Travel from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan

There are currently 12 direct services a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (N.S.T Airport) to Koh Phangan departing from in front of the main entrance to the passenger terminal of Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Travel Times from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan


All services follow the same route from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan which is a journey with two stages.

N.S.T AirportKoh PhanganTicketCompany
07:3013:30฿ 600Raja Ferry
07:3013:45฿ 672Seatran Ferry
08:3012:45฿ 950Lomprayah
09:0013:30฿ 600Raja Ferry
09:0013:45฿ 672Seatran Ferry
11:4516:30฿ 950Lomprayah
12:0016:30฿ 600Raja Ferry
12:0016:45฿ 672Seatran Ferry
13:0020:30฿ 600Raja Ferry
13:0019:45฿ 672Seatran Ferry
14:3020:30฿ 600Raja Ferry
14:3019:45฿ 672Seatran Ferry
  • Stage 1: The first part of the journey from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan is a bus journey to a ferry port near the town of Donsak. This bus journey takes approximately 90 minutes.
  • Stage 2: The second part of the journey from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan is a sea crossing arriving at Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.

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The three companies operating direct travel services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan using a combination of bus and ferry are:

  • Seatran Ferry
  • Raja Ferry
  • Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

Option 1: Raja Ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan


raja ferry logoThe Raja Ferry company provides 5 direct services a day between Nakhon Si Thammrat Airport and Koh Phangan. The journey from the airport to the ferry pier is by minivan, which is comfortable enough for a 90 minute journey. The Raja Ferry Company offers a value for money service and is the cheapest option for travel from Nakhon Si Thammrat Airport to Koh Phangan.

Travel Times with the Raja Ferry Company
N.S.T AirportKoh Phangan
07:3013:30
09:0013:30
12:0016:30
13:0020:30
14:3020:30
About the Raja Ferry Service

The Raja Ferry Company is the operator of the car ferry service between Koh Phangan and the Thai mainland. The Raja car ferry is not a luxury service, it is a commuter service used by local travellers as well as tourists.

Elephant Trekking in Koh Phangan
Elephant Trekking in Koh Phangan

The car ferry is, however, comfortable enough for a 2 hour 30 minute sea journey. The ferry has plenty of seating inside and out. The seating area inside is fan cooled and the outside seating is cooled by the wind. The car ferry has shop and toilets as well as plenty of room to walk around. They are are big boats which can travel in most weather conditions, and are rarely cancelled even if other ferry services cannot operate due to the rough seas. If you travel on the Raja car ferry bear in mind that you will need to be able to carry your bags up and down 3 flights of step stairs. This may be a struggle for the elderly or people travelling with young children and lots of baggage.

Option 2: Seatran Ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan


The Seatran Ferry Company has 5 daily services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan. Along with the Raja Ferry Company, Seatran Ferry is one of two companies operating car ferry services in the Lower Gulf of Thailand. Seatran Ferry services are slightly more expensive than Raja Ferry services. The car ferries which the Seatran Ferry companies are newer and faster than those of the Raja Ferry Company.

Travel Times with the Seatran Ferry
N.S.T AirportKoh Phangan
07:3013:45
09:0013:45
12:0016:45
13:0019:45
14:3019:45
About the Seatran Ferry Service

Seatran Ferry has been operating car ferry services between Surat Thani and Koh Samui since 2002. The service was extended to Koh Phangan in 2021, ending the monopoly on car ferry services to Koh Phangan enjoyed by the Raja Ferry Company prior to that.

Seatran Discovery ferry
Seatran Discovery ferry

The Seatran Ferry service replaced the faster passenger only service between Surat Thani and Koh Phangan operated by a subsidiary of the same company, Seatran Discovery.

Koh Phangan Ferry Port


All services arrive at Koh Phangan’s main ferry port in Thong Sala. The only transport available on Koh Phangan is shared taxis and motorbike taxis. Both types of taxi are always waiting at the pier whenever a ferry arrives.

  • Travel Tip: The prices of shared taxis at Thong Sala Ferry Port tend to be fixed and there is no difference in price if you go with one of the taxi touts who waits at the pier or approach the drivers directly.

Location of Thong Sala Pier


Google Map of the Thong Sala Pier

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