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Bus & ferry times – Krabi to Koh Phangan

There are 8 direct services a day from Krabi town to Koh Phangan operated by 5 different companies, alternatively you can do the journey independently on public transport, which is around 20% to 30% cheaper but takes up to 5 hours longer than travelling direct.

Travel Times to Koh Phangan

The quickest service, provided by the Lomprayah Company takes 4 hours 45 minutes and at least 4 hours faster than travelling independently. The slowest service takes 8 hours.

Lomprayah07.0011.45900 THB
Seatran Discovery08.0013.30780 THB
Lomprayah09.3014.15900 THB
Seatran Discovery11.0017.00780 THB
Phantip Travel11.3018.30600 THB
Jolly Travel11.3017.30650 THB
Lomprayah12.3017.15900 THB
Songserm12.3018.15800 THB

Each travel company has a different departure point although all services terminate at Thong Sala Ferry Port in Koh Phangan.

Buy Tickets to Koh Phangan

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Independent travel

The first stage in the journey is to take a bus or minivan from Krabi bus station to Surat Thani town. There are frequent minivan departures from Krabi to Surat Thani. The journey by minivan from Krabi to Surat Thani can takes around 4 hours, and costs 200 to 300 THB person (2017 prices).

  • Route Map from Krabi bus station to Surat Thani town:

Once in Surat Thani the second stage of the journey is to go to one of the ferry ports in Donsak, which is 65 km away from Surat Thani town. The cheapest ferry service is the Raja car ferry. Joint bus and boat tickets on the Raja Ferry can be purchased at Phangan Tour 2000 on the Talad Mai Road, very near the city centre bus station. The ticket from Surat Thani town costs 310 THB (2019 prices) and includes the bus to Donsak ferry port as well as the boat tickets. It takes around 4 hours to complete the journey from Surat Thani city to Koh Phangan via the car ferry.

  • Travel Tip: The quickest you can expect to do the journey from Krabi town to Koh Phangan independently is 9 hours. You can complete the same journey in 4 hours 45 minutes if you book a ticket to travel with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company
Thong Nai Pan beach

Thong Nai Pan Beach in Koh Phangan

Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry

This service leaves from the Lomprayah Office on the Vatchara Road in the centre of Krabi Town. The journey begins with a bus transfer to Donsak ferry port on the Gulf of Thailand coast for a sea journey on the Lomprayah high speed catamaran ferry to Koh Phangan via Koh Samui. The Lomprayah Company uses a high speed catamaran ferry which completes the sea crossing from Donsak to Koh Phangan in 1 hour 30 minutes, which around 1 hour quicker than other ferries on the same route.

  • Travel Times from Krabi to Koh Phangan:
  • Cost: 900 THB
  • Journey Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Lomprayah Bus Stop in Krabi: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Option 2: Seatran Discovery

This service leaves from Soi Seebaramee 1, which is side road off Soi Maharaj, in the centre of Krabi Town. The Seatran Discovery Office is opposite the Yolk Super Mart. This services follow the same route as the Lomprayah service although they have a different slightly slower boat. The journey with the Seatran Discovery Company takes 45 to 75 minutes longer than the journey with the Lomprayah Company but costs 100 THB less.

seatran discovery ferry

Seatran Discovery ferry

  • Travel Times from Krabi to Koh Phangan:
  • Cost: 780 THB
  • Journey Time: 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
  • Seatran Discovery Bus Stop in Krabi: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Option 3: Phantip Travel

This service has two departure points: 1. Ao Nam Mao Pier, which is 13.6 km to the South West of Krabi Town and 5.9 km to the East of Ao Nang Beach. 2. The Krabi Sea Pearl Office, which is on the Uttarakit Road in Krabi Town. This is the slowest service taking 7 to 8 hours, but it is also the cheapest.

  • Travel Times from Krabi to Koh Phangan:
Departure PointKrabiPhangan
Ao Nam Mao Pier10.3018.30
Krabi Sea Pearl Office11.3018.30
  • Cost: 600 THB to 750 THB
  • Journey Time: 7 hours to 8 hours
  • Phantip Travel Bus Stop in Krabi: Krabi Sea Pearl Office, Utarakit Rd, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand

Koh Phangan Ferry Port

All ferry services from Krabi arrive at Thong Sala Pier, which is Koh Phangan’s main ferry port. Thong Sala is Koh Phangan’s main town located on the South Coast of the island. Whenever a ferry arrives at Thong Sala Pier there are normally lots of shared taxis (songthaew) waiting to take passengers to all points on the island. The prices are not fixed. Expect to pay around 200 THB for the trip from Thong Sala to Haad Rin and 300 THB to Thong Nai Pan. It will cost more if you want to hire the whole vehicle. There are some hotels and resorts within a reasonable walking distance of Thong Sala Pier on the Baan Tai road which leads to Haad Rin.

Location of Koh Phangan Port

  • All services from Krabi terminate at Thong Sala Ferry Pier, in Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

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