Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Koh Phangan
Departures per day
Bangkok Air, Krungsiam Tour, Lomprayah, Montanatip, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Songserm, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railways
Bangkok to Koh Phangan Destination Reviews
First bus very comfortable and we were able to sleep. Stop and wait for second bus could be a bit more organized and communicated what we have to do. Second bus was okay and ferry was how expected. Nothing to complain here
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 24, 2023
People in the agency in Bangkok are not nice at all. We stopped only once in 11 hours in the bus. We arrived late so we had to rush to the boat, and couldn't get the top because so many cars blocked us. Otherwise, the bus is quite comfortable but it would be nice to wash the blankets sometimes.
Bus Bus + Van + Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Aug 24, 2023
It was a bit chaotic at every stop. Getting on the bus, getting from the bus to the ferry and getting off the ferry.
Especially getting on and off the ferry and the final destination could be a lot better coordinated. People lining up to get on are in the way of people trying to get off, and when the staff tries to do something about it, it's already wayyyy too late.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 20, 2023
The ticket woman on the bus made it the most uncomfortable experience. She came and sat on my feet with out saying sorry or excuse and took the space I was trying to sleep on. Then kept having her phone on loud which kept ringing or getting a text message. The aircon broke and we got switched to another vehicle which was not as comfortable.
Bus VIP 32, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 9, 2023
Could have definitely been better but I guess it reflects the price. The people could have been more polite, less shouting
Could have included on the PDF how long each transport will take other than keep people guessing how long
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Jun 10, 2023
Worse bus ride I've ever had
The bus was uncomfortable and the baut they've pot me on didn't have any air-conditioning
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), May 31, 2023
Smooth journey. Everything was on time. Bus is comfortable, good AC, gets a little bit too cold but they give you a blanket. Even if communicating could have been better I always got an answer when I had any questions :)
- Arrived in surat thani around 5.15 in the morning
- Transfer to pier around 6, arrived at the pier around 7.45
- Ferry to koh phangan left at 8.30
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), May 20, 2023
So the ride was from 19:00- 5:30 at surat thani and then wait for a bus / van to take you to the pier and then the boat to the islands.
The lady at the desk of the agency was super nice . At 18:20 they told us to come to the bus even tho it's supposed to leave at 19. We were waiting inside the bus for 30 minutes . The bus stopped alot but not breaks- just stopped in the opening of a gas station for 10 minutes or so. at 00:30 they let us have a break for 30 minutes to eat and drink and then when we arrived to surat thani no one really told us that we need to get out of the bus , we just saw them ( the people who were awake) taking our bags out. Then we waited for a bus to the different piers for a long time but no one told us how much time we're gonna wait and when the specific bus come ( because there were people going to krabi /phangan/ phi phi and so on.) So we waited for like 1 hour and a half without really knowing what's going on and if we have time to buy food .
At last we were put at the bus and the first stop of the bus everyone was about to go down and we were yelled at the person in the bus to sit down because only people who go to kosamoi going down ( how would we know it's a mix of different people going to different islands when you just separated us?? Also why are you yelling?)
Overall it was an average experience, I felt like I'm back in the army again and everyone is yelling at you - the thing is that I pay money to get somewhere and it should be communicated to the people what's going on at all time . We are not animals you are transfering - rather human beings who are tired like you and hungry like you and in a different country then you.
This was far better than expected. We were provided a small bottle of water a snack and a very comfy blanket. A lot of spacee (comming from someone who is over 6 feet tall) Slept amazing (like 9 hours :)). Had a break at 12am and were divided into different busses at 6am. Arrived right on time on the island.
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Mar 16, 2023
I had a good seat and could sleep reasonably
This review was autotranslated
Ich hatte einen guten Platz und konnte einigermaßen schlafen
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Feb 28, 2023
Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Phangan is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, train and van. Flight+ferry guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train+bus+ferry is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 67.22 if you go by Ferry+Train+Van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry+van which will set you back mere USD 32.80.
How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?
It can take you anywhere between 5 and 21 hours to travel between Bangkok and Koh Phangan depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight+ferry is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Koh Phangan. Flight+ferry will bring you to your destination in 4h 50m. Train+bus+ferry does a much slower job and take about 20h 25m to reach Koh Phangan.
How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?
Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Phangan can be as cheap as USD 32.80 if you opt for a Montanatip bus+ferry+van and as expensive as USD 67.22 if you buy a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) Ferry+Train+Van ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Koh Phangan ?
5 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Phangan starting from 06:00 Khao San Lomprayah until 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah
1 by Bus+Ferry+Van from Bangkok to Koh Phangan starting from 19:00 Khao San Montanatip until 19:00 Khao San Montanatip
1 by Ferry+Train+Van from Bangkok to Koh Phangan starting from 14:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station until 14:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Koh Phangan.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Bangkok and Koh Phangan, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Koh Phangan
What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+Ferry remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route