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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.

There is only 1 way to travel the 44km distance from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan: that’s a ferry ride that costs from 500 THB ($16.50). Travel time is 1 hour 10 minutes.

Ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1h 10min500 THB ($16.50)Check ferry tickets

Travelling from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan is very easy. You can simply board a ferry for the short trip to travel between these two islands.

Itinerary from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

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Koh Tao to Koh Phangan by Ferry

Duration: 1h 10min
Cost: 500 THB ($16.50)

There are 3 ferry companies operating from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan: Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery and Songserm.

Below are the overviews of the ferries:

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
1h 10min
1h 15min
1h 10min
600 THB (€17)
500 THB ($16.50)
500 THB ($16.50)
Seatran Discovery06:30-08:00
1h 30min500 THB ($16.50)
Songserm10:00-12:002h350 THB ($12)

You can book with any of the ferry companies but Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery are the more well-known companies offering the fastest trips. The Songserm ferry is a little cheaper but it will take a little longer, this is a great option if you are on a tight budget with time to spare.

All ferries depart from the Mae Haad Pier on Koh Tao and the dock at Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan. The journey takes a just over 1 hour with Lomprayah or Seatran, while the Songserm ferry takes 2 hours. Expect to pay around 500 THB ($16.50) for the ferry ride from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan.

You may require transfers to get to and from the 2 piers mentioned, check with your hotels as they may offer transportation or assistance.

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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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