Getting to Koh Phangan

How to get to the island in the most convenient way

Getting there: From Bangkok to Koh Phangan

who of Bangkok from the island paradise Phangan wants to achieve has many different options. If Bus,Train or Pilot, you can get by with all means of transport Ko Phangan.

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By train from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

The journey by train from Bangkok to Suratthani It is certainly not the fastest, but for some it is an interesting alternative to a bus ride. Consider taking the night train, which is an unique experience!

Traveling by train can be much more enjoyable than traveling by overland bus. Most Overnight trains have an air-conditioned first and second class. Here you will find comfortable armchairs, which are transformed into couches by the conductor at bedtime. In the first class, a whole compartment can be booked for one person. The service includes blankets, pillows and a curtain for privacy.


Anyone who has not packed enough food will be taken care of at the train stations - except at night - by traders who run through the train and advertise their goods. Some trains also have a dining car. The train tickets can be booked at the train stations and in special travel agencies. Information on trains and ferry schedules can be found on the website of Railway Thailand, More information about traveling by train here.

Bus from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

There are countless bus companies that offer tickets from Bangkok to the south of Thailand. The ferry companies Lomprayah and Songserm offer package deals in which the bus ride from Bangkok to Don Sak as well as the ferry ticket to Koh Pha Ngan are already included. Attention: The Songserm ferry has been suspended until further notice since the Covid-19 pandemic!

It is also recommended The Goverment busfrom Bangkok to Phangan is also recommended. The advantage is that the bus takes you directly to the pier of Raja ferry There, you can go on the ferry and the bus will go with you on the boat. So you do not have to worry about your luggage and can enjoy the crossing in peace. During the ride, you will not only get blankets and pillows, but also a small welcome snack and a meal in a restaurant on the route. For a few baht more you can choose the VIP bus , which has only XNUMX seats in one row instead of XNUMX.

Of course there are countless other bus companies in Thailand. The best way to get advice in a travel agency on site. Please note that the price says something about the quality and therefore also about the security of the bus. The minibuses are a bit cheaper than the big coaches, but they are known to drive very fast and make many stops.

The journey takes about 12 hours.

Flight from Bangkok to Suratthani / Nakhon Si Thammarat - ferry from Don Sak to Ko Phangan

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The two airlines Nok Air and Air Asia take off Bangkok Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) and Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST), Don Muang Airport, which is next to the main airport S offers mainly national flights, 24 km north of Bangkok.

Who at the airport Suvarnabhumi (BKK) arrives and wants to fly on, there is the possibility to either the 48 km distant airport with the Shuttle bus No. 554, 555 or to reach by taxi. if you Bangkok should reach in the late afternoon / evening, the airport offers Don Muang with the Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel a pleasant accommodation.

Both at Nok Air, as well as at Air Asia Passengers can book the necessary transfers directly when booking online. Who after Koh Phangan would like to specify the island as the destination when booking the flight and thus receive a transfer by shuttle bus from Surat Thani Airport or Nakhon Si Thammarat Don Sak Pier as well as a ferry crossing to Thongsala, Ko Phangan, The bus tickets are also directly at the airport Suratthani .

If you are not booking a complete package, please make sure that the bus to Suratthani at least 90 Minutes and from Nakhon Si Thammarat at least 2h  Don Sak Pier  needs. Between the arrival of the aircraft and the departure of the ferry, approx. 2 ½ hour to 3 hours lie.

Both Lomprayah as well as and Raja offer a ferry crossing from Don Sak to Koh Phangan.

Flight from Bangkok to Chumporn - ferry from Chumpon to Koh Phangan

A special offer for this route can be found at the travel company Lomprayah, Here is the possibility of the airport Bangkok Don Muang with a propeller aircraft of the airline Solar Air to Chumphon to fly to from there with the Katamaran continue to Phangan my next destination.

You come along the same way from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao.

Flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui - ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

If you are from Samui out after Phangan arrive, board a taxi at the airport and be taken to one of the ferry docks. (Fahrpläne) The nearest pier is the one Big Buddha Pier (about 10 minutes). From here, the Haadrin Queen four times a day after Haadrin South of Ko Phangan, This ferry company also offers the last possible crossing 18:30 on. Should you arrive later, there is only the option Speedboat to charter or stay one night on Koh Samui and take the first boat in the morning. Right on Big Buddha Pier in Baan Bang Rak There are some good hotels in different price ranges.

There is also the possibility with Lomprayah ab Maenam (about 20 minutes from the airport) and Nathon (about 40 min) and with Seatran Discovery ab Bangrak (Near Big Buddha Pier) after Thongsala ferry. Please note, when planning your trip, that the streets can be very crowded at Rush Hour (in the morning against 8 clock and in the afternoon from 17 clock). If you prefer to spend a little more time, the journey will be much more relaxed for you. The ferry company Lomprayah Incidentally, it also offers a transfer from the airport to the respective pier.

Who in the Peak Season, or in the days before the Full Moon Party arrive and make sure to get a seat on the boat, which can be found at the providers Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery book the ticket in advance online or in one of the travel agencies in Thailand. The tickets of the Haad Rin Queen are only on site, at Big Buddha Pier available. Tip: If you already have your ticket, please note that the boat has the Haadrin Queen Only 200 picks up passengers and when the 200.ste is on the ferry, no one is allowed anymore - even if you have a ticket! So just be on time at the pier and save yourself the trouble ...

More information about the ferries and timetables can be found here here.

From Bangkok via Chumphon to Koh Phangan

If you want to shorten the journey on land, you can take a bus or train Chumporn drive and from there with Songserm (ATTENTION, currently not running) or Lomprayah to Pha Ngan translate. You can find a special offer at Lomprayah, Here is the possibility of the airport Bangkok Don Muang with a propeller aircraft of the airline Solar Air to Chumpon to fly, then continue from there by catamaran Phangan to drive. Further information here.

Book flight / bus / train ticket to Koh Phangan online

You can conveniently book your arrival to Koh Phangan online and in advance:

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