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    How to get from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phangan

    There are four companies which will take you directly from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phangan. All three services arrive in Koh Phangan in Thong Sala, the main town town in the South of the Island.


    Travel Times to Koh Phangan


    The Phantip Travel and the Raja Ferry services both use the slow car ferry to travel to Koh Phangan. The Lomprayah Company uses a high speed catamaran ferry. The Songserm Company has its own ferry which is faster than the car ferry but slower than the high speed catamarans used by the Lomprayah Company.

    Station Phangan Company Ticket
    07:30 11:15 Songserm 450 THB
    07:45 12:30 Raja Ferry 380 THB
    08:00 12:30 Phantip Travel 400 THB
    08:30 11:45 Lomprayah 600 THB
    09:00 14:00 Phantip Travel 400 THB

    • The fastest service is the Lomprayah Ferry which completes the journey in 3 hours 15 minutes.

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    Although all four services follow the same route, but use different ferries, have different journey times and different standards of service . The most popular service is the 08:30 Lomprayah departure and this is the service that will sell out first during the Full Moon Party period and at weekends during the High Season.


    Journey Information


    This journey has two parts:

    • Part 1: Bus connection from the train station to the ferry port in Donsak. This bus journey takes around 1 hour 30 minutes. 
    • Part 2: A ferry journey of around 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.

    Surat Thani train station


    Surat Thani Railway station is 23 minutes drive away from in Surat Thani City, in a small town called Phunphin. Fortunately for people going to Koh Phangan there is one direct high speed ferry service in the morning from the train station to Koh Phangan. It leaves from the car park which is to the left main entrance to the station. There are some small cafes in this area where you can eat breakfast and check your e-mails (they have free WiFi) whilst you wait for your bus connection to the ferry pier for Koh Phangan.

    Bus services to Koh Phangan depart from in front of these Cafes by Surat Thani station


    Route map to Koh Phangan


    • Total distance to Koh Phangan: 134 km
    • Distance to Donsak ferry pier: 78.6 km
    • Distance from Donsak ferry pier to Koh Phangan: 55.3 km


    Taxis in Koh Phangan


    All ferry services arrive at Koh Phangan Ferry Port in Thong Sala. Thong Sala is the administrative capital of Koh Phangan. At the pier there are always a large number of shared pick up truck taxis (songthaew). Shared taxis are the main form of public transport on Koh Phangan.

    Lomprayah Ferry arriving at Koh Phangan

    As you exit the ferry the taxi sales people will ask you where you want to go and direct you to one of the shared taxis to await other customers. If there are not enough customers to fill or nearly fill the taxi you may need to negotiate a private hire or you can opt to simply wait for the next boats when more passengers may arrive. Its a less time consuming process than you might imagine and generally you can get from the main ferry port to anywhere on Koh Phangan within no more than an hour of arrival.


    Location of Thong Sala Pier


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