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 Information

  •  Address Don Sak Pier: 17/1 Moo 8, Tambon Donsak, Surat Thani
  •  Address Bandon Pier: Bandon Rd, Tambon Talat, Surat Thani
  •  Address Thong Sala Pier: Tambon Pha-ngan, Amphoe Pha-ngan, Surat Thani
  •  Address Haad Rin Pier: Ban Tai, Amphoe Pha-ngan, Surat Thani

donsak pier

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Koh Pha Ngan is connected to mainland with Car Ferry services throughout the year. Raya Ferry operates several departure from its piers in Don Sak in direction Koh Pha Ngan from 06:00 till 18:00 every day of year. The boat trip takes about three hours or so depending on the sea conditions. Raya Ferry docks at Pha Ngan's main pier in Thong Sala located on the island's west coast. Note that some ferries before reaching Koh Pha Ngan dock at Lipa Noi Pier in Samui. One-way ticket costs THB 210 per passenger, 110 THB per children or monk, and 550 THB per car, van or pick-up with driver. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel. In addition to ferry service the companies offer a comfortable bus transfer from the city center, railway station and the airport of Surat Thani.

  Car Ferry Schedules

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
Raya FerryDon Sak Pier - Surat T.Every two hours from 06:00 till 18:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan210~ 3.00
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha NganEvery two hours from 05:00 till 17:00Don Sak Pier - Surat T.210~ 3.00
Raya FerryLipa Noi Pier - Samui09:00 - 14:00 - 18:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan150~ 1.30
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan07:00 - 12:00 - 16:00Lipa Noi Pier - Samui150~ 1.30

  Joint Ticket: Bus service from Surat Thani plus ferry from Don Sak Pier

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
Raya FerrySurat Thani Town06:00 - 08:00 - 10:00 - 12:00 - 15:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan375~ 4.30
Raya FerrySurat T. Railway Station07:45Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan375~ 4.45
Raya FerrySurat Thani Airport08:20 - 11:10 - 13:10 - 15:15 - 15:50Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan500~ 5.00
PhantipSurat Thani Town08:00 - 11:00 - 14:30 - 16:30Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan350~ 4.30
PhantipSurat T. Railway Station07:00 - 08:00 - 09:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan350~ 4.00
PhantipSurat Thani Airport8:30 - 11:30 - 13:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan500~ 4.00
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha NganEvery two hours from 05:00 till 17:00Surat Thani Town375~ 4.00
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha NganEvery two hours from 05:00 till 17:00Surat T. Railway Station375~ 4.00
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha NganEvery two hours from 05:00 till 15:00Surat Thani Airport500~ 4.00

An alternative to get to Koh Pha Ngan, but also Koh Samui and Koh Tao, are the fast ferries that depart from the Don Sak's piers. Ferries carry only passengers, no bikes or cars, the boat trip takes one hour and a half, however the speedboats cost more than double compared to the car ferries. Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran, Seatran Discovery and Songserm Express together offer eight daily departures from Don Sak to Pha Ngan's main pier in Thong Sala on the island's west coast, and then continue the journey up to Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel. In addition to ferry service the companies offer a comfortable bus transfer from the city center, railway station and the airport of Surat Thani.

  High Speed Ferry Schedules

Don Sak PierKoh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoFares THB
Lomprayah10:10 - 12:20 - 16:00 - 18:0010:55 - 13:15 - 16:45 - 18:4511:45 - 14:00 - 17:30 - 19:3014:15 - n.a. - 18:45 - n.a.350/450/700
Seatran Dis.06:30 - 11:00 - 14:3008:00 - 12:30 - 16:0008:30 - 13:30 - 17:0010:00 - 15:00 - 18:30350/500/750
Songserm Exp.10:0011:0012:0014:00380/450/700
Koh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh SamuiDon Sak PierFares THB
Lomprayah06:00 - n.a. - 09:30 - n.a.07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:4508:00 - 09:45 - 12:45 - 15:3008:45 - 10:30 - 13:30 - 16:15800/450/350
Seatran Dis.06:30 - 09:00 - 15:0008:00 - 10:30 - 16:3008:30 - 11:00 - 17:0010:30 - 13:00 - 19:00800/600/500
Songserm Exp.10:0012:3013:3015:00750/500/400

  Joint Ticket: Bus service from Surat Thani plus fast ferry from Don Sak Pier

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahSurat Thani Airport08:30 - 10:50 - 13:30 - 16:00Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan750~ 3.30
LomprayahSurat T. Railway Station8:30Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan600~ 3.15
LomprayahSurat Thani Town09:00 - 11:10 - 14:30 - 16:00Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan600~ 3.00
Seatran Disc.Surat Thani Airport08:30 - 11:20Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan700~ 4.30
Seatran Disc.Surat Thani Town09:30 - 12:30Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan550~ 4.00
LomprayahThong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:45Surat Thani Town600~ 3.00
LomprayahThong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:45Surat Thani T. Railway Station650~ 3.30
LomprayahThong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:45Surat Thani Airport800~ 3.45
Seatran Disc.Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan08:00 - 10:30Surat Thani Town600~ 4.00
Seatran Disc.Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan10:30Surat T. Railway Station700~ 7.00
Seatran Disc.Thong Sala Pier - Pha Ngan08:00 - 10:30Surat Thani Airport750~ 5.00

The night ferries are a good option to reach Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao if you arrive in Surat Thani late at night and don’t want to stay in town. Ferries carrying only passengers, no bikes or cars, leave from Bandon Pier at Bandon Rd., in the city centre very close to two of Surat Thani's bus stations. The crossing lasts roughly 6 hours up to Nathon Pier in Samui, as well as up to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan, 9 hours instead to reach Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao. You can buy the ferry ticket at pier on the same day you wish to travel. On board there are small bunks for sleeping, but not enough for all passengers therefore better to board as soon is possible.

  Night Ferry Schedules

Bandon PierKoh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoFares THB
23:30 - 23:00 - 23:0005:30 - n.a. - n.a.n.a. - 05:00 - n.a.n.a. - n.a. - 08:00100/100/500
Koh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh SamuiBandon PierFares THB
20:00 - n.a. - n.a.n.a. - 22:00 - n.a.n.a. - n.a. - 21:0005:30 - 04:00 - 04:30500/100/100

For transfers between Koh Phangan and other nearby islands, Samui and Koh Tao, you can use the intermediate sections of routes offered by the ferry companies, but also of Phangan Cruise's boats that leaves from the pier located in Haad Rin beach and arrives at Bangrak Pier, also known as Big Buddha Pier on Koh Samui 55 minutes later. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel.

  Ferry Schedules to/from Koh Samui

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
Raya FerryThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan07:00 - 12:00 - 16:00Lipa Noi Pier - Samui150~ 1.30
Raya FerryLipa Noi Pier - Samui09:00 - 14:00 - 18:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan150~ 1.30
Queen FerryHaad Rin Pier - Koh Pha Ngan09:30 - 11:40 - 14:30 - 17:30Bangrak Pier - Samui200~ 1.00
Queen FerryBangrak Pier - Samui10:30 - 13:00 - 16:00 - 18:30Haad Rin Pier - Koh Pha Ngan200~ 1.00
LomprayahThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan11:00 - 16:20Pralan Pier - Samui300~ 0.20
LomprayahPralan Pier - Samui08:00 - 12:30Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan300~ 0.20
LomprayahThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 14:30Nathon Pier - Samui300~ 0.30
LomprayahNathon Pier - Samui11:15 - 13:30 - 17:00 - 19:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan300~ 0.30
Seatran Dis.Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan08:00 - 10:30 - 16:30Bangrak Pier - Samui300~ 0.30
Seatran Dis.Bangrak Pier - Samui08:00 - 12:30 - 16:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan300~ 0.30

  Ferry Schedules to/from Koh Tao

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan08:30 - 13:00 - 17:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao500/600~ 1.10
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30 - 15:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan500/600~ 1.10
Seatran Dis.Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan08:30 - 13:30 - 17:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao480~ 1.30
Seatran Dis.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30 - 09:00 - 15:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan480~ 1.30

Koh Pha Ngan is easily accessible by train from Bangkok thanks to the Southern Line of Thai Railways. All southbound trains stop at Pumpin the railways station of Surat Thani where, once reached the Don Sak piers with buses, you can continue the journey to Thong Sala Pier on Pha Ngan by ferry. The combo-ticket, , train plus ferry usually named Joint Ticket, is a a comfortable and economical option to reach the island, and if you opt for the first class you will sleep in a comfortable private cabin with two bunk beds. The night trains towards Surat Thani depart from Bangkok Railway Station, unofficially known as Hua Lamphong Station. A Joint Ticket to Koh Pha Ngan costs from 1,000 to 1,900 THB depending on the class, and it includes the train ticket, the transfer by bus from the railway station until Don Sak Pier in Surat Thani and the ferry ticket. The train trip lasts eleven hours. Tickets can be bought or reserved 60 days in advance, strictly advised as early as possible in the high season, directly to the Hua Lamphong Station or in any travel agencies of Bangkok.

  TRAIN JOINT TICKET from Bangkok via Don Sak Pier - Surat Thani

TrainHua LamphongSurat ThaniDon SakPha NganBerth 1st A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd Fan Up/Low
Exp. 8317:0504:2410:0012:301,950/1,750 THB1,400/1,300 THBn.a.
Rap. 17317:3505:4810:0012:30n.a.1,260/1,330 THB1,110/1,060 THB
Rap. 16718:3006:2310:0012:30n.a.1,260/1,330 THB1,110/1,060 THB
Exp. 8519:3007:0610:0012:301,950/1,750 THB1,400/1,300 THB1,150/1,100 THB

  TRAIN JOINT TICKET from Thong Sala Pier - Koh Pha Ngan to Bangkok

For the return journey, the ferry departs from Thong Sala at 13.30 reaching the Don Sak Pier at 16.00, then the journey continues by bus up to the railway station reaching it at 17.30, there you will have several options getting to Bangkok by trains.

Pha NganDon SakTrainSurat ThaniHua LamphongBerth 1st A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd Fan Up/Low
13:3015:00Exp. 8618:3706:301,950/1,750 THB1,400/1,300 THB1,150/1,100 THB
13:3015:00Rap. 17020:1409:00n.a.1,350/1,250 THB1,100/1,050 THB
13:3015:00Exp. 8421:0408:351,950/1,750 THB1,400/1,300 THBn.a.
13:3015:00Exp. 3823:3810:102,000/1,800 THB1,450/1,350 THBn.a.

Buses are a good alternative to trains for reaching Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok. A combo-ticket from capital to Koh Pha Ngan that includes the bus and ferry service from Don Sak cost less than a TRAIN JOINT TICKET to the island. The trip to the pier lasts nine hours, no stops are made at the bus station in Surat Thani. After an hour’s wait, the time required to complete the boarding procedures, and a three-hour ferry crossing you’ll get to Thong Sala Pier, the island's main pier. You can purchase a BUS JOINT TICKET to Koh Pha Ngan directly to the starting points at Southern Bus Terminal and Khao San Road or through any travel agent in Bangkok. The package ticket is also available at the major seaside resorts in southern Thailand, such as Krabi, Phi Phi Don and Phuket. In Phuket and Phi Phi Don the starting point is at their main piers, namely the Rassada Pier and the Ton Sai Pier, and journey includes two ferry crossings, the first to Krabi.

  BUS JOINT TICKET from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan

LineVIP Bus 24 SeatsVIP Bus 40 SeatsFares THBTime Hr
Southern T. - Koh Pha Ngan20:0019:301,050/85012.00
LineSeatran D.SriramFares THBTime Hr
Khao San Rd - Koh Pha Ngan20:0020:001,10015:00

  BUS JOINT TICKET from Koh Pha Ngan to Bangkok

LineVIP Bus 24 SeatsVIP Bus 40 SeatsFares THBTime Hr
Koh Pha Ngan - Southern T.17:0017:001,050/85012.00
LineSeatran D.SriramFares THBTime Hr
Koh Pha Ngan - Khao San Rd15:0015:001,10014:00

  BUS JOINT TICKET from/to Southern beach resorts

Krabi TownPhuketPhi Phi DonKoh Pha NganFares THB
Lomprayah07:00 - 09:30 - 12:30 - 15:00n.a. - n.a. - 10:00 - 12:30n.a.11:45 - 14:00 - 17:30 - 19:30900/1,400
Seatran Disc.08:00 - 11:00n.a. - 08:30n.a. - 09:0013:30 - 17:00800/1,150/850
Koh Pha NganKrabi TownPhi Phi DonPhuketFare THB
Lomprayah07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 14:3012:00 - 13:00 - 17:00 - 19:0016:30 - 16:30 - n.a. - n.a.15:00 - n.a. - 19:00 - n.a.850/1,050/1,000
Seatran Disc.08:00 - 10:3014:00 - 17:0016:30 - n.a.17:30 - n.a.850/1,100/1,150

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Songserm Express Boat offer the Joint Ticket service from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan with ferry's departures from Chumphon, more close to the capital. From capital the VIP buses depart from their terminals in Khao San Road and Hua Lamphong Station. Reached Chumphon the journey continues on fast boats stopping at Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, before reaching Samui in about eleven hours. The fast boats of Songserm leave from Mataphone Pier located along the Tha Thapat River in Tambon Pak Nam, 13 km south of Chumphon centre, and dock at Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao, Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan and finally at Nathon Pier In Samui. Lomprayah's catamarans making the usual path but leave from its owned Thung Makham Noi Pier in Hat Sai Ri, 13 km further south, and in Samui moor at Pralan Pier on the northern coast, more close to Samui Airport and just 15 minutes from the famous Chaweng Beach.

  BUS JOINT TICKET from Bangkok to Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui

Khao San Rd.Hua LamphongHua HinChumphonKoh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh Samui
Lomprayah06:00 - 21:00n.a. - n.a.08:30 - 23:3013:00 - 07:0014:45 - 08:4516:10 - 10:4516:40 - 11:20
Fares THB1,100/1,300/1,400-1,050/1,300/1,400750/1,000/1,100---
Songserm20:0021:00n.a.07:0009:3011:3013:15
Fares THB900/900/900900/900/900n.a.500/800/900---
Koh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoChumphonHua HinHua LamphongKhao San Rd.
Lomprayah08:00 - 12:3008:30 - 13:0010:15 - 14:4511:45 - 16:1517:00 - 21:35n.a. - n.a.20:30 - 00:30
Fares THB---1,100/1,000/7501,400/1,300/1,100-1,400/1,300/1,100
Songserm11:0012:3014:3017:30n.a.n.a.n.a.
Fares THB---900/800/500n.a.n.a.n.a.

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