Travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta

The two best routes to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta both involve taking a ferry from Krabi Province. The quickest route is to take a ferry to mainland, a bus to Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town and then a ferry to Koh Lanta. The longer, but cheaper option is to travel via Surat Thani Town to Krabi Town, and from there take a bus and car ferry from Hua Hin Pier which is 74 km away from Krabi Bus Terminal.

  • The easiest way to complete the journey is take one of the joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta. These are operated by five companies: Phantip Travel, Lomprayah High Speed, Raja Ferry and Seatran Discovery.

Bus Times from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta


There are currently 5 daily direct services from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta available to book online.

Koh PhanganKoh LantaCostCompany
05:0016:30฿ 970Phantip
05:0016:00฿ 1,070Raja Ferry
05:3016:30฿ 970Phantip
08:0018:00฿ 1,070Raja Ferry
08:0018:30฿ 970Phantip
  • All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta depart from Koh Phangan Ferry Port in Thong Sala.
  • All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta arrive at Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta Yai, which is the larger of two islands of Koh Lanta and where most of the hotels, and restaurants are located.

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Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry


  • NB: This service is not currently operating.

This service follows the same route as the Phantip Travel service. The main differences are that it is slightly slower, but much more comfortable. Passengers travel from Koh Phangan to the mainland on a high speed catamaran ferry and then from there to the ferry pier in Krabi in a modern bus with on board toilet.

The Lomprayah High Speed catamaran is the fastest passenger ferry operating the Gulf of Thailand
The Lomprayah High Speed catamaran is the fastest passenger ferry operating the Gulf of Thailand
  • Departure times: 11:00
  • Journey Time: 8 hours 00 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 1,600 THB

Option 2: Phantip Travel


Phantip Travel provides a single service per day from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta. This is a budget service which is also the fastest service from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta. Passengers travel on the car ferry from Koh Phangan to Donsak Raja Ferry Pier. From the ferry pier in Donsak passengers are taken direct by bus to Krabi Town where they transfer to a minivan for a transfer to the ferry pier for the sea crossing to Koh Lanta.

Phantip Travel passengers travel on the Raja Car Ferry
Phantip Travel passengers travel on the Raja Car Ferry
  • Departure times: 05:00, 05:30 and 08:00
  • Journey Time: 10 hours 30 minutes to 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 970 THB

Option 3: Seatran Discovery


  • NB: This service is not currently operating.

The main difference between this service and the service provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is that passengers with the Seatran Discovery company travel in a minivan rather than a bus from Donsak Seatran Ferry Pier to Krabi. Some travellers prefer not travel in a minivan, however, the journey from Donsak to Krabi is fairly short (around 2 hours 30 minutes).

Seatran Discovery Ferry arriving in Koh Phangan
Seatran Discovery Ferry arriving in Koh Phangan
  • Departure times: 08:00
  • Journey Time: 9 hours 00 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 1,100 THB

Koh Phangan Ferry Port


All five daily departures from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta leave from Koh Phangan Ferry Port in Thong Sala. Thong Sala is the administrative capital of Koh Phangan and its commercial centre. Thong Sala is on the South West Coast of Koh Phangan and easily reached by road from most locations on the island within 30 minutes. If you are staying in Koh Phangan ask at your resort about booking a seat in a shared taxi to reach the ferry port as this is the best, and often only way, to travel around Koh Phangan if you do not using your own car or motorbike.

Koh Phangan Ferry Pier


Google Map of Koh Phangan Ferry Pier

Koh Lanta Ferry Pier


  • All five daily direct services from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta terminate at Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta Yai:

Google Map of Saladan Pier

Next read about Travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi

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