How to get to Koh Phangan

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Planning a trip to Koh Phangan? Want to experience the infamous Full Moon Party? Read to find out how to get the small Thai Island.

Koh Phangan is famous for its party lifestyle and beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for a crazy few days then you’v come to the right place! If you’re more into a laid back holiday, think about visiting somewhere like Koh Yao Yai Island instead!

There are a few ways to get to Koh Phangan but I will let you know the one I feel is the easiest.

Fly to Koh Samui Airport

The closest airport to Koh Phangan is the airport of Koh Samui. From here it is a short drive to the many piers of Koh Samui, all of which have boats going to Koh Phangan throughout the day.

There is a taxi stand in the airport with official taxis ready to take you to the different piers. You can book a boat here too but you will pay a premium for not booking in advance. They will give you a sticker with Koh Phangan on so they can easily shepherd you around.

A taxi booth in koh Phangan

Book a boat in advance

It’s cheaper and easier to buy your tickets in advance online, we used the following website and it was flawless.

Furthermore if you book your ticket in advance you know which pier you have to go to from the airport and can book the best time in accordance to the arrival time of your flight.

Get on the boat

A little obvious but I have to cover all the bases! When you get to your pier either; buy a ticket if you haven’t already or take your ticket to the kiosk to get the official boarding ticket for that particular boat company.

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Buy a ticket here

With your ticket, board the boat when you get called up.

Depending on your pier the journey time will differ slightly, but they will be around 30-60 minutes.

The rainforest beach of Koh Phangan from the water

Do you have any questions that I haven’t answered? Do you have an easier way to get there? Let us know in the comments section below!

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About Kev Shepherd

Hi, I'm Kev. I am currently in Australia working in a hotel in the outback! I have a degree in Sports ands Exercise Science which aids me in no way when faced with the challenges of exploring new cultures and places.

3 comments on “How to get to Koh Phangan

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  2. Hey, very useful post for those who want to reach the island but what about the infamous full moon party you talked on your introduction? Is it only in December or does it take place during every full moon? Thanks for all the explanations and details

    • Every full moon there is a party, there is also a half moon party but that is very expensive and not the same vibe at all.

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