There are three stages to the journey from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan. First is a ferry crossing to Krabi. Second a long bus journey to Donsak on the East Coast. Third is a ferry crossing to Koh Phangan. To make the journey even more difficult both the ferry piers on the mainland are also some distance from the nearest large towns and bus terminals or train stations. For this reason most people travelling this route choose to book a joint ferry and bus ticket to travel with the same company direct all the way from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan.
Travel Times to Koh Phangan
There are four direct services per day from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan.
|Phantip Travel||09:00||18:00||9 hrs 00 min||฿ 800|
|Seatran Discovery||09:00||17:00||8 hrs 00 min||฿ 1,050|
|Lomprayah||09:00||18:00||9 hrs 00 min||฿ 800|
|Songserm||10:30||18:45||8 hrs 15 min||฿ 850|
We recommend that you book well in advance to secure a place on the ferry especially around the time of the Full Moon Party when tens of thousands of would be party goers are making their way to Koh Phangan.
Buy Tickets to Koh Phangan
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- Same price as buying your tickets at the ferry pier.
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The first part of the journey is by ferry from Ton Sai pier to Klong Jilard pier near Krabi town. Passengers then go by bus to Donsak pier to catch a ferry to Koh Phangan. All transfers and other transport costs are included in the ticket price.
About Travel to Koh Phangan
If you are planning to travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan you have the choice of either travelling independently and organising separate tickets for those stages, or paying slightly more to take a direct service where the same company takes you the whole way. The time consuming part of the journey for those travelling independently is getting from the ferry piers in Krabi to the Krabi Town to catch a minivan and then from Surat Thani city to Donsak ferry port for the boat to Koh Phangan. The direct service goes straight from one pier to the other avoiding the lengthy connection times.
To do the journey independently you need to complete 5 separate journeys.
- Firstly, a ferry from Koh Phi Phi to a ferry pier in Krabi province.
- Secondly, a taxi from the ferry pier to Krabi town.
- Thirdly, a bus or minivan from Krabi town to Surat Thani city.
- Fourthly, a bus from Surat Thani city to Donsak ferry port.
- Fifthly, a ferry from Donsak ferry pier to Koh Phangan.
The cost saving on doing the trip independently in five stages is so small that few people would bother. The direct services with either the Seatran Discovery Company or Phantip Travel are much easier and allows travellers to complete the journey in one day, which is difficult to do if travelling independently. The last ferry to Koh Phangan leaves from Donsak Raja Ferry pier at 6pm and if you miss it you need to spend the night in a hotel or catch the Night Boat which departs at 23.00 from Surat Thani City.
Depart from Ton Sai Pier
Ton Sai pier in the centre of Koh Phi Phi island near the main town. There no direct services to Koh Phangan from Koh Phi Phi’s northern pier on Leam Thong beach.
Map of Ton Sai Pier
Travel in Koh Phangan
This service arrives at the main port town of Thong Sala in Koh Phangan. From there are plenty of shared or private taxis to all points on the island. If you are going to one of the more popular destinations, such as Haad Rin, Thong Nai Pan or Haad Yao then you are likely to able to join other people in a taxi and travel for around 200 to 300 THB per person. If you are going somewhere less popular then you need either to wait for other people going the same way to turn up or pay more money to hire the whole taxi.
Koh Phangan Ferry Port