Koh Phangan is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand. There isn’t an airport located on the island – the closest airport is in Koh Samui and many international flights go direct to Samui or via transfer in Bangkok or Phuket.
Budget and domestic airlines land at Surat Thani airport. Surat Thani is located on the mainland and combination bus/boat tickets are available to Koh Phangan.
How to Get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
The closest international airport is on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui. It’s a short connecting flight of approximately 40 minutes from Surhambhavi Airport. Samui’s airport continues to expand it’s range of available routes and also offers direct international flights between Samui and Singapore, Hong Kong, Laos, Maldives and Cambodia. Bangkok Air Route Map
Surat Thani to Koh Phangan
It takes approximately 1 hour to transfer from Surat Thani airport to the pier. The speed of the boat trip from the mainland ranges from 1 hour 15 mins to 3 hours, depending on the boat company you sail with. This journey is longer but is much cheaper than flying direct to Samui.
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
There are a range of more economical options including overnight bus, train or a combined coach/catamaran journey with Lomprayah. Tickets can be purchased in Bangkok when you arrive or online in your home country.
Early booking is advised travel during high season, particularly around New Year, Chinese New Year and Songkran (Thai New Year).
Travel Links to Koh Phangan
Bangkok Air – boutique airline flying from international destinations direct to Koh Samui
Air Asia – domestic flights from Bangkok and other Thai airports to Surat Thani. Combined flight/bus/boat tickets available to Koh Phangan.
Lomprayah High Speed Ferries – Catamaran ferry service from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Combined bus/boat tickets also available for travel from Bangkok and other destinations in Thailand.
Seatran – Offers similar service and ticket options as Lomprayah
State Railway of Thailand – Buy train tickets online or get information on timetables
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