Island hopping is the most enjoyable method to see the beaches and islands of southern Thailand and is highly recommended. Travelers who hop from one island to another may explore some of the greatest beaches in the world and receive a first-hand view of the friendly culture and friendliness of Thailand.
Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are two of the most important islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Therefore, you will want to pay a visit to both of them during your time in this nation. Koh Phangan is well-known not just for its vibrant nightlife and popular beaches with backpackers but also for hosting the world-famous Full Moon Party.
In this post, we will provide you with all the information you must know on how to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?
Because of the close proximity of these two islands, and the fact that one of them does not yet have an airport, the only way to go from one to the other is by either a speedboat or a ferry. Even on the most leisurely ferries, the trip will only take an hour, so travellers won’t have to worry about feeling rushed or uncomfortable at any point. Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are only separated by a distance of 15 kilometres. Continue reading for further information.
Transport to go from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan:
- Ferry – The most economical and convenient option.
- Speed Boat – This could be a good choice for you if you want more privacy and don’t mind spending a little more money.
How to go to Koh Phangan by ferry
There are many boat crossings between the two islands over the course of the day, and there are three different ferry companies from which to pick, so travelling between them is never short of choices. It is the most common and inexpensive way to travel between these two islands, and the ferry company that you select will mostly be determined by where you want to begin your voyage and where you want it to conclude, in addition to your preferences regarding comfort and the amount of time it will take.
Seatran is the operator of a high-speed ferry that provides a high degree of luxury and features amenities such as indoor and outdoor decks, air conditioning, flush toilets, lots of seats, and a shop that sells beverages and food. Big Buddha Pier in Bangrak is where Seatran ferries will sail from, while Thong Sala Pier on the west coast of Koh Phangan is where they will arrive.
The newest and most advanced of Lomprayah’s high-speed catamarans can travel the distance between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in just 20 minutes, making it the most efficient of all the companies. The Seatran offers equal degrees of comfort, as well as comparable rates for tickets. Lomprayah catamarans go from Paralan pier in Maenam, west of Bangrak, landing at Thong Sala pier on Koh Phangan.
The third ferry operator, known as the Haad Rin Queen passenger boat, is the one that the vast majority of budget-minded travellers opt for when they are looking to save costs. Because these transports are typically congested, with wooden benches that are frequently unsuitable, and it takes around one hour or more to reach Koh Phangan from Koh Samui, the cheaper price of the ticket, in this case, will cost you in terms of comfort.
Ferries called the Haad Rin Queen to leave Koh Samui’s Sunset Port and arrive in Koh Phangan’s Haad Rin Pier, which is located on the island’s southeast coast. The good news is that the Full Moon Party is held in Haad Rin, so if this is your destination, you won’t have to travel very far once you disembark from the boat since it will already be there waiting for you!
- Distance: About 15 kilometers.
- Duration: Between 20 minutes and 1 hour and a half.
- Price: 150 – 450 baht.
- Departure area: Depending on which ferry company you choose, you can get to Big Buddha Harbour, Paralan Pier in Maenam, or Sunset Harbour.
How to go to Koh Phangan by speedboat
When travelling from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, you have the option of taking a speedboat if you have extra money to spend, as well as if you don’t like the notion of being crammed onto a ferry with hundreds of other passengers. Although they will be quite a bit more expensive than using a ferry, speedboats provide a more personalised and adaptable service for their passengers. They are able to transport you to any location on Koh Phangan that you choose, regardless of where you are on Koh Samui. Obviously, if you are taking a trip with a group of people, you may reduce the overall price of this alternative by sharing the cost of a speedboat.
- Distance: About 15 kilometers.
- Duration: Between 15 and 20 minutes
- Price: Not determined.
- Starting area: Not determined.
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