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Ko Pha Ngan

Getting there and away

Air

The closest airport to Ko Pha Ngan is on Ko Samui. There are regular flights from Bangkok (and elsewhere to Ko Samui). From the airport it is a short ride to the pier on Ko Samui that runs boats to Haad Rin on Ko Pha Ngan.

A second option is to fly to Surat Thani (on the mainland) as the tickets are significantly cheaper, but the trip is quite a bit longer (from the airport to the pier and then a considerably longer ferry ride - add about four hours onto the trip).

    Boat

    There are six ferry companies taking passengers to and from Ko Pha Ngan from Ko Samui, Ko Tao, and Surat Thani (Donsak Pier).

    The Lomprayah high speed catamaran is by far the fastest and newest boat, and is also the most expensive, with tickets ranging between 300 and 10,00 baht.

    The Seatran is the second-fastest, and slightly less expensive than the Lomprayah, but this one has a new and old boat -- the new being just as comfortable as the Lomprayah, but the old being far, far worse. Ask if the boat will be "Express" -- if they say it will be, you're 80% sure to get on the new boat. The Seatran is your best bet if you're going to catch the ferry on Ko Samui, dropping you off just five minutes from the airport. Unfortunately, the Seatran does not make the trip to Surat Thani.

    The Songserm is another decent option, servicing all ports but being rather slow. The Raja Ferry is the colossal car ferry made up of decommissioned boats from China. They're safe but slow and pretty uncomfortable -- but that's to be expected as they're the cheapest option around.

    Finally, the nightboat is the slowest possible way to get to the mainland, but at least you can sleep on the journey.

    Lomprayah
    Ko Samui to Ko Pha Ngan (20 minute journey): 08:00, 11:15, 12:30, 17:00
    Ko Tao to Ko Pha Ngan (1 hour and 20 minute journey): 09:30, 15:00
    Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan (1 hour and 30 minute journey): 10:10, 16:00

    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Samui: 07:15, 11:00, 12:00, 16:40
    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Tao: 08:30, 13:00
    Ko Pha Ngan to Surat Thani: 07:15, 12:00

    Seatran
    Ko Samui to Ko Pha Ngan (20 minute journey): 08:00, 13:30
    Ko Tao to Ko Pha Ngan (1 hour and 20 minute journey): 09:30, 15:00
    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Samui: 11:00, 16:30
    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Tao: 08:30, 14:00

    Songserm
    Ko Samui to Ko Pha Ngan (30 minute journey): 11:00, 17:30
    Ko Tao to Ko Pha Ngan (1 hour and 50 minute journey): 10:00
    Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan (3 hour and 30 minute journey): 08:00, 14:00

    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Samui: 07:00, 12:30
    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Tao: 12:30
    Ko Pha Ngan to Surat Thani: 07:00, 12:30

    Haad Rin Queen
    Ko Samui to Ko Pha Ngan (50 minute journey): 10:30, 13:00, 16:00, 18:30
    Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Samui: 09:30, 11:40, 14:30, 17:30

    Raja Ferry
    Ko Pha Nga to Surat Thani (2 hour and 30 minute journey): 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00
    Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan: 05:00, 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 17:00

    Night Ferry
    Ko Pha Ngan to Surat Thani (6 hour journey): 22:00
    Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan (7 hour journey): 23:00


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