I'm trying to squeeze as much as possible into my 2 week trip to Thailand and so wanted a bit of advice on onwards travel from Phang Nga Town, which Googling hasn't provided.
I'm staying over in Phang Nga town and then planning a trip around the bay the following day. However, I'm then planning on travelling on to Koh Phangan. My question is whether it will be possible to reach Koh Phangan if setting of early afternoon from Phang Nga (my guess is no), and if not, where would be the best place to stay to get the earliest possible but to the Gulf islands the following day. Are there places to stay near the pier?
Thanks in advance
#1 jonster1 has been a member since 19/1/2014. Posts: 4
Google ferry times.
#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Ferry times I can find, but it's the bus schedule and journey times which I'm struggling with. I actually can't find anything confirming which buses, if any, call in to Phang Nga Town
#3 jonster1 has been a member since 19/1/2014. Posts: 4
Bus times from Phang Nga are here. There is a 23:00 night boat to Ko Pha Ngan from Surat Thani daily. Latest "day boat" is 5pm. I can't remember how long the bus takes from Phang Nga, but with an early afternoon departure you should make the night boat. If you miss if there are around a half dozen boats a day from Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan, so just overnight in ST and get the boat in the morning.
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#5 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Most tours of phang nga bay operate from krabi or phuket
U can fly to krabi. Lot less hassle.
#6 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Go to the bus station in Phang Nga in the morning and get the first bus to Surat Thani. I think it is at around 7:30am but best to check beforehand. It is around 3-4 hours to Surat Thani. From there you can get a bus/ferry combo ticket.
You should have no problems doing it in one day if you leave in the morning.
#8 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252