Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phangan

The easiest and fastest way to travel from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phangan is take a joint bus and ferry service. All joint bus and ferry services depart from a car park in front of Surat Thani Train Station and arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala, which is the main town town in the south of the Island.

Bus & ferry times from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phangan


There are currently 8 joint bus and ferry services from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Phangan available to book online.

Train StationKoh PhanganCostCompany
07:4713:30500 THBRaja Ferry
08:0013:30450 THBPhantip
08:0015:00450 THBPhantip
08:3213:30500 THBRaja Ferry
09:2516:30500 THBRaja Ferry
09:3015:00450 THBPhantip
09:3009:30450 THBPhantip
09:3012:45850 THBLomprayah
  • The fastest service is the Lomprayah Ferry which completes the journey in 3 hours 15 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Phangan


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The most popular service is the 09:30 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


Phantip Travel and Raja Ferry services 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 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 in 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 from Surat Thani Train Station 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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