There are four companies which will take you directly from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station, which is located 16.2 km from Surat Thani city in Phunphin. Surat Thani Train Station is the closest train station to Koh Phangan.
Ferry & Bus Times from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station
There are currently 17 joint ferry and bus services a day from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station available to book online.
|Koh Phangan||Train Station||Ticket||Company|
|05:00||09:45||500 THB||Raja Ferry|
|06:30||11:00||470 THB||Seatran Ferry|
|08:00||12:45||500 THB||Raja Ferry|
|09:30||14:00||470 THB||Seatran Ferry|
|11:00||15:45||500 THB||Raja Ferry|
|12:30||17:00||470 THB||Seatran Ferry|
|14:00||18:45||500 THB||Raja Ferry|
|17:30||21:45||500 THB||Raja Ferry|
- The fastest service from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station is with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company which completes the journey in 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 00 minutes.
Buy Tickets from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station
Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station.
After purchasing a ticket online you will be sent an Electronic Voucher which you exchange for a ticket at the ferry port before you board the boat.
Location of Ferry Pier in Koh Phangan
All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Train Station depart from Thong Sala ferry pier, which is Koh Phangan’s main port on the South of the Island.
Option 1: Raja Ferry
The Raja Ferry service takes a total of 4 hours 45 minutes to reach Surat Thani Train Station after departing from Thong Sala ferry pier. The journey starts with a 2 hour 30 minute journey on a car ferry. The car ferry is large and the most stable of all the types of ferry which travel between Koh Phangan and the mainland. The Raja Ferry is the most reliable service when the weather is bad as it can still sail in all but the worst storms.
The car ferry, however, is not the most comfortable boat although it does have inside seating and a small shop selling drinks and snacks. On arrival at Donsak ferry port, the point of disembarkation on the Thai mainland, passengers transfer to a fairly old bus (with no bathroom) for the 1 hour 20 minute journey to downtown Surat Thani. From there passengers sometimes change buses again, and sometimes the same bus carries onto the train station after a wait approximately 10 minutes.
Option 2: Lomprayah Ferry
The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is the quickest service between Koh Phangan and Surat Thani train station, taking only 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 00 minutes from the time it departs from Koh Phangan to the time it arrives at Surat Thani Train Station. The Lomprayah ferries are the fastest ferries serving the islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao and they take 2 hour 30 minutes to reach the mainland from Koh Phangan, with a 10 minute stop on the way at Koh Samui to pick up more passengers. The sea crossing takes as long as the sea crossing on the slower Raja car ferry because the arrival point is much closer to Surat Thani city which means that the connecting bus service has much less far to travel.
The Lomprayah ferries are also the most comfortable with plenty of indoor seating, a small cafe and shop, and two sun decks which provide an opportunity for views across to the Ang Thong marine park. Once at Donsak ferry pier on the mainland, passengers transfer to modern buses with on board toilets for the 1 hour 20 minutes direct journey to Surat Thani train station before carrying onto Surat Thani Airport.
Option 3: Seatran Discovery
- Please Note: This service is not currently operating.
The Seatran Discovery Company provides the slowest of the three services between Koh Phangan and Surat Thani train station. This service takes 7 hours 10 minutes to reach Surat Thani train station after leaving Koh Phangan. The reason for the slowness of this service is not the ferries which they use, which are fast modern and comfortable, or the buses they use for the connection from Donsak ferry port, which are also fast and modern, but rather inconvenient connections from their office in Surat Thani onto the train station.