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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.
1. Train + Ferry to Koh Phangan
2. Bus + Ferry to Koh Phangan
3. Flight + Ferry to K. Phangan
4. Taxi + Ferry to K.Phangan
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Traveling from Bangkok to Koh Phangan by train / bus / lane + ferry.

Koh Phangan – this is another popular island, only 10 km from Koh Samui. Koh Phangan itself does not have an airport, but the nearest airport is right on Koh Samui, which can make transportation much shorter and easier than traveling by land. There are direct flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui, and from Koh Samui it is no longer a problem to go to Koh Phangan by boat, there are plenty of them in operation throughout the day. So on this occasion you can visit Koh Samui right away, direct flights to this island take about 1-1.5 hours from Bangkok.

However, flights and boats to Koh Phangan via Koh Samui can be significantly more expensive than traveling overland, eg by train or bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani and from there by boat to Koh Phangan. The travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is approximately 800 km by land via the city of Surat Thani and so this journey can take many hours, on average it takes 10-16 hours. The cheapest way to get to Koh Phangan from Bangkok in Thailand, but not as convenient, is to travel by bus or train to Surat Thani and from there by boat to Koh Phangan.

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Transfer from Bangkok to Koh Phangan by land starts at $20-25/per person.

This type of transport, by bus / train + boat from Bangkok to Koh Phangan costs on average $20-45/ per person, this range may vary depending on the season in Thailand and also depending on whether you choose e.g. train seats or sleeping beds. Trains depart from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station and arrive in Surat Thani in about 9.5-10.5 hours and tickets can start as low as $7-10/per person per seat, sleepers are more expensive. By bus, the trip to Surat Thani takes approximately 10-15 hours, depending on the type of bus and bus company.

From Surat Thani it is no longer a problem to use boat or minibus and boat to Koh Phangan, boat tickets from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan cost approximately $6-15/per person. Current timetables for all connections from Bangkok to Koh Phangan and tickets can be found and booked easily online and in advance, which is often significantly better and cheaper. Below is all the information about transport to Koh Phangan and how to make it from Bangkok in the best possible way. Before booking tickets to Koh Phangan, always read all the additional information and instructions that are important and enjoy your trip to this beautiful island.

Transfer Modes – Bangkok to Koh Phangan: Travel Time Price Range
Flight + Ferry 7-10 hours $70 – $100
Bus + Ferry 10-16 hours $26 – $45
Private Car + Ferry 6-7 hours $355 – $540
Train + Ferry 16 hours $25 – $80

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How do I get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?


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


A) Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

The cheapest and most used option for a solo traveler to travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is to travel by train and ferry/boat via the city of Surat Thani. This transport option therefore has 2 steps. The first step is to travel by Thai Railways train from Bangkok to the city of Surat Thani. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd class trains from Bangkok to Surat Thani and they will offer you seats or sleepers.

Seats are of course the cheapest option, but for this longer route it is better to choose sleeping beds and relax a bit. The most expensive are the sleeping beds in the 1st class train, but they are still sought after by tourists. Train is the cheapest transfer to Surat Thani city in Thailand. The train journey to Surat Thani from Bangkok takes 9-12 hours and train tickets cost between $7-50/pp, depending on the type of seat, bed and train you choose.

You can choose from 1st Class Sleeper, 2nd Class Sleeper AC (or FAN), 2nd Class AC seats only, 3rd class trains. Trains depart from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station and arrive at Surat Thani Railway Station (see Thailand Railway Map). The train station in Surat Thani is located approximately 10 km from the city center, so it is good to plan the next step of the transfer from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan.

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B) Bus + Ferry / Boat from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

Because even directly from the train station you can use a combined transfer thanks to the bus and boat to Koh Phangan, you can book such a transfer online. However, you can also cross into the city and some boats and ferries to Koh Phangan also depart from the city port.So the next step is to go by boat/ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan. If you choose a combined transfer from Surat Thani railway station to Koh Phangan, the buses will bring you to the given port, from where you will then go by boat to Koh Phangan.

It has its advantages and you will also save some travel time. Traveling by bus and boat from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan can take 4-5 hours and the transfer will cost you between $11-20/pp. Boats and ferries then arrive at Thong Sala Port, which is the main port of Koh Phangan Island. You can use Phantip 1970, 12go Transport, Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery or Raja Ferry for transfers.

If you decide to transfer by boat from the city of Surat Thani, the transfer will take approximately 3 hours by speed ferry, but there are also slower sleeper boats by the Fame Tour company, which take up to 6-8 hours. You can find and book bus + ferry tickets for all the above transfers from Bangkok to Koh Phangan easily online, even in advance. Always read all instructions and conditions of all transfers to Koh Phangan.

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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

Another low-cost transportation option suitable for solo travelers from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is a trip by tourist bus + boat, again via the city of Surat Thani. The advantage is a combined transfer and one ticket, you have transport by bus and boat at the same time and you can order it online.

On this route to Koh Phangan, you can use the services of Krungsiam Tour, Songserm, Lomprayah, Raja Ferry, Seatran, Paradise Travel, Bangkok Travel Plus, Montanatip, Nara Travel or SOT Travel. These companies will offer you modern tourist buses, mostly with comfortable reclining seats.

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The bus schedule is relatively long and there are several buses throughout the day as far as Surat Thani. Transportation by bus and boat, as a combined transfer from Bangkok to Koh Phangan via Surat Thani, will cost you an average of $26-45/pp, depending on the type of bus and ferry you choose to book.

Expect a longer transfer time, the journey by bus and boat from Bangkok to Koh Phangan takes an average of 10-16 hours, it can vary slightly. The bus will first take you to the port in Surat Thani and from there you will continue by boat to Koh Phangan. Please note that some boats may stop at Koh Samui before arriving at Koh Phangan.

You can easily buy bus and boat tickets from Bangkok to Koh Phangan online in advance. When booking tickets, always carefully read all conditions and instructions of the given transfer. Also, arrive at the departure point well in advance, at least 30 minutes before the bus departs.

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Bus of Transport Co 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

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Koh Phangan from Bangkok is by air and boat via the nearby and popular island of Koh Samui. The island of Koh Phangan itself does not have an airport, but the nearest airport is on the neighboring and larger island of Koh Samui. And there are daily direct flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui by Bangkok Air.

However, this transport option is a more expensive option, direct flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui range from $80-200/pp, boat tickets from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan cost $4-10/pp. Flights are operated from Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang to Samui International Airport, located in the northern part of the island.

The flight schedule is sufficient, several planes of Bangkok Air fly to Koh Samui throughout the day. The direct flight time from Bangkok to Koh Samui is approximately 1.5 hours. It is therefore also an ideal option to quickly visit the island of Koh Samui, which is located only about 6 km from the island of Koh Phangan. So a direct flight is the first step of the transfer, after which you will go by boat.

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B) Boat / Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

The second step is to travel by ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. It is the only and relatively quick option to get to Koh Phangan and ideal if you want to visit both islands at once. From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan you can use several companies that will offer you modern speedboats.

Boat/ferry transportation from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan costs an average of $4-10/pp and you can search for tickets well in advance. There are several ferry companies operating between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, such as Raja Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Lomprayah, Songserm, Koh Tao Booking Center and Echo Travel.

And the transfer is relatively fast, boat transport to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Again, you can find and book boat / ferry tickets from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan easily online, again read carefully all the instructions when booking tickets.

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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 + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Another option for traveling to Koh Phangan from Bangkok is a combined private car/taxi and boat transfer via Surat Thani. The Glassflower company will offer you comfortable and modern cars, SUVs or minivans for a transfer to Koh Phangan. Transportation by private car is of course the most expensive option, and a transfer from Bangkok to Koh Phangan costs on average $355-540/car, prices depend on the type of car you choose.

A multi-passenger minivan is the most expensive car, but it can carry more people, so you can travel in a group of passengers. These offers usually include a boat transfer to Koh Phangan, usually from Surat Thani or from nearby ports. Transfer time by private car and boat from Bangkok to Koh Phangan via Surat Thani takes 11-12 hours.

This option is probably not optimal for solo low-cost travelers, mainly because of the higher price of the transfer. You can search and book your private car from Bangkok to Koh Phangan online, even in advance, on the 12go.asia platform.

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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)


FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan:

1. 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..

2. What is the travel time 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.
    • Travel by private car + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) takes about 12 hours.

3. 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.

4. 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 $26-45/pp.
    • Travel by plane + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) costs about $65+/pp-
    • Travel by private car + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani) costs about $355-540/car.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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/pp. You can book these ferry tickets online.

9. 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.

10. 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. You can also travel by ferry to Koh Tao.

11. Where to book a trip to Thailand?

    • You can book various tours in Thailand with KLOOK ➜. With Klook you can search and book various private tours, sport activities, trips, hiking or tickets for tourist attractions in Thailand or other country.

12. Which are the most popular and nice islands in Thailand?

    • There are a lot of various interesting, nice and also isolated or tourist islands in Thailand. Most of them are in the Gulf of Thailand or Phang Nga Bay. Read this article: The Best Islands in Thailand.

13. What are the most interesting things and facts about Thailand?

    • In summary, Thailand is a multifaceted gem that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultural heritage, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality. From the enchanting traditions of its classical arts like Khon to the exhilarating water festivities of Songkran, the country offers a sensory feast. Thailand’s diverse landscapes, ranging from tropical islands to mountainous regions, contribute to its allure, making it a destination that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy. The symphony of flavors in Thai cuisine and the welcoming smiles of its people further enrich the tapestry of experiences. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things of Thailand.

14. What are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand?

    • Thailand’s coastline is adorned with an exquisite tapestry of beaches, each possessing its own allure, whether it’s the dramatic limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Railay Beach, the vibrant nightlife and golden sands of Patong Beach, Ao Nang area and Koh Phi Phi Archipelago in Krabi District, or the tranquil, coconut palm-fringed shores of Koh Samui, collectively creating a symphony of natural beauty that beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the unparalleled charm of this tropical paradise. Read this article: 20 Most Beuatiful Beaches in Thailand.

15. What is the weather and climate in Thailand?

    • Weather in Thailand varies across three main seasons, creating a tropical climate. The hot season typically spans from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C). During this period, the weather is characterized by intense heat and occasional brief showers. The rainy season occurs from July to October, bringing heavy monsoon rains and increased humidity. Average temperatures remain high, ranging from 77°F to 88°F (25°C to 31°C). The cool season, from November to February, is marked by milder temperatures and lower humidity. Average temperatures range from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C), making it a popular time for tourism.

16. What you can buy and bring home from Thailand?

    • From Thailand, you can bring home a variety of souvenirs such as traditional Thai jewelry, packaged herbal teas, handcrafted Thai puppets, exotic spices and sauces, artistic ceramics, quality Thai soap and cosmetics, traditional musical instruments, fine Thai silk products, herbal oils and balms, and traditional playing cards and board games. These items reflect Thailand’s rich culture, craftsmanship, and diverse offerings, making them unique and memorable souvenirs. Read this article: What to bring from Thailand?

17. Is traveling and living in Thailand cheap or expensive?

    • The cost of traveling and living in Thailand can vary depending on various factors such as lifestyle, location, and personal preferences. Generally, Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, attracting travelers seeking affordable adventures. While Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, costs can vary depending on whether you choose to live in popular tourist areas or less-explored regions. Overall, many people find that the cost of living in Thailand offers good value for money.

18. What is the official currency of Thailand and how to exchange money?

    • The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). To exchange money, you can visit banks, currency exchange booths, or use ATMs. Banks typically offer competitive exchange rates, but may charge transaction fees. Currency exchange booths are convenient, often open longer hours, but their rates might be less favorable. Using ATMs connected to banks is a common and convenient option; however, be mindful of potential withdrawal fees from both your home bank and the local Thai bank. Always check rates and fees beforehand to make informed choices.

19. What is the cuisine and food in Thailand and what to expect?

    • Thai cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and harmonious flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter elements in each dish. Expect a diverse range of dishes, often aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, basil or galangal. Rice, a staple, plays a central role, and street food is a must-try for an authentic culinary experience. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Green Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice. Embrace the rich cultural diversity through regional variations, and don’t miss out on the lively street food culture.

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Bus + Ferry Schedule - Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Koh Phangan

Lomprayah

06:00

16:10

Lomprayah

21:00

10:30

Bangkok Travel Plus

18:50

10:30

Paradive Travel

19:00

11:30

Krungsiam Tour

18:50

10:30

Montanatip

19:00

10:30

Nara Travel

19:00

10:30

Raja Ferry

19:00

10:30

Sapthaweephol

19:00

10:30


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Departs in Koh Phangan

Arrival in Bangkok

Montanatip

14:00

05:00

Raja Ferry

14:00

06:00

Nara Travel

14:00

05:30

Bangkok Travel Plus

14:30

05:30

Lomprayah

08:30

20:30

Lomprayah

13:00

00:45

Krungsiam Tour

11:00

06:30

Sapthaweephol

11:30

05:00

Sapthaweephol

14:30

05:00

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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.


4 Ways of Transfer from Bangkok to Koh Phangan:

1. TRAIN + BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
A) Train or Bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Transport Options Train, Bus
Travel Time About 9-12 hours
Price Range Train: $7-50/pp, Bus: $14-23/pp
B) Bus + Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan
Transport Options Bus, Ferry
Travel Time About 4-6 hours
2. BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
Transport Options Bus, Ferry
Travel Time About 10-16 hours
Bus Companies Krungsiam Tour, Bangkok Travel Plus, Songserm, Lomprayah, Raja Ferry, Nara Travel…
Price Range $26-45/pp
3. FLIGHT + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
A) Flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Transport Options Flight
Travel Time About 1-1.5 hours
Airlines Bangkok Air
Price Range $80-200/pp
B) Boat/Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
Transport Options Boat, Ferry
Travel Time About 30-45 minutes
Price Range $4-10/pp
Boat/Ferry Operators Raja Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Lomprayah, Songserm
4. PRIVATE CAR/TAXI + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
A) Private Car from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Transport Options Private Car, Taxi
Travel Time About 11 hours
Price About $355-540/car
B) Ferry/Boat from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan
Transport Options Ferry, Boat
Travel Time About 2.5 hours

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