Friday, April 14, 2017

3 Easy Ways To Go to Koh Phangan From Bangkok

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Ko Pha Ngan is Thailand's fifth biggest island located about 70km from the mainland and just about 12km from the island of Koh Samui. It is known for its monthly Full Moon Party attracting thousands of local and international tourists. Most festivities happen on Sunrise Beach, whose beach bungalows attract a lot of backpackers.


Koh Phangan does not have an airport so it relies mainly on ferries from the mainland Thailand and Koh Samui.

Getting to Koh Phangan from Bangkok

The departure point for Koh Phangan is Donsak Pier in Suratthani. There are ferries linking Koh Phangan with its neighbors – Koh Samui and Koh Tao – and making island hopping as easy as it can be. Book online now!

Getting to Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok via Chumphon/Suratthani bus + ferry

A trip from Bangkok to Chumphon/Suratthani takes about 6.5 hours to 12 hours and leaves from the Southern bus terminal. Most buses depart during the day on a regular basis and arrive in Suratthani between 1am and 5am.

There is a more convenient option you can take if you are staying the the vicinity of Khao San Road. It is offered by Lomprayah bus company and leaves from their Khao San Road office. The bus will bring you directly to the pier in Chumphon from where Lomprayah catamaran brings you to Koh Pha Ngan via Koh Tao then to Koh Samui.Make sure you book a couple of days in advance.

There is a convenient bus+ferry option offered by Lomprayah company with buses leaving from their office in Khao San Road in Bangkok which is a good option if you are staying somewhere in the area. The bus brings you directly to the pier in Chumphon from where Lomprayah catamaran delivers you to Koh Phangan via Koh Tao proceeding then to Koh Samui. Book a couple of days in advance. Opposite to all other ill-famed Khao San Road buses, there are no theft-related issues with this service. Check bus schedule and book now.

Getting to Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

There are a lot of train options you can take going to the south but the most convenient choice is taking train #85. It leaves Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 7.30pm and arrives in Suratthani around 7am. 

If you book a joint ticket to Koh Phangan (which may actually work out cheaper than finding your own way), then you will be picked up at the station in Suratthani about an hour after your train arrives and will bring you directly to Donsak Pier for your 1.5 hours journey to Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan. Check availability of seats and book now.

Getting to Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok via Plane + Ferry

There are a lot of daily flights from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport. From Koh Samui then you can take a 20 minutes ferry via Loprayah and Seatran. Songserm travels slower at 30 minutes while Haad Rin Queen  takes 50 minutes to cross from Koh Samui to Koh Pha Ngan. Check rates and book a flight to Koh Samui.

Where to stay in Bangkok and Koh Pha Ngan?

Recommended hotels to stay in Koh Pha NganPlease click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Coral Bungalows
  2. Pink House
  3. Bed 'n' Bar Hostel
  4. FantaSea Bungalows
  5. Sunset Cove Resort
Recommended hotels to stay in Bangkok. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Duangtawan Hotel
  2. Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel
  3. B2 Premier Hotel & Resort
  4. Dusit Princess Chiang Mai Hotel
  5. Eurana Boutique Hotel
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