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From Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan by ferry+bus joint ticket

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How to get to Koh Phangan from Koh Phi Phi

What about

No wonder that since Koh Phi Phi had been features in The Beach movie after Alex Garland’s novel with DiCaprio starring, its popularity among the backpacking crowd grew even higher. Lazing in the sun and bathing in the transparent waters of the Andaman teeming with colourful marine life during the day couple perfectly with partying all night through. Though night venues do not lack on Koh Phi Phi, you know that nothing compares – yes, nothing compares! – to a once in a lifetime celebration experience which the legendary Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan offer. Raging parties rock the island constantly: if you cannot hit the Full Moon Party proper, opt for any of the other ‘Moon’ parties, which are equally crazy.

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan

For an easy hop between the two backpackers’ Meccas, opt for a combination ticket from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan. Travelling all by yourself by separate tickets makes sense if you want to see other places between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Phangan and probably spend a night or two in Phuket, Krabi or Suratthani. Otherwise choose option #1.

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan by a combination ferry+bus+ferry ticket

Seatran Discovery offers a very convenient transfer from Koh Phi Phi directly to Koh Phangan. You first take a ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi (1½ hour), then hop onto a bus from Krabi to Donsak Pier in Suratthani (four hours including waiting time at Donsak Pier) and then board a ferry again, this time from Donsak to Koh Phangan (2½ hours), spending totally about 8 hours to get from Koh Phi Phi in the Andaman Sea to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Siam. Tickets cost between THB1100 and THB1400 and are a great value as you are unlikely to spend considerably less if travelling by separate tickets.

Note though, that it is also possible that from Donsak you will be first transported by a large Seatran ferry to Samui first and then change it for a smaller ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan via Krabi and Suratthani

You can follow the route which Seatran Discovery offers with its combination ticket buying separate tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi (THB450-THB600; 1½ hour), from Krabi to Suratthani (THB250-THB270; four hours) and from Suratthani to Koh Phangan (THB380-THB600; four hours including transfer from Suratthani). Check the corresponding pages for more details about each leg of the route. Travelling this way requires more time, but it makes sense if you are going to check one or several of Krabi beaches (e.g. Ao Nang, Railey Beac, etc.), hit the roads less travelled in Suratthani or make a detour to Khao Sok National Park.

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan via Phuket and Suratthani

Similarly to Koh Phi Phi–Koh Phangan travel via Krabi, you can make Phuket your first port of call on your way to Koh Phangan’s Moon Parties. Pricewise the travel from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket is more expensive compared to Koh Phi Phi–Krabi route (THB700-THB800) and normally takes a bit longer (tow hours compared to 1½ hour). A ride from Phuket to Suratthani costs the same (THB250-THB270), but also takes a bit more time – up to five hours compared to four hours necessary to get from Krabi to Suratthani. In general, it is worth travelling via Phuket only if you are planning to make a stop on the island itself.

Island hopping from Koh Phangan

Do not miss a wonderful opportunity to visit Koh Phangan’s neighbouring islands, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Though a part of the same archipelago, the three islands differ greatly in the atmosphere and activities they offer.

From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Change the party-crazy Koh Phangan for Koh Samui’s upscale resorts, idyllic beaches and beautiful crowd – or just use Koh Samui as your base for partying on Koh Phangan if all the accommodation options on Hat Rin are sold out for the Full Moon Party. A slow Haad Rin Queen ferry brings you to Koh Samui from Koh Phangan in 50 minutes; Sonserm covers the same distance in 40 minutes; Lomprayah (THB300) and Seatran Discovery (THB400) are the fastest operators (20-30 minutes).

From Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

A diving Mecca of Thailand, Koh Tao is the place to get your fins wet. Seatran Discovery and Lomprayah offer the fastest (1–1½ hour) and most expensive transfer from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao (from THB500). There are also Songserm boats plying the same route.

Getting around

Koh Phangan is big enough, and if you wish to explore the island interior and its beaches, it makes sense to hire a motorbike – provided you know how to drive. Otherwise skip the idea and opt for songthaews instead. It will cost you more (THB100-THB200 for a ride depending on your destination), but taking into account rather an elevated number of inexperienced (and often drunk) riders fresh from Moon Parties, it may prove much safer.

That said, a motorbike remains a great way for getting around on Koh Phangan, and rentals are cheap – from as low as THB150 per day; but be ready to leave your passport as a deposit, which may feel a bit uncomfortable thing to do as scams on asking tourists to pay for imaginary damages of motorbikes on handing vehicles back are not unheard of.

The fittest ones can make use of bicycles (from THB50 per day), but do not underestimate the island roads coupled with tropical heat. It is a great idea to hire a longtail boat to cruise little bays accessible only from water or by hiking. 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 Hat 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 great 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. In any case do not leave drugs in your accommodation and do not carry any with you.

Passenger reviews out of total 2,019 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Aug 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Nickel
Jul 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★☆☆☆
Poorly organised. Only thing I knew was that I was getting on a boat, coach and then boat again. It had no details in the confirmation email about where the boats and coach was actually going too. Had to keep asking workers on the boat and half of them didn’t even know themselves. On the last boat there was 3 stops at 3 different piers, no one was told this. Lack of communication is extremely poor.
Jul 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Although instructions weren’t entirely clear we asked people at pier and they helped and it was a simple process of using booking confirmation to get into boat at phi phi then again show booking confirmation to attendant at Krabi for bus tickets then ferry tickets. Everyone helpful when asked. Trip went quicker than expected.
Apr 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
WHE booking the boat I specifically booked the one that said it was direct ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan. However, we ended up getting a boat to Krabi then a bus to Suratthani and then another boat. It was very unclear on the website and I may not have booked it if I knew this was going to be the case. In saying the boats and bus was good quality.
Feb 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Sprawnie, prosto z promu do podstawionego autobusu który wpada do portu w godzinie odjazdu kolejnego promu. Zero oczekiwania podczas przesiadek
Feb 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
very good organisation of the whole trip. Friendly staff and everything on time. Thank you! No complaints at all!
Dec 30, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
The first boat to Krabi was a bit cramped but had snacks and refreshments, coach to Surat Thani was comfortable. We was on our way to koh phangan on a ferry but didn’t get told that we go to koh sumui first and then hop on another boat to koh phangan. Was a bit confusing and the third boat was very rocky and we arrived an hour and half late than our schedule time.
Dec 30, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
First of all, you provide no detail on your tickets. It was detailed that we were taking one ferry all the way to Ko Phangan, as there was no detail about a bus and transfers. Also, you provide no service on the actual transportation service. There is nobody to talk to in terms of where we are suppose to go and transfer to. There are no announcements on the ferry. Overall, this was a joke of a transportation service due to your incompetent service and planning.
Dec 30, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Organized company but the last route for Koh Phangan,being with a little ferry is terrible. I never suffer for a boat trip but this time I was really afraid.

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