Koh Phangan to Bangkok

Koh Phangan to Bangkok

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12:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h journey in ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.7
06:30
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h journey in ferry+van. All connections guaranteed
4.5
09:00
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Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada, Bangkok
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12:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h 30m journey in ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
05:00
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Khao San, Bangkok

From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Bangkok by ferry and van

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18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h journey in ferry+van. All connections guaranteed
4.5
09:00
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Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada, Bangkok

From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Bangkok by ferry and bus

eTicket
12:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18h journey in ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.7
06:30
+1
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
eTicket Instant Refundable
12:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
16h 30m journey in ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
05:00
+1
Khao San, Bangkok

Koh Phangan to Bangkok Schedule

Koh Phangan to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Krungsiam Tour VIP 24 12:30 - 06:30฿ 1,270
Songserm Express 12:30 - 05:00฿ 900
Raja Ferry ferry 18:00 - 09:00฿ 1,000

How to get from Koh Phangan to Bangkok

Leaving all those sandy beaches and crazy parties behind? Are you sure to have checked Koh Phangan’s neighbours before going back to Bangkok? Though all the three islands are so close to each other, the vibe and flavour of each of them differ greatly. Why not compare?

From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

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. Buy your ticket to Koh Samui either with Lomprayah or Seatran here.

From Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

There are three ferry companies serving this direction with Lomprayah and Seatran offering the fastest service (80 min.). Songserm covers the distance between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in 1hr 50 min.

Travelling from Koh Phangan to the mainland

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran calls to Koh Phangan twice a day on her way to Chumphon pier (at 8.30am and 1pm) and also twice a day when going in the opposite direction to Suratthani (at 7.15am and 12pm). Transit time is about 3 hrs and 2 hrs correspondingly. Seatran Discovery makes three journeys a day bringing passengers from Koh Phangan to Donsak pier in Suratthani via Koh Samui in 2½ hr. There are also other companies offering similar or slower service to the mainland:

Raja Ferry – 2½ hrs (four times a day). It is one of the cheapest options but do not expect much as the vessels are worn out and rather uncomfortable.
Songserm – 3½ hrs (twice a day)
Night ferry – from 6 to 7 hrs; daily; departing at 10pm from Koh Phangan. It is the slowest of all the ferries, but you can save an extra baht sleeping on the move.

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).

From Koh Phangan to Bangkok via Suratthani ferry + bus

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery offer joint ticket for their ferry+bus journey to Bangkok with buses arriving to Khao San Road in Bangkok. The journey takes 12hrs with Lomprayah (THB 1250) and 14hrs with Seatran (THB 1000). It is a convenient option if you are planning to stay somewhere in the area while in Bangkok. Otherwise you can buy separate ferry and bus tickets for your journey. In Bangkok buses arrive to the Southern bus terminal. Buses for Bangkok depart regularly during the day both from Suratthani and Chumphon and take from 6½ hrs to 12 hrs to arrive.

From Koh Phangan to Bangkok via Suratthani ferry + bus + train

The last leg of your Koh Phangan–Bangkok journey can be done by train, as well. By far the most convenient connection is that of Lomprayah 12pm ferry and 6.37pm #86 night train from Suratthani arriving to Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok at 6.30am. The joint ticket ferry+bus+2nd class sleeper costs THB 1568; if you prefer a more plush 1st class sleeper, be ready to pay THB 2139. There is, though, three hour waiting time after you are picked up by bus at the pier and brought to Suratthani train station.

If you do not want to buy a joint ticket, there is a wide selection of trains heading to Bangkok from Suratthani, offering the full range of coaches, from the cheapest fan seats to the comfy AC 1st class sleepers leaving during the day.

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.

Which train from Suratthani to Bangkok to choose?

Trains from Suratthani to Bangkok arrive to Hua Lamphong Station. There is a morning 2nd class AC seats only which is also the fastest one covering the distance between Bangkok and Suratthani in 9 hours (and for THB 808). The rest of the batch are slower (up to 12 hours) and depart in the afternoon and in the evening at 4.40pm, 5.35pm, 6.37pm, 8.35pm, and 9.05pm. Even if slower than buses, trains offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. The top choice is an AC 1st class sleeper (the most convenient of which is #84 and #86 at 9.05pm and 6.37pm (both THB 1539). Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from THB 948 to THB 968, and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost 708 THB per person.

Transportation from Koh Phangan to Bangkok

Koh Phangan to Bangkok destination reviews

RR
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Mar 7, 2020
Everything went super smoothly. The bus even arrived 2 hours ahead of schedule.
MB
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 4, 2020
very good service.
AD
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 29, 2020
Bad organisation,not comfortable buses,strong conditionin the bus,too crowded
KC
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Feb 22, 2020
All perfect
OD
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 19, 2020
In general ok. But it was late at destination by 1 hour. There is no any schedule of trip/stops. And at this price they should seriously consider having electric sockets and internet on the ferry/bus. For this level of service there are much cheaper options on the market.
JM
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 4, 2020
Got to where I needed at the hour expected. Would be beneficial to have information about check-in, as it isn’t at the pier. Also would be nice to have an agenda about the ferry and bus transfers.
DD
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Feb 1, 2020
Arrived early, the driver was very personable and helpful.
KF
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 24, 2020
Comfortable journey, arrived on time
KT
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 21, 2020
smoothie
MO
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jan 19, 2020
VERY GOOD! The ferry was very comfortable with beautiful view on the ocean. There were no delays and we went to the bus immediately. The bus was also very comfortable, the company also provides you with food! And we arrived even a bit early. 5 stars for sure!
VA
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour, Jan 17, 2020
The trip was great.
SG
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour, Jan 12, 2020
Good! Very comfortable bus, with WiFi and food provided!
UM
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jan 2, 2020
Everything worked just perfectly !!
JG
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Jan 2, 2020
Overall efficient and comfort as expected as from a night bus. Ferry leaves at 18.00 not 17.00 so double check that before if you want to avoid unnecessary waiting at the pier. Ferry was also late and somehow we managed to arrive at the expected time! They also provide you food and water that you can eat in the bus during the ride :)
PL
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Dec 20, 2019
Perfectly smooth trip! Almost (this is Asia, guys) on time for departure, we arrived one hour early in Bkk. Ticket collection took me 20seconds and no fuss. I could leave my bag in the Raja Ferry office and walk around. The transfer from ferry to bus took 2mn: give your ticket, collect your food. Blanket, pillow provided. Food was ok but nothing fancy obviously, vegetarians get your own food! It was a smallish portion of chicken fried rice. Seats widely reclinable and the seat next to me was free so I slept like a baby. Air con quite strong get a hootie. One 30mn stop. I vividly recommend!!
LF
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 17, 2019
Last trip was perfect , this time less. Mostly cause no good English speakers and not same friendliness as first time. But still a very good and comfortable way to get to Bangkok!
DH
Bus Express, Raja Ferry, Dec 16, 2019
The transition from ferry to bus wasn't very straightforward but once I figured it out I can't really complain. You go into the office and they give you a meal of fried rice and water which was quite nice actually.
RA
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah, Dec 14, 2019
Got from A to B no worries
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