Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

 

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Overview | Ferry | Secret Escapes

 

How To Get From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

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 only about 30 minutes. Tickets already start from 150 THB ($4.90), but we recommend to spend a bit more for a ticket that includes pick up at your hotel.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry30 min150 THB ($4.90)Check ferry tickets

 

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Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by Ferry


Duration: 30min
Costs: 300 THB ($10)

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

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
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. 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 (€4,50) extra.

Another option is to ask if your hotel provides a free transfer to the pier.

Lipa Noi Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Rajah Ferry09:00-10:30
12:00-13:30
14:00-15:30
18:00-19:30
1h 30m
1h 30m
1h 30m
1h 30m
150 THB ($4.90)
150 THB ($4.90)
150 THB ($4.90)
150 THB ($4.90)

Rajah Ferry does not offer a transfer from your hotel to Lipa Noi Pier. This means you have to arrange one yourself or ask your hotel.

Mae Nam Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Lomprayah
(van + ferry)
06:30-08:20
10:30-13:00
1h 50m
2h 30m
450 THB ($15)
450 THB ($15)
Lomprayah
(ferry)
08:00-08:30
12:30-13:00
30m
30m
300 THB ($10)
300 THB ($10)

Lomprayah offers 2 options, one includes a van transfer to the pier in Koh Samui while the other does not include a van transfer.

Bangrak Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Seatran Discovery08:00-08:30
13:00-13:30
16:30-17:00
30m
30m
30m
300 THB ($10)
300 THB ($10)
300 THB ($10)

Seatran Discovery is the only ferry company that operates ferries from Bangrak Pier. They do not offer van transfer from your hotel to the pier.

Check Available Ferry Tickets

  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Koh Phangan


See Sea Backpackers Hostel

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.

  • Excellent location
  • 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

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BeauBo Beach 

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.

  • Beachfront location 
  • Onsite bar and restaurant
  • Garden and terrace
  • Stunning views

Private bungalows start at $21 per night

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Lily: A beach hotel by Wild & Wandering

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

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CheeVa Beach Resort

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.

  • Beach resort
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent staff 
  • Onsite bar

Private rooms start at $42 per night

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