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Ferry Timetables and General Travel Information
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Resort Specific Travel Information
From Koh Samui
Flights to Koh Samui are via Bangkok Air or Thai Airways and can be direct from other countries as it is an international airport.
The airport is located just 5 minutes by taxi to Mae Nam beach where a short 20 minute Catamaran journey can be taken to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. This is using the Lomprayah ferry company and costs 250 Baht per person. There are boats at 08.00, 12.30 and 17.30. To check up to date info please click here
There are also many ferries from Samui which take about one hour. Ferry companies include Seatran Discovery, Songserm and the Haad Rin Queen .
Important Information if Traveling from Koh Samui
Please do not use the Samui – Haad Rin ferry service as resorts outside of Haad Rin are not allowed to collect from Haad Rin. Phangan Island is regulated for Taxis and pick up is only allowed from Thongsala. If you do arrive via Haad Rin then you will need to make your own way by Taxi to Thongsala. This will also delay your arrival at the resort and cost a lot more in transportation.
The Island is regulated for Taxis and so not all resorts can collect from both Haad Rin although most can collect from Thongsala. It is therefore best for guests staying on the Haad Rin peninsula (Haad Rin or Leela Beaches) to take the ferry direct to Haad Rin. For guests staying elsewhere on the Island it is best to travel to Thongsala.
From Surat Thani
Surat Thani airport in used by several airlines including Thai Airways, Air Asia and Nok Air. It is a 75 minute flight from Bangkok.
There are connections by bus and boat to Koh Phangan (from the port of Don Sak) and these tickets can be purchased in advance from a travel operator or at the airport or indeed at most travel agencies in Thailand. It takes about 90 minutes from the airport to the ferry terminal and then it is a 2 hour 30 minutes journey to Koh Phangan by sea.
Surat Thani can also be reached by train or bus. The train station is at Phun Phin located just outside the city and the bus station is in central Surat Thani. Connections to Koh Phangan are available at both locations.
Ferry from Don Sak
Ferry companies include Songserm and Raja Ferry. These boats are regular with at least one boat every hour from 08.00 – 18.30 every day. The boats leave from Don Sak which is just outside Surat Thani and the transfer to Don Sak is included within your ticket cost from either the airport or the railway station when buying a combined ticket.
Night Boat from Surat Thani
There is also a night boat that departs just before 11.00 pm from the center of Surat Thani. This is located just behind the main booking office from where all the buses depart to Koh Phangan for the day time boats.
Booking Your Taxi (Collection only available from Thongsala)
Taxi collection can be arranged from the ferry terminal. There are several Ferry companies and two piers with many boats arriving at the same time and so it is best to send the full ferry detals so that no mistakes are made. The cost of the taxi is detailed within the booking confirmation email and prices page of this website.
Please send an email to email@example.com at least 24 hours before arrival as the taxi needs to be booked in advance. Please send the following information:
Date of arrival
Time of arrival
Ferry Company Name
Departure location (Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Koh Tao)
Arrival location (Thongsala etc)
Pick Up Point
The taxi will be waiting on the pier at the point of disembarkation - just as long as the full arrival information in the “Booking your Taxi” instructions have been sent. For customers that are already on the Island or have transferred from Haad Rin (the taxi should be able to drop you at the resort on the way to Thongsala) the meeting point is located in the car park on the sea front next to the central pier opposite the shop 7-11.
Booking Your Ferry and Buses
Upon arrival in Bangkok and throughout Thailand there are many travel agencies where combined bus and boat tickets, or train, bus & boat tickets can be purchased for connections to Koh Phangan. If you are flying to Koh Samui please insist that you require a boat to Thongsala on Koh Phangan or a Catamaran with Lomprayah Ferry Company from Mae Nam to Thongsala and this will save a lot of time and trouble.
At peak times such as full moon, Christmas and New Year it is best to book in advance and most of the travel can be booked online at each ferry company or airline website. For Koh Phangan Ferry Timetables & Links to Ferry, Airline and Railway Operators Click Here
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