Koh Phangan Surat Thani, is part of an island on the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Phangan weather from April to October is suitable for traveling. The sea is beautifully colored, and the sky is clear more than other months, which are typically monsoon seasons. Koh Phangan is a well-known and popular island among both Thai and foreign tourists, famous for hosting the full moon party koh phangan, which is a world-renowned party. It attracts tens of thousands of participants from around the world.

Traveling from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

After planning our accommodations and activities on Koh Phangan, we began planning our journey from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. We booked our tickets through the BusOnlineTicket, choosing the route from Bangkok to Koh Phangan Two operators are providing this route : Raja Ferry and Lomprayah.

Schedule of Koh Phangan Ferry
Operators Schedule Price Booking
Lomprayah 06:00 A.M. THB 1,650 BOOK NOW
Raja Ferry 07:00 P.M. THB 1,230 BOOK NOW
Lomprayah 09:00 P.M. THB 1,650 BOOK NOW

We chose to travel to Koh Phangan by the Lomprayah Koh Phangan ferry at 09.00 PM. We have to get the bus at the Lomprayah office on Khao San Road. See Lomprayah Bangkok on Google Map »

The travel information provided on BusOnlineTicket is that we need to take a bus for about 8 hours to get to the Lomprayah Pier, Chumphon. After that, we will continue the journey by ferry to Koh Phangan, which takes about 3 and a half hours to reach Thong Sala Pier, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani. If you’re ready, let’s go!


On the travel day, we chose to take a taxi to the Phraya Lom Office on Khao San Road around 6:30 PM to check in and choose our seats on the bus. Because if we arrive late, the seats will be reserved beforehand, leaving fewer options.

BusOnlineTicket recommends that you should check in at the counter at least 1 hour before departure time for those who want to choose good seats on the bus.

Lomprayah Bangkok

When checking in, the staff will provide one paper ticket (please keep it safe) along with an orange baggage tag, according to the number of bags and weight we have. This baggage tag will help the staff to separate them easily when sending passengers to their destinations along with their bags. Because this trip will involve sending passengers to three destinations in total : Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui. If we don’t attach the baggage tag, we might get lost our bags.

All baggage must weigh no more than 20 kilograms per person. If it exceeds, an additional fee of 20 baht per kilogram must be paid (up to a maximum total weight of 50 kilograms).

Lomprayah Ferry Ticket to Koh phangan

Prepare to board the bus

After checking in, we placed our bags in front of the Lomphrayah office and then went to have dinner before boarding the bus. We recommend choosing food that you are confident will not cause stomachaches or diarrhea during the journey. Or if you is afraid of getting hungry on the way, you can bring snacks, milk or small bottled water with yours. For those who are worried about getting seasick, it’s advisable to buy motion sickness medicine and prepare it beforehand.

Storage luggage at Lomprayah office

After finishing dinner, don’t forget to go to toilet. Around 8.30 PM, we returned to the Lomphrayah office to prepare to board the bus. After a while, staffs came to escort everyone to the nearby bus waiting area, around 5 minutes away.

Waiting for Lomprayah bus at departure point

09.00 PM, board the Lomphraya bus

As the time approaches 09.00 PM, the bus arrives at the boarding point ready to depart immediately. Staff will come to call everyone to board the bus according to the seats we selected during check-in. The bus we are boarding is a bus arranged in rows of 4 (2 on the left, 2 on the right).

Lomprayah Bus
Inside Lomprayah Bus

02.00 AM, Rest stop at the food court

The bus will stop for a rest at the food court around 02.00 AM. Anyone who is hungry can buy some food and eat. Additionally, there are toilet available here as well. After everyone has returned to the bus, We will continue on to the Lomphraya Pier, Chumphon.

Lompraya Bus stop at the food court

05.00AM, arrived at Lomprayah Pier, Chumphon

The bus arrived at Lomprayah Pier, Chumphon at 05.00 AM. (overall, it took about 8 hours). We had to wait here for about 2 hours to board the koh phangan ferry. There are long benches for sitting or lying, and also toilets. WIFI is available for free. For those who want to take a walk or stretch, it’s possible to do so.

Arrival at Lomprayah Pier, Chumphon
Waiting for ferry at Lomprayah Pier

07.00 AM, board the high-speed ferry “Catamaran” of Lomprayah

When it’s time at 07.00 AM., Lomprayah staff at Koh Phangan will come to inform us to line up for ticket inspection at the counter before boarding the ferry. The ferry we’ll be boarding is the high-speed ferry “Catamaran” of Lomprayah.

Queuing for Catamaran Lomphayah ferry Boarding
Lomprayah Pier, Chumphon

The ferry “Catamaran” of Lomprayah has wide and comfortable seats. Air conditioning is installed on the ferry. There’s also a TV to watch. And we can tell you that sitting on this ferry won’t make you dizzy at all because the ferry is very stable and doesn’t sway with the sea waves.

Inside Catamaran Lomphayah ferry

09.30 AM, Drop off passengers at Mae Haad Pier, Koh Tao

After approximately 2 hours on the ferry, at 09.30 AM., the ferry stopped at Mae Haad Pier, Koh Tao, to drop off some passengers who had purchased tickets to disembark at Koh Tao. At 09.45 AM., after the passengers and luggage were successfully dropped off at Koh Tao, we proceeded to our next destination, Thongsala Pier, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani.

10.45 AM, Arrived at Thongsala Pier, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani

The Lomprayah ferry brought us to Thongsala Pier, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, at 10.45 AM. After that, we walked outside to call a taxi.

Thongsala Pier, Surat thani
Lomphayah Koh Phangan

The total travel time from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is approximately 14 hours. Tickets for bus and ferry to Koh Phangan can be booking online through Online Booking »

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