Ready to experience another island? Head over to Koh Phangan for more stunning beaches and world famous parties.
Koh Phangan is mainly known for the original Full Moon Party which occurs every full moon, but it’s also well known for the Half Moon Parties, Jungle, Lighthouse and Waterfall parties.
While this island has a reputation for being a bit wild, it also offers amazing beaches, stunning nature and excellent food, giving you the best of both worlds in one location. Especially the North of Koh Phangan offers very quiet and beautiful beaches and nature that most travellers don’t expect on a party Island like Koh Phangan.
For the journey from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, the only mode of transport is the ferry. Koh Phangan is located only 15km north of Koh Samui and the ferry ride takes only about 30 minutes.
Koh Samui, being the more popular and bigger island, houses many piers. When you travel from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, you can board ferries from any of these piers.
We recommend to first check the location of your hotel, so you can choose the pier that is closest to your hotel.
All ferries dock at the Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan. Before you make your trip to Koh Phangan, you can arrange a van transfer with your hotel in Koh Phangan. Several hotels offer a free or cheap pick-up service.
Na Thon Pier
Lomprayah (van + ferry)
09:30-11:45 12:00-14:00 15:30-18:00
2h 15m 2h 2h 30m
450 THB ($15) 450 THB (($15) 450 THB ($15)
Lomprayah (ferry only)
11:15-11:45 13:30-14:00 17:30-18:00
30m 30m 30m
300 THB ($10) 300 THB ($10) 300 THB ($10)
Lomprayah sells different tickets from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. You can either book a ferry and arrange transport to the pier yourself, or book one that includes a van transfer from your hotel in Koh Samui to Na Thon Pier. This option will cost you 150 THB ($4.75) extra.
Another option is to ask if your hotel provides a free transfer to the pier.
Located in Baan Tai, just 70 meters from the beach, the hostel is set in an ideal location. There is a restaurant, bar, and shared lounge on-site for socializing, and a large terrace area for taking in all the views. Car and bike rentals are available at the property, as well as a tour desk to assist with all your excursions. You will be treated like family by the warm and welcoming staff.
70 meters to the beach
Onsite bar and restaurant
Very friendly staff
Single bed in dorm room starts at $6 - Be aware that these prices may increase around the time of the Full Moon Party
This beachfront accommodation offers stunning views, white sandy beaches and the sea at your fingertips. You’ll find a restaurant, bar, and garden on location for your enjoyment and convenience. The property also offers a terrace for relaxing and taking in the surrounding sights. Well known for hospitality, the staff here will great you with a warm welcoming smile.
Located in Haad Rin, just a few steps to the beach and Full Moon Party, Lily: a beach hotel is a great place to stay for travelers of all types. You will find a shared lounge and bar onsite for your enjoyment as well as evening entertainment and a tour desk. With the beach just steps away, the staff welcoming you with a warm smile and offering a cold drink, there’s really no better place to stay when in Haad Rin!
Great location for Full Moon Party
Steps to the beach
Bar and live entertainment on site
Clean and comfortable rooms
Private rooms with sea view start at $31 per night
Set in Baan Tai, just 500m from the Baan Tai Beach, CheeVa Beach Resort offers stunning accommodations. An on-site restaurant, a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with sea views and a bar are just a few of the luxuries here. Each room comes with its own sun terrace, comfortable beds, and air conditioning. Highly recommended for the excellent hospitality.