Koh Phangan: Official hotel website
There are numerous ways to get to Koh Pha Ngan, depending on your port of entry and travelling budget. The regions premiere short-haul airline is Bangkok Airways; also the owners of Koh Samui Airport which is the nearest to Koh Pha Ngan. They make around twenty return flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok everyday, and also fly to Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Singapore from Koh Samui Airport. If you want to explore Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it takes a connecting flight from Bangkok.
Getting to Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is about 2 1/2 hours from Surat Thani Province and 45 minutes from Koh Samui Island by ferry boat. There are ferries between Suratthani, Samui and Phangan. You can also go by a speed-boat from Bophut pier or Mae Naam pier on Samui only taking 20 minutes. Buy your ticket at any travel agency or at the pier itself..
Boat Services to Koh Phangan
(Schedules and fares mentioned here are subject to change without notice. Please contact boat companies or TAT offices in Surat Thani and Ko Samui for current information.)
Don Sak - Koh Phangan
Racha Ferry operates ferry services from Don Sak pier (40 kilometers from Surat Thani town) to Ko Pha-ngan daily at 7 a.m.,10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. It takes 2.30 hours for the journey. Bus services from Surat Thani town or Surat Thani Railway Station to Don Sak are available.
Surat Thani - Koh Phangan
Songserm Rungrueang Co. Ltd operates express boat services. The boats depart from Lamphun pier (10 kilometers from Surat Thani) to Ko Pha-ngan daily at 8 a.m. It takes 3 hours for the journey. Bus services to the pier are available.
Visitors can obtain more information from the following offices of Songserm Rungrueang Co. Ltd: Bangkok office Tel: 0-2280-7897, Surat Thani Office Tel: 0-7728-5124-6, Ko Samui office Tel: 0 -7742-1316-9, 0-7742-0163, Ko Pha-ngan office Tel: 0-7737 -7096. A nighttime boat departs from Surat Thani’s Ban Don pier to Ko Pha-ngan daily at 11 p.m. It takes 6 hours for the journey.
Koh Samui - Koh Phangan Songserm Rungrueang Co. Ltd’s express boats depart from Ko Samui’s Na Thon pier 2 times daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. It takes 45 minutes for the journey.
A catamaran leaves Ko Samui’s Mae Nam pier at 8 a.m. and 12a.m.The journey takes 30 minutes.
Ordinary boats leave Ko Samui’s Phra Yai pier at 9.30 a.m.,11.40 a.m. 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. and proceed to Ko Pha-ngan’s Rin Nai beach. It takes 50 minutes for the journey.