Getting there – Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan travel & transport guide to kitesurf school shop

Our centre

We are located in the south of Koh Pha Ngan on Baan tai main road between Haad Rin ( Full moon party beach) and Thongsala (main town), just in front of the blue PTT Gas station and the well known Milky bay resort. Look for the Stand Up Paddle !!!
– From Thongsala pier, 2kms on the way to Haad Rin. We’re on your left hand side.
– From Haad Rin pier, 8kms on the way to Thongsala. We’re on your right hand side.

Samui Airport

The most direct way is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui. From there you can take a taxi to Maenaam Beach pier and finally join the Lomphraya High Speed Boat to Thong Sala Koh Phangan. The boat leaves 2 times daily at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. (times are subject to change !)

Taxi then boat

Another option is to take a taxi to Nathon pier and join the Songserm Express Boat to Thong Sala Koh Phangan. The boat leaves 3 times daily at 10.30 a.m., 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.(times are subject to change !)


Take a train from Bangkok Central Station to Surat Thani. You can buy a joint ticket (inc. transfer to the boat in Donsak und the fare for the boat) directly to Koh Phangan.

Tip: The trains all have funny names like ‘sprinter’ or ‘express’ … but I would have named them something like ‘snail’. Try to get one where you can sleep over night, don’t take air con, it sometimes really cold, and you have to keep the windows closed.


Buy a bus ticket from one of the travel agents around Kao San road in Bangkok to Koh Phangan, they offer also joint tickets together with the boat fare.


Don Sak – Koh Phangan

Raja Ferry operates ferry services from Don Sak pier (67 kilometers from Surat Thani town) to Koh Phangan daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. It takes 2.30 hours for the journey. A one-way fare is 180 baht. There is a Bus service from Surat Thani town or Surat Thani Railway Station to Don Sak .

Surat Thani-Koh Phangan

Songserm Rungrueang Co. Ltd operates an express boat services. The boats depart from Lamphun pier (10 kilometers from Surat Thani) to Koh Phangan daily at 8 a.m. It takes 3 hours for the journey. One-way fare is 205 baht. Bus services to the pier are available.

A nighttime boat departs from Surat Thani’s Ban Don pier to Koh Phangan daily at 11 p.m. It takes 6 hours for the journey. One-way fares are 150 baht and 200 baht.

Koh Samui – Koh Phangan

Songserm Rungrueang Co. Ltd’s express boats depart from Koh Samui’s Nathon pier 3 times daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. It takes 45 minutes for the journey. One-way fare is 115 baht.
A catamaran leaves Koh Samui’s Mae Nam pier at 8 a.m. and arrives at Koh Phangan at 8.40 a.m. One-way fare is 250 baht.

Ordinary boats leave Koh Samui’s Phra Yai pier at 10.30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and proceed to Koh Phangan’s Rin Nai beach. It takes 50 minutes for the journey. One-way fare is 100 baht
Another ordinary boat leaves Koh Samui at Mae Nam pier at 9.30 a.m. and arrives at Koh Pha-Ngan at 10.30 a.m. One-way fare is 115 baht.

(Schedules and fares mentioned here are subject to change without notice. Please contact boat companies or TAT offices in Surat Thani and Koh Samui for current information.)

Getting Around


Most people rent a motorbike on the island – prices start from 80 THB and up depending on what you want to rent


Taxis are available, standard charge is 100 THB, don’t be surprised if you pay more on your own, or if you decide to stay in a remote resort