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Phuket to Koh Phangan

14 Jul 2014
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To reach Koh Phangan from the Southwest coast of Thailand (Phuket) you can either travel by air (flight) or by land (ferry and bus). 

Phuket is a popular holiday destination and so it is an easy place to arrange onward travel.

Phuket to Koh Phangan

Phuket To Koh Phangan by air (via koh Samui)

The easiest, shortest but most expensive option is to fly from Phuket to Koh Samui (the closest island to Koh Phangan) and then a ferry to Koh Phangan.

The flight duration is about one hour and there are about five flights a day in each direction.

When you buy a ticket from a travel agent you can buy it with Koh Phangan as the end destination and so the transfer and ferry over will all be arranged and sorted.

If not then you can arrange a taxi from Samui airport to then get a ferry to Phangan which takes roughly 30 minutes.

Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui range from 3000 - 10,000 Baht one way
The earlier you book the cheaper it will be.

The closest ferry company pier from Koh Samui airport is Seatran, this ferry brings you to the main port of Koh Phangan, Thong Sala. All other ferry companies also bring you into Thong Sala apart from the Haad Rin Queen boat which takes you to Haad Rin. All locations on the island are easily accessible from Thong Sala and for Haad Rin just 15 minutes more.

Phuket To Koh Phangan by air (via Surat Thani)

Flying to the closest airport on the mainland, Surat Thani is not as cheap as traveling by land but still cheaper than flying to Koh Samui.

From Surat Thani airport you will then get a taxi/minibus transfer to the closest pier (Donsak) to get the ferry to Phangan which takes roughly 2. 5 hours.

Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui range from 2000 - 8000 Baht one way
The earlier you book the cheaper it will be.
phuket to koh phangan

Phuket To Koh Phangan by Bus

Traveling by bus is the cheapest option. The pick-up point in Phuket is at the Central bus station in Phuket Town. It is recommended to check which ferry company is included

The full journey will take about 9 - 10 hours.

There is an option to purchase a ticket all the way to Koh Phangan at the bus station office so that all connections are included however you may have to spend some time waiting in Surat Thani to change buses.

There are vans that usually make pick-up from the more popular areas in Phuket such as Patong, and drive you to to central station in Phuket Town (about 30-50 minutes).

Bus travel including ferry from Phuket to Koh Phangan ranges from 500 - 2500 Baht.