Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

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How to get from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

With the two islands being so close it’s worthwhile to make this trip and explore another island. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend more time enjoying island life, right? Koh Phangan offers an excellent local vibe while drawing many tourists for the famous Full Moon Parties, beaches, and stunning mountain top views.

The distance from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan is 60 km (37 miles). In this post, we discuss the sole option of travelling which is by ferry (1 hour). Ticket prices range from 440 THB ($13) to 600 THB ($18).

Way to get from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1 hour440 THB ($13)Check Ferry Tickets

Travelling from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan is very easy. The ferry is the popular way to go to Koh Phangan. You just simply hop on a ferry and enjoy the transfer that comes with a breathtaking view and fresh ocean air.

Itinerary from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan


  • Koh Tao
  • 1 hour
  • Koh Phangan

Koh Tao to Koh Phangan by Ferry

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440 THB ($13)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440 THB ($13)

There are 2 ferry companies operating from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan: Marine Passion and Lomprayah. The companies offer rides on a speedboat or catamaran that can take you to Koh Phangan in just an hour!

The other ferry companies like Seatran Discovery and Songserm used to operate from Koh Tao to Koh Pangan. But the last time we checked (June 2022), these ferries are unavailable.

Departure and arrival ports

All ferries in Koh Tao depart from Mae Haad Pier on the east side of Koh Tao.

The ferries arrive at Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan. This pier is located in Ban Tai, on the east side of Koh Phangan.

Ferry Schedule from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Marine Passion
10:00-11:00440 THB ($13)
Check Ferry Tickets
15:00-16:00600 THB ($18)
Check Ferry Tickets
9:30-10:30600 THB ($18)
Check Ferry Tickets

There are only a couple of trips per day so it’s best to book early.

You may require transfers to get to and from the piers mentioned. Check with your hotels if they offer transportation.


Our 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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Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.

Abby is a writer who finds joy in mountains, beaches, and road trips. She considers her solo backpacking trip to the rice terraces of Bontoc one of the most fulfilling moments in her life. She’s loyal to the islands of her home country, the Philippines, but Thailand’s beaches also have a special place in her heart.