Facts about the transport from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang
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Koh Phangan to Ao Nang Destination Reviews
We booked ferry and taxi specifically due to a travelling party that gets motion sickness on buses. The check in employee didn’t print off enough ferry tickets and we had a situation trying to board the ferry then once we finally got to the other side we were boarded onto a bus that smelled like sewage and had to endure that and the smell of Axe spray one of the employees kept spraying around the bus to mask the smell. We had even paid extra for our luggage for the taxi and it was completely unnecessary as the bus had to separate storage compartment for all baggage. I reached out to 123 go to try and get compensation as I had paid double what it would be for a bus ride and received nothing in return but an email saying we’re sorry. I don’t think I’ll use this service again.
Van Ferry + Taxi, Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel (ทรัพย์ทวีผลทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล), Feb 28, 2024
After we arrived with the ferry, we got on a van, after about an hour of driving we were changed to a bus that stopped at several stops and finally we were changed again to a van that took us to Ao Nang. 6 adults and children with their luggage move from vehicle to vehicle in the rain without first informing me that this is the route. We arrived Exhausted to the hotel from a difficult day.
A difficult and unpleasant experience at all.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Aug 15, 2023
It is a long journey and the itinerary seems a bit messy, but everything is very well organized. The ferry (3h) is very good and at the Donsak station they tell you where you have to go or if you have to wait. In our case we only had to stop for 1 hour to take the first bus (which was already good for us to have a drink in the bar or go to the bathroom). The company Phantip sent us a WhatsApp the night before to confirm the whole trip.
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Es un trayecto largo y el itinerario parece un poco lío, pero está todo muy bien organizado. El ferry (3h) muy bien y en la estación de Donsak ya te indican donde tienes que ir o si tienes que esperar. En nuestro caso sólo tuvimos que parar 1 hora para coger el primer bus (que ya nos fue bien para tomar algo en el bar o ir al baño). La compañía Phantip nos envió un WhatsApp la noche de antes para confirmar todo el trayecto.
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jun 15, 2023
The journey in general has not been bad.
But it should be noted that you have to change vehicles 4 times during the trip: first a ferry, then a mini bus, a van and finally a pick-up to get to Ao Nang.
On top of that, every time I changed transport I had to say where i was going again because there are the same transport for many destinations and the truth is that it's quite tired all the changes and all the stuff
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), May 3, 2023
The ferry was great and very comfortable and left in time, although after that our travels were bad. We were waiting around for 40 minutes before our first bus took off, and then we got dropped off downtown transportation hub where we had to wait 3 hours for our next van ride. There was no communication about the expectation we had to wait around this long , and then when the van arrived, it smelt terribly of moved refrigerated foods which our feet rested on, bags everywhere, I felt so stuffy, hot and irritable. We should not have been packed in that van for the length of time this journey was, over 2 hours
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 9, 2023
Everything was in time.
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 29, 2023
It would help a lot if the steps within the trip were thoroughly explained before departure. We had to wait for almost an hour in Donsak for the bus trip to begin. It was a 2 hour ride and the bus had no toilette.
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 27, 2023
On the bus from Donsak to Krabi, the AC was leaking on me and the driver only said sorry with a big smile. Otherwise, quite on time
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 15, 2023
You waited too much time at least 3 hours !
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 10, 2023
Ferry really nice and comfortable and the two vans were also nice. We didn't understand before that we're going to take two different cars to get from the ferry to Ao Nang but it went smoothly and as soon as we arrive to Surathani they explained us and told us the wait would be around 15min until the next van arrive. Then the second van made the rest of the way and got us until our hotel.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Nov 15, 2022
When you want to get from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:
If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi+ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus+taxi+ferry ticket.
The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 264.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+ferry as a taxi+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 22.33.
How far is Koh Phangan from Ao Nang?
If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang. Your trip will be a total of 171 miles (275 km). The flying distance is 171 miles (275 km).
How long does it take to get from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang?
The travel time from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 13 hours.
How much does it cost to get from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang?
The cost of the trip from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Van2Travel: travelling by taxi+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 22.33 for your ticket.
However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 264.00.
Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang:
Bus+Ferry price: USD 17.94 - USD 27.43. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 12:30 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 17.94 - USD 23.22. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 12:30 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Ferry+Bus price: USD 17.94 - USD 24.25. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 07:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 12:30 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
taxi+Ferry price: USD 22.33 - USD 30.70. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 22:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Ferry+Van price: USD 24.11 - USD 28.47. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 22:00 Thong Sala
Bus+taxi price: USD 28.47. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 08:30 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 08:30 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Ferry tickets - USD 28.47 to USD 44.65.
Bus tickets - USD 33.49 to USD 33.49;
Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 88.72. From Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 12:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 12:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 184.19 to USD 264.00.
How many trips per day are there between Koh Phangan and Ao Nang?
Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.
16 by Ferry+Van from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 22:00 Thong Sala
10 by taxi+Ferry from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang starting from 05:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan until 22:00 Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Ferries leave from Koh Phangan for Ao Nang 4 times a day.
Buses start plying the route from 22:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang any time of the day.
Which means of transport is the best for the route?
Taking a bus from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.
Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:
If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.
Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 184.19.
Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.
Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.
However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.
Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions..
The most popular transport from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang
How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Koh Phangan to Ao Nang? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll: