Ko Pha Ngan is so big, we've split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Pha Ngan as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don't know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Pha Ngan's different areas.
Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Thong Sala.
Songthaews provide the best way to get anywhere on Ko Pha Ngan from Thong Sala. They can be flagged down driving through town, but most seem to hang around the pier area, with armies arriving shortly before the boats arrive.
It can be difficult to negotiate a decent price when the truck isn't full, but showing a little resistance always helps. Accessing the southeast coast requires a ride to Haad Rin and then a taxi boat. Below is a rough guide (per person) of what to expect transportation to cost from Thong Sala to:
Ao Plaay Laem: 50-100 baht
Ao Wok Tum/Hinkhong: 80-100 baht
Ao Seethanu: 100 baht
Haad Chaophao: 150-200 baht
Haad Son: 150-200 baht
Haad Yao: 200 baht
Haad Thian, Haad Khruad, Haad Salad: 200 baht
Mae Haad: 200 baht
Ao Chaloklum: 200 baht
Thong Nai Pan: 300 baht
Haad Rin: 100 baht
Ao Ban Tai, Ban Kai: 100 baht