Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan

There are five companies which operate direct services from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan. Your alternatives to travelling direct are (1) taxi from the Airport to a ferry piers in Donsak, or (2) go to Surat Thani Town to take a bus to the ferry terminal, or (3) catch the Night Boat from a pier in Surat Thani city.

Ferry Times to Koh Phangan

Travel CompanyAirport Bus StopKoh PhanganTicket Price
Lomprayah08:0011:30850 THB
Songserm08:2012:15600 THB
Phantip Travel08:3015:30500 THB
Seatran Discovery08:3013:30700 THB
Phantip Travel09:3015:30500 THB
Lomprayah10:3014:00850 THB
Seatran Discovery10:4517:00700 THB
Phantip Travel10:4516:30500 THB
Phantip Travel13:3018:30500 THB
Songserm13:4517:40600 THB
Lomprayah14:3018:00850 THB
Phantip Travel14:5020:30500 THB
Raja Ferry15:3020:30540 THB
Phantip Travel16:0020:30500 THB
Raja Ferry16:1020:30540 THB

None of the travel companies include the cost of transfers from Koh Phangan Ferry Port to other destinations on the island in with the ticket price.

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Chaloklum Beach in Koh Phangan

Option 1: Raja Ferry

Except for busy periods around the time of the Full Moon Party, there is no need to book in advance; you can purchase a ticket for the Raja Ferry service when you arrive at Surat Thani Airport. The ticket kiosk is on the Ground Floor of the airport pretty much opposite the exit after you reclaim your baggage. The journey to Donsak (where the ferry terminal is) by minivan takes in the region of 1 hour 30 mins. The ferry journey from Donsak to Koh Phangan takes 2 hours 30 minutes. The last Raja Ferry from Donsak to Koh Phangan departs at 18.00.

raja ferry

  • Service: The Raja Car Ferry company will take you all the way to Thong Sala Pier (Koh Phangan’s main port town) from Surat Thani Airport by minivan and then by ferry.
  • Journey Time4 hours 20 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes.
  • Cost: 540 THB
  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan: 

Option 2: Phantip Travel

The Phantip Travel Company charges 40 THB less for the same journey as the Raja Ferry service, however, they have more departure times available for booking online than the Raja Ferry Company and passengers travel on a bus rather than in a minivan.

  • Service: The Phantip Travel Company follows the same route as the Raja Ferry Company with passengers making the sea crossing on a Raja car ferry.
  • Journey Time4 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours 00 minutes.
  • Cost: 500 THB
  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan:

Option 3: Lomprayah Ferry

The Lomprayah ferry is the most popular service from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan. In high season and during the period around the time of the Full Moon Party tickets often sell out in advance of the day of travel. Booking in advance is recommended. The reason the Lomprayah service is the most popular is because it is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan. People travelling with a lot of luggage or children should take note that this is the only service upon which the staff will assist you taking luggage on and off the ferry.

lomprayah ferry

  • Service: The Lomprayah service uses luxury buses and high speed catamaran ferries to take customers quickly, comfortably and safely from the Airport directly to Koh Phangan Ferry Port.
  • Journey Time: 3 hours  30 minutes.
  • Cost: 850 THB
  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan:

Option 4: Seatran Discovery

seatran discovery logoWe recommend using this service if the Lomprayah has already sold out. You can buy a ticket in the arrival all at Surat Thani Airport. The ticket kiosk is on the Ground Floor near where you exit after collecting your bags. However, in high season and around the time of the Full Moon Party they often sell out before the day of travel and we advise that you book online. The Seatran Discovery service is not as quick as the Lomprayah service or as cheap as the Phantip or Raja Ferry services, but it is reliable and professionally organised and less prone to experience delays.

seatran discovery ferry

  • Service: The Seatran Discovery service has fast modern ferries but lengthy transfer times from the Airport to the point when the ferry commences the sea crossing to Koh Phangan
  • Journey Time: 5 hours to 6 hours 15 minutes.
  • Cost: 700 THB
  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Phangan:

Taxi to the Ferry Terminal

You can travel independently by taking a Taxi from the Airport to Donsak ferry terminal for around 1,500 THB. The journey time is quicker than the bus at around 1 hour. A word of caution: it is not always possible to find a taxi at Surat Thani Airport. This is one of the few airports in the world where there is not a line of taxis waiting for people.

  • The best ferry to take is the Raja Car Ferry, as you are guaranteed to be able to purchase a ticket and they have the most regular sailing times which are:
Ferry PortPhangan

Route Map to Donsak ferry pier

  • Distance from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak ferry pier: 110 Kilometres
  • Travel time from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak ferry pier: 1 hour 21 minutes

Arrival at Airport after 16.00

If you are arriving at Surat Thani Airport after 16.00 in the afternoon you will be unable to make it to Koh Phangan the same day (unless you take the Night Boat from Surat Thani city centre) and you will need to spend the night in a hotel on the mainland before travelling onto Koh Phangan. We recommend that travellers stay in Surat Thani city for the night as the accommodation options near the ferry terminals are limited. The best hotels in Surat Thani are the Diamond Plaza, 100 Islands Resort or Wang Tai Hotel.

Minivan Times to Surat Thani City

Minivans run from Surat Thani Airport to Surat Thani town (Talad Mai Bus Station) at a cost of 100 THB per person. They depart frequently from in front of the terminal building:

  • 07:40
  • 08:30
  • 10:30
  • 11:30
  • 12:20
  • 14:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:20
  • 19:20
  • 21:15

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