fine, but delays were atrocious.
★★★★☆ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and well run, evening meal and breakfast suprisongly good. The service stops a lot though and so it's noisy and they leave the very bright lights on in 2nd class so it's hard to sleep...dim the lights and it would be great
★★☆☆☆ Oct 28, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
good human experience, but train full of cockroaches...
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
No stress......
★★★★☆ Oct 25, 2017 (bus VIP24, Transport Co STM) :
Seats were super comfy! Snacks were great! Only issue was that we weren't given our mid trip meal because we didn't have our tickets to surrender (the ticket which was taken off us by the ticket lady prior to boarding), so a little unfair.
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Good, friendly service.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First the good - very efficient - got us to Suranthani 15 mins early! The first class coupes are very cute and compact; bed linen very clean and comfortable. But the train is not particularly clean and the loos are quite icky. The attendant efficient enough in making up the bed and once done - not particularly interested in anything else. The catering guy was quite efficient though. Food was expensive (260 bht) but it was a lot - soup chicken, rice, curry, muffin and a fruit. We had 2 meals between 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). 12go asia ticket booking was fab; ticket pick up was very easy.
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel) :
Good bus, good ferry, nice people but a bit to little communication.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. There was only a delay of about 30 minutes because one of the wagons was broken. Clearly the engineers are on top of it
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Good service,!
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
This time we traveled again with joint tickets to Koh Samui. Service by 12go.asia, at Hualamphong and Lompraya was excellent.
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Súper cumplidos, no hay que esperar, excelente servicio
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant trip, and confortable sleeping.
★★★★☆ Oct 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable. On time. Good service. Only no Wi-Fi and 1 outlet for charging.????
★★★★★ Oct 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
the trip was great, the people very attentive, the bus comfortable and the trip back on super good ferry. We will repeat with this company, they put everything very easy and at a good price
★★★★★ Oct 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Everything on time
★★★★★ Oct 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (bus VIP24, Transport Co STM)
★★★☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasantly surprised how good 2nd class sleeper was. The train was on timeish and was clean throughout the whole journey even the bathrooms which had soap and toilet paper. The beds were comfortable and it wasn't too cold. Clean sheets and blankets were provided.
★★★☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
The flight was fine, however we departed 50min late, therefore missing our scheduled bus & ferry.
★★★★☆ Oct 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Oct 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
What you expect gets you there on time, minimal plane features.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very good food is offered on-board and linen given
★★★★★ Oct 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice and professional areangement
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bed is comfortable enough to sleep while moving. Bed sheets, bed cover, pillow cover and curtains are fresh and clean. Operators often check the cars for security. And they are friendly. And oh the restaurant is such a great experience. Please eat there instead of eating in your seats. It's worth it. And food is good. Could be an interesting date with your significant half.
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train food turned out to be very expensive - nothing is included even if you are first class. 2x orange juice, some weird fruit, 1x vegetarian dinner, 2x breakfast with coffee = 970 baht. The food was dreadful and all veggie meals tasted the same. Morning egg made us sick. We never paid this much for very simple and few foods elsewhere in Thailand - beware of this scam. The 1st class was not 1st classy at all - broken arm handle and the table, uncomfortable beds and very loud carriage. Eyemask and earplugs are a must. The train left and arrived on time.
★★★☆☆ Sep 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class sleeper was basic but clean. Beer salesman is a scammer. Dinner was OK, avoid breakfast. Nice adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go.asia did the best job possible. We booked at 1am a trip for the same day and not only we that no problem but they also arranged to get 1st class tickets as specified in the comments. The 1st class is good with nice service, lockable doors and fairly comfortable beds.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, been prepared for cold, so it was nice. Stuff is friendly.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I did have a good rest at the night train to chumpon. 12go.asia has offer a great service for the booking????????
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
There was a distinct lack of communication throughout the trip, which made for a night of entertainment. The check-in was complicated and ended with stickers denoting where we were going and where to sit. We were then quickly directed to another street for the buses, luckily we didn't go anywhere as this about an hour before departure. The bus had aircon but it was turned off just as it reached a good temperature. The extra warm blankets handed out didn't do much to cool me down either. Once you do get to sleep the lights are turned on frequently for either more people to get on or a service station. We were then tossed out of the bus at 4 in the morning at an empty ferry port to wait around for the sun to rise and the ferry to leave at 8 ish. The ferry took longer than expected but was good with plenty of seats and great views of the islands. Overall it seemed safe and well organised but nothing was communicated so you may well be in for a few surprises!
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 5, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There were 3 cockroaches in my bed. Also there was a lot of noice due to the seating next to the toilets. Very nice bed (beside the insects), clean sheets and pillow.
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.

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Chumphon to Koh Tao ferry services resume

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Koh Phangan authorities call off full moon party for 5 October

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31 August 2017