Koh Phangan to Bangkok

Koh Phangan to Bangkok

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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h ferry+van. All connections guaranteed
Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada, Bangkok

From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Bangkok by ferry and van

Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15h ferry+van. All connections guaranteed
Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada, Bangkok

Koh Phangan to Bangkok Schedule

Koh Phangan to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Raja Ferry ferry 18:00 - 09:00฿ 1,100

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.

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Koh Phangan to Bangkok destination reviews

Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Apr 22, 2021
There is a large gap (4Hours) between the ferry form Phangan and The bus to BKK. If you can't manage this gap, At least you should prepare some comfortable space for customer while waiting for the bus.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Apr 20, 2021
I've reserved a ship from Koh Pha-Ngan at 12.30am. from 12Go but once we arrived at the pier at 11.45, the staff of the ship told us that ship had left at 11:00 am. and ship round 12.30 is no longer in timetable. Then we missed it and we have to wait for the boat round 14.00 instead, due to a boat has been delayed and almost missed the bus back to Bangkok. We are very grateful to the boat, bus company and all staffs who help and wait for us to take the bus in time but we would like 12Go to improve about more accurate timetable because for some people it might be damaged.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Apr 5, 2021
I have travelled this route a few times and this was definitely the most laborious journey I have had: ferry Thong Sala to Donsak, songthaew at the port, minibus to Suratthani bus station, collect tickets, wait 3.5 hours, then bus to Bangkok. The overnight bus was comfortable and arrived early in Bangkok, so that was good. In the end I decided to get a hotel room while I waited in Suratthani which made the journey more comfortable.
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 4, 2021
The ferry left over two hours late but everything else was perfect. I still arrived in Bangkok at virtually the same time. I was given a small meal, blanket and pillow on the coach and was so comfortable I slept most of the way 😊 Staff were all friendly snd helpful.
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Mar 7, 2020
Everything went super smoothly. The bus even arrived 2 hours ahead of schedule.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 4, 2020
very good service.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 29, 2020
Bad organisation,not comfortable buses,strong conditionin the bus,too crowded
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 22, 2020
All perfect
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), 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.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), 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.
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 1, 2020
Arrived early, the driver was very personable and helpful.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 24, 2020
Comfortable journey, arrived on time
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2020
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), 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!
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jan 17, 2020
The trip was great.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jan 12, 2020
Good! Very comfortable bus, with WiFi and food provided!
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 2, 2020
Everything worked just perfectly !!
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), 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 :)
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), 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!!
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), 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!
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), 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.
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 14, 2019
Got from A to B no worries
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 4, 2019
Excellent except they do not communicate about when and how often we will stop which would be helpful.
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Dec 4, 2019
They provided a meal upon departure, water, blanket and pillow. We had leg space and seats reclined. We made a pit stop halfway through at a good market and arrived in Bangkok an hour early.
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Dec 3, 2019
Good service. They provide blanket, pillow, water and chicken fried rice. Try to get out asap of the ferry and check in the bus so you don't get the last seats (not very comfortable and you get the smell from the toilet)
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Nov 15, 2019
Nice bus Nice journey everything was so good
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Nov 7, 2019
Excellent service. No waiting. Bus was on the ferry as well, so we could leave our luggage on the beginning of the trip. After ferry everyone just went to pick up the meal and water. We pack, everyone get blanket and we ride. Everything on time or even better, as we arrived to Bangkok 45 minutes earlier. There was 30 minutes break around 1.30am where you can go to the toilet or buy some food. For this price was perfect and it was one of the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get to Bangkok. Thanks !
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Nov 4, 2019
It was a smooth transfer from Ferry to bus, bus was spacious, they give you little dinner box and blanket with pillows. I slept the whole way.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 2, 2019
I think that the price is expensive for what they offer. And costumer care during the trip could be improved. 2 examples: - While entering the bus, the steward read in English the outline of the bus ride, how many stops etc. But he was sitting in the front sit, NOT facing the rest of passengers and not using a microphone. So the instructions were useless as nobody heard them. - When we arrived to Bangkok, nobody told us it was the stop. The bus stopped in the middle of a road, some passengers were sleeping, I was unsure if I was supposed to get of or not, again no member of the crew came and told us the trip was over. I think that for the price, 40€, the service offered should be much better.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 2, 2019
very professional staff on the ferry, the bus, every step of the way. It was comfortable, clean and fastest possible option except for flying. Definitely recommend Lomprayah.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 25, 2019
Boat trip was fine. You can sit inside with air-conditioned or outside. But the bus ride was not very comfortable. Not the best seats. And the crews english was very poor, so it was close to impossible to get any information. I didn't need any and didn't ask, but others did and was left with pretty much nothing. The bus left the pier 10 min early, but it was about 1 hour late in Bangkok. And at that hour at night, with less traffic than during the day, and no information - at least some people looked unsatisfied (and it's hard to understand how it could be so late). It was a tough long ride and I had backpain from the seats. I give them 3 stars and would go again if I had to. But next time I will probably choose something else like flying or spend one more travel day cause it's a long ride and not very comfortable.
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Oct 17, 2019
The trip was smooth without any problems, but the seats on the bus were very uncomfortable, really hard to sleep.
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Oct 14, 2019
I thought the trip was good value for money. Everything was on time, in fact we arrived slightly early into Bangkok. You are given a blanket and pillow for bus. The staff on the bus were friendly and helpful. .
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sep 29, 2019
Although there was a delay of our ferry, the bus was good and comfortable . We did everything on time on transfer to Bkk. They gave us a food, water, blankets and pillows. I recommend this company
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sep 25, 2019
The ferry was ok, it's a big and old one as expected, but comfy seats. Bus was great, we got descent food and water, blankets and pillows. Arrived on time with a big smile.
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Sep 23, 2019
This was such a long journey. It said about 12 hours and took us over 16. The driver was extremely slow. The bus was practically empty when we got on at the pier which was nice. 6 hours in around 20 people got on the bus at Chumphon meaning all of us had to move around which wasn’t good. The bus was very over crowded which meant the journey became much longer. This route is quite a lot shorter than Bangkok to Phuket but it took us hours longer to do this route. Should take about 9 hours and took us 16 hours.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 15, 2019
Les bus pourrait être plus confortable au vue de la distance parcouru.
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sep 15, 2019
Perfext service. Perfect driver
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Sep 7, 2019
The trip was generally ok except for one incident when at the first stop at Chumphon after 5 hours on the bus we all got off stretch our legs ,go to the toilet , get something to eat etc , while we are off the bus a whole lot of new passengers got on the bus , absolute chaos! The original passengers lost their seats and had to sit elsewhere , nobody knew new passengers would be boarding otherwise they wouldn’t have left their seats .needs to be a better system and communication, Old bus ,WiFi not working , no power to charge devices which is criminal on such a long journey.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 3, 2019
Fast ferry trip to mainland then bus to Bangkok. No complaints with both services.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 18, 2019
Ver well organized. Boat on time.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 12, 2019
Very well organized especially in the bus section. Comfortable and made to Bangkok 15 mins in advanced
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 5, 2019
Bumpy ride from kho phangan to kho tao. After that it was smooth. Well organised. Yes, it is still a long trip in a bus but the bus itself is comfortable enough and the small time delay was due to some traffic jams
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jul 26, 2019
Everything was great
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 19, 2019
Alles was perfect geregeld en ging ontzettend vlot. Wel lange busreis met maar 1 stop in de eerste helft van de reis.
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