How to get to Koh Phangan (Koh Phangan), transport on the island
To Koh Phangan by plane
Via Samui island
Closest to the Koh Phangan airport is on Koh Samui (Samui Airport on a map of Koh Phangan). Of cities in Russia directly, there's no way to get there (I have to change in Bangkok), but the problem is that the flights to Samui from Bangkok is quite expensive. However, to get to Phangan via Koh Samui is the quickest way to get there from Bangkok. When you get to Samui from the airport will have to get a taxi to one of the piers, and from there the ferry to Koh Phangan. Will help you with this information How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan and back, as well as How to get to Koh Samui by plane.
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Via Surat Thani
The next closest airport is on the mainland in the city of Surat Thani (Surat Thani) (the Surat Thani Airport on the map), and this airport can be significantly cheaper to fly local budget airlines Air Asia, Nok Air, Lion Air and Thai Smile. Here the price starts from 1000 baht one way if you buy tickets in advance, and to buy just a return ticket is advantageous. Keep in mind that Air Asia, Nok Air, Lion Air now fly from the old don Muang airport, Thai Smile international airport of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. If you flew from Russia to Bangkok and plan to stay that way to Phangan with Air Asia or Nok Air, you still have to get from the new airport to the old (how to get from Suvarnabhumi to don Muang, here).
NokAir and air Asia sell on their websites batch transfer, including airfare, transportation from the airport to the pier and then a ferry to Thong Sala pier (Thong Sala is the main town on Koh Phangan) ranging from 1,900 baht (currency of Thailand, the exchange rate). This is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to reach the island.
But even if you fly another airline, at the airport in Surat Thani is easy to purchase a transfer to Koh Phangan for 700 baht (includes bus+ferry). Such transfers are sold at the counter inside the airport, but you can buy them in advance and on the website http://phantiptravel.igetweb.comand to see the current cost and schedule.
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Through the island of Phuket
Sometimes, but very rarely, there are some very cheap (even cheaper than Bangkok) tickets from Russia to Phuket. If you are the owner of this ticket, you will be able to get to Koh Phangan via the island of Phuket.
From Phuket you can reach Koh Phangan 500 baht, purchasing a combined ticket for bus+ferry at the local travel Agency or on the same site Phantip Travel. Their buses depart from the new Phuket bus terminal twice a day at 08:00 and 09:00, 12 hours. But be prepared for a lot of transplants on this route, it is possible to divorce and forced you affiliated hotels. Overall Phantip Travel is not very well established on this route.
You can still use the service more reliable the company Lomprayah. Their transfer costs 1400 baht. Is carried out from the company office in the centre of Phuket town. Booking tickets and timetable available on the website of the company http://www.lomprayah.com/ and using the search form.
From Phuket airport to the centre of Phuket town can be reached by taxi for 800 baht or by bus for 100 baht to drive to the old Phuket bus station. Further from the old bus station to the Lomprayah office can be reached on foot, while the new bus station is within a 10 baht bus.
Usually the cheapest way to get to Phangan can be reached from Bangkok, and then continuing your journey by bus, by rail or by using a composite route by bus+on water. Read more about how to get from Bangkok airport and Bangkok to Koh Phangan here.
To Koh Phangan by bus
From Bangkok and other cities of Thailand to get to Koh Phangan by bus. Usually the way to Phangan the bus runs through the city of Surat Thani (Surat Thani), but there are also buses that go directly to Donsak pier where you can just sit down on the ferry.
If you arrived at the bus station in Surat Thani, where you can buy comprehensive transfer (bus to Donsak pier+ferry to Koh Phangan, from 320 baht), or make the journey on their own, which will not be big difficulties. However much more more comfortable to buy a combined ticket (joint ticket) directly to Koh Phangan. It includes the cost of a bus ticket, transfer to the jetty and the cost of the ferry. In this case, you do not have to worry how to get from the bus station, and to adjust the bus routes at the time of departure of the ferries. These combined tickets are sold directly on public bus stations in major cities of Thailand. To use the services of private tour companies in Thailand, we usually recommend.
See also information "Buses in Thailand. Traveling by bus in Thailand"
Beware of typical local wiring on arrival in Surat Thani by bus. The gist of it is that during the entrance of the bus to Surat Thani, the bus you sits "well-wisher", who advises you to go before the final stop, as from here you can take a bus to Samui, Phangan, etc. Another option, when one behaves like a representative of the company. As a result, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere far from any transportation, but here comes a taxi or tuk-tuk, ready VAZ to take place for a round sum.
Remember! If you bought a ticket for the Shuttle bus to the bus station (not a private tourist bus), you must exit at the final bus station in Surat Thani, or at least in the city centre.
To Koh Phangan by train
To get to Koh Phangan by train from Bangkok, Hua hin, with a stopover in Bangkok from other popular cities of Thailand and also from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Langkawi) and Singapore. More information about the tours please see information in "Trains of Thailand: travel by train in Thailand".
Of course, the train is not on the island itself, and drops off the passengers at the station Phun Pin Railway Station near Surat Thani (Surat Thani) (W/train station of Surat Thani on the map. Especially convenient overnight train from Bangkok. They go to 17:05, 17:35, 18:30, 19:30 22:50, with the main railway station Bangkok Hualamphong train and arrive in Surat Thani early in the morning. The fare will range from 150 for a seat in the third class (not recommended), 600 baht for the second class (as our reserved seats, but the beam is recommended), and up to 1500 baht for the coupe.
With W/station constantly in the daytime leave manwani and buses to Donsak pier (Don Sak Pier, see below), where to Phangan can be reached by ferry.
Much easier to get on the train if you buy a combined ticket (Joint ticket or Combine ticket), which includes the train, transfer to the pier and ferry. These trains depart from Bangkok at 17:35 (train No. 173), 18:30 (train No. 167) at 19:30 (train # 85). Whichever train you choose, you will arrive on Koh Phangan still at 12:30.
To purchase a combined ticket to Hualamphong station ticket offices or travel agencies. It is recommended to purchase in advance. Sales which are not, but on the website http://www.thailandtrainticket.com/ you can book online and purchase a paper ticket that you will receive from a representative at the station or you deliver it to the hotel in Bangkok. The current schedule can be found at http://www.railway.co.th.
To Koh Phangan by ferry and boat
The final stage of any route to Koh Phangan will be a ferry boat or ferry. If you have purchased comprehensive transfer with the endpoint tab, then you have nothing to worry about and organizes everything for you by the carrier. If you get yourself on Phangan will be on the water to get from Don Sak pier (Donsak pier on a map of Koh Phangan), with several marinas on the island of Koh Samui, from Koh Tao and from the pier in Chumpon (Chumphon). The nearest Marina is Koh Samui a little further away Donsak and the island of Koh Tao and quite far from city Chumphon. On Koh PHA Ngan most ferries arrive at the pier in Thong Sala (pier of Thong Sala on a map of Koh Phangan).
There are several carriers on Phangan, here some:
- Lompraya (Lomprayah). http://www.lomprayah.com/
In addition to transfers to and from Bangkok, Hua hin, Phuket, Krabi, the company also offers to use her paddle boat to get to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui, O. Tao from Surat Thani and Chumphon. All the schedule is available on the company website, where you can book the tickets. The catamaran of Lomprayah is expensive, but it is the fastest way to get across the water to the island.
- Raja Ferry http://www.rajaferryport.com/
These boats are five times a day from Donsak pier go to Koh Phangan and back. The ferry transports passengers (220 baht per person) and transportation (280 motorcycle, car with driver 620) for 2 and a half hours. Ferries leave from Donsak 7:00, 10:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00. Detailed information is available on the company website.
- Seatran http://seatrandiscovery.com/
Transports passengers between the Islands of Tao, Samui and Phangan at prices slightly lower than the Lomprayah.
- Songserm https://songserm.com/
Carries passengers to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao to Don Sak pier.
- Night ferry There is a night ferry that leaves at 23 hours from Surat Thani and takes passengers to 6am for 400 baht. Departs from the city of Suratthani with the channel in Ban Don pier. If you arrive at the bus station in the city, the pier can easily be reached on foot. Pier night ferry to Koh Phangan on the map.
Transportation on Koh Phangan, than to move on
On Phangan there is no public transport. To move around the island you can use taxis (Songthew), rent a motorcycle or Bicycle, and hire boats to move between the beaches of the island.
Taxis (also called Songthaews, Songthew) is converted for the carriage of passengers, the trucks. But here, unlike the rest of Thailand, they operate mainly as taxis, and not move on fixed routes. But you and they can pick up along the way when traveling with passengers and you need to the same direction. The cost of the long trip around the island should cost no more than 250 baht, the same trip on a small distance is usually 100 baht. Payment is made for the whole car, not per person. If you call too high a price, you need to bargain or look for another taxi.
The ideal option to move around the island is to rent a motorbike. In order to rent it, do not necessarily have rights, but by the rules they should be. But it's better to have at least some rights, than no. Russian law in Thailand is theoretically valid, but the problem may occur due to the lack of category "A" when operating a motorcycle. Read more about renting a motorbike in Thailand here.
Rent motorcycle on Koh Phangan is a few more than on the mainland. For automatic scooter will have to pay 200 baht, but you can and should haggle, especially if you take it long term. Rent a motorbike in almost every hotel and Guesthouse, on the street in tourist areas. Motorbike rental is also on the pier in Thong Sala, so only arriving on the island, you'll be able to rent a car and self drive to your hotel on Koh Phangan.
For driving in Thailand necessarily will need an international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights of the bodies of the traffic police. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take with you on a trip. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. Order them easiest website public services.of the Russian Federation, the value of discount will be 1120 rubles. You can contact the traffic police or the MFC personally, but then the IDP will cost 1600 rubles (price 2018). To pick up right after their manufacture in the traffic police or in the MFC. Details about car rent in Thailand read here.
The cost of renting a car in Thailand starts from 600 baht when booking for a few days. Can find and book car rentals using the search form and compare prices from different distributors:
The schedule of buses and ferries to Koh Phangan
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