Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

Surat Thani
Koh Phangan
Tue, Jun 4
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Surat Thani to Koh Phangan Schedule

Surat Thani to Koh Phangan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand Van 9pax 00:00 - 04:00฿ 6,779
Raja Ferry Express 05:30 - 10:30฿ 492
Phantip 1970 Express 06:30 - 11:00฿ 432
Lomprayah Express Bus + Speedboat 09:30 - 12:45฿ 950
Raja Ferry Express 10:00 - 16:30฿ 492
12Go Transport Bus + Ferry 13:45 - 20:30฿ 620
Seatran Ferry Ferry 15:30 - 19:45฿ 648
Phantip 1970 Express 16:00 - 20:30฿ 576
Koh Tao Booking Center Van + Sleeper Boat 19:00 - 05:30฿ 1,000
Fame Tour Ferry 22:00 - 06:00฿ 600

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

Facts about the transport from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

Cheapest Transport$12
Fastest Transport2h 45m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure11:00 PM
Departures per day143
Distance138 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transport, BangkokTaxi24, Fame Tour, Kim Transfers Thailand, Koh Tao Booking Center, Lomprayah, Lomprayah, Phangan Tour 2000, Phantip 1970, Raja Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Seatran Ferry, Songserm

Surat Thani to Koh Phangan Destination Reviews

M
The bus was very old but okish. Ferry was nice with a little supermarket. Due to low season there where not to many people so it was quite comfortable.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), May 28, 2024
CA
It took 5hours and 15minutes and was meant to be 4 hours all in. Slowest boat ever. Literally got overtaken by two seatrans en route.
Bus Bus + Ferry, Phangan Tour 2000, Apr 12, 2024
TS
Depending on your expectations. If you want to have a sleeping place enter the boat at least 3 hours before departure and stay there otherwise is not guaranteed that it’s still available. Boat was totally full lots of locals using it for transport accordingly is the comfort. At the end it’s a unforgettable experience didn’t sleep that much because of the heat and cuddling with locals :D
Ferry Sleeper Boat, Koh Tao Booking Center (Koh Tao Booking Center), Apr 1, 2024
G
On time. It’s not a vip experience, more a traveller experience, seatbelts don’t work, but no problems, it has aircon. Friendly people.
Bus Bus + Ferry, Phangan Tour 2000, Dec 20, 2023
KM
An overnight trip in calm seas. We slept very well in the large dormitory and woke up to a wonderful dawn. A cruise couldn't be more beautiful
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Ferry Sleeper Boat, Koh Tao Booking Center (Koh Tao Booking Center), Dec 10, 2023
JR
It’s a great experience but definitely not the most comfortable :)
Ferry Sleeper Boat, Koh Tao Booking Center (Koh Tao Booking Center), Sep 1, 2023
MP
Pick up would be anywhere between 30 minutes early and 30 minutes late. Was 30 minutes late. Then we stopped at Phantip office for another 15 minutes, where we got our ferry tickets. Smooth drive to the pier. Turned out to be Raja Ferry Pier. (We had chosen Phantip instead of Raja, because of their bad reputation…) Raja Ferry was… Let’s say we survived it. Thanks to the small number of passengers we had enough space. Not sure about the level of comfort with a full boat. All very old, rusty, damaged chairs, no escape ladder where the escape ladder was indicated. No service or personnel (except a vending machine and probably a captain somewhere). Upon arrival in Koh Pha Ngan no real alternatives to the pickup truck taxi’s, that willl carry up to 8 visitors with suitcases, like caged animals, and still charge ridiculous prices (which you agree to and they then try to increase). Anyway… we got there and the hotel is great!
Bus Minivan, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jul 29, 2023
AL
Everything was perfect! The office staff was very friendly and helpful.
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Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jul 3, 2023
EK
We were told we’d be there by 12pm if we left Surat Thani at 8am. So we got up early and got the transfer to the ferry. When we arrived to the ferry at 9am we were told our ferry wasn’t leaving until 11am. So we could’ve got extra sleep and got the later transfer as there was only one ferry going. Very disappointing as we had arranged a transfer on Koh Phangan for 12.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jul 2, 2023
AJ
Everything OK
Ferry Sleeper Boat, Koh Tao Booking Center (Koh Tao Booking Center), Jun 28, 2023
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How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

When you want to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus+ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Ferry+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 209.27. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 11.74.

How far is Surat Thani from Koh Phangan?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan. Your trip will be a total of 86 miles (138 km). The flying distance is 86 miles (138 km).

How long does it take to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan?

The travel time from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 11 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan?

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 11.74 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 209.27.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan:

  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 11.74 - USD 28.54. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 12.50 - USD 27.18. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Phangan Tour 2000 Office until 19:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 13.34 - USD 19.51. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 13:00 Surat Thani Town
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 15.22 - USD 184.24. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 00:00 Surat Thani train station until 11:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • Ferry tickets - USD 16.31 to USD 21.74.
  • Bus+Van price: USD 18.92 - USD 26.42. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:00 Surat Thani Town Raja
  • Van price : USD 23.48;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 27.75. From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 12:30 Koh Phangan Transfer until 12:30 Koh Phangan Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 209.27 to USD 209.27.

How many trips per day are there between Surat Thani and Koh Phangan?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 66 by Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:00 Surat Thani Town
  • 38 by Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Phangan Tour 2000 Office until 19:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 22 by Bus+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:00 Surat Thani Town Raja
  • 8 by taxi+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan starting from 00:00 Surat Thani train station until 11:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • Vans from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Phangan 3 times a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 209.27.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

The most popular transport from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 39% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 38% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 10% chosen Bus+Van
  • 6% opted for a van.
  • 4% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 1% Other