Trains from Koh Phangan to Bangkok

The nearest train station to the island of Koh Phangan is in Surat Thani, and from there it takes between 9 and 10 hours to travel by train to Bangkok. The first stage of the journey by train from Koh Phangan to Bangkok is to take a ferry, then a bus to Surat Thani Railway Station. The second stage of journey is by train from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

Stage One: Travel to Surat Thani Station


Times of direct services from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Railway Station.

Koh PhanganTrain StationTicketCompany
05:0009:45฿ 492Raja Ferry
05:0010:30฿ 504Phantip
05:0009:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
05:3010:30฿ 492Phantip
05:3010:20฿ 635Seatran Ferry
05:3010:00฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
05:3010:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
08:0012:45฿ 492Raja Ferry
08:0012:30฿ 504Phantip
08:0010:30฿ 850Lomprayah
08:0510:45฿ 950Lomprayah
08:0012:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
08:3013:30฿ 492Phantip
08:3013:15฿ 635Seatran Ferry
08:3013:00฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
08:3013:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
11:0014:00฿ 850Lomprayah
11:0015:45฿ 492Raja Ferry
11:0015:30฿ 504Phantip
11:0015:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
11:0016:00฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
11:3016:00฿ 492Phantip
11:3016:15฿ 635Seatran Ferry
11:3016:30฿ 560Phangan Tour 2000
14:0018:45฿ 492Raja Ferry
22:0006:45฿ 900Koh Tao Booking Center
  • Buy tickets for joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Railway Station.

Stage Two: Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok


Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

Surat ThaniBangkokTrainSleeper
09:0018:0540No
18:2503:4542/44No
18:3205:10168Yes
19:3106:1086Yes
20:2307:0584Yes
20:5507:30172Yes
22:2408:1032Yes
22:5009:0538/46Yes
23:2810:50170Yes
  • Buy tickets for trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

Location of Koh Phangan Ferry Pier


Joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Railway Station depart from Thong Sala Ferry Port.

Google Map of Thong Sala Ferry Port

Location of Surat Thani Train Station


Trains to Bangkok depart from Surat Thani Railway Station which is located more 16 km from Surat Thani City Centre.

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of Bangkok Train Station


From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

Ferry from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani


There are three different ferries you can use to travel from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Railway Station.

Raja Ferry

The cheapest and slowest ferry is the Raja Ferry. These large car ferries take 3 hours to complete the sea crossing from Koh Phangan to the nearest point on the mainland, in Donsak, which is about 90 minutes by bus from Surat Thani Train Station. The Raja Ferry has comfortable seating, outside areas, a shop on board, and it is the most stable ferry in bad weather. The only downside of travelling on the Raja Ferry is that it is slow.

Raja Car Ferry
Raja Car Ferry
Seatran Ferry

The Seatran Ferry service is similar to the Raja Ferry service in that both caompanies use car ferries. The ships which Seatran Ferry use are currently in better condition than the ferries used by the Raja Ferry company and as a consequence they tend to complete the journey much more quickly. Seatran Ferry is one of the two ferry services used by the Phantip Travel Company, which has no ferries of its own.

Inside the Songserm Ferry
Inside the Songserm Ferry
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company

The premier service on this route is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company, and it is also the most expensive. The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company uses fast catamaran ferries with modern cabins and lots of outdoor seating. The sea crossing takes 2 hours 40 minutes, but the point of arrival is much closer to Surat Thani Railway Station which means that the total travelling travelling from Koh Phangan to the train station time is 3 hours 10 minutes. The route the ferry takes is also more interesting than the other two ferries as it travels much closer to some of the islands at the southern end of the Angthong Marine Park.

Top deck of the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry
Top deck of the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry
Booking in Advance is Advisable

We recommend that you book your ticket well in advance for both the ferry to Surat Thani and the train from there to Bangkok particularly if you are travelling during the five day period after the Full Moon Party when demand for tickets is very high.

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