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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Phangan by bus and ferry joint ticket

07:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
20:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
12h 30m
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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Phangan by bus, ferry, and van joint ticket

08:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10h
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From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Phangan by bus and ferry joint ticket

06:30
Phuket Lomprayah
15:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
8h 30m
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Phuket to Koh Phangan Schedule

Phuket to Koh Phangan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Phantip Standard AC 07:30 – 20:00฿ 590
Lomprayah Speedboat 06:30 – 15:00฿ 1,400
Raja Ferry Ferry 08:00 – 18:00฿ 650

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

K
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
Except for one small mistake - putting me in wrong bus (find oit about mistake and corrected after 45min) - all other things were fine. Bus was comfortable, price was good. Be prepered for earlier pick up from hostel - mine was 25min earlier so keep it in mind when travel.
OB
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Very good. Pick up in time. Confortable bus and boat. Arrived in time !
PK
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 9, 2020
They pickup me around 8:30, everything want good. Old bus, but have air conditioning.
CC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 8, 2020
Got caught in traffic. Lomprayah allowed me to meet the bus near the airport instead.
SS
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 19, 2020
Everything on time and with good organization
MW
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Feb 11, 2020
Great service, arrived on Koh Phangan bang on time at 18:00
ZS
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Feb 10, 2020
Comforts busses, clear instructions and guidance on pier
MG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Feb 1, 2020
Good
LR
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 31, 2020
Very happy with the service. Was 550B cheaper than the hostels rate and arrived for our transfer exactly when they said. Toilet on the bus and stop half way through bus was good. Website was good to book through.
ER
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Jan 27, 2020
It got me there, it was fairly comfortable
BK
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Jan 26, 2020
Autobus był ok - toalety po drodze okropne. Prom dość przytłaczający - do toalety strach było wejść. Cena natomiast przyzwoita.
AG
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 13, 2020
The organizer was right on time.. there was no delay on there side.. and hence we didn't miss out on anything despite on a ride schedule
LG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 9, 2020
The lunch place was not very good. It was expensive and not tasty so I didn't eat what I had ordered and was hungry for most of the trip.
AG
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 9, 2020
Easy way to travel. Very handy with lovely scenic views and a stop off for lunch
JS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jan 5, 2020
The bus trip was smooth and easy but when we got to the pier there were no instructions on where to go or what to do, they literally put our bags off the bus and we were left wondering where to go. I found a queue of people who were on my bus, so joined it, then when I got to the front the lady told me my ferry was cancelled, so I would need to get an additional ferry from another pier. An English speaking man came to speak with me and explained I would need to get off at Koh Samui then a minivan for a 30 minute ride and then a second ferry to Thongsala(Koh Phangan). We ended up arriving an 2 hours late - so my ride to my accomodation was not there. There were people who were on the transit minivan with me who had no idea what was happening and no one had spoken to them about the cancelled ferry. I guess communication could be better(I understand the language barrier makes it difficult). I paid for the more expensive option because it was my second full day of travel in a row and I just wanted to get there sooner. I asked if I could get a refund and he said definitely not.
GH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 2, 2020
Very organized and on time, great bus and ferry, nice staff, was even easier and more comfortable than expected
AP
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 2, 2020
The bus was ok, with aircon and not that full. The ferry was nice as wet, everybody could sit and had aircon as well.
TM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 26, 2019
Nice and hassle free. Lomprayah staff is friendly and cooperative
AS
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 22, 2019
Everything was perfect. Great company
DM
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 13, 2019
Need more info when they drop you off the bus and before going to ferry cuz you dont know what should or what shouldnt you do Thanks!
DH
Bus Express, Phantip 1970, Dec 13, 2019
We made it, you end up taking a second bus to the ferry port and we had a bit over an hour to kill while waiting for that at the office. Operators were friendly enough and we made it about 20 mins after scheduled time to the island.
AM
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Dec 11, 2019
Pity we joined the bus at the last pick up point. So our group was split. Need a better planning. Some travelers are selfish
PK
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
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
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 ????
JW
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Oct 21, 2019
Easy and fast. Clean and comfortable.
PY
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
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
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
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
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.
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