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Getting Here

Getting Here

There are flights to nearby airports, both with connecting ferry services to Koh Phangan. The fastest route is via Koh Samui International Airport. The high speed catamaran from Koh Samui takes 20 minutes. The second option is to fly to Surat Thani Airport on the mainland. The ferries from the mainland take from 1 hour 45 minutes via High Speed Catamaran or 2 hours 30 minutes via Raja Car Ferry . Below are full details of both routes, complete with links to the relevant tour operators. Speed boats available (seasonal).

Samui Route

Flights to Koh Samui

The nearest airport is Koh Samui Airport (on the neighbouring island). It has frequent direct flights from Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Guangzhou in China. You can buy transfer tickets to Thong Sala (the main port of Koh Phangan) at Koh Samui Airport transportation counter.

Operators:

Boats from Koh Samui

Chartered speedboats are available (seasonal). Five boat companies currently operate daily:

  1. Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran (https://www.lomprayah.com/)
  2. Seatran (https://www.seatrandiscovery.com/),
  3. Songserm Express Boat (fhttps://songserm.com/)
  4. Raja Car Ferry (https://www.rajaferryport.com/)
  5. Haad Rin Queen (http://haadrinqueen.com/) – does not arrive into the main port of Thong Sala and is not ideal for Dee Dee Villa Retreat location.

The first boat leaves Koh Samui at 8:00am (seasonal), and the last leaves at 5:30pm – 7pm (seasonal). The fastest journey is the Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran which takes from 20 minutes to the main port of Thong Sala on Koh Phangan. The slowest journey is the Raja Car Ferry. (90 minutes) Operators (in order of preference):

  1. Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran
  2. Seatran Discovery
  3. Songserm Express Boat
  4. Raja Car Ferry
  5. Haad Rin Queen

(ferry departure times can be subject to seasonal change – please check relative web sites)

Surat Thani Route

Flights to Surat Thani (mainland)

You can also reach Koh Phangan from the mainland. The nearest airport is Surat Thani. From there you can take either a boat or a car ferry from the mainland. Ferry tickets including transfers are available from the airport transport desk

Operators:

  • Thai Airways / Thai Smile Airways
  • Air Asia
  • Nok Airways
  • Thai Lion Air
  • Air China

Boats / Ferries from Surat Thani (mainland)

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Raja Ferries are the main operators.

Operators:

(ferry departure times can be subject to seasonal change – please check relative web sites)

Samui Airbus - Koh Phangan, Thailand

Samui Airbus

Seatran Ferry to Koh Phangan, Thailand

LOMPRAYAH HIGH SPEED CATAMARAN FERRY