The cheapest and easiest way to travel from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan is to book a joint bus and ferry service which takes passengers direct from the airport terminal building to the main town in Koh Phangan.
Bus Times from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan
There are currently 4 direct combined bus and ferry services a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST) to Koh Phangan available to book online.
|NST Airport||Koh Phangan||Ticket Price||Company|
|08:30||13:30||฿ 487||Raja Ferry|
|11:45||16:30||฿ 487||Raja Ferry|
|14:30||20:30||฿ 487||Raja Ferry|
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About travel to Koh Phangan
Joint bus and ferry services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan depart from in front of the arrival hall at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. Before you board one of these services you need to check in at the company’s desk inside the terminal building. These desks are all located in front of you as you leave from the baggage reclaim area and enter into the arrival hall.
- Location of Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport:
All services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan first travel by road to a ferry port in Surat Thani Province. Different companies use different types of ferries and depart from different places, however, they all arrive into into the same place which is Koh Phangan Ferry Port in the island’s main town, Thong Sala.
Lomprayah services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan
The first stage of the journey with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan is by bus to Laem Thuat Pier in the Donsak District of Surat Thani Province. Leam Thuat Pier is 113 km by road from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport and the journey by bus takes around 1 hour 30 minutes. There are very few facilities at Leam Thuat Pier and passengers will normally go straight from the bus onto the ferry to await departure to Koh Phangan.
Raja services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan
The Raja Ferry service from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Koh Phangan departs from a different ferry pier in Surat Thani Province, Donsak Raja Ferry Port, which is 102 km by road from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. Donsak Raja Ferry Port is large with lots of facilities such as toilets, shops and a good sit down restaurant. After you alight from the bus which takes you from airport to ferry port you will have a few minutes to buy food and drinks at the port before boarding the car ferry to Koh Phangan.
- Location of Koh Phangan Ferry Port:
Travel in Koh Phangan
On arrival in Koh Phangan you will be approached by a large number of people offering you transport in a shared taxi or on a motorbike taxi. The main form of public transport in Koh Phangan, and the cheapest, is shared taxis. The prices for shared taxis is fixed, so it makes no difference whether you go with one of the taxi touts who will approach you as you leave the ferry, or you walk down to where the shared taxis wait for passengers near to the ferry terminal building. By shared taxi it costs 200 THB per person to travel to Haad Rin, where the Full Moon Party takes places, and 300 THB to travel destinations on the other side of the island such as Chaloklum or Thong Nai Pan.
Motorbike Taxis in Koh Phangan
If you want the shared taxi to leave before its full, or to take a motorbike taxi, then you will need to pay more than the standard fixed fare. Motorbike taxis in Koh Phangan charge as much as they can get away with, and we recommend that you only use them if you are travelling short distances to destinations near the main town in Thong Sala or on the Ban Tai Road which runs from Thong Sala towards Haad Rin and the turning to Thong Nai Pan.