How to get from PHUKET to KOH PHANGAN?

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How do you get from Phuket to Koh Phangan? You can travel by bus+ferry or plane+ferry.

Bus + Ferry to Koh Phangan
Flight + Ferry to Koh Phangan 
Book Tickets to Koh Phangan

    • Koh Phangan is a popular tourist island in southern Thailand (Gulf of Thailand). Koh Phangan is about 15 km north of Koh Samui, another popular tourist place. Koh Phangan can offer various tourist attraction like boat trips, snorkeling or light trekking to the nature. This island is also a home of Full Moon Party. Koh Phangan has no airport, so it is necessary to travel by land. The most popular way of getting to Koh Phangan from Phuket is to travel by bus+ferry via Surat Thani. Surat Thani is the most important transport hub in the south of Thailand. This options is also a good way of transport if you want to visit Koh Samui, because there are ferries and boats from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. There is no railway route from Phuket to Surat Thani, but there is an airport on Koh Samui.
    • Book bus/ferry tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Phuket to Koh Phangan you can travel by bus+ferry or flight+ferry.

    • Travel distance from Phuket to Koh Phangan is about 350 km by land and sea. From Phuket to Koh Phangan you can travel by bus+ferry or plane+ferry.  Travel by tourist bus and ferry/boat takes about 8-10 hours via Surat Thani and tickets cost about $18-40/pp. Ferries and boats arrive to Thong Sala Koh Phangan pier. The most fastest way of transport to Koh Phangan from Phuket is to take a direct flight to Koh Samui and ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. There are various ferries and boats between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $90-150/pp and ferry ticket to Koh Phangan about $5-10/pp. There is no direct flight between Koh Phangan and Phuket because Koh Phangan has no airport. The closest airport is on Koh Samui. From Koh Samui and Koh Phangan you can also take a ferry/boat to Koh Tao. So, travel by plane+ferry via Koh Samui is the fastest way how to reach Koh Phangan. You can book bus+ferry tickets and flights easily online.

How do you get from Phuket to Koh Phangan?


1. BUS + FERRY from Phuket to Koh Phangan

    • a cheap and popular option how to travel by tourist bus+ferry/boat from Phuket to Koh Phangan
    • travel by tourist bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan takes about 8-10 hours
    • bus+ferry ticket from Phuket to Koh Phangan costs about $18-40/pp
    • transport companies to Koh Phangan: Lomprayah, Phantip 1970, Raja Ferry Port, Seatran Discovery
    • ferries from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan are new and comfortable
    • please come to departure place at least 30 min before departure
    • buses depart from: Phuket Bus Terminal 2, Patong Kata Karon or Phuket Airport
    • Book and buy bus+ferry tickets from Phuket to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • e-tickets in your mobile phone are acceptable (read the instructions before you book your tickets)
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Bus and ferry of Lomprayah from Phuket to Koh Phangan (photo: Baolau).


2. FLIGHT + FERRY from Phuket to Koh Phangan

    • 1.step – Phuket to Koh Samui (direct flight), 2.step – Koh Samui to Koh Phangan (ferry/boat)
    • the fastest and comfortable way how to get from Phuket to Koh Phangan via Koh Samui
    • travel by plane + ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan via Koh Samui takes totally about 5 hours
    • direct flight from Phuket International Airport to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour
    • Phuket International Airport is located about 35 km from Phuket town
    • airline from Phuket to Koh Samui: Bangkok Airways
    • one-way direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $90-150/pp
    • Book your direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • you can also search and find ferries and boats from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
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You can also travel by plane from Phuket to Koh Samui, there are direct flights.


3. VAN + BUS + FERRY from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan

    • you can also use this option – by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan
    • travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan takes about 8 hours
    • join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan costs about $38/pp
    • transport company from the airport: Lomprayah
    • Book join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • in the selection of tickets check for departure place – Phuket Airport

How do you get from Phuket town to Phuket Airport?

    • Phuket Airport is about 35 km from Phuket town
    • the best way is to take a private taxi/car to the airport ($20-30) or local shuttle bus
    • second way is to travel by bus to Thalang ($3/pp, Thalang is about 13 km from the airport)
    • Search and book taxi or bus tickets from Phuket to the Phuket Airpot on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Sunset on Koh Phangan in Thailand.
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Koh Phangan has a few modern luxury beach resorts.
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Koh Phangan in Thailand offers various nice beaches for tourists.


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

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

    • Book tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Phangan on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also search another route, e.g. Koh Phangan > Surat Thani, Surat Thani > Koh Samui…

How long does it take to travel from Phuket to Koh Phangan?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan takes about 8-10 hours.
    • Travel by plane+ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) takes about 5 hours.
    • Travel by minivan+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan takes about 8 hours.

What is the travel distance from Phuket to Koh Phangan?

    • Travel distance from Phuket to Koh Phangan is about 350 km by land (bus+ferry/boat).

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

    • Travel by tourist bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan costs about $18-40./pp
    • Travel by plane+ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan (via Koh Samui) costs about $105-165/pp.
    • Travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan costs about $38/pp.

What is the best way how to get from Phuket to Koh Phangan?

    • The best and also fastest option is to take a direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui, it takes about 1 hour. From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan you can travel by ferry or speedboat to Koh Phangan, there are ferries every day. There is no direct flight, because there is no airport on Koh Phangan.

What is the cheapest option how to go from Phuket to Koh Phangan?

    • The cheapest way how to reach Koh Phangan from Phuket is to travel by bus+ferry via Surat Thani. You can buy and book join ticket to Koh Phangan (bus+ferry) online.

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by boat?

    • Yes, from Koh Samui you can travel by ferry / high speed ferry to Koh Phangan. Travel by ferry to Koh Phangan costs about $5-15/pp and it takes about 30 minutes or 2.5 hours (depends on the type of boat and company).

Is it possible to travel by train from Phuket to Koh Phangan?

    • No, you can not travel by train. There is no railway between Phuket and Surat Thani.

How to get from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan?

    • You can travel directly from the airport by combination of tourist van+bus+ferry. You can book join tickets of Lomprayah company online, join ticket to Koh Phangan costs about $38/pp. Travel from Phuket Airport to Koh Phangan takes about 8 hours.

Where to stay on Koh Phangan? How to book hotel/resort?

    • You can search and find various types of accommodation on Koh Phangan. There are various hotels, luxury beach resorts and also cheap hostels or guesthouses. The best deals with big discounts you will find here, search and book your hotel/resort online > Book your accommodation on Koh Phangan.

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

FULL UPDATED SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Phuket to Koh Phangan

Departs in Phuket

Arrival in Koh Koh Phangan

Phantip 1970

09:00

18:00

Seatran Discovery

09:00

17:00

Raja Ferry Port

09:00

18:30

Lomprayah

10:00 (Airport)

18:00

Phantip 1970

07:30

18:30

Lomprayah

08:00

18:00


icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus + ferry tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Phangan:

(You can change your travel route, e.g. Phuket to Koh Samui, Koh Samui to Koh Phangan…)


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