The easiest and cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is to take a joint bus and ferry service. Of the companies operating these joint services the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is the quickest and most comfortable.
Bus Times from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
There are currently 3 joint bus and ferry services a day from Bangkok to Koh Phangan available to book online.
|19:00||10:30||฿ 1,400||Krungsiam Tour|
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Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
45 minutes before you board this bus service you need to check in at their office on Soi Rambutri, less than 200 metres away from the Eastern end of the Khao San Road. The bus itself departs from the Bowon Niwet Road which is just around the corner from the Lomprayah office. The bus connects with a high speed ferry for the crossing to Koh Phangan.
Lomprayah Travel Times and Prices from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
|21:00||10:45||1,550 THB||13 hrs 45 min|
Route from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office
- Distance from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office: 210 metres
- Walking time from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office: 3 minutes
Location of the Bangkok Lomprayah office
Option 2: Montanatip from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
Montanatip bus services depart from near to the popular Khao San Road in central Bangkok. This is a reliable budget service which connects passengers with the Raja car ferry to Koh Phangan
Montanatip Travel Times and Prices from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
|19:00||10:30||1,200 THB||15 hours 30 min|
Location of the Montanatip Bus Stop for Koh Phangan
Other Bus Companies
There are other cheaper companies offering the joint bus and boat service but we recommend that you do not book with them. What certain other operators (but not the Lomprayah Company) have been known to do in the past is to stop on the roadside for 20 to 30 minutes during the journey in order to steal valuables from their customers when the passengers cannot see what is going on. The other safe alternative is to take the Government Bus from the Southern Bus Terminal.
Travel in Koh Phangan
Both services arrive at Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan. Thong Sala is the main town in the South of the island. On arrival there are normally lots of shared taxis waiting to take people to all points on the island.
The prices of shared taxis are not fixed and you need to agree a price before depart. Expect to pay around 200 THB for the trip from Thong Sala to Haad Rin and 300 THB to Thong Nai Pan. It will cost more if you want to hire the whole vehicle. There are some hotels and resorts within a reasonable walking distance of Thong Sala Pier.
Location of Thong Sala Pier
All services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan terminate at a ferry pier in Thong Sala, which is the administrative capital of Koh Phangan, on the south-west corner of the Island.