GETTING TO KOH PHANGAN
Every year thousands of travelers flock to Koh Phangan, whether it be for the Amazing diving that the island has to offer or the world famous Full Moon and Jungle Parties. Whatever your reason this fantastic island has a lot to offer for backpackers and families.
Here is a short Guide to help you travel to Koh Phangan.
The nearest International airport is located on the island of Koh Samui (USM). It is one of the cutest airports you will ever see, in fact, many people have said it thinks its a resort.
Providing daily connections from;
- Pattaya (U-Tapao)
- Kuala Lumpur
Transportation from the airport to the ferry pier is very easy. Ferries depart several times a day with the last one leaving around 17:30. The next closest airport is Surathani (URT) From here you’ll need to travel by bus + boat to get to the island, which takes a few hours.
You can check bus and also boat tickets (HERE)
Boats from Koh Samui:
Catching a boat over to Koh Phangan can be done at the following piers depending on where you want to arrive on the island.
- Big Buddha pier;
There are at least 3 different ferry companies providing trips to Thongsala pier. However, the Seatran Discovery and the Haad Rin Queen Ferries take you directly to Haad Rin.
- Nathon pier;
Songserm ferries people to Thongsala every day.
- Mae Nam pier;
Lomprayah also provides trips daily to Thongsala.
Boats From Koh Tao:
Songserm, Lomprayah and the Seatran boats all depart frequently from Mae Haad Pier.
The last boat from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan is at 15:00. Check boat ticket (HERE)
Getting Koh Phangan By Train and Boat:
Taking the overnight train from Bangkok with a proper bed is also a comfortable way to get Koh Phangan. Trains stop early morning at Surathani. then leaving only a bus and boat ride to the Island. Train tickets from Surathani back to Bangkok should be reserved in advance especially during the high season.
Getting Koh Phangan By Boat and Bus
The easiest way is to take one of the overnight buses that leave Khaosan Road each evening about 18.00 and arrives in Surathani the following morning, then take a boat. Also, Bus and boat combo ticket can be arranged for about 700-900 Baht all the way to Koh Phangan.
You can also check the bus and boat tickets (HERE)