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Bus times & tickets – Bangkok to Koh Phangan

There are four companies operating direct bus and ferry services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan whose tickets can be booked online.

Bus Services to Koh Phangan

The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company offers the quickest and most comfortable service, and they offer a daytime service as well as an evening service.

Bangkok Koh Phangan Cost Company
06:00 16:10 ฿ 1,200 Lomprayah
16:30 10:30 ฿ 950 Krungsiam Tour
16:30 10:30 ฿ 1,250 Krungsiam Tour
17:00 10:30 ฿ 1,050 Krungsiam Tour
19:00 11:30 ฿ 1,100 Paradive Travel
18:00 12:15 ฿ 850 Songserm
21:00 10:45 ฿ 1,200 Lomprayah

There are other companies offering joint bus and ferry services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan are slightly cheaper than travelling with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company, but they take 5 to 8 hours longer to travel from Bangkok to Koh Phangan.

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Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry

45 minutes before you board this bus service you need to check in at their office on Soi Rambutri, less than 200 metres away from the Eastern end of the Khao San Road. The bus itself departs from the Bowon Niwet Road which is just around the corner from the Lomprayah office. The bus connects with a high speed ferry for the crossing to Koh Phangan.

Lomprayah Travel Times and Prices from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
Bangkok Phangan Cost Journey Time
06:00 16:20 1,300 THB 10 hrs 20 min
21:00 10:45 1,200 THB 13 hrs 45 min

Route Map from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office
  • Distance from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office: 210 metres
  • Walking time from the Khao San Road to the Lomprayah office: 3 minutes

Option 2: Paradive Travel

The Paradive Travel service leaves from in front of Bangkok Hua Lamphong Train Station. The advantage of using this service is that Bangkok Train Station is easy to reach by public transport as there is a Metro (MRT) stop at the train station. The reason the Paradive Travel service is slower, and cheaper, is that the bus goes to Donsak Ferry Port (near Surat Thani) and then connects the slower car ferry, which takes 2 hours 30 minutes to get to Koh Phangan. There is nothing wrong with the bus or the service overall. It just takes a longer time to get you to Koh Phangan than the Lomprayah bus service.

Paradive Travel Times and Prices from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
Bangkok Phangan Cost Journey
19:00 11:30 1,100 THB 16 hours 30 min

Location of the Paradive Travel Bus Stop for Koh Phangan

Other Bus Companies

There are other cheaper companies offering the joint bus and boat service but we recommend that you do not book with them. What certain other operators (but not the Lomprayah Company or Paradive Travel) have been known to do in the past is to stop on the roadside for 20 to 30 minutes during the journey in order to steal valuables from their customers when the passengers cannot see what is going on. The other safe alternative is to take the Government Bus from the Southern Bus Terminal.

Lomprayah Ferry

Lomprayah Ferry to Koh Phangan

Travel in Koh Phangan

Both services arrive at Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan. Thong Sala is the main town in the South of the island. On arrival there are normally lots of songthaews waiting to take people to all points on the island.

Mae Haad Beach in Koh Phangan

Mae Haad Beach in Koh Phangan

The prices of shared taxis are not fixed and you need to agree a price before depart. 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.

Location of Thong Sala Pier

Thong Sala is the administrative capital of Koh Phangan, on the south-west side of the Island.

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