Travel from Phuket to Koh Phangan

There are several different ways to travel by public from Phuket to Koh Phangan, the fastest of which is to take a direct bus and ferry service.

Bus Times from Phuket to Koh Phangan


There are currently 6 direct services a day from Phuket to Koh Phangan available to book online.

PhuketPhanganCompanyTicket
06:0017:30465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 750
07:3016:30Raja Ferry฿ 780
08:0016:30Phantip฿ 756
08:3020:00465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 750
09:0016:30Lomprayah฿ 1,400
09:3020:00465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 750
  • The fastest service from Phuket to Koh Phangan is the 09:00 departure with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company which completes the journey in 7 hours 30 minutes.

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Phantip Travel from Phuket to Koh Phangan


Phantip Travel currently has one direct departure a day from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Thong Sala pier, which is in the main town of Koh Phangan. This service is slower than travelling with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company because the connection between the mainland port of Donsak and the island of Koh Phangan is via the Raja Car Ferry, which takes much longer to complete the sea crossing.

  • The Phantip Travel Service to Koh Phangan Departs from Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is located 4 km to the north centre of Phuket Town and is primarily a long distance bus terminal.

  • Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Independent Travel from Phuket to Koh Phangan


You can do this journey independently. The best way to explain how is to break the journey down into parts:

  • Bus to Surat Thani city: These depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2.
  • Bus to Donsak Ferry Port: The bus journey to one of the Donsak ferry ports takes around 90 minutes from Surat Thani city.
  • Ferry to Koh Phangan: There are four different ferry services from Donsak. The most frequent service is provided by the Raja Ferry Company.

Travelling independently costs only slightly less than using the direct service provided by Phantip Travel, and take 2 or more hours longer to travel from Phuket to Koh Phangan than it does travelling with a direct service.

Koh Phangan Ferry Port


All services arrive in Koh Phangan at the main ferry port in Thong Sala which is located on the South Coast of Koh Phangan.

Thong Nai Pan beach in Koh Phangan
Thong Nai Pan beach in Koh Phangan

There are always plenty of shared taxis waiting at the pier which can you either hire privately or travel to your destination with other people which is normally cheaper. On arrival at the pier you will be approached by sales people for the taxi services. Taxi operators at Koh Phangan Ferry Port tend to work cooperatively so there is no advantage travelling with one taxi over another or spending a lot of effort trying to bargain a cheaper price for shared taxi services. Currently, the average fares (per person) in a shared taxi from Thong Sala pier are:

  • Haad Rin (Full Moon Party) – 200 THB
  • Haad Yao – 200 THB
  • Thong Nai Pan – 300 THB

It costs more to rent out the taxi privately or if a small group of people decide that they want to leave before the taxi is full. Agree a price before you set off to avoid arguments later on.

Location of Thong Sala Pier


Google Map of Thong Sala Pier

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