How to get from BANGKOK to KOH PHANGAN?

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
How do you get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan? You can travel by bus/train + ferry or flight + ferry/speedboat.

Train + Ferry to Koh Phangan
 Bus + Ferry to Koh Phangan
Flight + Ferry to K. Phangan
Taxi/Car + Ferry
Book Tickets to K.Phangan

    • Koh Phangan is a 2nd biggest island of Koh Samui archipelago in southern Thailand. Koh Phangan is about 10 km north of Koh Samui and you can visit also Koh Samui by ferry/boat. Koh Phangan is a quiet and very nice place, suitable for relax, but it is good to know when is the Full Moon Party on this island. This party takes place once a month (only in some months). Attractions on the island are of course beautiful beaches, quiet views and soft sand along with dense jungle inland, which are the aces of the island. Along with the obvious attraction, the spiritual side of the island is manifested through 20 temples, each of which has its own peaceful and unique atmosphere. One of the largest waterfalls on the island is Phaeng Waterfall, which is easily accessible and worth a visit after constant rainfall during the monsoon season. The waterfall has two parts and offers many routes that lead to views in the mountains. Guides are also available. The waterfall belongs to the national park Thon Sadet – Koh Phangan National Park. Ra Mountain rises above the island and offers magnificent views. There is a main „path“ on the island that leads across the ridge of the island from Ban Tai to Thong Nai Pan Beach on the northeast side of the island. You have various ways how you can travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan – by bus+ferry, train+ferry or plane+ferry.
    • Book train/bus/ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Bangkok to Koh Phangan by combination of train/bus/plane + ferry.

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is about 770 km by land. The most fastest and comfortable way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is to use a direct flight to Koh Samui (15 km from Koh Phangan) and then take a boat/ferry to Koh Phangan. Travel to Koh Phangan from Bangkok  via Koh Samui takes about 3-5 hours. There is no airport on Koh Phangan, the closest airport is in Koh Samui. The most popular way is to go by train or bus to Surat Thani and take a boat or high speed ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan. Travel by train+ferry via Surat Thani takes about 16 hours and it costs about $50+. There are also various tourist sleeper buses to Surat Thani. It is also possible to take a boat or ferry from Chumphon to Koh Phangan or Koh Tao, all transport connections and ferry tickets you will find on 12go.asia. From Koh Phangan you can also travel by ferry to Koh Tao. If you want to avoid scammers in Thailand, recommended – book and buy your tickets/flights from Bangkok to Koh Phangan online.

How do I get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?


1. TRAIN + BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan 


A) Train or bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • Surat Thani is the nearest railway station
    • you can buy drinks and snacks, and there is a toilet in the train
    • price of the train ticket about $22-50/pp, price of the bus ticket about $14-23/pp
    • train or bus travel to Surat Thani takes about 9-12 hours
    • read this article: How to travel to Surat Thani from Bangkok?

B) Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

    • buses go to the pier and then you travel by ferry to Koh Phangan
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses and ferries/boats
    • travel by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan takes about 4-6 hours
    • Book and buy train+bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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You can travel by train + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan via Surat Thani (photo: 12go.asia)


2. BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

    • a cheap option how to get by the direct bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
    • travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan takes about 10-16 hours
    • price of the bus+ferry tickets to Koh Phangan is about $30-43/pp
    • various companies: Krungsiam Tour, Songserm, Lomprayah, Raja Ferry, Seatran, Paradise Travel…
    • Book bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Bus and ferry of Lomprayah from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (photo: 12go.asia)


3. FLIGHT + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan


A) Flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui

    • flights end on the nearby Koh Samui Island (10 km south of Koh Phangan)
    • the easiest way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
    • from Koh Samui you can take a boat/ferry to Koh Phangan
    • flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Koh Samui takes about 1-1.5 hour
    • airlines: Bangkok Air, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Air Asia…
    • price of the one-way direct flight to Koh Samui from Bangkok is $65-200/pp
    • airport in Koh Samui – Samui International Airport
    • airport in Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport
    • Book and buy your flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Boat/Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

    • travel by boat/ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan takes about 30-45 minutes
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned ferries/boats
    • price of the one-way ticket to Koh Phangan is about $4-10/pp
    • boats of Raja Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Lomprayah, Songserm
    • Book and buy boat tickets from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Travel by plane from Bangkok to Koh Phangan via Koh Samui with ferry is the most fastest option.


4. PRIVATE CAR/TAXI + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan


A) Private Car from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • from Bangkok to Surat Thani you can travel by private car/taxi
    • you can book private minivan or another car to Surat Thani town easily online
    • transfer by private car to Surat Thani from Bangkok costs about $355/car
    • transfer by private car to Surat Thani from Bangkok takes about 11 hours
    • read this article: How to reach Surat Thani from Bangkok?

B) Ferry / Boat from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

    • the only way how to reach Koh Phangan from Surat Thani
    • there are modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses and ferries/boats
    • travel by ferry or boat from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan takes about 2.5 hours
    • there are also transfers with bus/minivan + ferry
    • read this article: Surat Thani to Koh Phangan – Ferry Schedule
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From Bangkok to Koh Phangan you can also travel by private car/taxi + ferry via Surat Thani (photo: Glassflower, 12go.asia)

12go.asia – Book tickets, flights easily online

– specialist for train, bus, ferry tickets sales mainly for Thailand (+tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia)
– company offers also a tickets of the bus companies in Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Hung Thanh…)
– ferry tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, ferry to Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta
– tickets for the most frequented railway routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– if you buy train tickets for Thailand at 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– 12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand
– more information about trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone or tablet (not in Thailand)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

Baolau – Search, book, buy tickets, flights online

– if you buy train tickets for Thailand at Baolau, you have to print these tickets!
– bus, boat, ferry, train tickets and various flights of various airlines in southeast Asia
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Johor Bahru to Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to Penang…)
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh, Chau Doc to Phnom Penh…)
– you can select a seat or berth in the train, if you book tickets for Vietnam online
– online train e-ticket in your smartphone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read also carefully frequently asked questions on Baolau

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A beach on the Koh Phangan Island.
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Ko Ma – a small secluded minisland on the Koh Phangan Island.
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Big Buddha on the Koh Samui Island. Koh Samui is only about 10 km south of the Koh Phangan Island.
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You can enjoy many activites in Koh Phangan.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Bangkok to Koh Phangan:

How to book and buy tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?

    • You can book tickets/flights from Bangkok to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia or Baolau. There are direct flights only to Surat Thani and Koh Samui. Koh Samui has the closest airport to Koh Phangan..

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?

    • Travel by train+bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) takes about 16 hours.
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) takes about 10-16 hours.
    • Travel by plane+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) takes about 7 hours.

What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) is about 770 km by land.

How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?

    • Travel by train+bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) costs about $50+/pp
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) costs about $27-45/pp.
    • Travel by plane+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) costs about $65+/pp

What is the best and fastest way of getting from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?

    • The best and fastest way of getting to Koh Phangan from Bangkok is to travel by plane to Koh Samui and from Koh Samui you can travel by ferry/boat to Koh Phangan. This way is also the most expensive and costs about $65-200 (depends on the price of direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui). Koh Samui is only about 15 km from Koh Phangan and there is a closest airport to Koh Phangan.

How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

    • From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan you can travel by high speed ferry or catamaran. Ferry tickets cost about $5-10 and travel by ferry takes about 30 minutes or 1.5 hour. You can book ferry tickets to Koh Phangan online on 12go.asia.

How do you get from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani?

    • There is only one way how to get from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani – you have to travel by boat or ferry.

Is it possible to travel by ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao?

    • Yes, from Koh Phangan you can also travel by ferry/catamaran to Koh Tao. Travel by ferry/boat from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao takes about 1-2 hours. Ferry tickets to Koh Tao cost about $11-20. You can book these ferry tickets online.

Which type of trains you can use from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • From Bangkok to Surat Thani (the closest railway station to Koh Phangan) you can travel by 1st and 2nd class seat and sleeper trains. The best option is to book sleeper berth.

Where you can travel from Koh Phangan?

    • From Koh Phangan you can travel to southern Vietnam, e.g. you can take a ferry+bus transport to Krabi. Travel distance is about 280 km and getting to Krabi takes about 5-6.5 hours.

Where to book a tour/trip in Thailand?

    • You can book various tours (+Full Moon Party) in Thailand with Tourradar

Bus + Ferry Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Koh Phangan + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Koh Phangan

Bus + Ferry Ticket

Lomprayah

06:00

16:10

From $41.00

Lomprayah

21:00

10:45

From $43.00

Songserm

18:00

12:15

From $27.00

Songserm

20:00

12:00

From $30.00

Paradive Travel

19:00

11:30

From $35.00

Songserm

19:00

12:15

From $27.00

Krungsiam Tour (VIP 24)

16:30

10:30

From $38.00

Krungsiam Tour (Express)

16:30

10:30

From $28.00

Krungsiam Tour (VIP)

17:00

10:30

From $32.00

Krungsiam Tour (Express)

19:00

10:30

From $30.00

Krungsiam Tour (VIP 24)

19:30

10:30

From $38.00

Krungsiam Tour (VIP)

20:00

10:30

From $32.00

BOOK TICKETS TO KOH PHANGAN

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Shiralea Backpackers Resort in Koh Phangan (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + resorts in Koh Phangan.
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Panviman Resort Koh Phangan (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels + resorts in Koh Phangan.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan online + Schedule:

(You can change your travel route, e.g. Bangkok to Surat Thani, Surat Thani to Koh Phangan…)


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