Travel Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phangan

There are five companies which will take you directly from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phangan. All five services arrive in Koh Phangan at 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 and Seatran Discovery Companies both have their own ferries which are faster than the car ferry but slower than the high speed catamarans used by the Lomprayah Company.

Train StationKoh PhanganCompanyTicket
07:3012:15Songserm450 THB
07:4512:00Phantip Travel400 THB
07:4512:30Raja Ferry370 THB
08:0011:45Lomprayah750 THB
08:0013:35Seatran Discovery500 THB

  • The fastest service is the Lomprayah Ferry which completes the journey in 3 hours 45 minutes.

Buy Tickets to Koh Phangan

Use the Search Box below to buy your combined bus and ferry tickets from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phangan:

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The most popular service is the 08:00 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

Phantip Travel, Raja Ferry, Songserm and Seatran Discovery services all follow the same route to Koh Phangan:

  • 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.

The Lomprayah service departs from a ferry pier much closer to the train station:

  • Part 1: Bus connection from the train station to the ferry pier on the Tapee River. This bus journey takes around 30 minutes.
  • Part 2: A ferry journey of 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
Bus services to Koh Phangan depart from in front of these Cafes by Surat Thani station

Route Info 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
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

Google Map of Thong Sala Ferry Port

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