Ferries depart from the Koh Phangan port a few times a day, and provide traveller with great service. The journey is not too long. Luckily, there is a bathroom on board, and the cabin is air conditioned. As this is a very popular route, make sure to book in advance in order to secure a seat and avoid the issue of overbooking.
Bus ferry combos from Koh Phangan to Suratthani are quite usual, and are a very comfortable service. The prearranged combo allows for worry free adventures, for affordable rates. The bus and ferry cabins are both air conditioned, but it may be that only the ferry has a bathroom on board. On the way to the port, the bus will make rest stops.
Suratthani is both a province - encompassing the island of Koh Phangan and nearby Koh Samui - and a town, which serves as the gateway to the beautiful islands.
Koh Phangan is must-visit for travelers in Thailand, famous for its beautiful beaches, rich and lush nature, and vibrant nightlife, and once you’re ready to leave this wonderful island, you’ll need to travel the 106 kms/67 miles to Suratthani.
You have two options to go from Koh Phangan to Surrathani, with both including a beautiful ferry ride on the blue sea; a bus+ferry combo, or just booking a ferry ticket and making your own way from Suratthani once you arrive.
Within those two options, you can choose between standard or high speed buses, and standard or high speed ferries, allowing you to customize how you travel.
The standard bus and ferry combo typically takes about 4 hours, whilst the high speed ferry takes about 2.5 hours.
Suratthani is an overlooked location by many travelers, who only stop by on their way to and from the nearby islands, but if you have time and want to see a less explored part of Thailand, you can visit temples, night markets, and numerous national parks.
When travelling from Koh Phangan to Suratthani the highlight is definitely the sea! The ferry ride is wonderful, as you glide over the clear blue sea.
Depending on your departure time you can even watch the sun rise or set over the sea, so you might like to consider that when booking your ticket. A sunrise on the sea is pretty hard to beat!
Once you’re back on land, the bus will take you down winding roads and bigger highways, with local life bustling all around you as you make your way back to the mainland and leave island life behind.
Taking a bus+ferry
The bus+ferry combo is a popular, and easy way to travel from Koh Phangan to Suratthani. The ferry leaves from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan, and there are a variety of bus drop-off points available for once you arrive in Suratthani, including the airport and train station.
If you will be immediately traveling onwards from Suratthani this is a great option for you, and will make your journey smooth and simple.
Taking a ferry
If you want to spend some time in Suratthani or want to make your own way to the next leg of your travels, you can book a standalone ticket on a high speed ferry.
The ferry is comfortable, air conditioned and reliable, taking you from your island paradise of Koh Phangan to the mainland. Suratthani is often overlooked by travelers, seeing it as ust a pitstop on the way to and from the nearby islands, but if you have time it’s worth exploring the markets and nature surrounding Suratthani Town.
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High Speed Ferry by Lomprayah which usually takes 3h
95 Km (Air)
Standard Bus+Ferry by Raja Ferry starting at US$12
Approximately, there are 38 departures each day.