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From Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan by van+bus+ferry joint ticket

10:00
Phuket Airport
18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h
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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
16:20
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h 20m
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08:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
18:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10h 30m
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09:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h
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From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

09:40
Phuket Lomprayah
18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h 20m
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10:00
Phuket Lomprayah
18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h
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From Patong Kata Karon any hotel to Koh Phangan by taxi+bus+ferry joint ticket

07:30
Patong Kata Karon any hotel, Phuket
18:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
11h
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08:00
Patong Kata Karon any hotel, Phuket
18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10h
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From Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan by flight+van+ferry joint ticket

Phuket - Koh Samui - Koh Phangan
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09:45
HKT Phuket Airport
10:40
USM Koh Samui Airport
55m
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Change stations. Walk - 5 minute, 400 m (next departure after 5 hours 50 minutes)
16:30
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
17:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m
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Total duration
7h 15m

Phuket to Koh Phangan Schedule

Phuket to Koh Phangan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 07:30 – 18:30฿ 750
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 09:00 – 17:00฿ 900
Lomprayah Express 10:00 – 18:00฿ 1,200

How to get to Koh Phangan from Phuket

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 the 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. The 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.

From Phuket to Koh Phangan

Buy a combination ticket from Phuket to Koh Phangan or tailor-make your trip all by yourself. Getting from the Andaman Coast to the Gulf is easy, though be prepared to at least a seven-hour journey. There are no direct flights between Phuket and Suratthani, the starting point on the mainland for a sea journey to Koh Phangan. Though you can fly via Bangkok, it does not make much sense; so choose any of the overland options.

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

The fastest and most convenient ride from Phuket to Koh Phangan is offered by Lomprayah company which sells combination bus + ferry tickets. There are two departures a day: at 10am and at 12.30pm from Phuket Lomprayah office in Bangkok Road in Phuket Town. Passengers go by bus to Suratthani first where they transfer to Lomprayah high-speed ferry at 2.30pm and 4pm respectively, arriving to Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The whole journey thus takes about 7½ hours. Tickets cost THB1400 and should be booked at least two days in advance.

Note that you should show up at Lomprayah office at least half an hour before the departure.

From Phuket to Koh Phangan by separate bus+ferry tickets

For a wider choice of options to get from Phuket to Koh Phangan, buy separate tickets from Phuket to Suratthani first and then from Suratthani to Koh Phangan. You will definitely spend more time this way, but with separate tickets you can save a couple of baht, too.

Note though, that most probably you will have to spend the night in Suratthani to proceed with your journey to Koh Phangan the next morning. If you wish to get to Koh Phangan the same day you leave Phuket, take 8am bus the latest to catch Lomprayah ferries at 2.30pm or 4pm.

There are a lot of buses leaving Phuket for Suratthani all day long. You may want to check, for instance, Phantip Travel. They operate from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 in Phetkrasattri Road and offer Standard AC buses calling both to Suratthani train station (4½ hours; THB250) in Phun Phin and Suratthani Town proper (5 hours; THB270).

In Suratthani, Phantip Travel, Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery pick up passengers in Suratthani Town, at Suratthani train station or at Suratthani airport: please check carefully the pick-up location before buying your ticket. Phantip Travel sells the cheapest tickets (THB380) but uses the slowest ferries, so the trip from the train station in Phun Phin to Koh Phangan lasts not less than 4½ hours, while Lomprayah does the same job in three hours, but costs more (THB600). There are 6 departures a day from Suratthani airport, too, both with Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery: from 5 to 7 hours (THB700; the first departure is at 8.30an, the last one is at 1.30pm).

From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan

If you are heading to Koh Phangan from Koh Phi Phi (let us guess... for the Full Moon Party?!), you can take a joint ferry+bus+ferry ticket with Seatran Discovery which is the best way to travel between the two islands. It will cost you considerably less that if buying separate tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket and then from Phuket to Koh Phangan. Look no further.

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.

Phuket to Koh Phangan destination reviews

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253 customer reviews
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BP
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Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Nov 14, 2019
The Ferry was Unkemp. The air Con was not working. The Toilet Facilities were unhygenic. A very unpleasant experience. Mr Blake Patch
PK
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Great experience. Driver was later than expected for original pick up. But a lot of time is planned into trips so there were no worries catching the bus to the ferry. Comfortable van to the bus location. Bus was air conditioned and quite comfortable. We made one lunch/bathroom stop and were to the ferry right on time. Ferry was quick and no problems. But remember SE Asian ferries you’re luggage is often outside on the deck. Pack light. Bring items you don’t want wet inside. Would highly recommend.
MP
3
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 2, 2019
It was ok but we couldnt find the place on phuket airport. Marynę you should ADHD a little map with a płace market there.
SS
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Oct 31, 2019
From start to finish the whole trip was very enjoyable. The bus was very spacious and not overly AC'd thankfully. Everything was perfectly on time, the boat was smooth and all the staff were super friendly! Thank you ????
PY
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 13, 2019
Ferry part was confortable Buses are old and not comfy In total was OK Arrived to Koh Phangan right on scheduled time Thanks
AL
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Oct 11, 2019
Everything on time. Minibus waited at airport from 10:00 to 10:35. After pickup he drove for 15 minutes and made me change to a big comfortable bus. Ferry is good and fast.
RJ
4
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Oct 3, 2019
Very good! Easy and seamless transfer! Great staff except the airport pickup was really confusing and we didn’t know what was happening!!other than that perfect trip!great staff!
DL
2
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Sep 24, 2019
Language barrier with the driver and other stuff, no clear instruction for me to go, despite it all was connected. All confused.
SO
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 10, 2019
Le bus pourrait être un peu plus confortable au vue de la distance, sinon sur l l'organisation rien a dire parfait.
AC
2
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Aug 10, 2019
The bus from Phuket was reallly bad. it wsa a really old bus and the AC was not working very well at all. it was close to 30 celsius outside. Not good enough for a four hour bus ride.
GT
2
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 19, 2019
Pick came up 30 minutes late and waiting for almost 1 hour. Ticketing and check in was smooth, Bus ride was smooth. Ferry was also smooth. Everything was on time. Will definitely recommend.
KG
3
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 7, 2019
Don’t buy it. You can buy ticket in bus station terminal 2 in 550bth not for 900... I lose some money :(
CL
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jun 9, 2019
Transfert sans problème. Les horaires sont respectés Les vans, bus et bateaux utilisés sur le parcours sont confortables et fiables. En fait même si lomprayah est plus cher de 30% que ses concurrents sur le même trajet ça vaut quand même le coup.
RC
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, May 20, 2019
Very good trip from Phuket to Koh Phangan. Everything was essentially on time, no real issues. I wish the bathroom stops were at places that had proper bathrooms instead of holes in the ground.
FM
3
Bus Express, Lomprayah, May 19, 2019
Is very on time. The bus was cool too. But the van and the ferry are too hot
DB
2
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, May 15, 2019
The bus broke down for over an hour and no one explained what was going on.
HJ
3
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Apr 26, 2019
The bus was on time and we arrived only 10 min late to Koh Phangan. When you get to Surat Thani and have to change buses, you need to wait about an hour and a half which was a downside of this trip. Also, no AC on the ferry so it was very hot.
JG
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Apr 21, 2019
Bus seats were a bit uncomfortable as expected but the overall experience was seamless. Well worth the money.
AT
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Apr 17, 2019
Helpful staff easy to understand. Colour coordinate with stickers so you know when to get off.
KW
5
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Apr 3, 2019
The service was efficient and on time. We reached our destination safely and everything ran very smoothly especially with a few transfers in between. Good service for very good price.

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